Blundsone steps into success with long-running 500 Series

December 27, 2022

TUCSON, AZ /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Three decades of wearing and evaluation now culminate in conferring the Blundstone 500 Series boots with ‘Made the Grade’ status from INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR. Their combination of utility, fashion, and durability align with the mantra of Know It, Trust It, Keep It around the block and across the globe.

‘Scrambling on rocky trails and visiting embassies on the same day is a lot to ask from any footwear,’ says INVESTMENT’s founder and lead evaluator Peter Reese. ‘The 500’s 50-year, 25 million-pair history has been a difference-maker to me personally.’

Built around a single piece of 2.5mm water resistant leather, the elastic-sided boot provides enough room to adjust to sock thickness, weather conditions, and changes in foot size over long days. Double-stitching at key points adds to solid construction as it harnesses the long-wearing, traction-adept TPU outsole.

The Blundstone 500 Series Boot, as with many of the products selected for ‘Made the Grade,’ has been in evaluation over an extended period of time. A range of men’s and women’s and children’s styles and colorways deliver performance, lasting value, and embrace a ‘less and better beats more’ approach to a more sustainable future.

INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR, rooted in 50 years of adventure experience and outdoor journalism, selects individual pieces of gear for spotlight reviews: The video review, including a unique one-word summary of the Blundstone 500 Series, is available HERE.


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INVESTMENT GRADE GEAR is a response to ‘Best of’ gear category lists that frequently confuse consumers or don’t provide concise, credible findings. Focused on video reviews, each Made the GradeTM selection fits the powerful mantra of Know It, Trust It, Keep It.TM, one applauded by manufacturers and industry influencers alike. Consideration of individual products is not limited to new releases, and can be suggested by reaching out to