RM Williams Boots at Golden Boot

In 1932, Mr. Reginald Murray Williams handcrafted his first pair of leather shoes.

Made from one piece of leather, with a single seam at the back, they’re made the
same way today through over 80 hand-held processes in the factory in Adelaide, Australia.

The design concept came from a desire to create a boot that could endure long, exhausting days in the unforgiving Australian outback. These are built to last and are always made by hand with the finest leathers and Goodyear welting.

Despite not being in the Australian outback, they’ve become one of those iconic brands at the Golden Boot. Although having a broader, more varied customer than Jeffery West, they have a certain feel about them, and a surprising versatility.

Craftsman Boot in Chestnut £350

Craftsman Boot in Chestnut £350

I’d imagine them on the feet of a check shirt and battered jeans wearing man. As the heat rises and the dust settles, the deep-set creases in his brow tell tales of long days and endless nights. His hands as tough as his old RM Williams boots…but apparently, city dudes love these too. The stories are more train station, court-room or building site based, but they’re loved all the same.

Our collection includes the Comfort Craftsman, and Stockyard boots. They come in various leathers and suede, and look great with basically everything. In the 40s and 50s, RM Williams introduced a range of clothing, some of which we stock in the shop too. Choose from classic shirts, belts, and leather after-care products. Pay us a visit and take home your own piece of Australia!

Our very own Ed, who holds the fort at Golden Boot and loves any DIY project he can get his hands on, swears by his Stockyard boots.

Stockyard Boot in Brown

Stockyard Boot in Brown £180

They really have been through the wars, and made it through the huge project, that was building a new women’s department, and they’re only now starting to get a little tired. Fear not though Ed! RM Williams offer a repair service. They’ll  be sent back for them to be re-soled, re-stitched and re-buffed, ready for them to ‘be sent back into the world by the hands that made them’. How ideal! Check out the videos to find out more, although I challenge you not to read the rest of this blog in an Australian accent if you do…

Another classic style is the Craftsman ‘Yearling’ boot.

Craftsman Boot in Chestnut £350

Craftsman Boot in Chestnut £350

Crafted in the same shape, but made with a classic leather sole, these guys are timeless, sleek and super smart.

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Craftsman sole

They also come with a tin of Stockman’s polish, as that leather needs some love. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again. And as an added bonus, there’s FREE UK delivery on all RM Williams boots ! The team in the men’s department at GB really know their stuff, and if you’re concerned about fitting, then pop in, have a coffee and a chat and try a few pairs on.

Until next time…mate.

 

 

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The Slipper Edit

At the Golden Boot we LOVE slippers, so we stock a huge range of them to ensure you find the perfect pair. At this time every year, our customers go wild for the new slipper styles and orders come flying in.

Nordikas are hand made in Spain, and are known and loved for their comfort and durability. They have a solid sole unit (perfect for pottering outside) and this particular style has a warm, dark blue suede upper and a cosy lining. Other designs vary from colourful leathers and fleecy linings, to fun fair isle knits and metallics.

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We also stock a great range of Nordikas for men. This solid style is Norwood, and is available in burgundy, blue, black and brown leather and suede shades too. This is an absolute sell-out every year, as customers love the warmth, comfort and practicality.

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A few other wonderful slipper brands we stock are Ugg, Bedroom Athletics, Clarks, Barbour, Draper. Churchs and Silent Night – take a look at the full collection of men’s and women’s.

This style is Scuffette, and lives up to Ugg’s luxuriously cosy reputation.

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These men’s Barbour slippers have a great gripping rubber sole unit, and a comfortable faux-fur lining. Presented in a beautiful Barbour box, they’d make the perfect gift.

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See our full range at thegoldenboot.co.uk or visit us in store.

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The Golden Boot Christmas

At the Golden Boot, we pride ourselves on creating a wonderfully unique and luxurious shopping experience, whether you’re buying school shoes for the kids, or treating yourself to something special.

Christmas is when we are truly in our element. The packed-out shop is looking sparkly and festive, the mulled cider is flowing and beautiful gifts are flying off the shelves. There are a few little extras we offer at Christmas time.

If present wrapping isn’t your forte and ribbons have you in a muddle, then fear not. Our super-talented team of gift-wrapping experts will ensure your Golden Boot boxes take centre stage underneath the Christmas tree.

 

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If you can’t decide on one specific gift for a loved one (or they’re a particularly picky recipient) then we offer Golden Boot Gift Vouchers from £5 upwards.

 

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A couple of things to remember…

If you’re purchasing a gift for someone else, be sure to ask for a Gift Receipt at the till. We have an extended returns period, up to and including 13th January, but a Gift Receipt will need to be presented when returning an item.

Our opening times vary throughout Christmas and New Year, so be sure to check our website or see below…

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These boots are made for walking

If you’re an outdoorsy, adventurous lass then you’ll love our collection of rugged boots for this season. They’re durable, practical and super cosy. Here are a few of our favourites…

Panama Jack Panama Igloo £169

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 Dubarry Longford £379

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Pikolinos Lyon £134.99

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Tamaris Gerda £84.99

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Merrell All Out Blaze £130

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Tamaris Gerda £84.99

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The Fantasy Print

They only landed in the shop a couple of weeks ago, but they’ve completely wowed our online and in store customers.

The Fantasy Print is the stunning new design concept from Guglielmo Rotta, that we can’t seem to get enough of, so we thought we’d share our excitement by releasing an exclusive preview of a few shots from our recent AW lookbook shoot. Yes, we love them THAT much, and know you will too…

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…and if you’re after a bag to go with them, check out this neat metallic beauty from Liebeskind…

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Jeffery West preview

Jeffery West always cause a stir when delivered into the store – and autumn/winter 2017 has been no different…

KO23 is made of the deepest red wine and black leather. That signature diamond studded heel and immaculately intricate broguing still play a significant role throughout every season’s collection.

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Blower Melly features a high-shine double monk strap – all beautifully crafted in espresso coloured leather, with a faux pony hair vamp.

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A classic Chelsea boot with a JW twist. Point Dexter in grey is brought to life with its brilliantly red elastic panels, red leather lining and un-missable welt stitching.

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Stay up-to-date with more incoming  styles this season.

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A chie-ky peek – what’s new for autumn/winter

The new styles from Chie Mihara have arrived for autumn and winter and as expected, they’re totally beautiful.

This is Damiel – a wonderful combination of navy, red and burgundy suede, with a metallic toe and trim.

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This triple-buckled beauty is called Flawless – It’s a neat little mid-height heel, with a slightly shimmery leather.

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Nansta  is a stunning low-heeled shoe. The scalloped edge is elegant, and the multi-coloured metallic leather adds a dressy and playful edge.

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Keep your eyes peeled for more from Chie Mihara this autumn and winter

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Back To School with Geox

Geox is one of the most popular brands at The Golden Boot, and throughout the Back To School period, they fly off shelves onto very happy feet. They’re all made with top-quality leather, and feature that super-breathable technology that Geox is known for, making them perfect for everyday, all-day wear.

This summer they’re giving away a free Geox XLIGHT key chain with every pair of Geox school shoes!

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Geox Savage is a popular choice for super active boys. The sporty-style sole unit is ideal for running around, and the toe bumper ensures they stay looking smart and un-scuffed. Two extra-strong Velcro straps keep feet and ankles sturdy and the cushioned collar makes for a comfortable fit. Geox Savage is a deep-fitting design, making them great for wider feet, and allowing for plenty of growing room. Another sporty option is Geox Giant A.

geox asset2J Federico M Black 1This smarter style is Geox Federico M. As boys get older, they might feel like wearing something a little more sophisticated, and this design is a great option. The sole unit is still strong and durable and the cushioned collar adds comfort, whilst laces and the elegant toe shape make Federico M ideal for teenage boys. Another similar style is Federico H

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Geox Casey GO is a classic t-bar style, with a chunky, modern twist. The buckle is strong and has an elastic insert for ease and comfort. The collar is cushioned, making them comfortable for everyday wear and that solid sole unit is ideal for hiking to and from school. We also love Geox Casey GN – a funky patent leather brogue.

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We love those classic details featured in Geox Agata. Fringes and tassels always look great, making for a smart school choice. That solid sole unit features again here, meaning they’re comfortable and durable too. If you’re a fan of the slimmer sole then take a look at Agata C – another brogue option.

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Look sharp!

This summer we’re on a mission for everyone to get the absolute best out of their new school shoes, and make them last as long as possible. So we’ve put together a list of simple instructions to guide you through taking care of them. You’ll be able to find everything you need in store and online at thegoldenboot.co.uk

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Back to School 2017

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Well here we are. Term time is over, along with the midweek peace and quiet, and at some point you’re going to have to think about getting ready for September. New uniforms, new stationery, new sports kit and of course, brand new school shoes.
This is where The Golden Boot comes in – having been the UK’s largest independent shoe shop since 1790, we’ve got this.
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Getting properly fitted school shoes is important. There’s no other way around it. Children must spend an average of 30 hours per week in these shoes, so making sure they fit well and are comfortable, will result in lots of healthy, happy feet.
Every single member of staff on the shop floor has been professionally trained to fit shoes. They’re able to recognise certain characteristics of your children’s feet and recommend the best shoes for them. The brands and styles on offer are extensive, giving parents and children plenty to choose from. They’re all made from the best quality leather, ensuring the shoes will soften sufficiently and feet can breathe.
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If you want to check out the styles we have, then take a look at thegoldenboot.co.uk. It can be helpful to the Golden Boot Team if you have an idea of what you like, or what you have had before, but the choice ultimately comes down the shoes that fit the best, and with an expert opinion you’ll be leaving the store with a big smile.
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