10 Shoe Brands in Canada to Shop (Support Canadian Businesses!)


Looking to support your local Canadian businesses by shopping the best shoe brands in canada?

You all know that I support local products whenever possible, and there are many amazing Canadian shoe brands you can buy.

With our wild Canadian winters, of course, Canadians do best when making footwear for all seasons.

Whether you’re looking for summer sandals or fall boots, you’re sure to find your new favorite pair of shoes among these great Canadian shoe brands.

Here are some of the best shoe brands in Canada to shop, no matter what type of shoe you’re looking for!

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The best shoe brands in Canada

ALDO Summer Platform Sandals
A pair of Aldo shoes that I found in my mother’s closet, I believe from the 90s!

Aldo shoes

We all know and love our beloved Aldo Shoes, a Montreal-based footwear and accessories brand that can be found in almost every major mall in Canada.

They started in Montreal in the 70s, and now they are all over the world.

From chic sandals to stylish tall boots, they have plenty of trendy and timeless styles at affordable prices for women and men.

Plus, their shoes are great quality and literally last for years!

My mom has been buying Aldo shoes for as long as I can remember, so naturally I’ve been shopping there too since I was a teenager.

Aldo is also the first footwear and fashion accessories company in the world to be certified climate neutral, and they are striving to become more sustainable!

Call It Spring - Nitsan Slippers

call it spring

Call It Spring is actually a sister brand to Aldo, and they’re geared more towards the Gen Z crowd.

They also offer fashionable and affordable shoes and accessories for women and men, at a slightly more affordable price than Aldo.

All of their shoes and accessories are vegan and sustainable, and they’re climate neutral too!


Vessi is known for its 100% waterproof sneakers, which are also vegan.

They are based in the rainiest place in Canada… You guessed it, Vancouver, also known as “Raincouver”!

You can find their waterproof sneakers in fun neutral colors.

Matt & Nat

Matt & Nat is another Montreal company dedicated to producing vegan products, and it’s been around since the 90s.

They are also working towards more sustainable practices and have used all sorts of different recycled materials in their products over the years.

They actually started out making bags and accessories, but now they also offer shoes!

You can find everything from sandals to boots, although they have a lot more women’s shoes than men’s.

brave soles

Brave Soles is a Canadian brand of sustainable and ethical shoes and accessories, and they make shoes from recycled tires!

They have so many beautiful pairs of sandals made with locally sourced leather, all of which also include materials from recycled tires!

You can buy both women’s and men’s shoes at Brave Soles.

They also have a whole collection made of parts from recycled airplane materials!

If you’re looking for more sustainable fashion companies, I have a blog post on Toronto’s sustainable clothing brands.

The Canadian

La Canadienne is a Montreal-based luxury women’s shoe company that started in the 80s and has been around for over 3 decades now.

They handcraft their fashionable yet timeless shoes in Canada, Italy, and Spain using Italian leathers and suedes, and they’re made for all seasons (definitely a must for the Canadian climate).

I love these leather ankle boots (with a sheepskin lining for extra warmth) and these suede sheepskin ankle boots.

Their shoes are ethically made in their Montreal factory, one of Canada’s last family owned shoe factories!

They even have stylish outerwear and accessories, similar to Rudsak (a great Canadian outerwear brand).

Alice + Whittles

If you’re looking for even more chic and durable shoe brands in Canada, Alice + Whittles is a Toronto-based women’s outdoor shoe brand.

95% of their materials are natural and recycled, and their shoes are all free of virgin plastic.

They also source their rubber from sustainably managed forests!

They don’t have a huge selection of shoes, but they have a good selection of classic, timeless shoes for all seasons.

poppy barley

Poppy Barley is an Alberta-based footwear and accessories brand, offering pieces for women and men.

Their shoes are produced ethically with responsible materials and 90% of their packaging uses eco-friendly materials.

All the leather they use is a by-product of food production and they are tanned with vegetables!

They also have a line of cactus leather vegan accessories, which is pretty cool.

They are also B Corp certified, which means they are good for the environment and the people who work for them.

Cougar shoes

Cougar has been around for over 70 years and they were founded right here in Ontario!

They’re all about fashion and function, and they have everything from rain boots to winter boots for women and kids.

You can shop their Heritage collection with their classic designs with updated technology.

I love their Vantage leather boots and their Kudos leather boots, both of which are rated for -24 degrees Celsius!


Sorel started in the 60s with their winter and work boots, and now they offer all kinds of shoes like sneakers and sandals.

Their classic winter boots are perfect for Canadian winters, including a range of styles for milder and harsher winters.

Go for their iconic Caribou winter boots ($200) or something simpler (but still good for heavy snow) like their 1964 CVS boots ($160).

Their headquarters are in Portland (under Columbia Sportswear), but they were actually founded in Kitchener, Ontario!

Best shoe brands in Canada:

  1. Aldo
  2. call it spring
  3. Matt & Nat
  4. Vesi
  5. brave soles
  6. The Canadian
  7. Alice + Whittles
  8. poppy barley
  9. Cougar shoes
  10. Sorel

Here are some of the best Canadian shoe brands to buy quality, well-made shoes!

It’s always great to support local businesses, especially when they’re ethical and sustainable.

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