A Family Story Since 1898
To this day, we’re still family owned and operated in Canada, alongside an extended family of over 400 employees. Each new pair of Kamiks comes with over 120+ years of history and expertise. But that’s not to say we’re old fashioned. Even after four generations of proven quality, we’re still looking for new, sustainable ways to improve— from our manufacturing process right down to the finished product. It’s a longstanding commitment to keeping feet warm, dry, comfortable and happy.
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.
Our first manufacturing plant opens in Contrecoeur, Quebec
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 thus 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 120 years of expertise and craftsmanship, with updated technologies and styling
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.
The #FreeYourPlay movement is Kamik’s invitation to encourage parents to step outside the overcrowded repetition of their family’s daily routine and to rediscover an offline-no-agenda creative balance with their kids!How to Get Involved