These are easily my favorite pair of boots in my arsenal - and I have a lot of boots. The amazing construction of Blundstone is obvious just by looking at them. The leather is of the highest grade, and the stitching throughout the boot is meticulous and clean. Each Blundstone comes with a rugged durable sole that can take on any adventure you set foot on, but is still low key enough to wear out on the town. For added flair, the New Original Series has studded eyelets framing the ankle shaft.
Aside from being good looking, Blundstones are hardy and ready for whatever comes their way. They are your every day, every hike, every camp, every weather condition boot. I have worn these in the snow. I have worn these in the dry desert. I have worn these on steep muddy fall Utah hikes. I have stomped out hot coals from late night camp fires, walked many miles, and kicked them up over logs while enjoying a hot cider during crisp winter evenings. They are my go-to adventure boot, and my go-to city, casual, or dress boot. They stand up to every test and pass with flying colors. Every time I wear these I always get compliments, which triggers another monologue of how awesome these boots are.
Sizing: I have had many people ask me about how the sizing runs. Blundstone sizing is a little nontraditional - the half sizes increase by WIDTH, rather than length. So the boot sole length between a 6.0 and 6.5 will be the same, but the 6.5 will be a good deal wider than the 6.0. When going up a full size, the width and boot sole length increases. These are chelsea style boots, so they are meant to fit roomier. I originally purchased my New Original Series in a 6.5, and while those are perfect with light hiking socks, they are a little too tight with my thick winter socks and can become uncomfortable after a couple hours of wear. I recently purchased a pair of the Original 500 Series half a size larger, and it was a great decision. I have literally worn them every single day since and they are per and I get just as many compliments from men and women alike on how good looking they are. 10/10!
Care: I haven't really taken care of my New Original Series boots. I have them in the Crazy Horse suede color, and even after months of adventuring and abuse, they look as good as the day I got them but with a little more character. However if you are interested in giving your Blundstones a spa day, their website has a ton of options on how to care for each type of leather, click on this link: https://www.blundstone.com/how-to-care-for-your-boots
Below is one of my favorite photos of the pair of New Original Series boots I have!