Lisa Charleyboy wearing Manitobah Mukluks Annie McKay Storyboots. Photo by Keesic.

Boots With a Past

Jan 29 • FASHION, UNG BLOG2 Comments on Boots With a Past


As I packed to head over to the Aboriginal Women’s Business Entrepreneurship Conference (#AWBEN) earliertoday, I made sure to pack my new Storyboots made by Annie Mckay. These boots represent more than just fashion, to me, they represent resilience.

Manitobah Mukluks created the Storyboot project line specifically with women entrepreneurship and cultural tradition in mind. These Limited Edition Annie McKay boots were gifted to me by Manitobah Mukluks and were handmade in Winnipeg and I’ve got photos sent to me to show the process of how this pair is made. The late Annie McKay left the company with her pattern so they could make limited edition replicas in their Winnipeg factory. She is the original Storyboot artist and continues to be a great inspiration to owner Sean McCormick (Métis).

I will treasure these mukluks and wear them on very special occasions, which is precisely why I’m packing them for the #ABWEN conference today in Ottawa. These boots represent cultural pride, resiliency, and social entrepreneurship. Kudos to McCormick for creating this concept that not only benefits Aboriginal business and artisans, but also makes handcrafted mukluks accessible for all.


These boots are now available at Free People in both Canada and the United States –

Header image: MINKPINK Xanadu playsuit, Anthropologie belt, earrings model’s own, Manitobah Mukluks Annie McKay Storyboots

Red background image: Free People Write About Love dressManitobah Mukluks Annie McKay Storyboots

Wood window image: Free People Navy Cardigan, Nathalie Waldman (Dene) suede bag, Free People Skinny Cords, earrings model’s own, Manitobah Mukluks Annie McKay Storyboots

Wood door image: Free People Embellished Band hat, earrings model’s own, Free People Constant Conversations Kimono, Free People Battenburg BraletteFree People Skinny CordsManitobah Mukluks Annie McKay Storyboots

Photos of Lisa Charleyboy in Storyboots photographed by Keesic Douglas and hair and makeup by Summer Faith Garcia

All mukluk images courtesy of Manitobah Mukluks

Thank you to Musideum for providing the beautiful bench for the red background shot



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2 Responses to Boots With a Past

  1. Sky says:

    You just need to find me once I finish this masterpiece in a few years which is my mind/body/soul/spirit.

  2. Hello Lisa,
    Congratulations on all of your success!!! I have been following you for awhile now and love the work you are doing and would like to know if I can send you a few items to see what you think? My website is, let me know your thoughts?
    Tammy Beauvais

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