Canada Goose just released their first boots three years after buying Baffin

Toronto’s Canada Goose just launched their very first footwear line with the same warmth-above-everything ethos as their iconic jackets, three years after acquiring Canadian Arctic-ready shoe brand Baffin.

Most recognizable for their down-filled parkas with the iconic, circular patch on the arm, the company launched its 2021 line of winter boots just this week. Named “Forces of Nature,” the line features two new styles that claim to stand the warmth test the brand is known for.

“Building new categories is a core competency for us and footwear is the natural next step in our product portfolio,” said President & CEO Dani Reiss in a press release. “Canada Goose footwear has been years in the making, as we defined and developed this category unlike anything seen before – something that our consumers have long been asking us for. This collection exemplifies the Canada Goose lifestyle, standing the test of time and the elements.”

The move to offer footwear began in 2018 after the company acquired Baffin, fellow Canadian designer and manufacturer of performance outdoor and industrial footwear. The brands were established just an hour away from each other in Toronto and Stoney Creek, and though their products are different, their claims to fame of withstanding the cold of the Canadian north are similar. It’s likely Baffin provided insight into what it takes to create a high-quality, functional boot that still echoes the Canada Goose aesthetic.

The Canada Goose Snow Mantra parka served as the inspiration for the two footwear styles, employing the same legendary features and performance qualities.

The Snow Mantra boots are made of nylon and leather, and are designed for use in extreme environments, which requires a secure fit, as well as additional warmth and comfort.

The Journey Boot is the more casual cousin; described as a performance luxury hiking boot, the look was inspired by vintage hiking boots and they’re handmade in Italy.

You’ll notice both styles are fur-free, a departure from their original jacket design. The brand promised to stop manufacturing with fur by the end of 2022, so these boots are definitely a step in the right direction.

We’re gearing up for what many experts are saying will be a cold and bitter winter so don’t wait to snag your new pair of boots in store or online.