The lofty tale of how the iconic boot gave birth to the Cougar brand and became a defining symbol of Canadian fashion along the way.
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By Greg Dutter, Footwear Plus, December 1, 2019.
Not only is the Pillow boot the best-selling style in Cougar Shoes’ 45-year history by a lot, it’s the boot that gave birth to the brand. Since first rolling off the assembly line in 1974, sales are north of 8 million pairs and it’s ranked as the second-most iconic Canadian fashion item in the country’s 150-year history, behind Hudson Bay’s Point striped blanket, according to Canadian Living. But little did anyone dream back then that this brand-less, puffy-looking boot–like a down parka for your feet—would become all that and so much more. Like many iconic shoes that have stood the test of time while thousands of styles come and go each year, the Pillow boot’s long-running success was neither planned nor predicted.
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