It all started with boots And the natural resources boom in BC in the early 19th century
Paris Orthotics’ genesis was the orthopedic shoe division of Pierre Paris & Sons Ltd., a shoe and boot manufacturing company founded in 1907 by Pierre Paris, an immigrant from the Basque region of southern France. Pierre’s company grew to become one of western Canada’s pre-eminent footwear manufacturers and its logging, mining and industrial footwear were considered the finest on the market. In addition to running his growing enterprise, Pierre studied podiatry and his two sons, George and Roger, followed his example by attending podiatry school in Chicago. George and Roger returned to Vancouver to join their father’s podiatry practice and each took their turn at the helm of the family business that by this time included the industrial footwear manufacturing division, a large family shoe store, an orthopedic shoemaking division and a busy podiatry practice.