About Us

The Dryboot Company was formed in July 2010 by Malcolm & Barbara Harris, former directors of 'The Welly Shop'.

The 'Viking Dryboot' has been popular with our customers for the past ten years, but increasingly difficult to source - indeed during 2008/2009 it was not available at all in the UK and despite efforts to find stock in Europe, stocks were running out rapidly.

After some considerable research and relentless enquiries, all remaining stock across Europe was 'rounded up' and new orders were placed with the manufacturers to fill size gaps.

SEPTEMBER 2012

We have to report that sadly, the manufacturing costs have doubled during the past two years and it is no longer viable to supply at our current retail rates - for this reason we have decided to finally end our efforts. Stocks are being cleared and the popular sizes are already running out. Please see homepage for remaining sizes available.

JULY 2013

Discussions are ongoing with regard to producing the Dryboot under our own brand name. Watch this space! In the meantime, we have secured a small remaining number of popular sizes - these are due to be delivered early in Sept. 2013 We are taking reserve orders until further notice, but please take note - numbers are limited, so don't delay!!

SEPTEMBER 2013

Well, the entire consignment sold out before we took delivery, so we apologise to all those disappointed customers. That's the bad news.... The good news is that we have now finalised arrangements for importing the Dryboot under our own brand name! The first consignment of the 'HARRIS waterproof' Dry Boot will be available from late December 2013!

The new boot will be available in Sizes 39, 41, 42,43,44,45 & 46 only, until remaining Viking stocks (Sizes 36,37,38, 40 and 47) have cleared.

We are already taking reserve orders, so it looks like a wise move! Further updates will be posted as soon as images are available.

JANUARY 2014

At last, after a couple of weeks' delay due to bad weather on the high seas, the new Harris Dryboots have arrived and are safely stacked in our warehouse.
We shall be busy over the next few days sending out reserved orders. Looks like we may be reordering sooner than we thought!

DECEMBER 2016

Almost three years since our first consignment of Harris Dryboots and once again we're waiting for our ship to come in with another 1000 pairs on board! Sizes are selling out fast and some will be disappointed for Xmas but by 2nd January 2017 we should have a full warehouse again. We still have very limited stocks of Size 36-38 'Vikings' - the new stock will include these sizes in the Harris brand - now available in all sizes 3 - 12.

I am greedy and use two pairs

"I am greedy and use two pairs, a size 42 for summer wear with thin socks, and a size 43 for winter wearing thick socks. Just the job for all outdoor activities. Used them for almost 20 years now. Again, well done." - P. Slimon

I heartily thank you!

"The boots are all I expected them to be. Fitting well, with plenty of room, comfortable and hopefully durable enough for the tough wear I intend to use them for. I spend many an hour tromping across muddy fields in all weathers with a metal detector and spade, in search for ancient artifacts. I heartily thank you!" - C. Hale

Quick service and a good functional boot

"Quick service and a good functional boot as well. Size generous so I fitted a pair of insoles which improved fit and added a modern cushioned feel to the boot. I am pleased with them." - C. McPherson