Our original factory store is open again with the following limited hours:

Wednesday - Friday 12 - 6

Saturdays 12 - 5

All of our repair and warranty work is being done by:

Vince DeVito Shoes

411 Hall Street, Nelson, BC V1L 1Y9

1 800 337 1622 or 250 352-6261

For any inquiries, please email us at with any inquiries as we will not be monitoring the phones regularly.

Thank you for your interest in Dayton Boots.

Dayton boots is open 24/7 online at  We regularly ship globally and have done so for decades.  We’d love to get you into a pair or two of Dayton’s.

We are glad to be able to welcome customers back to Dayton’s Historic Factory Store.  We are small business that the Covid Pandemic has hit hard and we have lost a number of key staff.  Shoemakers and other skilled shoe industry people are hard to find in the best of times.

We are slowly recovering and hope to be back to normal soon.  Thank you for your support.

SINCE 1946


Charlie Wohlford started Dayton Boots in the winter of 1946, after gaining a reputation for repairing loggers’ boots to a better quality than when they were new. Dayton’s reputation for being the best made logging boot in the world quickly spread and soon became the brand name for everybody from loggers and men on tough construction jobs to rough necks in the oil patch as well as fire and police departments.

1960 Introduction of the

Goodyear Welt

In the early 1960’s Dayton added the Goodyear welt method of boot manufacturing to its already famous hand nailed line of boots. This process allowed Dayton to diversify into western, service and lighter footwear that continued to demonstrate Dayton Boots’ high standard of quality and durability.

1962 - 1965

Introduction of Western and Black Beauty

In 1962, Dayton introduced their western boot – the first to eliminate inside seams in favour of outside seams – which helped to reduce chafing on the legs of riders. By 1965, with the advent of better rubber soles, Dayton designed and started production of the Black Beauty motorcycle boot. This boot still continues to be one of Dayton’s most popular models.

1978 refining quality

The Double-soled engineer

In 1978 Dayton introduced the double-soled Engineer, a favourite with motorcyclists all over the world, and is likely the toughest motorcycle boot ever made. Even today, Dayton’s lighter Goodyear welted motorcycle boots surpass the quality of every other motorcycle boot made in the industry. Some may look similar but most are constructed with cardboard and glue, so while they may look fine on a shelf they’ll rarely last anywhere close to a Dayton.

Dayton Today

continuing the tradition

Today, Dayton’s are still made with the same attention to detail that’s gone into every pair since 1946. Our boots are still crafted by hand, to the same exacting standards and offer a lifetime warranty.
Find out more about Dayton Boots in these short documentaries.



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