Why Shop at Canadian Footwear?

Why Shop at Canadian Footwear?

We are family owned, running for nearly 90 years and 3 generations strong!

Before we were called Canadian Footwear, we started as "Patrick's Limited" in the early 1880's, supplying utilitarian footwear to little stores out of downtown Winnipeg. In 1932, Bert Scharfstein bought the company, and began to evolve it from a wholesaler to competing with big box retailers - until the 1980s when Burt passed away and his son, Brian, took over the company. 

When Brian and his wife Pam began to run CFW, Brian had experienced some minor health issues which were corrected with orthotics - so he decided to offer additional services at Canadian Footwear to better fill customers' needs. They began to focus on proper fit, providing education, offering high-end service and the best quality in footwear and accessories.

We are now one of Canada's largest in-store, in-stock independent footwear retailers!

In each one of our retail stores, you can visit our Footheath Centre. Here, we have a team of Canadian Certified Pedorthists, who provide custom-made orthotics, modified and customized footwear, proper fitting compression socks, and assessment in gait and lower limb anatomy.

Remaining focused on fit and function, we cover almost every category of footwear including walking, running, hiking, industrial, sandals, winter, socks, orthopedic - the list goes on! With an extensive selection of styles in quality brands like New Balance, Cambrian, Red Wing and Naot, we stay true to our slogan, We Fit You. Our stores are equipped with highly trained fitting specialists who will listen to your needs and provide a unique "sit and fit" experience. We carry inventory from a women's size 4 to a men's size 17 and carry widths from narrow to extra-extra-extra wide!