Southern Cross® Zip - Sand
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Southern Cross® Zip

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4-14 (6.5-12.5 half sizes)
RRP $249.95

Our 100% comfortable work boots are exclusively available from our network of authorised Steel Blue distributors

Purchase a pair of Southern Cross® Zip boots from a participating store for your chance to win an ECOXGEAR sound system valued at $549! Further details here.

One of our most popular styles, the Southern Cross® Zip boot is a Men’s 150mm ankle work boot with an Industrial Grade Zipper for easy on and easy off at the end of the work day. Available in Nubuck or Full Grain Leather, the Southern Cross® Zip is a popular choice for Construction, Warehouse, Fabricators and Indoor Trades.

Already legendary, the safe and comfortable features include:
– Quick Zip Release with Velcro tab to stop zip rattle
– 200J Steel Toe Cap for ultimate safety
– Anti-Static properties for further protection against ignition hazards
– Low-Cut Scalloped Collar for ease of movement
– Scuff Cap provides long-lasting protection
– Premium Water Resistant Nubuck or Full-Grain Leather
– Available in Wheat, Black, Slate or Sand premium Leather

All Steel Blue zip work boots feature our Trisole® Comfort Technology which cushions your feet, knees, hips and lower back from day-to-day fatigue. We stand behind the comfort and quality of our work boots with our 30-Day 100% Comfort Guarantee.

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Boot Technology

Southern Cross® Zip Boot


Boots made from high quality, long-lasting leather, including Nubuck, Full-Grain, TECtuff®, Suede and more.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot

Steel Toe Cap

Made from hardened steel for premium toe protection.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot

TPU Outsole

Our standard durable outsole with heat resistance to 130°C.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot

Slip & Oil Resistance

All Steel Blue footwear is designed to exceed the Slip resistance requirement in both the AS 2210.3 and EN ISO 20345. Our boots are rated as SRC which means that the footwear has been tested in laboratory conditions on both a ceramic tile floor with a Sodium Laureth Sulfate solution (SLS) and on a steel floor with Glycerine.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot


Prevents the build-up of static electricity within your body by dissipating it through the sole.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot

Water Resistant

A treatment during the manufacturing process provides water resistance so that water is repelled from the surface.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot

Scuff Cap

An abrasion resistant, streamlined toe cover that covers more of the boot.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot

Zip Sided

Lace Up for comfort, then use the side zips for quick access.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot

Lace Up

A classic fastening for snug, well-fitting work boots.

Southern Cross® Zip Boot

Fresche QuatLock™

A renewable resource that offers long-term antibacterial and antimicrobial protection against fungus, bacteria and the odours caused by bacteria.


The Materials

Full Grain Leather & Nubuck Leather

Full Grain Leather & Nubuck Leather

Each Leather is specifically chosen to ensure the style of boot is fit for purpose and is ethically and environmentally sourced from members of the Leather Working Group (LWG).

Baltico® Lining

Baltico® Lining

A soft, non-abrasive, hydrophobic material that wicks perspiration away from the foot, enabling the skin to remain cool and dry.

Ortho Rebound® Footbed

Ortho Rebound® Footbed

Our patented Ortho Rebound® Footbed is uniquely designed to reduce foot fatigue. Made from high quality Polyurethane, it always retains its shape and thickness to ensure support from heel to toe, is antifungal, and the high wicking material keeps your feet cool and dry.



Strategically placed high-tech Poron® pads are placed in the sole and under your foot’s peak stress areas. We included Poron® in our Trisole® Comfort Technology, which is now the benchmark for safety boots.

Unbeatable Comfort & Quality.

Steel Blue stands behind the comfort and quality of our work boots with our 30-Day 100% Comfort Guarantee.

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