Best Blundstone Boots Reviewed & Rated

If you are not aware, the company of Blundstone originated and has stayed in Tasmania, Australia since 1870 but has been steadily growing in popularity around the world. Blundstone has a variety of features for each different pair of their boots for men, women and children alike. It has always been extremely important to their company to provide comfort and style along with their numerous safety features. Blundstone has been awarded the American Podiatric Medical Associated (APMA) Seal of Acceptance for products beneficial to foot health. They are known for partnering with the world’s best suppliers to ensure their products are made from high quality, premium elements.

Featured Recommendations

Blundstone Supers
  • Blundstone Supers
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Leather lined
  • Extra foot beds
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Blundstone 990
  • Blundstone 990
  • 4.9 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Steel toe
  • Heat resistant
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Blundstone Originals
  • Blundstone Originals
  • 4.7 out of 5
    Our rating
  • Original design
  • Waterproof
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When it comes to quality, comfort and safety Blundstone leather boots have no competition. As a company they are constantly finding new ways to increase their quality boots even more than they are now, which seems almost impossible considering how wonderfully tailored and constructed they are. Keep reading to find your perfect pair of Blundstone leather boots.

 

10 Best Blundstone Boots

 

1. Blundstone Supers

The most popular pair and most loved of Blundstones are their Supers, commonly referred to as 550. The company took their original design (the 500) and amped them up to the max. Better fit, comfort and all-around quality than the Originals. They even provide more protection, which seems impossible since they are well-known for making amazingly protective footwear.
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Leather Lining
Who doesn't love the soft, supple feeling of leather? The way it flexes and creases with every movement. Not only is the outside a beautiful walnut leather, the inside of the supers are lined in the highest quality leather around. So not only do they have the basic comfort of "blunders" (as Australians call them) they also have the added bonus of smooth leather.

Extra Foot beds
It's a bummer to receive a pair of shoes you've been waiting forever (so it seems) for to only find out you need inserts because otherwise, they would be uncomfortable for you. Let's face it, not everyone has the same foot shape and can't all enjoy a pair of shoes based on a certain anatomical design. That's why you get an extra set of insertable footbeds for your boots to customize your comfort. The ones already in the boots are removable as well if you need a flat sole.

Cost and Value
Considering the extra leather and new improved features compared to the originals they are based on it should come as no surprise that the 550's are at the top of the price bar. It's totally acceptable to feel a little like you're spending too much, but remember that your blundies will last 4 to 5 years compared to other leather boots. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
Pros
  • Leather lined
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Waterproof
  • Slip resistant
Cons
  • High arches incompatible

2. Blundstone 990

Just because you work hard and are rough on your shoes doesn't mean you have to give up your style. With Blundstone's work series it won't matter what you do to them, they'll survive. The signature waterproof is a given, but there are several other features including their steel toe cap and acid resistance. So if you're unloading a pallet of hazardous material and it turns out there's a leak, no worries you can just rinse it right off with minimal to no damage done to your leather boots.
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580 Resistant
Need a pair of boots that can withstand ridiculously high temps? Well, we've found a pair for you. The 990's can handle up to five hundred and eighty degrees Fahrenheit! Although we may not be sure what jobs you're doing to need such high temp resistance, at least we know we've provided you with the best pair of Blundstones for your needs.

Oil Resistant
One of the common aspects of Blundstone work and safety boots is for them to be oil resistant. You can find oil in many different forms in all kinds of environments. Maybe you work on a rig and don't want your boots soaking up all the oil residue around the workplace, or you're a mechanic and are constantly getting engine oils sloshed onto your feet. You can be at ease knowing your work boots won't be destroyed after a long day, just rinse them off and they'll be good as new.

Cost and Value
The 990's are on the lower to mid price point of the Blundstone brand. Which is really surprising considering the different features that put them a step above some of the top rated work boots on the market. It's pretty much a guarantee these boots will last you the next couple of years at your rough 'n tough job.
Pros
  • Waterproof
  • Slip resistant
  • EVA footbed
  • Steel toe cap
Cons
  • Tight arch

3. Blundstone Originals

The Originals are one of the very first pairs created by Blundstone and therefore earn their "original" title. You could say that they are what started it all, making this small Australian company grow in popularity into a large, return client based business. This pair of boots comes in men, women, and youth sizes. Although most of their boots do, which makes them even more desirable due to the diversity of sizing available. The originals are favorable for all types of weather, just pull them on and go.
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Pull-Tabs
You may have noticed each pair has two pull tabs; one in the front, one in the back. This nifty feature makes it way easier to pull on your boots (no more struggling to get out the door). This specific pair of boots being the original means they were the first with the pull-tabs that innovated the Blundstone line.

Flexible Sides
Another thing you should have noticed by now is each pair has a stretch, gore side panel on each side of the boot. This lets your feet slide in and out with ease and doesn't hurt your shoes by creasing and bending. It also prevents any foot pain caused by trying to shove your feet in like we have all had to do (don't deny it).

Cost and Value
Just because they've been around longer doesn't mean their popularity has decreased any. Repeat and new customers love the Originals so much they just keep buying them after years of wear, because why change something you already love and think is absolutely perfect? Although you do get a better deal for these than most other pairs of Blundstone leathers, because they do not have all the fancy gadgetry (i.e. protecting feet from extreme temps).
Pros
  • Waterproof
  • Most popular
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
Cons
  • Leather is stiff
  • Scuff easy

4. Blundstone Thermal

4. Blundstone Thermal
If you're looking for a pair of Blundstones that give an extra oomph for the winter then their thermal boots are your best bet. Also known as style 566 they have the waterproof aspect along with thermal insulation, plus removable sheepskin for added comfort. They would make great work boots for winter or even just to pull on and go to the store. They are lightweight and durable, the perfect boots for all walks of life (human ones).
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TPU Outsole
If you've been on the market for a new pair of boots for a while then you know that finding slip resistant pairs can be a pain. Even if they claim to be so it is not guaranteed that you won't fall flat on your butt on the ice or wet floors in the store.

Latex Seams
We've all had it happen, our shoes start coming apart at the seams either because they are old and stretched out or have been destroyed by the elements. Luckily this won't happen to your Blundstone boots because the seams are made of latex. Latex is known for being resistant to water and has a great amount of elasticity. Thanks to this feature you can rest assured that after a rainy season your boots will remain intact.

Cost and Value
Since you're at the bottom of this list you shouldn't be surprised that Blundstone boots are definitely on the pricier side, and their thermal boots are no exception. Considering their quality leather, waterproof feature and the bonus of being lightweight (not at all clunky) you would agree when we say the price is just right. Especially adding the sheepskin and Thinsulate insulation you won't find a better pair of leather boots worth your dollar.
Pros
  • Premium leather
  • Slip resistant
  • Cushioned
  • SPS Comfort
Cons
  • Run small
  • Ankle seams rub

5. Blundstone Bump Toe

5. Blundstone Bump Toe
Finding a pair of leather boots with a "bump" on the tip of your toes can seem pretty difficult, but Blundstone has them so don't worry. You can kick things to your heart's desire without ruining the front of your expensive work boots thanks to the rubber bumper that bounces right off of surfaces. Also if you're one of those people that tends to drag as you walk this nifty little feature also protects from the scraping of the asphalt.
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Electrical Hazard Resistant
If you have been looking into Blundstone boots for a while you know they have tons of different safety features in their work boots (they vary from pair to pair). The 490 pair is extremely popular among electricians for the fact that they are resistant to electrical hazards. Although notice it says "resistant" so accidental contact with electrical currents will safely pass you by, this does not mean you can have a daring moment and purposefully put yourself in harm's way.

XRD Heel
When doing a lot of walking around or jumping on and off of heavy machinery, your heels feel the impact pretty harshly. That's why in these work boots there is an XRD guard in the "strike zone" AKA your heels. XRD is a company that provides protective material that absorbs shock from impact. This material is made from high-end technology using microcellular products that can easily be manipulated for different uses and needs of the manufacturer.

Cost and Value
The value of these boots skyrockets thanks to its premium materials such as a PA midsole, thermo urethane outsole, and removable EVA footbed. They will protect your feet from almost any outside force while also remaining intact and staying in good, quality shape for many years to come. They also come in a wide range of sizes unlike other brands you would normally buy your boots from.
Pros
  • Heat resistant
  • Electric resistant
  • Slip resistant
  • Steel shank stability
Cons
  • Very stiff
  • Hard to break-in

6. Blundstone Chelsea

6. Blundstone Chelsea
If you like a more modern pair of boots but still want to stick with the classic Blundstone design, the (nicknamed) Chelsea's are for you. Blundstone took their original boot design and added on some 21st-century flair. Such as a multicolor side panel, rather than their usual dark brown or black. They also added more comfort to the traditional footbed so once worn down they don't become unbearably hard.
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Cushioned Midsole
Even though it is typically the norm for shoes to have a bit of cushion in them, the 1409's have an added bit in the midsole for those with arches that make any shoes feel uncomfortable. This helps anyone with high arches or flat feet avoid painful impact as they walk, preventing soreness later. The footbeds are also removable which makes room for any personal orthotic inserts you may have.

Oiled Leather
Oil can make a huge difference when applied to leather. In this case, it makes the leather become water resistant and last longer than your traditional pair of leather boots. Although Blundstone claims them to be waterproof, meaning they don't even become stained after exposure to H2O. That makes an added bonus.

Cost and Value
When you're looking for "hip" and "modern" you should be aware those types of styles will cost you a little more money, thanks to the way economy works. Thankfully they are a bit cheaper than several other pairs provided by Blundstone but that's thanks to them not having extra technology added.
Pros
  • Shock absorption
  • Steel shank
  • Removable footbed
  • Quality leather
Cons
  • Fit loosely
  • Scuff easily

7. Blundstone Super 1316

7. Blundstone Super 1316
Hoping to find a pair of winter boots that will keep you looking insta-ready and protect your feet from the cold? Look no further. The re-vamped super 550 boots have added protection, added comfort, and added style. Although they are most popular in black and red, there are several other color options available. They also keep the cold out for those long brisk walks to your car from the door.
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Leather Lined
Blundstone is always trying to step up their game and with the 1316's they did just that. Lining the whole inside with leather only amplifies the waterproof abilities and keeps snow/slush from getting in your boots. No more soggy, cold socks hoorah!

Custom Fit
By now you should realize that Blundstone makes sure to use removable footbeds in all of their shoes, so as to keep them available for anyone in need of orthotic inserts. When ordering the 1316's you get an extra set of EVA footbeds for added comfort and a custom fit. This way you don't have to spend extra money buying inserts in case they don't feel right for you.

Cost and Value
Remember, we've talked before about how the more you get the more you spend. That still applies to the winter Blundstone boots, considering the extra leather and durability in cold conditions. Not to mention the slip-resistant outsole so you don't end up on your butt walking across an icy parking lot.
Pros
  • Leather lined
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • SPS Max
Cons
  • Color fades

8. Blundstone 172 Work Series

8. Blundstone 172 Work Series
If you want a work boot that's not quite so heavy duty as others then we would recommend the 172's. Naturally, they have the steel toe that you need in a pair of safety boots but they are a little more on the casual side. Also waterproof with forepart inserts to keep you comfortable in the rigid toe box. Plus being manufactured to absorb impact and distribute shock for extra protection from pained feet later.
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Kick Guard
Hate it when the tips of your leather boots become scuffed and shabby? Rest assured with the rubber kick guard on the toes of these Blundstones you never have to worry about ruining your leather again. They'll bounce right off of surfaces and handle any scraping like a champ.

Thermo Urethane
An outsole is supposed to take quite a beating considering it's the bottom of your shoes. They get dragged through all sorts of different things such as mud, water and even sometimes acid. Just because these are a "light" boot does not mean they can't handle what you're going to be putting them through. The thermo urethane outsole can resist hydrolysis (fancy word for water) and microbial attacks (corrosion caused by bacteria).

Cost and Value
You might be finding it difficult to choose a pair of Blundstone leather boots because they are all so great and the prices are just right for the quality you receive. Although the 172's are not nearly as expensive as some of the other available boots which might make them more ideal for your wallet.
Pros
  • 290F resistant
  • Steel shank
  • XRD
  • Electrical resistant
Cons
  • Wide fit

9. Blundstone 510 Icons

9. Blundstone 510 Icons
When it comes to Blundstone leather boots you will notice they have all sorts of different kinds and their 510's are derived from the original design of Blundstones. They are definitely a more casual, everyday kind of pair. Technically all of their boots are "slip-on" but these are more so, they easily slide onto your feet with little to no effort.
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Versatile
Even though they are a "casual" leather boot the "Icons" as their website named them to have quite a bit of versatility. You can purchase them in a few different color schemes but the classic black really does go with any occasion. A family BBQ or game night at a friends place you can't go wrong with this modern slip-on.

Elastic Siding
It seems safe to assume you looked at the photos before going back and reading these tidbit reviews, so you should have noticed that Blundstones are known for their elastic sidings. Although this specific style is similar to others they do seem to give a little more stretch to provide that ease of pulling them on quickly and not having to spend a few minutes trying to get your foot inside.

Cost and Value
Definitely a little bit on the higher end of the price bar the comfort and durability provided by the 510's make it rightfully so. Also being the trademark waterproof and classically stylish really makes them take the cake in the Best Blundstone category.
Pros
  • Waterproof
  • Slip resistant
  • Cushioned
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Inconsistent sizing

10. Blundstone 063 Dress

10. Blundstone 063 Dress
Let's say you already have your work boots and your casual day boots, all you're missing is a pair of dress boots. In men, women and children sizes are the 063 Blundstone leather boots in the dress series. The leaner design gives a sleek and elegant appearance without hindering the comfort we all know that "blundies" (how Australians refer to them) provide.
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Square Toe
If you have been on the market for a nice pair of dress leather boots you'll notice many of them sort of come to a point. This happens when a sleeker boot is combined with a round toe, giving a pointed elf look (and not everyone is into that). Blundstone uses a square toe design to avoid the pointed toes and gives a dashing appearance.

SPS Max Comfort
If you're going to be standing, dancing and mingling you need a pair of leather boots that won't hurt after a few hours. No one likes it when you're two hours into a night out (or day out) and your feet start to hurt because your shoes are definitely more for looks than comfort. Thankfully Blundstone has made it so their dress boots have maximum comfort with an SPS Comfort system.

Cost and Value
Don't be shocked by the price tag on these bad boys since they are a step up from that pair you found at the mall on clearance for $10. They will last longer, protect your feet and keep you grounded all night. Go ahead and test them out on the dance floor or run across wet grass to find you didn't ruin your shoes with water. You won't be disappointed.
Pros
  • Slip resistant
  • Waterproof
  • Cushioned
  • Lightweight
Cons
  • Leather is stiff

Well, if you’re reading this part then that means you actually enjoyed the article and did not just skim through the reviews above. All ten of the boots on this list have been studied for popularity and quality, but if you do happen to get a pair that seems faulty do not fret. Blundstone leather boots have a warranty through the company and if there is a manufacturing fault they will replace the said pair of boots at no expense. So good luck and get to buying!

 

Criteria Used to Evaluate the Best Blundstone Boots

Weather Resistant

Although some of Blundstone’s boots are more resilient than others, they are all made from weather resistant leather. This means they are resistant to water, exceeding temperatures, and even organic oils or fats (so if you work in fast food you do not have to worry about your shoes being ruined if the oil for the fryers gets spilled). You can also rest assured that heavy rains or scorching days won’t hurt your Blundstone leathers either, most are guaranteed up to 290 degrees (Fahrenheit, not Celsius, but could you imagine? Converted that would be 554F!). Some of their work and safety boots though can resist up to 580F though, so you can get a pair if you’re planning on photographing a lake of magma. Although they will still melt so it probably isn’t a good idea.

SPS Max Comfort

One of the most important items on our checklists when shoe shopping is comfort, if the shoes hurt you’re more than likely to return them or toss ’em in your closet and forget they existed. Except it would be hard to forget the substantial amount of money you spent which is why we are happy to report that Blundstone guarantees your comfort in every boot. Which is why they were awarded the APMA Seal of Acceptance because the underfoot comfort systems give the best comfort and absorb impact better than any other leather boots out there.

Bamboo Lining

Blundstone uses one of natures most versatile plants that also grow at rapid rates; bamboo. Bamboo is known for its strength, flexibility, and functional purposes. It has been used over the centuries for several different needs such as writing, art, construction and even weaponry. Using treated bamboo for lining inside their leather boots puts Blundstone a step above everyone else because it flexes with the leather rather than being stiff and creating cracks or creases in the material.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q. Are Blundstone boots real leather?
Yes, every pair of boots made by Blundstone is made of the highest quality leather from the worlds best tanneries. You would care for them as you would any other pair of leather boots. Remember that keeping them clean will make their fresh appearance last longer.

Q. Would Blundstone boots be considered unisex?
That depends on the wearer. The boots all generally have the same design appearance wise but the sizing and fit would be slightly different for male or female. Also several of their styles are available in men, women, and youth sizing.

Q. How do I style my Blundstones?
Wear them however you like, but if you truly have no idea the go-to would always be jeans of some sort. Skinny, bootcut, rolled cuffs. Hell, you could even wear them with a skirt or a kilt if you wanted to. They are your boots so wear whatever you want with them and don’t give a hoot what other people think.

Q. Will Blundstone boots stretch?
The simple answer would be “yes” but the longer answer is that since they are made of leather, bamboo, and Kevlar they will eventually stretch to some degree. If you’re asking because you got a size that is too small, no they will not stretch out to fit your feet if you keep wearing them. Blundstone has a satisfaction guarantee so please contact them and they will send you the right size in exchange.


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