Cougar

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Cougar Shoes was founded in Burlington, Ontario Canada in 1948 by Walter Sedlbauer. Reclaiming his craftsman roots, in the early years Sedlbauer made shoes that were handmade and utilitarian. An athletic shoe they called “the Cougar” established their prominence in the early 70’s and they soon took Cougar as the company name.

In 1976 Cougar became one of the few Canadian companies to create a product that would become a part of its heritage. A no–nonsense, though not unattractive, Pillow boot was built first for function; a boot to keep feet warm and dry. Of soft, padded caramel leather, the lace–up, rubber–soled boot distinguished by its red felt lining met the needs of a country that knew a thing or two about long, cold winters and shoveling snow.

Today, Cougar Shoes prides itself on being a multi–generational family business known for making good quality year–round stylish footwear, that is built to perform and last while at the same time looking good. Built for challenging weather, function is never a slave to fashion and in that mix lies the increasingly distinctive Cougar identity.

Whatever the weather. Modern Footwear made to function.

Cougar: Selected For You

Cougar

Pronya Waterproof

$81.90MSRP: $130.00

Cougar

Pronya Waterproof

$105.30MSRP: $130.00

Cougar

Dublin Waterproof

$67.26MSRP: $130.00

Cougar

Kensington Waterproof

$63.00MSRP: $70.00

Cougar

Vito Waterproof

$104.99MSRP: $150.00

Cougar

Vienna Waterproof

$90.00MSRP: $150.00

Cougar

Prato

$72.00MSRP: $80.00

Cougar

Kensington Waterproof

$70.00

Cougar

Vienna Waterproof

$108.46MSRP: $170.00

Cougar

Perth

$80.00

Cougar

Kensington Waterproof

$55.99MSRP: $70.00

Cougar

Bloom Waterproof

$54.00MSRP: $90.00

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Latest Cougar Reviews

Bloom Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Very satisfied, lovely shoes.

on August 09, 2020

Prato

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

These are super cute and I think they would be very comfy. However, the 10 was a bit small and the 11 was a bit big so both pairs were returned.

on August 04, 2020

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Hula

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Here's a short review after merely trying on these shoes and not yet actually wearing them: These days, I'm into no-pain shoes, which means, among other things, that I look for a wide toe box. Since these are almond-shaped, I wasn't sure they'd fit the bill. Turns out that, while they're not as roomy in the toe area as, say, my Allbirds are, these are surprisingly roomy enough for me. I also wanted something versatile since I'm a minimalist. After trying for months to replace a pair of Steve Maddens that I wore 3 out of 4 seasons last year with everything--and comfortably, at that, including on long walks--I think I finally found something that can work. These sdhoes aren't *quite* as comfortable as the Steve Madden style that's no longer manufactured, but I think they'll suffice for everything but long walks. These shoes are lightweight and seem well made. I don't notice arch support, but it seems that I'll be able to fit SuperFeet arch inserts (the short kind, at least; I haven't tried the full-length ones) in them on top of the supplied insoles without a problem. I wish this style were available in a beige and black animal print. Will try to update this review after I work up the courage to wear these shoes out for a day.

from Chevy Chase, MD on July 29, 2020

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Leona

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars out of 5

Very soft and comfortable. I think it will look cute with shirts and pa ya but maybe too athletic looking for dresses. I do wish the entire show was white instead of the White/black combo, I think that will limit what I can wear them with. I have CMT a neuropathy so I have to make sure the footbed is soft and cushions the ball of my foot. My other issue is the material not stretching and causing blisters, thankfully these are so very soft.

on July 03, 2020

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Plymouth Waterproof

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Fit was fine. Functional yet stylish.

on May 18, 2020

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Pronya Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These are everything I ever dreamed they would be: super cozy, fit beautifully, nice quality, nice everything. My microbeef? The dang sticker on the shearling was difficult to remove, and I ripped a tiny hole in the first one removing it, so one of my new favorite shoes is imperfect. I would otherwise return, but in the current climate, it seems overly high maintenance to return shoes I will wear at my desk, while working from home, and while making an occasional trip outdoors to the recycling bin to dump empty wine bottles. Plus I'm never taking them off. Just be careful removing the stickers!

from Asheville NC on May 12, 2020

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Hibiscus

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These fit very well and were incredibly comfortable. I wish I'd fit into the 8, but I needed the size 9 (I'm 8.5/9) and they just made my feet look too big! But that's a very personal thing. I highly recommend these--very stylish and very comfortable!

on May 09, 2020

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Vail Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

I normally wear a size 8 in boots and had to return the size 8 and purchase a size 7. I would say these boots run big. Very comfortable. I like the height and how easy they are to get on. Can't wait to try them in the rain and snow. The tread on the bottom does look like it will have good traction on water surfaces.

on April 29, 2020

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Lupin

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These shoes are SUPER cute. They'd be perfect if they came in half sizes! As a size 7.5, the 7 is too small and the 8 too big. I'm so disappointed. It's rare to find a simple shoe in a great color.

on April 16, 2020

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Hula

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Theses are great looking and hug my foot nicely, what I prefer for a casual shoe. They area bit too big and I am returning for 7.5, one half size smaller. Slim looking, good support, nice fabric and understated.

from Sebastopol, Calif on April 07, 2020

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Swerve Waterproof

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Loved the look of these, but did not feel like they provided the kind of support I am looking for for hiking. Also, not bunion friendly. Felt hot spot coming after just 10 mins walking around the house. Had to return. Leaning toward keeping Danner 600 I also purchased to try.

on March 21, 2020

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Vienna Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I was pleasantly surprised how much I like these boots. They look even better than the picture. I have a size 11 foot,and didn’t want anything that looked too clunky. These are perfect!

on March 10, 2020

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Devlin Waterproof

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Nice platform wedge boot with side zip. Runs large & wide in size 10. Must exchange for smaller size, if available. I’d recommend the Cougar Devlin for someone with wide feet who has trouble fitting into shorter pull-on platform style boots.

on March 05, 2020

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Dublin Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

LOVE THESE! They are super comfy, cute, warm, and waterproof. I usually wear an 8,8.5 depending on the shoe. I ordered an 8 and they are perfect. The color is pretty much brown, I don’t see a lot of Olive but I still like them. The toe box was nicely rounded and does not squish. These saved me this winter - I had surgery on one toe and these were the only shoes I could wear while it healed. I successfully hobbled through a Maine winter ? they were more comfortable than my slippers

from Portland on March 05, 2020

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Duffy Waterproof

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Very cute boots, great that they're waterproof. I have a AA (narrow) foot, and even with my orthotics and substantial wool socks, my heel lifted up when I walked. I bought them to walk my dog in winter, so my walking safety would have been compromised, so I'm sending them back. I'm sad because they're just what I wanted. Usually the orthotics and heavy socks work with B-width shoes, but these are just too wide.

from Broomfield on February 28, 2020

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Dublin Waterproof

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars out of 5

I wanted to like these - unfortunately once they were on they just made my feet look large and cartoonish. They felt comfy & warm, just not stylist at all. Returning :(

on February 27, 2020

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Vanetta Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

I’m not an UGG kind of girl, but I get why people wear them. These are a more “tailored” alternative with the lace-up instep, platform sole and toe that isn’t as rounded as UGGs. Also like the stitching detail and fuzzy trim. I haven’t worn in the snow yet so can’t speak to how dry they’ll be but they’re definitely warm. I’m a solid 7.5 and ordered the 7 which fit perfectly with a tiny bit of extra room for thicker socks on seriously cold days.

from Boston on February 24, 2020

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Vanetta Waterproof

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Loved this boot and color but it really did run too big. I have always been a solid 8. unfortunately they didn’t have the size 7 but I tried the black in a size 7 and they were too small. So they are going back also. Plus didn’t love the black like the mushroom color . I wish they made a 71/2

from New york on February 21, 2020

Kensington Waterproof

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These look great and love the color, but size 8 were too large for me. I normally wear a size 7-1/2. Unfortunately a size 7 was not available for me to order. Also, although maybe wouldn't be a big problem, they seemed stiff at the top edge and I wonder if they would rub uncomfortably on my ankles.

on February 18, 2020

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Vanetta Waterproof

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

love the shoe, but the size 8 I always wear was too big. Going to order a size smaller

on February 15, 2020

Bloom Waterproof

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

Well, I loved these at first. But a mere 5 months after buying these the bottoms have cracked! Didn’t consider water getting in through the bottom but here we are. I’m extremely disappointed!! I really love them, I think they look great and they were water resistant at first. But I don’t see how I’d repurchase when the soles are so flimsy apparently

on February 13, 2020

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Delson Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These boots are great on snow and ice. I really like the tread. I would like the boots more if the heal was a little lower (but I knew that before I bought them).

from Maine on February 11, 2020

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Dublin Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

These shoes are cozy and warm, and I like the style! They’re also kind of stiff, pretty heavy, and they run large. Even though they look like a high-top sneaker, I think they feel more like a work boot. I’m usually between a 7 and 7.5, so I ordered a 7, based on the reviews saying they run large. I found the 7 to be slightly long and very wide, especially around the ankle. Because I like the warmth and style so much, I decided to keep them, and just wear a thicker sock. I also added insoles, which helped make the fit a little more snug.

on February 07, 2020

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Swerve Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars out of 5

very comfortable boot. fits slightly big. I was looking for a boot that is weather proof but not a big bulky snow boot but I could still walk thru the snow in the mountains in. This boot is perfect.

from chicago on January 31, 2020

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Vienna Waterproof

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars out of 5
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars out of 5

Fit great, feel comfortable, cute look - so far do seem waterproof. My feet are hard to match to the shape of insoles, they often just don't feel right and end up putting a subtle torque on my knees that leads to pain at the end of the day. So I can't predict how they'll feel to other people.

on January 30, 2020

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