Cougar

Since 1948 it has been a family business with humble beginnings making shoes in a converted parachute plant, we’ve refined our craft over decades to grow into a Canadian footwear staple with distribution all around the globe.
Walter Sedlbauer, an employee of the Bata Shoe Company in Czechoslovakia, arrives in Canada to work at their newly opened manufacturing plant in Batawa, Ontario. Along with his colleague Anthony Ronza, he founds Susan Footwear Industries and purchases a former parachute factory in Burlington, Ontario.
Walter and Anthony use their expertise to create quality shoes designed and manufactured in Ontario, Canada. Their partnership quickly becomes a success.
We’ve curated the best boots from our footwear archive that spans over 65 years. Our Heritage Collection features classic Cougar designs updated with the latest construction and waterproofing technology.
We use special tanning and waterproofing techniques with advanced cushioning technology to make sure your shoes are comfortable and long-lasting.