In an interview with The Epoch Times, the current owners of Dayton Boots explain why they bought the iconic boot company: to ensure the boots continue to be made in Canada, not outsourced to China.
“It would have been a tragedy to take such a great brand offshore to China. I mean, it’s synonymous with what’s good and powerful and strong about how this province was built,” says Dayton's Stephen Encarnacao.
The boots, which have a cult following and whose fans include Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, come with colourful names such as the Black Beauty, the Engineer, the Sidekick, the Confederate, and the Mustang.
But in these days of built-in obsolescence and mass production, what really makes Daytons a cut above the rest is their quality.
Daytons are crafted by hand to exacting standards using the Goodyear weld of construction instead of glue and cardboard. This allows them to be resoled and reconditioned numerous times. It is not uncommon to see Daytons still in use after 40 or 50 years...
Read the full article on The Epoch Times.