Australian Boot Company History
Australian Boot Company has 2 stores located in Toronto and 1 store located Vancouver. Australian Boot Company offers the largest selection of Blundstone boots outside of Australia, and is the sole source of R.M.Williams boots and products in Canada. Australian Boot Company has been proudly selling UGG Australia products for over 10 years.
The Australian Boot Company stores were the first stores in Canada to offer Blundstone Footwear, now commonly associated as the pull-on boot of choice for Canadians. Australian Boot Company was also the first store in Canada to offer handmade R.M.Williams boots from Adelaide, Australia and were the stores in Canada to carry UGG© Australian boots, an Australian footwear brand.
In March 1994 the first Australian Boot Company store opened on Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In April of 1996, Australian Boot Company opened its first store on West 4th, Kitsilano in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In June 1997 the Australian Boot Company opened it’s third store on Yonge Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
In August 2010, the Australian Boot Company store at 791 Queen St. West was destroyed by fire. We later re-opened across the street at 698 Queen St. West.
Australian Boot Company loves a reason to celebrate. Every January 26th, we celebrate “Australia Day” at our stores with beer, “snags”, and some kind of great promotion.
Valentines day is our next celebration, in which Australian Boot Company features the Blundstone style #556 Red boots pictured above. In fall 2013 we will be launching our newest style the Blundstone #1316 Black boot, with Red elastic and matching red sole.
For Easter, Australian Boot Company celebrates with a pair of Blundstone Blunnies. These easy to slip-on kids Blundstone boots are a favourite with teachers and parents. Laceless ease so teachers can do what they do best, teach.
Blundstone boots from Australian Boot Company are the perfect way to celebrate the holidays.
We love the communities we have grown up in, and at some point throughout the year you can find our amazing staff setting up a good old ‘boot toss’ game; fun for everyone! Here’s some photos of the Blundstone boot toss during ‘Hippy Daze’ at the Australian Boot Company store in Vancouver.
In 2011 Australian Boot Company offered the first of its kind in Canada, the “Winter” Blundstone boot. Designed to help you survive winter, the Winter features sheepskin footbeds and Thinsulate insulation to keep your feet warm and dry.
Australian Boot Company carries what some consider to be the most comfortable selection of Canadian Safety Standards approved (CSA) steel toe work boots. The Blundstone work boots. The Blundstone CSA Greenpatch Steel Toe Safety #162 in brown, #163 in black and #164 in Crazy Horse Brown work boots feature a steel toe for ultimate protection on the jobsite, on the assembly line or in your backyard. Australian Boot Company’s Blundstone CSA Steel Toe offer pull on, kick off comfort for men and women.
For several years the Australian Boot Company ran a successful charity fundraiser called Art To Boot. The annual event featured artists and ad agency staff designing and creating their artistic interpretation of Blundstone boots. Each participant was given a pair of Blundstone boots to decorate. Proceeds of the Australian Boot Company Art To Boot event went to support Sketch.
In 1996 we launched the first Australian Boot Company and Blundstone “Bootmobile”. An old Eaton’s delivery van was professionally painted orange and given the royal sticker treatment. The bootmobile was in service from 1996 to 2011. During the 15 years of service it made it from Vancouver to Toronto and back a couple of times and offered lots of fun for Australian Boot Company staff and customers. The Australian Boot Company’s Bootmobile can still be seen roaming the roads in British Columbia.
Many famous people have been spotted wearing their Blundstone boots. A few that have purchased their Blundstone Boots in our Australian Boot Company stores.
We have great staff at our stores and they love to have fun.
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