About Us | Nuknuuk

It all started with cold feet...

When we say cold feet, we don't mean the kind that you get when you’re nervous, but the kind that you get when you live in Canada and it’s minus 40° outside!

We were looking for high quality, comfortable slippers. Nothing that we were seeing on the market had the quality or the comfort that we wanted. We decided to start designing and manufacturing slippers ourselves and that is how our much sought after Nuknuuk signature outsole came to life. After all, who knows more about ways to keep your feet toasty and warm than people who’ve grown up in harsh Canadian winters?

The Mindset Behind our Name

Nuknuuk was founded in Montreal, Quebec in 1998. Before manufacturing our first slippers, we were looking for a brand name that customers would associate with a cold climate. We eventually settled on Nuknuuk which was a word that we invented. The name was inspired by Nuuk, which is the capital of Greenland. We simply added a “Nuk” in front of the “Nuuk”. When we think of Greenland, we think of a northerly country with year-round cold weather which we felt was a good fit with our slippers.

Our mission

It all comes down to three important things… comfort, great value and high-quality materials.

Since we began designing and manufacturing sheepskin slippers in 1998, our priorities have always been providing quality and comfort in every product we make. We continue to source our own sheepskin to ensure consistency and quality. We use the finest materials and stand behind the quality and craftsmanship of every Nuknuuk product and that is why we offer a 1-year manufacturer’s defect guarantee!

With many thanks to our loyal customers,


Nuknuuk Family


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