The Blundstone boot is an Australian icon. Well renowned for its long-lasting durability and its ability to dress up any outfit, much is known about the Blundstone boot as wardrobe staple, but not so much is known about the origins of the Blundstone boot and how it came to be the ever so popular boot it is today.
The Blundstone story begins on a 93-day boat journey
from England to Hobart, Tasmania
back in the 1850s. After years of planning, testing and finally producing, John Blundstone
and Sons was finally founded in 1870. At the conception, Blundstone started to import boots made in England before finally making his boots from locally sourced leathers in 1878.
From humble beginnings, Blundstone finally had their defining moment when at the International Exhibition in Hobart in 1894 their boots were deemed “exceptional” and “second to none”. From then on, Blundstone supplied every description of men’s, women’s and children’s boots.
Fast forward to today and Blundstone boots are worn and loved around the world by people of all ages for both work and play. Blundstone really started to make a name for itself in modern media by sponsoring athletes at the Sydney Olympic Games back in 2000.