The organization consists of a highly-integrated group of companies owned and operated by a family whose history can be traced back to the 1840s. More about the history of Blundstone can be found here. (http://blundstone.de/blundstone-story/)
This family purchased Blundstone Pty. Ltd. in 1932, amalgamating their footwear manufacturing operations under the Blundstone name.Despite having grown into one of the world’s most recognizable boot brands, the company remains Tasmanian and retains its family values.In 2000, Blundstone acquired the iconic John Bull brand, which was founded in New Zealand in 1934.
Since 1870, Blundstone has made the toughest, no-nonsense footwear for work and play.
Decades of innovative design and production have led us to where we are today – overseeing a global supply chain bringing together the best ideas, components and designs to complement a wide range of products for a wide variety of uses. Blundstone products are developed by a team based in Hobart who use the best resources available from all over the world to develop footwear that keeps pushing the boundaries to improve overall user comfort.
While Blundstone is known for its iconic elastic-sided boots worldwide, Blundstone extensive range includes gumboots, lace-up safety footwear for men and women, heavy industrial footwear, school shoes and men’s casual footwear.
Blundstone ongoing research and development activity sees constant improvement in comfort, protection, performance and aesthetics to match the great fit and value. The Blundstone and John Bull boots we produce today are just as tough as they’ve always been, but now they’re a lot more comfortable too.