150 years
A history of never standing still
For 150 years we’ve been a company always on the go, always evolving. It’s been that way since John Blundstone started making fit-for-purpose footwear that would withstand the cobbled city streets, rugged farmland, dance and factory floors of Hobart, Tasmania, in 1870.

And just like our island home which has changed a lot since 1870, our business has evolved but our ethos remains the same. Our commitment to quality and innovation has endured the Great Depression, both world wars, and an ever-changing fashion landscape – from the swinging ’60s to ‘90s grunge to festival fashion in the 2000s.
We’ve put boots on Aussie soldiers, Everest expeditioners, footballers, factory workers, farmers, and policemen and women. We’ve inspired artists, musicians, chefs, tap dancers, and Olympic athletes to put their best foot forward. Our history and home remain a source of inspiration – but it’s the people that wear our boots that really inspire us.
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