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Blundstone BL500

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    12%
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  • 2 stars
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  • The original boot that started it all.
  • 2.5mm thick leather upper breathes to keep your feet comfortable.
  • Full-length Cambrelle™ comfort footbed wicks away moisture.
  • Sturdy front and back pull-on tabs.
  • Elastic gore retains its shape.
  • Twin-needle reinforced stitching with a high tensile strength thread.
  • Heat-formed heel for a better fit.
  • Shock Protection System (SPS) disperses shock at the heel strike and reduces skeletal stress on the feet, knees, and vertebrae.
  • Injection molded soles for seamless fusion to the upper.
  • Dual-density polyurethane outsoles are weatherproof, lightweight, durable, and provide superior traction.
  • Part of the 500 series.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
    • Circumference: 11 in
    • Shaft: 5 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size AU 6 (US Men's 7, US Women's 8.5), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

72% Felt true to size
  • 4% Full size too large
  • 13% Half size too Large
  • 72% True to size
  • 11% Half size too small
  • 1% Full size too small
78% Felt true to width
  • 78% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 17% Felt wider than marked
66% Moderate arch support
  • 14% Excellent arch support
  • 66% Moderate arch support
  • 20% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • The original boot that started it all.
  • 2.5mm thick leather upper breathes to keep your feet comfortable.
  • Full-length Cambrelle™ comfort footbed wicks away moisture.
  • Sturdy front and back pull-on tabs.
  • Elastic gore retains its shape.
  • Twin-needle reinforced stitching with a high tensile strength thread.
  • Heat-formed heel for a better fit.
  • Shock Protection System (SPS) disperses shock at the heel strike and reduces skeletal stress on the feet, knees, and vertebrae.
  • Injection molded soles for seamless fusion to the upper.
  • Dual-density polyurethane outsoles are weatherproof, lightweight, durable, and provide superior traction.
  • Part of the 500 series.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 14 oz
    • Circumference: 11 in
    • Shaft: 5 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size AU 6 (US Men's 7, US Women's 8.5), width Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Blundstone BL500

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 119 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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Just got these and they look and feel great. I wanted to mention that some of the reviews say these boots run big, so order a smaller pair. I did not find that to be the case. Based on the reviews I ordered a 1/2 size smaller and they were a little tight. I ordered my normal size 12 which is the right fit 99% of the time and they fit great.

Read more » « Show less December 7, 2011 by Herb C
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I write this with a heavy heart, as someone who has worn Blunnies for twenty years and who has gone through five pairs of the originals. These boots cannot be resoled (at least without screwing up the last and the thin metal bar that runs along the last). Trust me, I've tried. So what that means for me is this: after a year or two of heavy city use on concrete, the soles wear down just as the leather is becoming so nicely broken-in. So instead of paying a good cobbler $50 to resole them with a good Vibram replacement, I have to replace the entire boot -- which is a shame since the leather still feels so good. The other issue is one of quality control. My present pair are the first production model made outside Tasmania. There is a marked decrease in quality control and fitment. For instance, the rear pull-up loop ripped in half the very first time I pulled them up. (Previous pairs' loops never ripped.) The soles also seem to wear down faster, and they just don't feel "right," or as "right" as my previous four pairs made in Tasmania. Like I said, I write this with a heavy heart, as these boots have been my year-round, go-to boots. I've worn them all over the world, on surfing trips, motorcycle riding, just kicking back, to and from school and work. They are stylish and go with everything. Shame about the soles and the craftsmanship.

Read more » « Show less November 24, 2011 by Howard
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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Just got these and they look and feel great. I wanted to mention that some of the reviews say these boots run big, so order a smaller pair. I did not find that to be the case. Based on the reviews I ordered a 1/2 size smaller and they were a little tight. I ordered my normal size 12 which is the right fit 99% of the time and they fit great.

Fit Survey

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

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Moderate arch support

  • from Philadelphia, PA
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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As good as always - I'm not sure what people are complaining about when they say the quality isn't what it used to be. I ordered these in black to replace an ancient pair of the same boots, and decided to get the brown as well. I don't usually buy brown shoes but these are such a nice, versatile shade! They are well-made, comfortable, and look great. I do recommend sizing down a half-size though, as they run large.

I'd also recommend: El Naturalista, Keen, Aurora Shoe Company

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Santa Monica, CA
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Love these. They're the best kick-around shoe ever. Love them with skinny jeans. The only complaint I'd have is that they rubbed the back of my ankle about two inches up from the heel while I was breaking them in. It might just be the way I walk, but I'd recommend thick socks until they soften up. I'm usually a 7.5 or an 8, I opted for 7.5 here and they fit snugly with thick winter socks but still nicely with regular ones. Enjoy!

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Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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After over 12 years of faithful service I regretably had to 'cheat' on my Blunnies and buy a new pair as I had literally walked the original sole right off the boot! They were my barn boot(riding 4-5x a week w/ half chaps) my camp boot, my dog walk boot , I've even ridden my mountian bike in them in an emergency ( over clip in pedals). I took good care of the leather and if it were not for the soles, likely would have worn the first pair to eternity! The new pair is as sturdy, hale and hearty as the first. Sizing exactly the same. Do I love these boots, naw. Just bury me in 'em!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Lexington, KY
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Awesome boots. Super comfortable straight out of the box. The fit may be a little snug if you like thicker socks. I typically wear thinner socks and felt the US10 size was pretty true to size; maybe a bit on the small size. The stout brown color is darker than it appears in the Zappos photos and looks black in some conditions.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

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Width: Medium

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