50 Years of Purpose-Built Innovation
Terra Nova Shoes is founded in Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.
Following a destructive factory fire, a state-of-the-art facility is created with more efficient, improved production capabilities.
Terra breaks away from the traditional heavyweight workboot, and presents Terra-Lites; a lightweight alternative to the norm, with equal protection and performance.
First Direct Injection Machine installed, propelling Terra's reputation for tough and durable work boots led by new Terra Lites® footwear.
Partnership with 3M (Thinsulate™) established—the worldwide leader in bulk-free insulation.
Terra begins making footwear for women on a women’s last for the best form and comfort.
Terra® brand is launched with an ad campaign focused on high-quality, Canadian-made safety footwear.
Now-iconic toe bumpers added to increase protection and durability.
Restructure of sewing system and work cells, leading to faster, higher-quality production.
Partnership with W. L. Gore and Associates (Gore-Tex) established–the global leader in waterproof / breathable membrane technology.
Met guards step into the spotlight, with a range of styles for men and women who work in rough conditions.
Athletic collection introduced, with streamlined safety footwear designed for ultra-lightweight protection.
Terra Footwear Ltd. purchased by Kodiak Group Holdings Co.
Awarded first Canadian military production using new Goodyear Welt production line.
Partnership with Vibram established—the leading experts in high-traction outsoles.
Kodiak Group Holdings Co. purchased by Williamson Dickie Mfg. Co.
Three years in the making, Terra worked with experts in kinetic motion, torque measurements, stabilization and manufacturing to introduce the EXILE series. Its unique outsole design, bold pattern and marked improvement in stability and fit, redefined the safety boot landscape.
Spider Sidewall technology introduced, providing unequaled lateral stability.
Contracts awarded for Direct Injected boots – a first for the Canadian Army and Navy.
Reinvented safety PAC boot, introducing Crossbow.
Argo, first commercial offering based on military platform.
Terra expands product offering into new categories tailored to different jobs and end use.
Kodiak Group Holdings Co. purchased by VF Corporation.
Terra becomes part of Workwear Outfitters™ - a new stand-alone company, with over a dozen brands in its portfolio specializing in workwear apparel and footwear.