Skellerup has been supplying New Zealand industries with high quality genuine hand crafted footwear for over 70 years.

About Us

Ever since New Zealand’s first rubber gumboot, the original “Marathon” emerged from the vulcaniser on September 9 1943, Skellerup has set about creating a standard for waterproof footwear, not just in New Zealand but around the world.

Skellerup gumboots are all hand made to exacting specifications incorporating multiple components and various unique rubber formulations, before the finished product is vulcanised using heat and pressure.

Skellerup also supply specialist safety footwear to the fire fighting and forestry sectors, together with safety leather work boots to the New Zealand rural market.


Skellerup manufacture high quality rubber gumboots using the Total Quality Management System with documented processes and monitoring.


All Skellerup safety footwear is approved to International standards. Many of our products carry multiple certifications.

Innovation and Design

Innovation is a key focus in producing reliable products that deliver the performance demanded by the ever-changing environments and needs of our customers. This has resulted in Skellerup winning several prestigious design awards over the years.