FASHION: North Star – Classic Canadian Sportswear

by Winston "Stone" Ford

When I was in 5th grade there was this dude who would rock nothing but North Star to school every day. At first, I thought it was some fake Addias, but it it turns out that his parents were divorced and he spent his summers in Vancouver. Little did I know at the time that he was rocking the venerable North Star brand, which has become legend North of the border.

After a 20 year absence, the North Star brand is set to make a comeback. Helmed by renowned Toronto fashion designer Adrian Aitcheson (of Too Black Guys, whom we profiled back in 2008) the new summer styles are definately a throwback to the bright colors of the 70s and 80s. Of course, like most things Canadian not named Justin Beiber, North Star is not sold in the US at the moment. I’m picking up some apparel when I roll up there this summer for sure. (via 1LOVETO)

  • Andrew

    Would you happen to know where I can buy these?
    I have tried to contact them directly and I cannot find the North Star Shoes anywhere. I need 10 pairs urgently for a uniform.



  • soda pop sa

    does anyone know what happened to this “come back” of north star shoes? I kept checking stores in Vancouver during 2010-2011 and never found them. did they actually come out in stores? I see them on the international BATA site, but not canadian site. there’s zero info out there.. what a joke, the people who did this sure messed up.. maybe ran out of money, or had legal problems.. I’d sure like to know.

    • Stone

      Haven’t heard a damn thing. And yeah I was in Canada in 2010 and tried to find it at The Bay and came up with nothing. I’ll ask around to see what the deal is.