This article was posted on Friday, October 19, 2012
By Sheppe Pharis
I first heard about Blundstone Boots on a jet when I was flying
to San Francisco. I was reading one of those magazines that you
find in the pocket in the seat in front of you, and I came across
an article about them.
I had been looking for a good pair of boots for a long time
prior to that, but I just couldn't find a pair that felt right. By
the time I finished reading the article, I was determined to try on
a pair of Blundstones (Blunnies for short) as soon as possible.
After my flight touched-down in San Francisco I had a little
time to kill, so I used Google Maps and found a Blunstone retailer
just a few blocks from my hotel.
When I got to the shop, it wasn't exactly what I was
expecting.... Most footwear retailers have shelves lining their
walls so that they can showcase their wares. The outlets are always
lit so that the boots and shoes look like they are being handed to
you from some heavinly body. Not to mention there is almost always
some young and attractive guy or girl who is keen to help you
That's not what this shop was like. No, this shop was small and
kind of old/shabby, the "showcase" consisted of a couple of pairs
of really, really used Blundstones, the
lighting was poor, there were no shelves (just stacked boxes of
boots), and there was one old guy with bad teeth there to help
But good showcases and lighting in big showrooms aren't what
Blundstones are about.
As soon as I put on my first pair of these boots, I was
Sliding into a brand new pair feels like putting on your
most comfortable boots/shoes... they feel like old friends that
you've spent countless hours with.
The old guy with bad teeth was actually really helpful, and the
owner of the shop as it turns out. He spent most of the time
sitting/halfway-laying on the floor as we chatted about Blundstones
and their history.
Blundstones are operated out of Australlia, and have been since
the company was founded in 1870. The company focuses on producing a
quality, comfortable, boot that can be worn whether you're digging
ditches or going to an office party.
There are a wide variety of models available as well...
everything from the Blundstone Classic 500/550 series (my boot of
choice), to steel-toed work boots, to cowboy boots.
Also, most models come with an exchangeable insole so that if
you feel like having a little more padding than their standard
insole offers, you can just swap in the cushier one.
Good Recommendations Summary:
I can't say enough good things about these boots. They are both
comfortable and rugged, while being stylish and durable.
I bought my pair in a city hundreds of miles away from my home,
with no chance of being able to return or exchange them. That's how
much faith I had in these boots, and I was not disappointed. I
recommend for Blundstone Boots.
Where to Buy them Online:
I feel safe in suggesting that you can buy a pair of these
online. As long as you get the right size, I'm sure that these
boots will feel great on your feet.