We are Canada's boot maker. It's been that way since 1910. Deeply ingrained in our approach is the knowledge that where we put effort, we find pride, sweat, hard work, good planning, smart thinking, determination to overcome — we celebrate these moments of progress.
Co-founded by Charles E. Greb, as Berlin Shoe Mfg. Co. Ltd in Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, Canada. Their specialty is mining, logging, and farming boots. By 1916, company is renamed Greb Shoe Co. Ltd. and owned by Charles Greb and his son, Edwin C. Greb.
Despite the trials of the Great Depression, the production facility in Berlin remains open, keeping a community at work. Greb acquires Valentine & Martin Shoe Co. and gains shoe making capabilities.
Greb's new waterproof leather boot with anti-slip tread is approved as the official combat boot of the Canadian Army. A consumer version is marketed under the name Cat Treads.
Greb purchases main competitor, Canada West Shoe Mfg., owner of the KODIAK trademark. The acquisition leads to Greb's launch of its first line of KODIAK-branded work, hunting, and sport boots.
Kevin Huckle takes over management of Greb International and the KODIAK brand. Company is renamed Kodiak Group Holdings Co.
Kodiak Group Holdings Co. is acquired by Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. of Fort Worth, TX and owner of the Dickies Brand, bringing the footwear expertise of Kodiak together with the largest workwear manufacturer in the world.
Kodiak supplies the Canadian Olympic team athletes with an iconic Canadian tradition.
Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co. and Kodiak Group Holdings Co. acquired by VF Corporation - one of the world's largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with brands including Vans®, The North Face®, and Timberland®.