Blundstone, the classic Australian work boot, has been on an upward swing in the streets on city-dwellers, bringing rugged vibes to the white-collar chelsea boot. Durable, comfortable, and better with age, these pull-ons go with anything and aren’t just for those people too lazy to mess with laces. The problem is they roast your feet in summer. So Blundstone fixed that with its new canvas-style boots.
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The substitution of canvas for the traditional leather gives the Blundies (this is what Aussies apparently call them) a unique look, setting them apart from original Chuck Taylor/Vans canvas and the more contemporary Toms. Unlike standard Bundstones, they don’t really need to be broken in—this canvas isn’t that stiff—but they’ll look better a little worn. Remember to size down though, possibly even a size and a half. Aussies seem to think an American size 10 is really an 11.5.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is an editor at Supercompressor who has medium sized feet in Australia, apparently. Follow him on Twitter @ewolffmann.