The Best Shoe Brands Made in Canada for 2021

Best Shoe Brands Made in Canada

With a population of over 38 million people in Canada, you can bet that we’ve got a ton of creative people! Some explore their creativity by painting, writing, building, or singing, while some create beautiful shoes. If you are looking to support Canadian brands, you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to look at ten of the best shoe brands made in Canada. Let’s dive in!

1. Zvelle

Zvelle was created in 2015 by Elle Ayoubzadeh, who left her finance career to explore her passion. Elle has lived all over the world in places like Dubai, Australia, Iran, New Zealand, and now Toronto, where Zvelle is based. She gathered inspiration from all of these places to create her beautiful bags and shoes.
Although Zvelle is based in Toronto, all of the brand’s products are handmade in Italy, so you know they’re of excellent quality.

  • Based in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Available in Zvelle stores or online.
  • Sells sandals, flats, boots, and heels for women.

2. Vessi

If you live in Vancouver, you have probably experienced tons of rainy days. The three founders of Vessi, Andy, Tony, and Mikaella, have, and they were tired of it! So, the three friends decided to create a waterproof sneaker because they didn’t like the look of clunky rain boots.

Thanks to 9,365 backers on Kickstarter, the creators of Vessi were able to bring their prototype to life. You can now buy one of their waterproof sneakers online from Canada or the United States.

  • Based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Available online from the Vessi website.
  • Sells four different waterproof sneakers for men and women.

3. Native Shoes

Another great Vancouver-based shoe company is Native Shoes. The CEO, Scott Hawthorn, has clarified that the brand’s name comes from the Latin word nativus because all of the shoes are made from ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA).

EVA is a soft, flexible material that almost feels like rubber. It is the perfect material for shoes because it doesn’t absorb water or retain odours. Native Shoes are the perfect everyday shoe for men, women, and children.

  • Based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Available directly from the Native Shoes website or the Zappos website. Also available in stores like Von Maur, Mini Fashion, Lusso Baby, Walrus, and many more.
  • Sells running shoes, boots, sandals, and flats for men, women, and children.

4. Poppy Barley

Poppy Barley is a high-end shoe company that was founded in 2012 by sisters Justine and Kendall Barber. The sisters aim to create luxury shoes that are more affordable than other brands. They did so by partnering with family-owned factories in Mexico and Brazil. All of their products are ethically produced, and the sisters donate 1% of their profits back into their community.

If that wasn’t enough to encourage you to go out and buy a pair of Poppy Barley shoes, people with big feet will be over the moon. Poppy Barley has a wide range of sizing as women’s shoes run from size 5 to 12 and men’s from 5 to 15. This is rare for luxury brands, so we commend Poppy Barley!

  • Based in Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Available on the Poppy Barley website or in their store in Southgate Centre, Edmonton.
  • Sells boots, flats, and heels for men and women.

5. Maison Bédard

As you can probably tell from the name, Maison Bédard is a luxury shoe brand from Montreal. Jessica Bédard, who studied design in New York City and Milan, created the brand in 2016.

All Maison Bédard shoes are made of real leather and handcrafted in Italy, making them super luxurious. Bédard’s goal when creating her brand, however, was to make luxury shoes that are also comfortable so women can actually enjoy wearing them. The Creative Director of Maison Bédard thus tests every shoe to ensure each pair is perfect.

Based in Montreal, Quebec.
Available on the brand’s website.
Sells flats, pumps, sandals, boots, and sneakers for women.

6. Maguire Boutique

Another great luxury shoe brand from Montreal is Maguire Boutique. Maguire Boutique was created by sisters Romy and Myriam Maguire. The sisters value transparent pricing, so they break down the cost of every shoe on their website.

For example, their Lillo Croco shoe retails for $190, Maguire Boutique shows that they spent $52.07 to create the shoe, $14 to transport it, $1.04 to package it, $15 to deliver it, and the $107.89 leftover is profit to Maguire Boutique. They also show consumers what factory they handpicked to create their shoes.

  • Based in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Available at Maguire Boutique’s website.
  • Sells flats, sneakers, heels, boots, sandals, and mules for women.

7. Casca

Casca is one of the most unique shoe brands in Canada as the brand combines technology with fashion. The shoes boast a 3-D printed sole based on the dimension of your feet. This ensures that your shoes fit perfectly and comfortably.

The creator, Kevin Reid, thought of the idea as he was always on-the-go in Vancouver, going for hikes, visiting the beach, and walking around the city. His normal shoes did not offer enough support, so he decided to create a pair unique to him, and thus Casca was born.

  • Based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Available online at Casca’s website.
  • Sells running shoes for men and women.

8. Call it Spring

If you live in Canada, you have probably heard of Call it Spring before. This brand is a branch of Aldo, another shoe and accessory store. Call it Spring is in most major Canadian malls, so it’s not a unique brand, but their commitment to sustainability and ethical factories was enough for us to include them.

Call it Spring is also the most affordable brand on our list as a pair of sneakers is available for $14.99. Don’t let the cheap price tag fool you; Call it Spring has great quality shoes, and everything is vegan!

  • Based in Saint-Laurent, Quebec.
  • Available online at their website and in any Call it Spring store.
  • Sells boots, sandals, flats, sneakers, heels, and loafers for men and women.

9. Hoyden Shoes

Hoyden Shoes is one of the newest brands on our list as they launched in 2019, but since the launch, Hayden Shoes has made a big impact on the fashion industry. Every Hoyden shoe is handcrafted in Spain with butter-soft leather, so they look great and feel great.

Hoyden Shoes was created by Melinda Bishara, who has always had a love for fashion and wants to help women feel feminine and beautiful in her shoes.

  • Based in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Available online at the Hoyden Shoes website.
  • Sells oxford and derby shoes and boots for women.

10. Matt & Nat

Last but certainly not least is a brand that has been making waves for years, Matt & Nat. This iconic brand has been around since 1995, selling minimalist footwear and accessories.

All of their products are vegan-friendly as the brand does not use leather or any other animal-based materials. They are also eco-friendly as they utilize recycled materials in their products. All the shoe linings are made of recycled plastic bottles. With over 800 stores in Canada, the US, the UK, Japan, Germany, and Australia, Matt & Nat is well worth a visit!

  • Based in Montreal, Quebec.
  • Available online at their website, Matt & Nat stores, and other stores like Little Burgundy Shoes, Underground clothing, Nordstrom, and many more!
  • Sells boots, sandals, heels, flip flops, flats, and sneakers for men and women
James is a writer based in Ontario who has a background in IT. In his free time, he loves to travel, swim and make a positive difference in the world.
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