Category Archives: Autumn Footwear

Get into the right work boot


It is important when choosing work boots or shoes that they are appropriate to your occupation and working environment.  Here’s an overview of the most popular work boot styles on the market.

The most iconic Australian elastic sided work boot is the Bobcat range from Redback. Available in steel and non-steel cap toe options, these boot boast an oil and acid resistant sole and are DNV Certified to AS/NZS 2210.2:2000 standards.

Other elastic sided work boots on the market include the 500 series by Blundstone and styles from Rossie Boots and Mongrel Boots.

The favoured footwear on construction sites, these boots offer greater support and are superior at preventing foreign objects getting into the boot.

Most good work boot brands offer a lace and zip sider option. Look at Redback, Caterpillar, Oliver,  Blundstone, Diadora and Mack boots.

Slips and falls account for almost half the workers’ compensation costs in the hospitality industry. So, like in construction, it is important that you have appropriate footwear. Most hospitality employers require their staff to wear a dress like shoe.

Our recommendation is RWBN Waiter by Redback or 780 by Blundstone, both options are slip, water and oil resistant. 780 also offers steel cap toes and is heat resistant up to 140 degrees.

Tips on getting the right fit

  • Always measure both feet, they may not be the same size.
  • Width and depth of your shoe is just as important as the length.
  • Always try on both shoes.
  • Ensure there is enough room at the front of the shoes to allow for the natural movement of your toes when walking – your toes should be able to wiggle.
  • Take time to test new shoes. Walk around in them to ensure maximum comfort.
  • A good fit doesn’t necessarily mean high expense.

Industrial and work shoe brands




Keep your feet warm this winter


The bitterness of winter is here. Like most Aussies (located in ACT or regional NSW), this is the time for hibernation. But… it doesn’t have to be this way, you don’t have to suffer. Here are some tips on how to keep your feet warm and cosy this winter so you can brave the weather and not become a hermit.

Winter mornings are the worst; no one wants to get up when it’s -5 outside. We all have that fleeting thought of staying in bed all day, but alas we must get up. First things first; make sure you have quality UGG boots. You can’t go past Tidal by UGG Australia. These beauties are 100% Australian made from 100% natural Australian merino double-faced sheepskin. You will feel instantly cosy and worm when you slip into a pair.

Once you’ve taken that first step to get out of bed, put the heater on and get dressed, you are now ready to brave the weather. A comfy pair of ankle boots will be your best friend this winter. When choosing a casual boot, go with a simple style that can go with most outfits. Human Premium offers high quality leather shoes and boots that are on trend. CYPRUS and SUMY are two of Human Premiums newest look boots that can be paired with any outfit. Both styles offer fantastic support and comfort with fully lined leather meaning they will keep you warm and dry.

The trick to keeping warm is layers, everyone knows this. The secret weapon to keeping your feet warm while out is wearing Heat Holder socks. Heat Holders are made from a specially developed heavy bulk yarn which has extreme thermal qualities. Wear day or night under your boots and you’ll be one happy chappy.

For a more formal look, swap your flat ankle boots for something with a heel. NELLA by Human Premium and THEO by Lipstik are two of the most popular boots this season. The simple sleek lines give any outfit a touch of sophistication, perfect for an evening out.

It may be cold outside, but you don’t have to be.

Find your perfect winter boot at FSW Shoes.