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January 22, 2023 1 min read

Designing the BLDR

The BLDR is an 8” waterproof handcrafted leather work boot that was introduced as our first new product since the launch of the DNVR in September 2020. It was created in response to the strong demand from our customers. At QLTY, we aim to listen to our consumers and use their insights and needs to guide our investment in new product development. The creation of the BLDR is a testament to this commitment, as it was designed specifically for the needs of blue-collar workers who spend long hours on the job site.

Here's a few of our QLTY objectives in the development of the new 8” BLDR:

  • To ensure consistent fit in all our boots and maintain a cohesive design, we used the DNVR as a foundation and built upon it.
  • The Goodyear welt construction and oil & slip resistant bottom of our BLDR is the same as those used in the DNVR.
  • We designed the BLDR with a round toe rather than a Moc Toe to reduce the number of seams in the toe area for enhanced waterproofing.
  • We sourced a new leather that is more suitable for use in waterproof construction.
  • The BLDR’s inner waterproof membrane prevents water from entering the boot and keeps your feet dry on wet days.
  • Unlike the DNVR, the BLDR is a fully lined work boot build with a padded tongue for added comfort.
  • One of the main differences between the BLDR and DNVR is its height of 8 inches, which offers increased protection and support on the job site.