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PORON® Product Pick – Blundstone Australia offers comfort and protection for every walk of life!

Posted by Nicole Perry on Sunday, February 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

We’ve officially started the 2012 trade show season and one brand who we’ll see exhibiting in a wide range of shows including Outdoor Retailer and the National Safety Council Congress and Expo is Blundstone Australia.

Established in 1870, Blundstone’s proud heritage now stretches over three centuries and the company continues to be a 100% Australian family owned company based in Hobart, Tasmania.  Blundstone Australia sell a wide range of footwear for all sorts of purposes – heavy industrial work, light work, hiking, playing, rainy days, sunny days, city, country – there’s a Blundstone for nearly every occasion!

The PORON® Team is proud to have such a dedicated partner who continues to lead the way in technical innovations and knows the importance of built-in comfort in footwear.  The Blundstone Shock Protection and Comfort System – SPS MAX incorporates a large PORON® XRD™ Cushioning insert. The SPS MAX has been designed and engineered to provide the ultimate protection and support for your feet emanating from the sole of your footwear.

The Blundstone Xfoot range incorporates the SPS MAX with a PORON XRD Insert into both the heel and the forepart of the sole construction and also incorporates a full PU comfort footbed with an additional PORON XRD impact pad in the forepart. The Xfoot range with PORON XRD protection provides a new level of underfoot comfort for the wearer as well as a cushioning system which reduces shock impact through the legs.  Blundstone’s sole construction is designed to reduce workplace fatigue and orthopaedic problems in the lower back, legs and feet.


Finally, Blundstone’s line of safety boots combine the ultimate in comfort and protection for those who rely on their safety boots day in and day out. They utilize only steel safety toe caps in all of their safety footwear which provide the maximum protection against impact, cut resistance, penetration resistance and protection against rolling forces.  Blundstone was one of the first brands to incorporate the PORON® XRD™ M-Guard for a soft, flexible and protective metatarsal guard.

For general purpose work, the 917 leather boot offers ultimate impact protection for both the top and underside of your foot. The newly released 018 gumboot provides lightweight yet comprehensive protection for the mining industry and the 871 smelter boot for high heat industrial use.

Blundstone footwear can be found at a variety of global retailers and online stores.  For more information on how you can be the envy of every man and woman on the jobsite and in the street visit http://www.blundstone.com/.


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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