Category Archives: Inside Our Shoes

When is it time to replace a pair of safety shoes?

As the president of Mellow Walk Footwear, I get to wear test a lot of shoes before they make it into production (and on to the retailers’ shelves). The questions I try to answer, do I like the way the … Continue reading

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New factory photo series

Photo by: KAT Over the next few weeks I will release a series of photos taken at the Mellow Walk factory in Toronto that place special emphasis on our talented group of shoemakers. I thought this one of the steel … Continue reading

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Mellow Walk’s new removable insole fits just right

When it comes to removable insoles everyone has a preference and an opinion. At Mellow Walk, we decided that it was time to replace our standard foam removable insole that is found in many of our safety shoes including Quentin … Continue reading

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Mellow Walk Safety Shoe vs Forklift

When it comes to footwear testing this video may be a tad unorthodox. In fact, all of our testing at Mellow Walk is conducted in our CSA certified onsite lab. But, when we say this safety shoe can withstand 120 … Continue reading

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The World According to Mellow Walk Designer Nelson Silva

A conversation with Mellow Walk’s shoe designer. Andrew: So, Nelson maybe we can start with your design philosophy. How do you approach your work? Nelson:  Democracy for everyone! Why shouldn’t safety shoes look as stylish and feel as good as … Continue reading

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Mellow Walk oohs and ahhs over new Cerim Rougher/Cementer

This was a very exciting week at Mellow Walk. Our new integrated Cerim K176 Rougher/Cementer arrived from Italy. There was the obligatory oohs and ahhs from our team here as the technician unwrapped the new computerized machine and installed it … Continue reading

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Exactly how long does a pair of Mellow Walk safety shoes last?

That is the question of the day. If you are like the woman below who wrote to me this week, it seems like our shoes can last a really long time. Read what she had to say:  I was wondering … Continue reading

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Sweaty feet? There’s a coolmax for that.

Anyone who watched the royal nuptials today could clearly see that Prince William didn’t have cold feet. It is my opinion that he probably didn’t have a pair of Coolmax removable footbeds in his shoes (okay, bad joke). However, unless … Continue reading

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Straight Last vs Curved Last

As I was wondering what to write about today I read a comment from a potential customer. She was told by her podiatrist to choose a shoe that was made with a “straight last” opposed to a “curved last”. Well it’s not … Continue reading

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