Oliver Footwear has been making boots since 1887 when it was established as Oliver & Stevens to produce tough, durable footwear for miners and farmers in the Ballarat area. Its founder, James Oliver had initially hoped to strike it rich by mining the goldfields there but was unsuccessful. He had learned the trade of boot-making in the U.K. and returned to what he knew. His company continues on today manufacturing quality footwear for work or play. Oliver is also partnered with Honeywell Safety Products, a supplier of PPE for the workplace.