We are Powerlace, a Canadian company that has spent the last 10 years researching, developing and prototyping to transform an industry that dates back thousands of years. Our work is making shoe lacing a thing of the past with the first ever body weight activated Powerlace shoe. This revolutionary shoe is 100% powered by you and does not require the use of hands or electricity. Our vision is to be a dynamic leader in the footwear industry by constantly bringing new innovations inspired by biomechanics and natural body movements. Powerlace’s mission is to provide high quality, durable and comfortable self-lacing footwear that helps people become more efficient and stay active for a better quality of life. 


Inspire Ingenuity

We encourage curiosity and new ideas that fuel innovative products

Build Quality

We strive to produce quality work that pushes the company forward and promotes sustainable development.

Act with Integrity

We create a trustworthy environnement through responsible decisions and honest professional relationships.

Encourage Teamwork

Share common goals and work together towards a common goal.

Foster Inclusion

We strive to make products and lead teams that are empowering and inclusive.

Advocate for active living

Integrate physical activity into healthy life habits for better mental balance.


Our story began in 2013, the year Frédérick Labbé founded Powerlace. The project quickly turned into a life’s mission of commercializing the first body-weight activated self-lacing shoe. His unique invention was granted a patent in 2015, after which he began to build his talented team and opened a development center on the South Shore of Montreal. In 2021, Powerlace shoes hit the market with undeniable public enthusiasm and so much more to come in terms of new collection development.

Connect with our team

Michel Boisvert


Frédérick Labbé

Vice-President and founder

Jonathan Boisvert

Director of Operations and Innovation

David Santagata

Sales and Marketing Director

Vincent Jessup

Project Manager

Guillaume Peltier

Product Designer

Frederik Boissy

Web Developer