If you have always been a fan of the Original Dunham 7701 Canadian work boot, the news that they were no longer going to be produced was most likely devastating to hear. The Dunham brand has moved forward, but as a men’s casual line. Back in 2012, Samco, the last licensed manufacturer to make the 7701, did not renew their license and so production came to a sudden halt. What sizes were left in warehouses across America quickly sold out, as workers scrambled to claim what may be their last pair ever, of this classic, iconic work boot.
If you were one of them, then have we got good news for you! A company called STC, or “Shoe Technology Corporation” heard the cry for the demand of this well-loved boot and decided to do something about it.
STC began making a replica of the 7701, producing it in the very same mill in Canada that the original Dunhams were made in, using the same exact lasts and the same quality materials. The new #7701 Canadian, like the original, is waterproof and has a smooth, soft, pig-skin leather lining. The outsole is still made of a Vulcanized, non-marking, oil-resistant rubber, making it extremely durable and long-lasting.
Only two features have changed with this new, updated version. Instead of the Dunham logo, the new 7701 carries the STC logo on the side and for added comfort, the flat, felt insole has been replaced with a more modern-day, cushioned insole.
This replica is so close to the original and has been so well-received, that we have customers from all over the country lined up to purchase them months ahead of every scheduled production date. This classic style has been a long-standing favorite of workers for over 30 years and with good reason. Meet the new #7701 Canadian work boot and find out why many of our local customers have deemed it “The Perfect Boot.”