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New Blundstone 980 Underground Mining Boot Wins Health and Safety Innovation Award

Posted by Nicole Perry on Monday, May 26th, 2014 | No Comments »

980 pairWe would like to send a HUGE “Congratulations” to our XRD® Extreme Impact Protection partner, Blundstone for winning the coveted 2014 NSW Minerals Council Health and Safety Innovation Award!   The new Blundstone 980 Underground Mining Boot was recognized by Rob Regan, Director of Mine Safety Operations for the NSW Department of Resources and Energy, as “fundamentally changing the way a mining boot is made.”

Developed with the assistance of Centennial Coal, Blundstone designed and tested a new generation boot that provides high levels of ankle support and stability control whilst being extremely comfortable and fully waterproof.

Blundstone continues to make use of the revolutionary XRD® metatarsal guard that offers lightweight, flexible, and dependable impact protection…use after use.  In addition, their unique footbed includes XRD® heel and forefoot inserts for extra cushioning and shock absorption throughout the day.

For additional information about the Blundstone 980 Underground Mining Boots – please visit the Blundstone website.


Blundstone Innovation Award

Pictured: NSW Innovation Award winners Michelle Vince (Blundstone) and Kirsty Spiteri (Centennial Coal)


Nicole Perry

Nicole Perry

Global Market Segment Manager for PORON Comfort materials. Nicole has been involved in the Footwear industry for over 15 years. She also has over 25 years working with high performance materials including custom injection molded and cast polymers for automotive, apparel, electronics, equipment and medical markets. Nicole is passionate about bringing great technologies to market and working with companies that share the goal of helping people enjoy life no matter what they are doing. She holds an MBA from Nichols College.

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