Best Australian Made Boots - Our Top 5

March 18, 2024
Best Australian Made Boots - Our Top 5


At Everything Australian, we love to celebrate great Aussie made products. If buying Australian local is important to you, we have put together this handy list of our top 5 Australian made boots to make your shopping easier.



Mongrel 805070 Riding Boot


Mongrel Riding Boots


Mongrel is a boot brand that prides themselves on being 100% Australian born and bred. Mongrel manufacturer Victor Footwear is a family company that has made boots for Australian workers since 1930. Passing on the skills of the trade and the attitude for quality workmanship down through five generations, it could be said that they know a thing or two about making tough boots for Australian conditions.


The Mongrel riding boot is a fine-looking boot, and is an excellent option for those wanting an R.M. Williams look without the price-tag. Made for horse riding but suited to everyday wear or dressier occasions. The black (805025) and brown (805070) colour riding boots are made from premium cow leather and feature an internal shank for extra stability. There’s also a more budget friendly version made with buffalo oil-kip leather, in a darker brown colour (816030).


Mongrel have some of the most loyal customers in Australia, that care about reliable and comfortable footwear, and the riding boot is no exception. A comfortable and well-constructed dress boot to suit every occasion, the Mongrel Riding Boot is an Aussie made option that you should have on your radar this year.



Redback Work Boot UBOK


redback bobcat ubok


This is by far our most sold boot. Made by Redback in Sydney, NSW by the Cloros family, 4th generation boot makers who work hands-on in the factory every day. The hard-wearing work boot has become popular all over the globe. We think its soaring reputation is due to the extremely comfortable air injected sole that All Redback boots share. The sole is poured onto the boot, meaning a super strong construction that stands the test of time.


The slip resistant sole is designed to provide anatomic support as well as reduce foot problems including foot fatigue and leg and back aches. The midsole is engineered to improve shock absorption, making these boots extremely versatile on all surface types. All this technology simply means you can wear these beauties walking or working day in and day out without foot or leg pain.


Available in non-safety (soft toe) versions Black UBBK, Dark Brown UBOK and Banana Suede UBBA and safety toe version Claret USBOK and Banana Suede USBBA, the Redback Bobcat is possibly Australia’s favourite boot.



RM Williams Comfort Craftsman Boot


rm williams craftsman

These boots are a bit of a national treasure, still made at the Percy Street factory in Adelaide, the Craftsman has been following almost the exact same design out of a single piece of leather since 1932. These boots are good looking roosters with the durability to back it up, a goodyear welted sole means when you buy a pair of Craftsman’s you can be confident you are getting the best-constructed boots possible. With a bit of care and maintenance, a pair of Craftsman’s can last decades, and you can send them back to Percy Street to be for a full range of repairs, from a re-sole to a full re-last.


We always recommend the Comfort Craftsman as the pick of the bunch, as the rubber sole and cushioned insole make it a comfortable choice to wear to the office on a daily basis, and will take longer to wear down than the traditional leather sole of the Classic Craftman. One thing is for sure, no matter what Craftsman you choose, it will be a valuable investment in your wardrobe.



Redback Everest Puma Aquapel UEPU


Redback Puma Aquapel


Redback make a second feature in our top five list with their Everest Puma UEPU hiking boot. This popular lace up walking boot features the same famous, air injected, comfortable sole as their signature Bobcat Boot. The main difference, is this but made from Protec Aquapel water-proof leather, making the Everest UEPU boot highly waterproof. The bellows tongue also makes this boot a great choice for hikers as it folds in on itself, preventing dirt and water from seeping into the boot.


This boot is a classic good looking footwear option, and as such its popularity is not exclusive to hikers, with many customers wearing the Everest as a casual or everyday work boot. The Everest UEPU is another great reason why Redback is arguably Australia’s favourite boot brand.  



Mongrel 261060 Zipsider Safety Boot


Mongrel 261060 Zipsider Safety Boot Stone


If you’re after safety boots, Mongrel has the largest Australian made range of steel toe boots available. Their best seller is the Zipsider Safety Boot 261020. Mongrel are the proud local inventors of side zip work boots. Their zipsider range includes both safety and non-safety boots in a range of colours. Faturing cushioned ankle padding, premium leather and the convenient side zip, these safety boots are hard to beat. Build on a TPU sole, they’re lightweight but tough as nails.