When Tom Romeo founded Bearpaw Shoes Inc. in 2001, his goal was to create a brand of shoes that was comfortable, stylish and uncompromising in the use of the highest quality materials. Using sheepskin, which naturally regulates your body temperature, his company makes men’s and women’s boots, slippers, and casual shoes that keep feet cooler and drier when the weather is warm and keeps toes toasty when it’s cold. Bearpaw offers selections that are perfect year round.
Competing in a Women’s Boots Market
This Citrus Heights, California-based shoe company has risen to the ranks of other bestselling brands found in local and online shoe stores with their modest prices and high-quality products. Among big competitors like Ugg Australia and EMU Australia, Bearpaw has successfully set itself apart with more affordable prices for the same type of superior materials. The brand has established its own large, loyal following of style-conscious men, women, and kids around the US and in 13 other countries.
Reaching Out a Bearpaw for Charity
Not only does this company produce boots, slippers, and casual footwear for people around the world, but they also take on a lot of philanthropy projects to better communities around the globe.
They participate in KIDS (Kids in Distressed Situations) by providing shoes, clothes, books, furniture, and other necessities to children in the US and abroad who are ill, living in poverty, or are victims of natural disasters.
Bearpaw also partners with Soles 4 Souls, a charity that provides the gift of shoes to people in need worldwide. A recent program the company launched was the “Share the Love, Spread the Comfort” campaign. This program awards two families in need each week in December with boots for the whole family. Fans of the brand nominate families in need and the company announces the winners every Friday.
Also, Bearpaw is a participant in the National Odd Shoe Exchange to further give back to men, women, and children who have special footwear needs that other brands and shoe stores cannot accomodate.
Greener Men’s & Women’s Boots, Shoes, and Slippers
Bearpaw has adopted a greener approach to the shoe business in recent years. In defining their brand and business ethos, the company heads chose to adopt a more environmentally responsible approach to day to day operations. From switching to 100% recycled materials for their shoeboxes to wrapping their shoes in biodegradable corn bags to completely eliminating paper stuffing within the boxes of new shoes, the company has made great strides in protecting the environment and continue to stretch their efforts to do even better.
The Bearpaw Style
In order to provide something for everyone, the Bearpaw brand is divided into 11 separate collections based on shoe style, age category, and gender offerings.
- Classics – These women’s boots feature a style that is as versatile as it is comfortable with sheepskin suede uppers and durable rubber outsoles.
- Knits – With a combination of classic styling and knit uppers and shafts, these women’s boots are both fun and comfortable in a variety of colors and patterns.
- Savvy – Featuring novelty prints, specialty hardware, and unique trims, these women’s boots are the classic style, only dressed up.
- Up Country – This collection of fashion-forward outdoor footwear has a casual feel with luggy outsoles to complement classic suede or the new oily pressed uppers that are perfect for fall and winter.
- All Weather – These boots hug your feet with a warm, protective oily pressed suede and are covered and protected by quilted and embellished water resistant nylon.
- Tahoe – For even the most frigid of temperatures, this collection of women’s boots keep your feet warm and comfortable with sheepskin trim and footbeds with attractive details.
- Boutique – This collection of the finest leather, highest quality finishes, and hand-stained looks provide feet with the ultimate luxury treatment.
- Exotics – These boots are perfect for those with a wild streak with Fox, Coyote, Curly Lamb, Rabbit, and Goat fur trims for a look that’s sure to be noticed.
- Slippers – For when you just want to stay in, this collection of slippers keep your feet comfy and warm with soft, suede uppers and sheepskin linings.
- Kids – These shoes provide the same comfort and style as the other collections, just in smaller sizes. The kids will love the fun, printed suedes. You’ll love how comfy and warm they’ll be.
- Men’s – This collection of rugged and modern boots are perfect for the guy’s guy. They’re durable, functional, and stylish enough to wear every day.
Each Bearpaw collection caters to a different taste, need, or occasion to provide feet with the absolute best in comfort and style. The company, itself, is one that is constantly striving to provide their customers, and the environment with the very best solutions for a better future.
Bearpaw Shoes is sure to be a popular choice in high-quality footwear at affordable prices for years to come.