Huh. Well, that is annoying. But it does explain why they are more reasonably priced than the other Canadian waterproof La Canadienne. Hmmmm.

Since this thread has come up again... I will thank Elizabeth P for the explanation about getting the duty back. Sounds like the effort was definitely worthwhile after all.
It is a pity how brands don’t make in their original country of design any more... same with Ecco and Clarks and some of our NZ brands too.
They still look nice boots.
But I enjoy Steve Madden designs. Some of the same design DNA if this company is now owned by Steve Madden?