An Aussie Icon Blundstone Footwear Celebrates 150 Years Strong

2020 marks the 150th birthday of Blundstone footwear.
Our eclectic team of writers from around Australia – and a couple beyond – with decades of combined experience and interest in all fields.

This year marks the 150th birthday of an Australian legend Blundstone footwear, whose boots, particularly the Blunnies, have been worn by countless generations of Aussies.

It was 1870 Tasmania when English immigrant John Blundstone began importing footwear before manufacturing boots in Hobart's Liverpool St.

After more than 30 years of operation, John was forced to sell the company at the turn of the 20th Century, with the Blundstone name since exchanging ownership a number of times.

As Aussie as a blue heeler, lamington, hills hoist, Victa lawnmower or giving it a red-hot crack, do your feet a favour and house them in a pair of Blundstones. You never complain about sore feet again.

Blundstone Footwear History

Rewind to 1870. Blundstone footwear was born and bred tough to weather the untamed terrain called home – Tasmania, Australia.

Since then, we've put boots on Aussie soldiers and Everest expeditioners, miners and musicians. We've helped footballers and farmers, tap dancers and Olympic athletes to put their best foot forward.

Pull them on and off up to 10,000 times. Mess them up. Dress them down or the other way around. Our boots will be up for it.

Blundstone Classic 2020

While our history is a source of strength, the thing that really inspires us is the toughness of those who've worn our boots.

150 years of Blundstone means these everyday stories are the stuff of legends.

History's given you some pretty tough boots to fill.

How you fill them, that’s up to you.

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