The year is 1870, and John Blundstone makes the 3-month voyage from England to Australia, where he settles in Hobart, Tasmania. He starts out importing boots from his homeland, before deciding to make his own fit-for-purpose footwear – using locally sourced leathers – that could withstand the city’s rugged landscape. Fast-forward 150 years, and the Blundstone brand has well and truly established itself as the emblem of Australian workwear. The brand’s 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. Today, their classic #500 Chelsea boots continue to be loved by workers, adventurers, and creatives alike, for their rugged, natural beauty and their distinctive look and feel. Discover Blundstone, now available on Smallable.