TOOTSIES SHOE MARKET
CANADA'S FAMILY FOOTWEAR STORE
Our Mission Statement
Tootsies Shoe Market is a proudly owned and operated Canadian footwear retailer. Our goal is to help every person find the best footwear for their journey by offering top brands and exceptional quality through a perfect blend of fashion and function.
Where It Began
Tootsies Established 1992. The Tootsies concept was born in 1988, by Claude Bohemier and Greg Taylor. Combined, the two possessed over 50 years of expertise in corporate footwear retail. Both had travelled the world extensively, sourcing and developing footwear for Canadian retail. As Canadian footwear manufacturing started to collapse, the entrepreneurial pair began pursuing a vision of a better, more focused footwear retail model for the Canadian consumer. The vision; a uniquely Canadian, large-format footwear superstore. Offering quality footwear at factory direct pricing from Canadian manufactures and import suppliers.
Tender Tootsies Group through-out the 1970’s and 80’s was one of Canada’s largest domestic women’s footwear manufacturers and import suppliers, Tender Tootsies Group, would have to be the lead supplier. The name would be:
Tootsies Factory Shoe Market
Tootsies flagship location in Brantford, Ontario opened at the height of a prolonged recession in 1992. Excited throngs of shoppers eager to enjoy the incredible value and quality advertised by the new retail outlet quickly made Tootsies the go-to destination for all the family footwear needs. Much has changed in the brief history and evolution of Tootsies... In 1996, Tootsies Factory Shoe Market became Tootsies Family Shoe Market.
Superior Quality, Exceptional Durability & Lasting Comfort
In 2013, Tootsies officially merged with Tender Tootsies Group (TT Group Inc.) becoming part of a dynamic manufacturing, importing and wholesale company with strong distribution throughout North America.
While Tootsies continues to grow and adapt with the changing retail landscape, the clarity of their Canadian focus shows in Tootsies’ marketing strategies, branding and corporate identity. Quality Canadian Made footwear is still a large part of the core Tootsies ethos. Tootsies brands, along with the many other brands offered at Tootsies locations must meet their inflexible position on ethical manufacturing, with high regard to both employees and the environment. All products must offer superior quality, exceptional durability and lasting comfort relative to MSRP (manufactures suggested retail price).