Canada Goose launches their first footwear collection

Boots that are ready for serious Canadian winters

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Canada Goose has been keeping our head, shoulders and knees warm for decades and now they’ve launched a footwear collection to keep our toes toasty. But, it’s Canada Goose, so they’re luxury boots. And that elevated experience starts with a James Bond-level unboxing (the box, see more below, is limited edition). 


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I joined Canada Goose at their Sherway Gardens location in Toronto to try on the new footwear. My experience with Canada Goose thus far is that they take their technology, design and brand seriously. We’ve come to rely on Canada Goose to provide sleek, protective and luxury outerwear, and that definitely extends into their footwear.

Journey Boot

The Journey Boot ($795, Women’s | Men’s ) is ready for your city winters. Canada Goose uses its proprietary Thermal Experience Index (TEI) to classify the level of protection their products offer, from a TEI 1 (protection up to 5 C) to a TEI 5 (protection up to -30  C). The Journey Boot is a TEI 2, designed for 0C to -15 C temperatures. 

The boots are easy to put on. This is an important factor for me because if I can’t slip on my boots, I’m likely going to end up in a foot of snow in a pair of flip-flops. They’re easy to lace up because the open eyelets (that lace up like an ice skate — oh, how very Canadian,) have more than enough space for the shoestring. 


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Journey Boot
Journey Boot Photo by Elaine Fancy

I tried the Journey Boots in Sherway Gardens winter room, which is a fun immersive experience filled with snow and -20 C temperatures. Though I wasn’t in there for hours, I intentionally tried to slip and emerge my feet in snow, and can report back they have a strong grip and kept my feet warm.

Tip: The Journey Boots take 26 hours to form to your feet. They’re not going to feel like 100 per cent until they get to know your feet, but then they’ll be your loyal foot protectors. 

Favourite part: The sole of the boot has little maple leaves. I’ve always loved that people around the world wear Canada Goose jackets and have a  proud and prominent Canadian logo on their arms. Now, we can show our patriotism with each step in the snow.

Journey Boot
Journey Boot Photo by Canada Goose

The details:


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  • Soft and flexible upper constructed from three pieces, eliminating seams to reduce pressure points and rubbing
  • Waterproof membrane, creating a fully-sealed barrier
  • Two pairs of laces, one that’s reflective
  • Lip in the back to easily slip off the boot
  • Cushioned midsole with an added stabilizer to support arches
  • Rubber bumper protects against water, rocks and other elements
  • Made in Italy

Snow Mantra Boot

The Snow Mantra Boot ($1,395, Women’s | Men’s ) is ready for whatever winter unleashes. It’s a serious boot that is best described by its TEI 5 rating, reader for temperatures as low as -30- C. The boot is inspired by Canada Goose’s iconic Snow Mantra Parka , ready for the most extreme elements. 

Though the Snow Mantra Boot can safely take you through the Arctic, they can also be styled for the city (especially if you’re a commuter and don’t want the winter to slow you down). 


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Snow Mantra Boot
Snow Mantra Boot Photo by Canada Goose

The details:

  • Durable, contourable mid-sole
  • Targeted insulation to keep your feet warm
  • Reflective laces, logo and details of the back of the calf
  • Zipper and tie closures that can be styled four ways
  • Removable liner, good for drying boots out overnight
  • Easy-to-remove design, optimal when wearing gloves

The case

I wasn’t sure if I was unboxing boots, feature film-level camera equipment or wads of cash. The “box” is actually a durable suitcase that is way more than just packaging. It’s an air-tight case that could likely keep its contents safe through the harshest environments. I’ll keep my playbills (theatre programs) in the case because they’re my top prized possession.

The Journey Boot box is the size of carry-on luggage and the Snow Mantra Boot box is legitimately the size of family-ready checked luggage (29 x 18 x 10.6 inches… with wheels and a handle too).  

The cases are limited edition.


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The foot scanner 

If you live near Toronto’s Sherway Gardens or Yorkdale, then you may want to try Canada Goose’s foot scanner. The scanner, powered by Volumental, measures your foot (including 3D scanning) to ensure you’re paired up with the perfect size. I’d recommend rounding up if you’re between sizes. (The foot scanner room also smells nothing like feet. Instead, it smells so good and nature-y, thanks to this cedar cocoon-like bench. Reminds me of Canada’s Goose ridiculously good-smelling candle .)

Where to buy

Journey Boot Women’s: Canadagoose.com

Journey Boot Men’s: Canadagoose.com

Snow Mantra Boot Women’s: Canadagoose.com

Snow Mantra Boot Men’s: Canadagoose.com

Canada Goose Cocoon
Canada Goose Cocoon Photo by Elaine Fancy

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rmann@ postmedia.com



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