DUNHAM’S ROOTS go back over a century to Brattleboro, Vermont where in 1885 George and Charles Dunham first opened the "Dunham Brothers" shoe store to sell their hand crafted boots. This was a time when pioneers lived to explore and challenge the outdoors. Serving the needs of those pioneers is what inspired the Dunham Brothers to create Dunham Bootmakers.
In 1998, New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. acquired the Dunham Bootmakers brand. The same commitment the Dunham Brothers dedicated to making shoes for people who live, work and play outdoors continues to guide our brand today. As a New Balance Performance brand, Dunham features the latest technologies and ongoing innovations.
And, now more than ever, Dunham fits. We make boots and shoes that are lightweight, comfortable and inspired by the world outside. And with an extensive range of sizes and widths, we literally fit better too. Dunham has always felt that boots and shoes that fit better will perform better. We are so driven by that belief that some of our boots and shoes are available in as many as 87 size/width combinations. Dunham is as passionate about fit, as we are about the outdoors. And that's saying something.