About Kodiak

The Way North

The seasons inevitably turn, and we set upon them with boundless energy. For over 100 years KODIAK has been Canada's Boot®, ambassadors from the first nation of winter, and proud celebrants of all weather. We believe in hard work and good times. In valuing the diversity of the global landscape. We make reliable, stylish footwear that performs the world over.

  • Kodiak 1910


    Production begins at the new factory in Berlin, Ontario.

  • Kodiak 1920


    Establishing a new standard and pioneering boot production.

  • Kodiak 1930


    Keeping people at work during the Great Depression.

  • Kodiak 1940


    Proudly supplying the Canadian Armed Forces.

  • Kodiak 1950


    Full waterproofing, Vulcanizing… An era of innovation.

  • Kodiak 1960


    Steel toe workboots – a new industrial benchmark is established.

  • Kodiak 1970


    The Kodiak industrial standard becomes a stylish fashion icon.

  • Kodiak 1980


    Lifestyle collections for the growing hiking, fishing and outdoor leisure market.

  • Kodiak 1990


    Breakthrough innovations for new workplace and industrial footwear applications.

  • Kodiak New Millenium

    New Millenium

    Our Classics collection launched for our 100th anniversary.

  • Kodiak New Millenium

    New Millenium

    Outfitting our Winter Olympics team.

  • Kodiak New Millenium

    New Millenium

    Moving forward - a new partnership with Williamson-Dickie.

The 2017 World Skills Competition in Abu Dhabi has wrapped up and our incredible Team Canada competitors have now returned home. To say that they competed hard and made us extremely proud would be an understatement. The World Skills competition showcases the talents of young skilled workers from countries all over the world and shines a light on the very essential trades and work that they do. The competition was stiff this year and our competitors really stepped up to the challenge to represent Canada admirably.

We know you will join us in congratulating all of these athletes, not only for their amazing performances at the competition, but also for the months of hard work that led up the main event. Kodiak is a proud supporter of the skilled trades in Canada and wishes all of our Team Canada competitors the best of luck in their chosen fields and careers.