Casual and comfortable in appearance and actuality, this pair of Blundstone boots works well with both the jeans and a blazer look or a more formal khakis and dress shirt. The Urban Myth pair features a square toe and stylish shape that helps it to fit in anywhere from Los Angeles to London. The shoe is unisex although it has a rather utilitarian look to it, which means the style all depends on how you dress if the boot is perceived as businesslike or not.
It is extremely comfortable for travel especially since it is easy to slip on and off at security or during long flights. Small tabs above the ankle make it easy to do if in a hurry. The Cambrelle comfort footbed keeps your feet dry, but can be removed if desired.
The cushioned bottom and sturdy sole also reduce the pressure on your feet and body with each step making them ideal for an impromptu jog through the terminal or city walks. Blundstone notes that this patented shock protection system, found in all of their shoes, reduces pressure on the back and muscles by more than 30 percent. It is also great for those standing on their feet for long periods of time. The “softer landing” with each step was certainly noticeable, and the thick sole gave me an additional inch in height!
High-quality leather wraps the shoe and resists moisture from weather, dirt, oil, and acid. The shoes are lightweight as far as boots go and fold easily to stuff into a suitcase or carry-on bag.
Blundstone is an Australian company known especially for its rugged, outdoor products. In fact, the company designs its footwear for durability, function, and value in the Outback. The Urban Myth is an attractive option for those looking to balance dashing urban appeal with comfortable, all-purpose boots. It is available through Blundstone’s US distributor Sugar River Outfitters for about $173.
If you’re searching elsewhere, look for product number BL065, which is how they’re listed at Zappos.