Born from humble beginnings in the heart of Canada’s capital City, NRML has emerged to become one of North America’s premier urban boutiques. With a relentless pursuit to carry the most authentic streetwear and limited edition footwear, we have evolved from a simple sneaker shop into a sophisticated purveyor for Ottawa's stylish elite.
Sometime in 1908, Marquis Mills Converse decided to start a rubber sneaker company, bypassing a rubber trust that prevented most companies from doing business directly with their retailers. Early catalogs bragged about how many trucks left the Converse factory in Malden, Massachusetts, and delivering product directly to stores in Boston. Mr. Converse’s idea worked. But more importantly, it survived.