Dayton Boot Brands Ltd.

What’s Your Business?

We design and build handcrafted leather footwear in East Vancouver on Hastings since 1946.

Why Did You Start Your Business?

We started manufacturing work boots for the working people of the Pacific Northwest workers in 1946. We are still famous among loggers and other trades workers for our high quality boots. But we also have many clients who appreciate Canadian-made, high quality boots for fashion and every day wear.

What's The Best Business Move You've Made Recently? The Worst?

We started looking at the changing retail landscape and are looking at multi-channel marketing to reaching new customers. Although most of our customers don’t order without visiting the store, we need to make them aware of our product, and so many consumers are looking and buying online these days. We are beta testing with online deal platform Spendit.com.

How Does Your Business Work To Better Our World?

We provide high quality products – made to fit, using North American hides – and provide great jobs in the process. Our boots are made to last, as opposed to most footwear made overseas and not made to last more than a season or two.

How Do You Support Other Local Businesses?

We work with other local businesses and service providers. Our hides are from mostly U.S. and some Canadian cattle, although they are tanned overseas. We are working with another LOCO member (Spendit.com) for our online marketing.