Australian footwear label Blundstone has released the limited-edition #150 boot, fashioned on their iconic Chelsea boot style, now available in celebration of their 150th anniversary.
The #150 boot is inspired by the Blundstone #500 boot and features supple 1.8mm thick premium auburn leather and a hand screen-printed and stamped bronze lining. 150 is debossed into the outer heel to mark the milestone, and further touches include smooth leather rolled edges, a 150 gold update on the iconic pull tabs and bronze lining.
“Our 150 anniversary boot celebrates our heritage of quality and craftsmanship and understated design,” said Joe Carfora, Blundstone’s global lifestyle range manager. “The lining elevates this boot above our existing range in honour of the occasion. Our #150 is a true collector’s item!”
Established in Tasmania in 1870, John Blundstone set out to make fit-for-purpose footwear that could withstand the cobbled city streets, rugged farmland as well as the dance and factory floors of Hobart. This philosophy allowed Blundstone to adapt to an ever-changing environment, and the brand says this commitment to durability, quality and innovation has not wavered.
Available for a limited time only, Blundstone’s #150 anniversary boot is available now in Australia and New Zealand and will be released internationally in over 70 countries throughout 2020. The #150 can be purchased at Blundstone online via the link below and in select retails with an RRP of $215.00.
Are Blundstone boots real leather?
Yes, Blundstones are made from leathers with various finished including suede, nubuck, and canvas.
Should you size up in Blundstones?
Reviews says that Blundtsones tend to run big, so you should order a 1/2 size smaller. The leather will stretch and mold to your feet over time.
Which Blundstones are still made in Australia?
Many Blundstone lines are now made overseas but gumboots are still made in Hobart.