About us

PROSTEELE is the industrial division of Portofino shoes, a Canadian shoe company created in 1959. Portofino has built a name for itself thanks to its exceptional service and products. It got rapidly known for its top quality leather comfort shoes made in Italy and Spain. To this day, Portofino’s main mission is to offer specialized shoes that accept orthotic inserts and that meet specific orthopaedic standards.

With its great experience in specialized shoes, Portofino proudly introduced a safety footwear division with prestigious brands who offer an unmatched comfort. Today, nearly half a century later, the PROSTEELE division sells directly to consumers and to industries looking for great quality safety footwear made in Europe at the best possible cost. With our excellent service and our top-notch expertise, we can provide the best quality/cost ratio safety footwear.

We are proud to be the first distributor to introduce the italian brand Cofra in Canada in 1998. Cofra has always stood out for the quality of their safety footwear. Many years of trust and collaboration with Cofra have allowed us to develop styles exclusive to Prosteele. These include the following models: MANIC, ARMADA, ANALYST, SANDFORD, CHEMICAL, ELIAS, MUSPELL, MONARCH and THUDAKA.

We were looking to add high-quality polyurethane boots to our collection. Our search led us to the Turkish brand, Polly Boot. In 2008, we became the exclusive Polly Boot distributor in Canada.

The most recent addition to our product catalog is Bicap safety footwear. In 2016, Bicap, which was already well known in Europe, was looking for a Canadian distributor for its products.l They contacted us and send us samples. By putting them to the test, we were able to confirm their quality and robustness. That same year, we became the exclusive Bicap distributor in Canada.

Our level of expertise allows us to choose with great care the styles we offer. Our mission is to offer key items that meet several exceptional safety and comfort criteria.

After all these years of experience, we strongly believe that quality should always be prioritized before quantity and will honor our philosophy for all the many years to come.

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