The Kamik story starts with the Cook family: dedicated footwear manufacturers who set out to deliver
comfort and quality. To this day, we are still looking for new ways to improve.
It’s part of our pioneering tradition. And a longstanding heritage we’re always happy to share.
Our first manufacturing plant opens in Contrecœur, Québec.
William Cook overhauls the company to focus on modern footwear for men, women and children.
William sees a demand for new products and is one of the first North Americans to travel to Japan to source rubber footwear,
which remains one of the company’s strengths.
William Cook passes the torch to his son Gordon. A new generation carries on the Cook legacy.
Kamik expands its distribution and begins selling products in Europe.
Kamik adapts to become a more sustainable manufacturer and introduces just-in-time production.
Kamik launches the Heritage 1898 Collection, a tribute to our 119 years of expertise and craftsmanship, with updated technologies and styling.