Redback Boots are 100% Australian made and owned. The Cloros family who operate the business are 4th Generation boot makers. Family members work hands on in the factory every day, to ensure the highest standard of production quality.
Redback means vision . In the early 1990s the Australian Government accelerated the removal of Tariff barriers protecting Australian Boot makers. Many footwear manufacturers decided to use this opportunity to source cheap semi finished products from third World Countries where costs are low.
Redback decided to go the opposite way. The Cloros family decided there was a market for hand made, high quality specialist boots for specific industry purposes. And began making a high quality range of boots for Firefighters, Police, Paramedics, Smelter and Steel makers, and Defense Force personnel. These boots are now exported to customers around the world.
The experience gained from the rigorous demands placed on them to develop this high performance specialist footwear have led Redback to build a range of General Purpose Industrial, Hike and Casual Footwear.
Because Redback Boots are tougher, lighter and more comfortable than ordinary footwear Redback has achieved enormous growth. Starting with just 5 employees in 1989 there are now over 100 people involved in boot production and distribution from their Sydney factory for Australian and Export Markets