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Blundstone Black Safety Ankle Boots

E.D. August 15, 2015 Uncategorized No Comments on Blundstone Black Safety Ankle Boots
Blundstone Black Safety Ankle Boots

I’ve never worn safety boots since writing doesn’t required steel-toed footwear, but with a big move coming up, I was happy to lug boxes and furniture for a few days wearing Blundstone’s Black Safety Ankle Boots (#142).

Right out of the box the boots felt comfortable, and I didn’t need any break-in time. The Black Safety Ankle Boots were also surprisingly lightweight for work boots. I like the 6″ height, and the think ankle padding that allowed me to cinch the laces tight and keep the ankle support comfortable.

I’m normally a fan of heavy boots since I have a bad foot that needs lots of support, but the thick TPU sole gave me the best of both worlds: excellent support and stability in a lightweight boot. I love the rounded toe box that kept my large, Frodo-like feet very happy, even after hours on my feet.

Blundstone’s Black Safety Ankle Boots are built on a different last than their popular pull-on boots, which is kind of nice for people like me with wide feet. I’m normally a EE in men’s boots, and actually found these boots a bit too wide. I took care of that by wearing extra thick socks.

[details_box]The water-resistant leather uppers look nice and smooth without being shiny. I like that the logo placement is pretty subtle; there’s one on the heel and another on the tongue of the boot. (Check out our review of Blundstone’s fashionable red-soled black boots!)

Available in AU sizes 5-13 (I’m a US men’s size 9, and found a perfect fit in an AU 8).

Bottom Line: Sturdy work boots that don’t weight me down. The slip-resistant soles give me great traction on a variety of surfaces, and, thanks to a steel shank, excellent support to keep my feet comfortable all day long. It’s an added bonus that the American Pediatric Medical Association gives this boot their blessing!

BUY ONLINE: $190 on sale for less and free shipping at Amazon. Available at Moosejaw.

Manufacturer’s Site: us.blundstone.com

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About The Author

FitnessTravelGear's editor, Erika D, has written about health, fitness, the outdoors, and travel, for a variety of national magazines and web sites, including Runner's World, Self, Ms., Hemispheres (United Airlines), Women's Sports & Fitness, MungoPark.com, Festivals.com, Expedia.com, and Underwire.com. Formerly, she wrote and produced a regular travel segment for Outside Radio, Outside Magazine's former radio show. She is also the author of ten books, including the popular "Little Book" series, featuring The Little Yoga Book, The Little Pilates Book, and more. Her favorite travel destinations: United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Greece, and New Zealand. Check out her author page at Amazon.

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