In 1891 Tretorn was founded by Henry Dunker in Helsingborg, Sweden, setting the stage for one of the most enduring success stories born from the late industrial revolution. Dunker's devotion to both business and his "extended family" of employees is legendary. Well ahead of his time, he offered his work force free health care and instituted day-care and a kindergarten on-site. Not surprisingly, this foundation of good will and good work continues to bear impressive results.
Rich in heritage, Tretorn's past is important to what the brand is today. From the early days as a tire maker to its glory days as the shoe of choice for avid tennis players, the past provides an authentic framework for everything that defines Tretorn. And it is with this foundation that Tretorn ensures its commitment to high quality rubber manufacturing for generations to comeVISIT THE PAGE
Known for his quality and authentic western styling, Laredo covers the style spectrum from riding to classic western to buckaroo styles. Whether you wear them for Saturday night out on the town or to work every day, Laredo Boots will stand up to the test.VISIT THE PAGE
The Volley was originally developed in 1939 as a tennis shoe by Adrian Quist, a famous Australian tennis player & employee of Dunlop. Adrian borrowed a pair of boat shoes (with Herringbone sole) during his Davis Cup tournament win in the USA and upon his return, convinced Dunlop to develop this high grip sports shoe. The original shoe was called the Volley OC (Orthopaedically Correct) and was worn by Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Ken Rosewall etc. The Volley OC continued up until the 1970s when it was replaced by the Volley International which featured the 3 stripe woven tape around the heel, side quarter panels which secure the tongue, and new look injection moulded rubber sole.
In 1976 Mark Edmondson won the Australian Open catapulting the Volley back into the spotlight.
The distinctive herringbone tread is famous for its excellent grip, making the shoe a favourite among roofing contractors and canyoners. The Volley is commonly used by tradespersons, especially roof tilers, as the shoe has very good grip in most conditions. This has led to the development of Volley Safety shoes with steel caps, to meet worksite safety requirements.
Dunlop Volleys were standard issue by the Australian Army and RAAF until the late 1980s and are still issued to date by the Royal Australian Navy although are sometimes substituted with the Spalding imitation shoe.
A pair of Volleys subjected to prolonged wear-and-tear will develop two distinctive holes. Firstly, where the canvas meets the rubberVISIT THE PAGE