Blundstone has been producing boots since 1870. In that time they have perfected their craft, and on occasion, they release new styles to add to their already robust collection. One such style is the 1314 seen above. It is part of the Casual Series, and as such, has a crepe rubber sole instead of the standard sole found on the 500 Series boot. As seems to be the case with every pair of Blundstones I’ve worn, the 1314s were comfortable from the very first minute I put them on. This is not the type of boot that needs to be broken in; it can be worn directly out of the box. The construction is as solid as the other boots, and I’m sure these will last a lifetime. Blundstones tend to be that way – a boot that never wears out and only gets better with age. Blundstone remains close to its roots, and continues to operate out of Tasmania. The consistency of their business practice translates well into the consistency of the boots they make. You can always count on Blundstone for a boot that will wear well and last a very long time.