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Safety and comfort are at the heart of all Blundstone boots

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Since 1870, Blundstone has made the toughest and most comfortable footwear for both work and play.

Over a century of innovative design and production has led the company in overseeing a global supply chain that brings together the best ideas, components and designs to complement a wide range of products for a wide variety of uses.

Proud to have a Tasmanian sole

Blundstone footwear is developed by a team based in Hobart who uses the best resources available from all over the world to develop footwear that keeps pushing the boundaries to improve overall user comfort.

Whilst Blundstone is renowned globally for its iconic elastic sided boots, the extensive range also includes gumboots, lace-up safety footwear for men and women, heavy industrial footwear and even school shoes.

Blundstone’s ongoing research and development allows constant improvement in comfort, protection, performance and aesthetics to match their great fit and value for money.

Award-winning boots made for Australian mine sites

The Blundstone range of safety boots are known for their comfort meaning they can be worn all day while keeping you safe and sound in some of Australia’s harshest and most remote mining sites.

Blundstone’s 980 underground mining boot developed together with Centennial Coal features an award winning design that has won top honours at the NSW Mineral’s Council Health and Safety Innovation Awards. It also won Best in Category (Product Design – Commercial and Industrial) at the prestigious 2015 Good Design Awards as well as the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences (Powerhouse Museum) Design Award 2015 for excellence in Australian product design.

The 350mm-high waterproof 980 mining boot boasts several new innovative features.

The boots are laceless and zipless, incorporating the BOA system for quick closure and simple release, which gives a custom fit at the turn of a dial.

The soles have been designed specifically for mining and incorporate XRD, which is designed to maximise impact absorption from each step, and are also puncture resistant.

A rubber outsole is designed to increase slip resistance in varied environments, and makes the boot impervious to hydrolysis and microbial attack. The outsole is designed for cut resistance and is heat resistant to 300°C, along with being oil, acid and organic fat resistant.

Perhaps the most high tech innovation is the Metguard, a metatarsal guard that protects the wearer from dropped objects on the foot.

The Metguard is made of a high-tech material which is soft in a resting state, but which freezes to a hard, protective shield when struck by force.

The boots’ non-metallic penetration resistant insole is compliant to BS EN ISO 20345:2004. They are available in sizes between 3 and 14 (mens) and 7.5 and 10.5 (womens), and are certified to Standard AS/NZS 2210.3.2009, and Standard ASTM F2413-11 including electrical shock resistance (Clause 5.5).

Blundstone Work and Safety boots - even tougher than the workers wearing them

The tough as nails Blundstone Work and Safety bootsrange includes the Xfoot and Xtreme models that have been specifically designed for the harshest and most demanding Australian workplace environments.

Featuring the revolutionary XRD, which provides a new level of impact absorbency, underfoot comfort and shock protection, the Xfoot and Xtreme models are suitable for use in mining, manufacturing and industrial areas, yet still look good enough being worn around the office.

Hot molten metal no match for Blundstone quality

Also part of the versatile Work and Safety range, Blundstone’s smelter boots incorporate dual density rubber soles, flame retardant leather, Kevlar stitching, Metatarsal protection and insulation lining making these boots suitable for extreme and high temperature environments.

Safety and comfort for all areas

Blundstone’s range of Worklife footwear features soft-toed, elastic-sided work boots. Reflecting the brand’s unique quality, comfort and durability these boots are suitable for a variety of work where steel-toed safety is unnecessary, but safety and all-day comfort are still required.

Blundstone safety and comfort made for both men and women

Blundstone’s range of women’s work safety shoes provide protection and superior underfoot comfort without compromising on style or fit. Designed specifically for the female foot they are suitable for work in a variety of industries including mining, manufacturing, and warehousing.

So regardless of where you work – whether it’s at a mine site, a manufacturing plant, on the land or in a warehouse, Blundstone has the work boot to fit both your feet and your job.

For more information on Blundstone’s Xfoot™ Rubber Safety Boots range click here

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