We provide a platform for authentic Indigenous art that encourages
pride, shapes lives and helps keep traditions alive. Indigenous art is
the foundation of our work and Indigenous artists contribute to all our
Manitobah Mukluks is a pathfinder for Indigenous business, an ongoing
example of how Indigenous values, ethics and culture can find success in
the global market.
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My go to kicks!
I LIVE in my Manitoba’s they are comfy and cute! I feel warm and cozy while also appreciating how sassy I feel wearing such works of art. One of the best aspects of my Keewatin booties is that the sole is very supportive and I can wear them all day comfortably even while running errands and taking walks. They are the easiest of all my shoes and boots to slip on with bare feet to brave cold winter or even just a chill walk around the house. I plan to get the slippers and taller boots to round out my collection of amazing Manitoba’s and I feel great knowing that the artists who make them benefit from their amazing work with each purchase. Thanks !
Love them! Would buy again!
I absolutely love them so comfortable & cute & warm I would definitely purchase another pair in the future ☮️
Love my boots!
Manitobah has such great quality products. This is my 4th pair of boots. The oldest pair I have is about 6-7 years old and I wear them all winter. My feet are always warm and dry no matter which pair I wear. The soles are amazing and I’m fussy what I wear due to foot & ankle problems. I live in higher elevations in the mountains and the winters are really cold. I had to run out of the house and slipped on my half wraps without socks and my feet were warm! I had to run through the snow to help my neighbors dog. I purchased a pair of Keewstin’s this year and I love them! My favorite is still the half wrap boot. I am planning on trying summer moccasins this year. If you haven’t tried their boots, you’re missing out!
Warm and waterproof in recent California monsoon and higher elevation snow. Now have 2 pair and love both.
Frequently asked questions
To make our brand more accessible, to support our social impact initiatives, and to allow us to compete with other global fashion brands, we produce our products in international ethical partner factories. Our factory partners that support our growing product line go through an in-depth 3rd party inspection and internal Social Compliance Audit. These high standards are continually monitored and respected. We are proud of our manufacturing policies and our ability to build capacity globally. We believe that our success as an Indigenous business has been due to our willingness to walk forward while honouring our past.
Manitobah Mukluks makes a variety of products that match Canada's diverse climates. We offer select styles of adult mukluks that are waterproof. Those styles are tagged online as waterproof and can be seen here.
Both styles of children's mukluks are waterproof. They have been treated with our AuthenTEC waterproofing system; treated hide and an internal flexible coating that is inspired by pine pitch and spruce gum. Manitobah conducts rigorous waterproof and temperature testing using a minimum 50,000 flex standard.
The rest of the adult mukluks are constructed with natural suede and leather which are not sealed and not considered waterproof. We recommend treating them with a leather/suede protector to help with water resistance and general protection. All of our MUKLUKS are insulated with sheepskin footbeds and most are constructed with untreated suede which is porous (and not considered waterproof). These natural materials need to breathe in order to be effective in extreme cold. Indigenous people have been surviving in the coldest climates for thousands of years using this very wisdom.
Protection: Use a silicone-based leather/suede protector. Do not spray fur, as it contains natural protective oils. We offer a protecting spray as part of our Care Kit here.
To Clean: Leather can be cleaned using a gentle soap and soft brush. For salt, wipe down with a damp cloth. Even if they have been sprayed, salt is corrosive and can cause damage.
To Dry: Once wet, allow your footwear to dry naturally
Wear: Never pull fur when putting on or removing boot, fur sheds over time and frequent friction will cause the fur to shed much faster. Cross laces over before tightening to avoid tearing leather eyeholes
Storage: When ready to store them for the season you should clean them, allow them to dry and then pack them away in a sealed container away from heat, moisture and pets (a plastic storage tote works great.) You can also use a pool noodle or something similar in the shaft to keep them upright during storage.
Our traditional Mukluks and natural soled Moccasins are not built on a traditional foot last so there is no left or right foot. This method has been used on Indigenous footwear for thousands of years. Over time the natural materials will form to your foot and allow you to have a custom fit. Moccasins with the turtle vibram sole and all of our kids mukluks do have a left and right foot.
Our sheepskin-lined mukluks are considered one of the warmest winter boots for northern winters and are rated down to -25 degrees Fahrenheit. Partnering with Vibram has also allowed us to design a sole that allows your foot to bend. Research indicates that flexible soles promote proper foot movement and blood circulation to your toes. This means that in cold dry weather, our mukluks will allow your feet to stay warmer than almost anything on the market.