120+ Years of Tradition

That's Far From Traditional

From the Start, a Standard of Excellence

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A Family Story Since 1898

The Kamik Heritage

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. 

1898

Our first manufacturing plant opens in Contrecoeur, Quebec

1932

William Cook overhauls the company to focus on modern footwear for men, women and children

1940

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

1957

William Cook passes the torch to his son Gordon thus a new generation carries on the Cook legacy

1991

Kamik expands its distribution and begins selling products in Europe

1993

Kamik adapts to become a more sustainable manufacturer and introduces just-in-time production

2016

Kamik launches the Heritage 1898 Collection, a tribute to our 120 years of expertise and craftsmanship, with updated technologies and styling

2018

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A Mission to Go Beyond

At Kamik, we have learned that developing a variety of operations around the world and shipping internationally allows us to get our products to market easier, be a leading eco-manufacturer by reducing fuel costs and water consumption and treat our employees better by paying a higher wage.