Alberta Boot Co

Alberta's ONLY Western Boots Manufacturer

Welcome to Alberta Boot Co.

Alberta Boot Co.




 

We are OPEN:

Monday to Saturday 9am - 6 pm.





Proudly Celebrating 36 years of manufacturing Canada's best boots.


Specialties

Alberta Boot specializes in handmade Western Boots. Every Alberta Boot sold is handmade in house, using only the best available leathers. Alberta Boot is Western Canada's only Western Boot factory. We also make Police boots, lace up boots and dress boots. We offer over 7,000 pairs of boots in stock, or you can custom order your own special pair! When you buy an Alberta Boot, you are investing in great quality, craftsmanship, comfort and style. Our boots are made too last and you will not find a better made boot anywhere in the world.


History

Established in 1978

Alberta Boot was an idea that came from Clement Gerwing in the mid 1970's. He was selling western boots from Mexico and Quebec out of his wholesale footwear store. The demand for well made western boots was high and he didn't like the quality and products coming in. This was when he decided to start a new venture at an age many were considering retirement.
In 1978, after playing around with several boot 'last' shapes over a course of 2 years, Alberta Boot was ready to go. 
35 years later, we still make all our boots the same way we did at the beginning, even using quite a few of the original machines to add to the allure and individuality of every pair of boots produced. Clem Gerwing, now 93 years young still comes into the store to make sure everyone is working hard and to chat with old friends and new customers. Clem has now passed the reins of the company on to 3rd Generation and grandson, Ben Gerwing.

For 35 years, Alberta Boot Company has outfitted Royalty, movie stars, entertainers, celebrities, athletes, public figures, religious leaders, and most importantly - ordinary people from all over the world who are intrigued by the mystique of the Wild West! "There is no greater compliment that we could receive," Ben Gerwing says, "then when a customer comes into our store and lays down their hard earned money for a pair of Alberta Boots. The Fact that well known people are wearing our product is an exciting thing, but it is the support of our regular clientele and the efforts of our dedicated staff that has brought our company to where it is today.

As Alberta's ONLY western boot-maker, Alberta Boot Company is proud of their boots and enjoys a solid reputation built on quality products and excellent service, but what really sets Alberta Boot apart from the competition is that they actually manufacture the boots right on the premises at their Calgary manufacturing and retail location. "Not only are we located in the right city, we are located right in the heart of this great city!" Ben Gerwing continues, "Regardless of how high tech and cosmopolitan Calgary becomes, everyone in this city remembers it's roots, and every July we celebrate this great heritage in the annual 10 day party, known as the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede - 'the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth'!