This is Cougar.
We've been making boots and shoes for over 70 years. You might recognize one or two of them.
This is our story.
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 with distribution all around the globe.
A tradition in show-making
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.
A family affair
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 for Canadians. 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.
Built to last.
We use special tanning and waterproofing techniques with advanced cushioning technology to make sure your shoes are comfortable and long-lasting.
Our Heritage Collection