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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.

Craftsman sole

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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As Seen In ‘Wealden Times’ October 2016 Edition

wt-brand-logoRed Wing 'Classic 875' boots £239

Red Wing ‘Classic 875’ boots £239

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RM Williams Boot Repairs

rmw logoRM Williams boots are renown for being boots you can rely on that are built to last. With every wear you add character to your boots the more your wear them the better they look!

There comes a time however, when your old faithfuls will need a bit of a TLC.

RM Williams Craftsman boots before repair

RM Williams Craftsman boots before repair

That is where The Golden Boot can help! We send your boots back to RM Williams on your behalf for repair.

Most boots can be repaired, the only possible exception would be boots where the leather is torn through. If you’re unsure about your boots, just e mail a picture through and we can let you know, mens@thegoldenboot.co.uk

If you are local, you can bring your boots into our Men’s shop or if not, send them to us. Remember to include details of the repair you require and your full contact details (name, address, e mail and telephone number)

As most of the repairs are done by hand, the lead time for RM Williams repairs is approximately 4-6 weeks.

Once we receive your boots back from RM Williams, we will contact you for payment details. If it is not convenient for you to collect, don’t worry, we can send them back to you by courier (£5.00 postage charge)

REPAIRS PRICE LIST

Full refurbishment of long sole and heel – £100

Elastic gusset replacement – £18 each or all four for £72

Heel Tabs – £12

Heels repair only – £25

The boots come back fully polished and dressed. To keep your boots in tip top condition before and after repair, use either Saddle&Leather Dressing or Stockmans Polish to protect and preserve the leather and to cover scuffs.

RM Williams Craftsman boots long sole and heel repair

RM Williams Craftsman boots long sole and heel repair

We hope we’ve covered everything but if you have any questions at all just give our Men’s team a  call on 01622 752349. Or alternatively send an email to sales@thegoldenboot.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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