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Updated Blundstone inferior to original
on March 26, 2014
Owned a pair of these shoes for the last 4 years and absolutely love them. Wore them out and went into my local store to find a replacement. I was shocked to find that they have changed the leather on these shoes. It is much stiffer and thicker than my original pair of shoes and felt like I was going to need a very long break-in on these shoes to get them to fit comfortably. At first I thought this was due to my older pair having been worked in, but I didn't remember this being the case for the first pair I bought.
I thought maybe this pair was sized incorrectly so exchanged them at another store that carried my size. I noticed that the box was an older style box, and when I tried on the shoes they were just like my old pair. Fit nicely right out of the box. Leather was much more supple and not as thick.
Seems to me like Blundstone has done a "redesign" on these shoes and has replaced the older higher quality leather with a cheaper less comfortable leather type.
Glad I found a pair of the older style. Love them and hope Blundstone figures this out and fixes this before my new pair needs replacing in another 4 years.