The very first BEARPAW boot! The Eva boot was created in 2001 by BEARPAW founder, Tom Romeo after a chance encounter with a bear inspired him to pursue his passion for comfortable shoes! This boot style paved the way for all of our classic styles today. We’re celebrating the 20th Anniversary of BEARPAW with a limited edition run of the original boot. A classic that never goes out of style, so go ahead, party like it’s 2001.