Blundstone Chelsea Boots 500 vs 510

Blundstone boots have many different models, which often confused buyers. Today, we will show you the comparison of the major differences between Blundstone 500 vs 510 chelsea boots.

Blundstone Background

Blundstone Footwear is an Australian footwear manufacturer, based in Hobart, Tasmania. The company’s best-known product is its line of laceless, elastic-sided, ankle-length boots. The official name for this product line is “The Original”, although the boots are colloquially known as “Blunnies” in Australia.

Blundstone shoes

The 500 is the classic Blundstone: lean, clean and straightforward. Shaped like the human foot for ultimate comfort from the very first step. How did Blundstone make them so light? Easy. They left off the bells and whistles. The best-selling boot is simplicity itself and goes with everything – jeans, skirts, pants and shorts. We’ve seen a few attempts at knock-offs but nothing steps up like the Original.

If you are looking for other Blundstone boots, please checkout our other Blundstone boots review

Blundstone Ratings

Model Rating
1. Blundstone Unisex Original 500 Series 4.2 Check Price
2. Blundstone 510 Unisex Slip-On Boot 4.3 Check Price

Best Blundstone Chelsea Boots

1. Blundstone Unisex Original 500 Series

Price: ~$129

Everything you love about our original boots, turned up to max. Supple leather, leather-lined. More comfort. More protection. This boot provides comfort, cushioning and support along with classic style, making them ideal for casual town-and-country wear. Anatomical design, removable Cambrelle comfort footbed wicks moisture away, SPS (Shock Prevention System) reduces shock by 33%, upper is seamlessly fused to PU outsole, dual density outsole for softer walk.

The Original Blundstone Boot has been improved over the years to include easy on and off pull-loops, patented SPS shock absorbing system, full length comfort foot bed, and a molded, reinforced heel. The sole is made of very hard wearing but light weight oil and acid resistant TPU on the outside and polyurethane on the inside for toughness combined with comfort. The sole is bonded to the upper leather for structural strength and long life.

Key Features

  • Leather
  • Synthetic sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 5.25" from arch
  • Weather-proof leather 2.5mm thick with Shock protection system (SPS)
  • Removable comfort footbed
  • Expanded EVA shock-absorbing footbed with Poron®
  • Soft, cushioning polyurethane micro cell midsole
  • Suede upper with dual elastic side gores for easy on-off
  • Smooth leather lining
  • Polyurethane midsole
  • Polyurethane oil- and acid-resistant, slip-resistant outsole
  • Two pull loops
  • Heel: 1-½”
  • Height: 4-½”
  • Weight: 2 lb.

* The size on the boot is the AU Size, Please refer to the size chart for conversion

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2. Blundstone 510 Unisex Slip-On Boot

Price: ~$129

This model is the same as the Original 500 series execpt the color is Black

Here is the table of model and color comparion chart which have the same features as Original 500 Series.

Model Color
500 Stout Brown Premium Leather
510 Black Premium Leather
1462 Indigo blue Suede Leather
1458 Brown Suede Leather
1409 Stout Brown Premium Leather
1329 Brown and Pink Premium Leather

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Size Guides

Blundstone boots and shoes are marked with Australian sizing. Blundstone 1/2 sizes refer to a width only, not the length. Many customers returned their boots due to the size issues, please check the size guide carefully before your purchase.

AU Size US Men US Women
2 3 5
2.5 3 wide 5 wide
3 4 6
3.5 4 wide 6 wide
4 5 7
4.5 5 wide 7 wide
5 6 8
5.5 6 wide 8 wide
6 7 9
6.5 7 wide 9 wide
7 8 10
7.5 8 wide 10 wide
8 9 11
8.5 9 wide 11.5
9 10 12
9.5 10 wide 12 wide
10 11 13
10.5 11 wide  
11 12  
12 13  
13 14  
14 15  


Blundstone boots are designed to last, it's vital that you care for them to help prolong their life and lustre.

For keeping your blundstone shinny, I would recommend Otter Wax. Otter Wax is an American-Based company that uses the highest quality natural ingredients in their products. Additionally, these products work really well with leather.

  • Made in USA
  • All-Natural Leather Conditioner : Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Treatment
  • Environmentally Friendly & Safe Ingredients
  • Restores Moisture, Revives Suppleness, Shines, & Waterproofs
  • 100% Natural Ingredients: Non-Toxic, No Silicone, No Petroleum
  • Great for use on Leather Shoes, Hats, Bags, Furniture, Auto Interiors, & Much More!

Final Thoughts

Weather you choose the 500 or the 510, They both are good quality boots, you will not be disappointed by choosing either one. Personally, I would recommend the Super 558 models(if you like black leather), if you want to know the reason behind it, please take a look at Blundstone Boots Various Models Review: Original 500 vs Super 550.

If you decide to buy one, some customers claimed that it takes some time to break in, it is a little unconfortable at first. Please note that the 500 and the 510 do not use the fully water resistant leather. If you are looking for water resistant blundstone boots, I would suggest to checkout the Blundstone Work Series 140.

Lastly, If you want to explore more chelsea boots, please checkout our article 10 Best Chelsea Boots

Reviewer: Guo Huang

Blundstone Chelsea Boots 500 vs 510

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