Fri, Feb 15, 10:19 AM
Mount Pearl, Avalon Peninsula
Dack’s was THE brand of men’s shoes in Canada for many decades. Founded in
York, Ontario in 1834 months before the city changed its name to Toronto, they
offered both Canadian-made shoes of the highest quality, along with Church or
Cheaney shoes from England.
One of the other great names in Canadian shoemaking was Hartt, of Fredericton,
New Brunswick. The Hartt Boot and Shoe Company Ltd. was founded in 1898 and was
eventually acquired by Dack’s in 1957. Dack’s soon made the decision to move
all production for both brands to the Hartt factory, so all Canadian Dack’s or
Hartt shoes were produced in that same factory.
Sadly, as in so many other industries, Canadian production stopped altogether
in 1999. The company offered very nice English-made shoes until 2009 when,
after 175 years, the business was closed.
In 2012, the Dack’s name was re-launched as Matthew Dack, but all sales are
online and all production in England. Meanwhile, the Hartt label is also back –
with current production in Spain - but the companies are no longer connected.
On offer is this wonderful pair of Dack's Black Side-Gusset Loafers in size
They were hand-crafted in the Hartt factory in Fredericton and are from the
"Custom Grade" line - one of the highest-quality lines that Dack's offered.
These shoes would have sold for $400 or more. They feature imported full-grain
calf (with a hand-waxed finish), a half-leather lining, leather insoles,
leather outsoles, and nailed rubber heels. They are absolutely pristine and
come with their original shoe trees to keep them looking new.
If these were 11.5E or 12D, they would be on my feet and not offered for yours!
If you buy these, not only will you have a handmade pair of bench-crafted
shoes of bespoke quality, you will literally be wearing Canadian history. If
you take good care of them, you can wear these shoes for the rest of your life
and will them to your son.
These would make an AWESOME gift!
Wed, Feb 20, 10:01 AM
Thu, Jan 3, 2:46 PM
Women’s denim heeled boots. Size 8. Zipper up the side with a little pocket.
Brand new! Never been worn!
Thu, Jan 10, 7:51 PM
Mt. Pearl, Avalon Peninsula
Leather style side zip boot ( new) size 11...$15
Leather style western slip on boots size 12..$15 call / email 368-2754 text
Wed, Jan 9, 10:37 AM
Chapel Arm, Avalon Peninsula
Jr girls hunter rubber boots. Size 7, pink in colour. Also comes with the pink
hunter socks to wear in the boots. Adjustable side strap to tighten on the leg
Tue, Feb 12, 7:53 AM
Torbay, Avalon Peninsula
Women's size 8 black workboot...BRAND NEW AND STILL IN BOX. Retail online for
over $300. Steal at $100 FIRM
Featuring a strong, waterproof and breathable GORE-TEXô¸ bootie, your feet
will always stay protected, comfortable and dry in any conditions.
GORE-TEX® Waterproof lining to keep you dry
Oil and slip resistant rubber outsole
Side zipper for easy on and easy off
Full cushioned removable comfort insole
Compression molded EVA midsole