The Blundstone 980 Underground Mining Boot encompasses a suite of innovative technologies offering a range of world-leading features not used before in the mining environment. The boot is designed to overcome longstanding issues with mining boots such as lack of ankle support and stability control, excessive heat, and poor level of comfort. Other leather mining boots on the market were reported not to remain watertight and once sodden had a long drying time. This affected longevity, with leakage and material failures often providing only 8-12 weeks of wear before full replacement was required. The fit-for-purpose 980 boot improves foot health and safety, and boosts overall footwear performance and longevity.