Best Non Safety Work Boots for Detecting in Australia

What are the best boots for detecting?

Wearing decent and good quality boots is an important factor that you should not overlook. If you like to dig in difficult conditions and all seasons, then you need to invest in a good solid Australian made pair and look after your feet!

Obviously, you do not want metal caps or lace eyelets, they will give you false signals and lots of grief. We tell you the best ones for durability, comfort etc. Many of these Australian made boots are sold on eBay with bundled products and free shipping and full warranty included. They will give you many years of comfort and support in a soft toe without the bump cap. 

Summary Table

Redback UBOK

Redback UBBK


Non Safety Bundle $115

Non Safety $106

961020 Bundle $135

Sizes 2 - 15 UK ( 4.5  -  11.5) 

Sizes Available -

3 - 10.5  UK / 3 - 11.5 US

Sizes Available -

3 - 14 (6.5 - 10.5) UK/AUS




Endura 301 Non Safety $169

45632 for Prospectors 

916030 Non Safety 

Limited sizes available


Redback manufacture the best value non-safety boots in Gippsland Australia. See their boots in the table.

Redback Company History

Redback work boots were first designed in 1994 offering something different than the run-of -the-mill steel cap boot. A red velcro strap replaced laces and became an Australian icon, becoming synonymous with redback boots. In 2007 Jager took over redback from its parent company ANKH International which has been manufacturing footwear since 1985. Redback strives to produce quality footwear at a value for money price by continually putting customers needs first and listening to feedback from customers on how to improve their range of redbacks.

All Redback non-safety shoes are Australia made by Redback

– Redbacks are made in Australia

– Redbacks provide ankle support and comfort/fit

– Redback was created in 1994 by a man called John Marshall

– Redback is one of the most sought after work boots in Australia.


If you just want the Redback Boots without any other products in a bundle, then Odds N Ends on eBay can offer you the cheapest price on these boots. 


  • The classic Redback shape
  • Derby-cut, elastic-sided boot
  • Thicker, tougher leather
  • Air cushion midsole
  • Hard-wearing TPU outsole
  • Anatomical fit and torsional heel support
  • Shock-absorbing midsole

It’s not just your feet that’ll thank you for choosing Redback:  Redback boots help you beat general wear and tear on your body. Their unique anatomically-designed triple-layer midsoles help to stop sagging arches (‘flat feet’), prevent other foot strain, minimize fatigue, and reduce leg and back pain.

UBBK Boots Available from Odds n Ends in Sizes : Sizes 2 – 13 UK ( 4.5 – 11.5)

GET YOUR SIZE RIGHT……Check out the sizing chart in the pictures below

Rossi Endura – buy from Everything Australian on ebay

Australian Made and Owned, since 1910, Rossi Boots has manufactured boots for a variety of industries, and made to suit different environments.
Comfortable, full grain natural kip leather pull-on work boot with Rossi Boots’ specially developed Endura air cushion rubber/polyurethane sole for great traction and comfort. Heat rated to 300 degrees Celsius. Molded PU midsole for comfort and control.

  • Full grain claret kip leather
  • Double stitched elastic side panels for strength and support
  • Molded PU midsole for comfort and control
  • Rossi Endura air cushion dual density rubber polyurethane composition sole with Rossi air cushion technology
  • Sole heat rated to 300 degrees C
  • Leather rear pull tab
  • Manufactured in South Australia under the guidance of Quality Management Systems AS/NZS ISO 9001:2000

Olivers AT 45632 – The Boot Warehouse on ebay

The Oliver Promise is to provide… the most comfortable, best performance and most durable footwear. Includes a 6 month warranty.

Product Features

  •  AT’s All Terrain dual density Thermo Plastic Urethane (TPU) sole
  •  Fully Lined with Padded Comfort Collar and Tongue
  •  COMFORTcushion® Impact Absorption System with a combination of cellular urethane and PORON to protect the toe and heel of the foot.
  •  Meets requirements for Electrical Hazard (EH) resistance as stated in Industry standards
  •  Outer-sole heat resistant to 130º C surface contact
  •  Sole resistant to mineral and organic oils and acids
  •  Superior cut, split and crack resistant sole
  •  Excellent slip resistant sole, rated SRC
  •  Full lining treated with eco-friendly Odorban™ Control Technology to absorb odour for optimum freshness and hygiene.
  •  Foot bed now infused with eco friendly Odorban™ Control Technology to absorb odour for optimum freshness and hygiene
  •  NATUREform® wide profile hi-impact composite safety toe cap
  •  Oliver SOFTstride® open cell low density urethane foam built in to the insole for ultimate comfort and contour support.
  •  Fully non-metallic
  •  30 Day Comfort Guarantee

Sizes available:  5 – 14, 6½ – 10½

Olivers AT 45645

The Oliver Promise is to provide… the most comfortable, best performance and most durable footwear. Includes a 6 month warranty.

All terrain water resistant full grain leather non-metallic boot by Oliver. Airport friendly and won’t set off metal detectors when travelling or in the field!

Features Include:

  • Water resistant full grain leather.
  • COMFORTcushion Impact Absorption System with PORON1 protects the heel and ball of your foot.
  • Comfort foot bed with perforated air channels to enhance natural air flow, now infused with Odorban Control Technology2.
  • NATUREform wide profile hi-impact composite safety toe cap; fully nonmetallic.
  • Oliver SOFTstride open cell low density urethane foam built in to the insole for ultimate comfort and contour support.
  • Convenient quick-release side zip.
  • AT’s All Terrain dual density TPU/PU sole, heat resistant to 130˚C surface contact.
  • Electrical Hazard (EH) resistant sole.
  • Superior slip resistant sole, rated SRB.
  • Sole resistant to mineral and organic oils & acids.
  • Superior abrasion, split and crack resistant sole.

These boots are suitable for these industries:

  • Mining & Quarrying & Metal Detecting
  • Building & Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Security

In stock on ebay – Ships to you in 1 – 4 business days. This product is ready to ship from our Melbourne warehouse. Expect dispatch in 1 – 4 business days.

Reviews from the Australian Metal Detecting Forum: “Oliver’s are damn near bomb proof.”
“Oliver’s AT 45645 and wore them for the first time yesterday. They are brilliant. Very robust and very comfortable. I only wore them for the 2nd half of the day, being new, but could have worn them all day. No steel what so ever. Bit expensive at $175, but these things are made to last.”


Not everyone requires a steel toe-cap. So Mongrel Boots have produced a number of styles featuring all the best of SP design and comfort without the metal cap. The range includes everything from riding boots to classic elastic sided designs. Including the OrthoTec Air innersole and with sole constructions and materials to match the design – they’re suitable for executives to landowners and a whole range of workers in between.

– OrthoTec PU innersole with inter-connected air holes for cool, comfortable feet

– TPU/PU Toughsider sole

– Airzone comfort system

– Roller Sole technology for ease of movement

– Premium quality leather uppers

– Original SP comfort & safety

– Suitable for a wide variety of work environments where steel caps aren’t needed

The above boots can be a great investment for your hobby. You can pick any of them, and most of all support Australian manufacturers.

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