1853 Brothers, James and Thomas Cuthbertson set sail from England on the 'Corramandel' bound for Melbourne but landed in Hobart Town, blown off course in the roaring forties. James Cuthbertson commenced his own business, making and importing shoes. James married, had two sons, and bequeathed the now flourishing business to his first-born, James II.
John and Eliza Blundstone arrived in Hobart around this time on the 'Conway' from Derbyshire. Like James Cuthbertson, John was also experienced in footwear manufacture, and he soon set up business in Liverpool Street, Hobart. Read More
Blundstone's new range of school shoes incorporate the latest innovative comfort technology and are the first Australian school shoes to claim slip resistance.
Blundstone CEO, Steve Gunn, said, "any parent knows that children’s school shoes can be subjected to just as much rough treatment as a work site".
"We saw an opportunity to take the lessons we've learnt in constructing workboots into the school yard, because we understand how important quality footwear is to nurture and protect growing feet," Gunn said.
This new generation of school shoes offers features that you would expect from a brand that is synonymous for manufacturing a quality product, and that is value for money.