When on a walking adventure and faced with rugged and unpredictable terrain, your boots are your best friends. They’ll be with you on every step of the way as you explore new trails and venture deeper into the heart of nature. A good pair of boots will protect you against harmful debris and thorns, while keeping them warm and dry.
Blundstones have become known for their fashionable boots and despite their boots holding up against the elements well in their own right, they’ve released a dedicated range for adventurers with even more durability, called the “All-terrain Series”.
This outdoor range is available for both men and women (actually, they’re unisex!). Now let’s take a closer look at some of the key features:
Blundstone worked with Vibram to produce a sole that is packed full of useful features and this has to be the star of the show. For those who are not familiar, Vibram soles are often found under quality hiking boots, so it’s really cool to see Blundstone using this tech.
They have produced a sole that can withstand temperatures up to 300°C and as low as -15°C without impacting performance. As well as a tread that acts as “self-cleaning” by design, so mud will fall right off. It’s also described as being mega grippy and we like the sound of that!
Heavy on Features, Not Weight
The boots are lightweight considering all of these features, the supportive sole is plenty thick enough to protect your feet but not so heavy that your ankles and knees will be aching after a short hike. They’ve clearly kept distance in mind when designing this boot and as any experienced adventurer knows – any weight carried must be for good reason.
Durable by Design
You’ve probably heard that Blundstones tend to have an impressive lifespan – this basically comes down to using high-quality materials and craftsmanship. These are bound to last even longer than typical Blundstones now that they’ve been designed specifically for rough terrain. Replaceable insoles also prolong the lifespan.
We’d still recommend wearing leather boots every now and then to keep them in good condition – as leaving boots under the bed for months without use can cause materials to start breaking down. They’re made to be worn so get outside!
Comfort is Key
As well as removable insoles, this series comes with a leather lining that can also be removed, this will keep your feet warm or cool depending on the weather which is a clever design choice. The laceless shape of the boot relies on an elastic siding, giving a nice snug fit on the foot. Perfect for slipping on and off, if you want a feeling of security that isn’t too constricting.
Functionality Meets Fashion
Usually a pair of functional walking boots looks clunky and unattractive but the All-terrain range manages to retain a cute look despite being heavy duty. This is thanks to their classic design, based on the iconic Chelsea boot. You could easily wear these for hiking, gardening or just for wearing around town. Because there are different finishes – the rustic colors go well with denim and the smoother variants could easily be worn to work or even to dinner.
If you are looking for a boot that can hold up to long days of hiking or trekking, but still looks stylish then the All-terrain series by Blundstone might just be the perfect choice for you. They’re durable, comfortable, but don’t sacrafice aesthetic – making them perfect for adventurous types who also love fashion.
You can check out all ranges by Blundstones here: