Most of Australia doesn’t get much in the way of snow or slush, but Blundstone leather boots can thankfully withstand both. Durable “Blunnies”, as the Aussies call them, have been a footwear staple down under since 1870, when the company was founded by a group of settlers who emigrated from England to Hobart, Tasmania. These days, a pair of Blundstone #500 Originals can be just as easily spotted on the soles of city-dwelling hipsters as on hay-baling farmers working the fields. The boots are laceless and lightweight, with slip-on/slip-off appeal and a signature style that is only improved by a bit of scuffed wear-and-tear. This fall, Blundstone debuted new colour combinations that include a rich burgundy rubbed leather and two-tone green and brown.
Dec 1, 2014