HD Russell Boots

1687 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada



Local handmade boots.

HD Russell Boots was founded in 2019 by David, whose family has been making shoes for more than 60 years.  David’s love of family is deeply connected to his chosen craft.  He was a teenager at the time that the revolution in Iran took place in 1979, and in 1981 at the age of 19 when he was supposed to attend post secondary, all of the institutions of higher learning in Iran were closed and forced to re-write their curricula to support the politics of the revolution.  David began to work in the family business of shoe making – 4 of his uncles were cordwainers and he learned the craft from them.  He devoted the energy that he normally would have committed to post-secondary studies to furthering the family craft.

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