Boots and shoes for over 65 years.
You might recognize one or two of them…

Since 1948.

As a family business with humble beginnings making shoes in a converted parachute plant, we’ve refined our craft over decades to grow into a Canadian footwear staple.

Walter Sedlbauer, an employee of the Bata Shoe Company in Czechoslovakia, arrives in Canada to work at their newly opened manufacturing plant in Batawa, Ontario.

Along with his colleague Anthony Ronza, he founds Susan Footwear Industries and purchases a former parachute factory in Burlington, Ontario.

Walter and Anthony use their expertise to create quality shoes designed and manufactured in Ontario, Canada. Their partnership quickly becomes a success…

Then and now.

We’ve curated the best boots from our footwear archive that spans over 65 years. Our Heritage Collection features classic Cougar designs updated with the latest construction and waterproofing technology.