The first Magnum boot was born in 1982 through a direct demand from the FBI training center, for lightweight, athletic and comfortable tactical boots.
As demand grew for this type of boot, we invested time in researching what the end user really wanted from Magnum boots. The end users told us that there was a need for several variations of the popular style in a mid cut, including the boot being available in full leather, waterproof and steel toe versions.
Once Magnum was well established across the USA, the demand from around the world increased, which meant that the collection needed to appeal to different climates, tastes and approaches to uniform requirements. The first global Magnum footwear collection was created.
We set up our own dedicated Magnum Tactical Advisory Committee (MTAC), referring back to the end-user for valuable feedback and guidance. MTAC is comprised of members from various emergency services and Military forces who work alongside the Magnum Development Team, testing and advising on all new product development. This helps to ensure all Magnum footwear is truly ‘Fit for Purpose’ and continues to exceed end-user requirements.
Magnum officially separates from parent company Hi-Tec Sports. As the business grew, it became apparent that Magnum was ready to stand alone as a brand backed by a dedicated design, development, sales and marketing team.
For the highly trained officer demanding the very best in materials, features, comfort and performance. The Elite Force series is built to the highest technical and design standards. Gaining high praises from law enforcement personnel and gear reviewers alike, the Elite Series can easily be considered as the most progressive line of tactical footwear in the industry.
The first choice for Law Enforcement, Ambulance, Fire and Security Professionals. Lightweight Athletic comfort, yet built to suit a variety of users.
Magnum brings its expertise to new sectors with the launch of an occupational collection. The Magnum Work Collection featured progressively styled, athletically inspired footwear designed for the service industry, construction and industrial occupations.
Magnum wins the SATRA PPE Innovation Award for ‘Best Innovation in Safety Footwear’ for the Sidewinder Combat HPI Multicam at the Professional Clothing Awards.
Magnum enters the Healthcare and Service markets with a fully certified collection designed specially to meet the needs of all care workers and catering staff world wide. The Armadillo went on to win the Professional Clothing Awards, Innovation in Safety Footwear Award 2014.
The Magnum Vulcan fire collection is launched globally. This range is designed to withstand the toughest of conditions. Australian firefighters are amongst the first to embrace this product.
Introduction of the Strike Force series, with innovative Exogel technology – a first in the field. Combined with Michelin outsoles, Magnum continues to be a leader in uniform footwear.
The ULTIMA Collection was the beginning of our very important journey to focus and develop environmentally considered, sustainable products without compromising on performance or durability.
The upper fabric is a made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
An important product feature to also highlight is these fast and lightweight, waterproof uniform boots are also vegan friendly.
Magnum celebrated our 40th Anniversary providing Essential Equipment to the Global Emergency Services.
40 years ago Magnum struck with the first lightweight, athletically inspired tactical boot in the market.
Born through a request from the FBI training center, the Magnum Classic was developed, an innovative build for its time. Once the FBI spread the word, the demand came to supply this product nationwide, as more and more law enforcement and security personnel wanted the comfort and super light performance our product provided.
It has stood the test of time, truly becoming a Classic in the field!
Today Magnum is sold in over 100 countries around the world. We are the first choice in footwear for Law Enforcement, Ambulance, Fire, Security, Healthcare and Service, Construction and Industrial professionals. We continue to innovate and create to deliver the best fit for purpose footwear.