Best boots for the job

Lastrite Footwear match old-school craftsmanship with innovation to make their high quality, durable footwear.

Neville Bunker knows a thing or two about making kick ass footwear that’s perfect for farming and hunting.

He is the managing director of Lastrite Footwear, a three-generation family business that has been hand crafting quality shoes for more than 50 years.

“Product innovation, along with high quality traditional craftsmanship, has a lot to do with our success,” says Neville.

“For example, over the years we have refined pattern designs, introduced new lightweight materials to meet changing lifestyle trends and altered sizes to cater for changing foot shapes and sizes.”

Lastrite Footwear’s Farmer Boot is made to endure any weather, with an insole and midsole that is brass screwed and stitched, and a replaceable cleated rubber sole.

With an upper constructed from thick reverse kip suede and a slip-in cushion insole with shock absorber material, the Farmer Boot provides superior comfort to a run-of-the-mill gumboot.

Neville says Lastrite Footwear’s High Leg Hunting Boot is perfect for spending days traipsing through the bush.

“It is designed as a specialist medium-weight boot for the hard out hunters – it’s the ideal boot for pig hunting.

“The boots give great ankle support and are made from tough, thick, water repellent leather. The riveted down thread line provides protection from vegetation.”

Lastrite Footwear’s entire range of recreation and work boots shoes can be purchased online and are 100 per cent New Zealand made. This includes the materials used – the business purchase their leather from Tasman Tanning in Whanganui.

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