A different approach
From the backyard to the backcountry.
Our inspiration comes from our backyard, the beautiful Coast Mountains of British Columbia. We are passionate about exploring the technical benefits of natural materials and seeking alternatives to traditional plastic solutions. We are committed to using Canadian manufacturing and producing performance products of exceptional quality that offer our customers a more sustainable choice.
The story of Esker begins in 2018 when Canadian pedorthist and orthotics expert, Paul Kasdan, released an off-the-shelf wool insole prototype on Kickstarter. We were introduced to Paul shortly after and in 2019 formed Esker Insoles to tell the brand story and bring this unique product to market.
With Paul’s pedorthic expertise and our outdoor industry and marketing experience, we shared a vision of a plastic-free manufactured insole that would compete with established brands. After three years of refining the product, developing the brand, and investing in our infrastructure, we launched Esker Insoles in North America.
Under the Esker brand name, you can now find our insoles at premium footwear retailers, starting on the west coast. Visit our dealer page for current stockists. You can also purchase them online.
Follow our adventure on social media @eskerinsoles to learn more about the product, the story, and the people behind it.
~ Andy Boniface and Patrick Long , Esker Insole Founders
Our offices are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilwətaɁɬ) nations and all of our products are developed and performance tested in the varied and challenging conditions of the Sea-to-Sky region in British Columbia.