The more you use them, the more beautiful they become. The Dundas Footwear is fueled by the pure fascination for quality.
Although Dundas boots are manufactured in a small factory in Northern England, the brand is actually Norwegian based out of Oslo, established in 2011 by Liam and Helge. Since then these quality products have stood the test of time. They are easily repairable and is as much a counter reaction to modern consumer culture as a goal to make the ultimate footwear.
Liam Rohde-Hæhre and Helge Mamen wanted to produce quality items, utilizing the knowledge and experience that still exist in Europe. Based on the historical Norwegian footwear traditions and the traditional English footwear industry, they found an overlap of design, construction methods and production which points to the cultural exchange between Britain and Norway that has taken place over the past 1000 years.
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The culture of manufacturing high quality boots has remained in Norway since the 1970s, but as factories closed down, or moved to more cost-effective countries, the knowledge and tools for making products by traditional methods were dwindling.
True quality is now the customers reward for paying for a product that is made with pride, from the tannery to the workshop. With the hope of revitalizing the industry in their country, the two owners established Dundas Footwear to set out to make beautiful, durable, and timeless boots. True quality is a result of a long and painstaking process.
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“Our reward is seeing a happy customer that wears his boots with pride,” they say. The boots are produced using authentic manufacturing methods, which means attaching multiple leather soles using brass nails. The brand stocks high quality leather produced in the UK and the US.
For boot lovers, we highly recommend checking this up-and-coming brand out. A pair of Dundas is the beginning of a long friendship.
These Boots, Designed in Norway – Made in England, Are Made for Walking, written by Tor Kjolberg