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Have you ever wrecked a nice pair of sneakers by wearing them in an unexpected shower?
Or frozen your feet off because winter boots were just too bulky or heavy to wear all day?
It's happened to our Canadian design team many times, so they decided to do something about it.
Most sneakers can't handle rain or snow, but these can.
The materials used in the lining of each shoe is cold-temperature rated down to -24°C/-11°F.
That means you can wear these sneakers in the snow without getting cold feet!
“I love how I can wear a sneaker-like boot on frigid days and not have to worry about cold, wet toes!” — Shoe Tease
These styles are fully waterproof and backed by our 6-month warranty.
To make all of these sneakers waterproof, we treat the leather early in the tanning stage to close all the pores and stop water from getting through.
Because of this treatment process, the leather also resists stains and discolouration.
“Not only are these cute boots waterproof, they have a slip proof bottom to help you avoid any winter weather mishaps.” — Hello Giggles
Our winter sneakers are made with solid rubber outsoles.
Rubber is more durable than the more commonly used EVA plastic, and we mold the soles with a hiking boot style pattern for better traction and grip.
“Trust a Canadian company to engineer a sneaker that will withstand temps as frigid as -24°C degrees. Waterproof and outfitted with an anti-slip sole, this is the shoe that will get you through the winter if you flat out refuse to lace up a boot.” — CBC Life
“We’ve gotten a good bit of snow here in GVL, SC this month so these shoes came in at the perfect time. I wear these to work (I have a standing desk) and I stand for 8 hours EASY. You guys know I never lead you astray when it comes to comfort.
They’re [also] versatile. These lil’ guys can be styled up or down so easily. They look awesome with a dressy, chunky sweater and skinny jeans or with leggings and a sweatshirt.”
“I could not end this post without making a special mention of these shearling hi-top booties which I totally adore! They’re super cute, warm and convenient slip-ons, making them a stylish, functional and fashionable item you should consider getting this winter.”
“My favourite transitional boot by Cougar is the Downey Shearling Hi-top Shoe in Hazel. I love how I can either fold down the shearling collar or have it up for extra warmth.
My sister picked up the Fabiola Suede Moccasin Bootie to keep up with her mommy duties. They're her fave pair of transition boots.”
“These boots from Cougar Shoes are a saviour and yes, you can survive winter in style. While I still love my over the knee boots and all my dressy boots, I love that these keep me so warm! I love having toasty dry feet and being able to stomp around in snow!
Don’t be fooled by my expression in the photos. It felt like it was -30C and the only thing warm were my feet.”
“When it comes to winter apparel, for me the one thing I hated the most was the dreaded ugly bulky winter boot. I would actually refuse to leave the house, just because the thought of lugging on some heavy gross boot was just not worth buying groceries...
This suede moccasin delight is a great and easy throw on bootie. Not only is Fabiola going to keep my feet nice and toasty during those lighter winter days, but also throughout fall and even spring. I am sure to get a lot of use out of these babies.”
“These Cougar boots are so freaking comfortable! It’s nice not to wear huge boots for once, and instead have these compact furry ones that keep my toes super warm.
I wore them to the Toronto Christmas Market and my feet stayed warm all night! They are my new favorites.”
Get the comfort of a sneaker with the protection of a winter boot.
We like to think of them them as all-season staples.