Roma Boots has officially arrived in Canada



What is Roma Boots?

Roma Boots is a socially conscious 'buy one give one' boot company that merges fashion with philanthropy. For every pair of boots sold, a brand new pair is donated to impoverished children living in cold and wet climates.

How was Roma founded?

Samuel Bistrian, who was born in a small village in Romania, conceived of the idea in 2009 after more than a decade of taking annual trips to Romania where he saw children roaming the streets with sandals, broken shoes or no shoes at all, through mud, rain and snow. Samuel decided it was time to do something about it and founded Roma Boots in 2010.

What does Roma mean?

Roma is actually amor spelled backwards, which means love, which is Roma’s primary motivation. It is also the proper term for the gypsy people, who are generally a poor, marginalized population that Roma initially provided most of our donations to.

Are the boots you give only for the Roma children?

No. We want to help the most impoverished children of the world, especially street children and orphans. The majority of the children we have served so far have been Roma.

Where do you ship to? only ships within Canada.  For orders and inquiries outside of Canada, visit the Roma Boots Headquarters at



What are Roma Boots made of?

They are made of natural rubber and have a quick-dry cotton lining and a three-layer insole for total comfort.

What size should I order?

Our womens Roma Boots run a half size large and only come in whole sizes. If you are in between sizes, we recommend sizing down.

How wide are Roma Boots around the calf?

Please see our SIZE CHART for calf sizing.

Where are Roma Boots manufactured?

Our manufacturer is a fair trade factory and is currently in China. The factory adheres to sound labor conditions and is routinely visited by Roma staff to ensure our work standards are maintained.

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