Shoes around the world


The tannery

Tanneries are often criticized for the large amount of chemicals they use in processing leather. Because of severe environmental regulations, most of them have deserted Canada. There are only a few small ones left with more artisanal methods. Those are not intended for industrial production so we have no choice but to turn to the import to get our quality leathers. They mainly come from the United-States, Italy and Thailand. Most of them use organic tanning methods to reduce their ecological footprint. In addition, they all adhere to our smaller scale production and reuse philosophy to avoid waste.​​

The making

To supply to the demand, the shoe companies must constantly expand and automate their process through energy-consuming machinery. In addition, manufacturing steps will often be done in different locations to save on labor costs. For example, the leather that comes from Italy will be shipped to the United-States to be cut. These pieces will then be sewn in Asia while the assembly will be done back in the United-States. Much fuel will be spent even before the final product is distributed..


Amimoc ways

Once the raw materials are received, all manufacturing steps are done in our Quebec City factory. Some parts, such as weaving, are handmade and some pieces of the cut are still done with the punch. In addition to forty seamstresses on site, we also have a team that assembles the boots with soles manually. Our warehouse is located next to our plant to minimize the movement of finished products and our distribution network is essentially in Quebecs, Ontario and the Northeastern United States.

A thoughtful development

The development of our new products always involves, when possible,reuse of spare material. Before ordering new ones, we consider what we have in stock to avoid throwing away raw material. This is why you will often notice the same leathers or soles from one year to the next. We often create limited edition collections in order to get a smaller amount of raw material and make sure we use it completely without leaving any of it. In the Summer of 2019, we also created a new line of accessories and bags to optimize some of the leathers we had left in too small quantity to make a complete boot collection.



Sizing Chart

MOCASSINS FOR MEN

Choose your mocassins in a size smaller than your usual size. For example, if you normally choose size 8, order a 7. The suede's flexibility will quickly allow a perfect fit.

Guide des tailles : mocassins pour hommes

BOOTS & SHOES FOR MEN

Our boots are standard size. Choose your regular size. For example, if you wear half point such as 8½, take the size above, so size 9.

Guide des tailles : bottes et chaussures pour hommes

MOCCASINS FOR WOMEN

Choose your mocassins in a size smaller than your usual size. For example, if you normally choose size 8, order a 7. The suede's flexibility will quickly allow a perfect fit.

Guide des tailles : mocassins pour femmes

BOOTS AND SHOES FOR WOMEN

Our boots are standard size. Choose your regular size. For example, if you wear half point such as 8½, take the size above, so size 9.

Guide des tailles : bottes et chaussures pour femmes

BABY . KIDS . JUNIOR

Our moccasins and slippers for kids are standard size. If the child usually wears size 6, order size 6 moccasins.

Guide des tailles : mocassins et pantoufles pour enfants