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.