Founded in 1932, R.M.Williams is now one of the most well-known footwear brands in the world. The foundations to this highly successful business are firmly built on the spirit of Reginald Murray, the man behind the name. Reginald Murray Williams was a serial entrepreneur who spent many years inventing, reinventing and perfecting techniques to create purposefully designed and beautiful footwear that can endure all of life’s adventures.
Born in the Australian outback, RM Williams spent months adapting a single piece of softened cow hide into one of the world’s most now recognisable footwear styles. Standing RM Williams boots apart, these iconic one-piece-leather boots endure more than 80 handheld processes each performed by craftsmen with multiple years of training and an eye for quality and detail. This one-piece style means that these boots only have one single seam that runs down the back of the heel rather than multiple seams from using several pieces of material. In the nearly 90 years that R.M Williams have been creating their boots, they have always been made by hand in southern Australia and will continue to do so for years to come.
Only the most premium of boots feature Goodyear welting – the strip of leather that runs along the perimeter of the boot outsole. This critical design feature not only means they are a well-made, durable boot but it also allows well-worn boots to be returned to new by an RM repair service. The stitches around the sole boast a classier, more polished look, that only a few of the RM team have the speciality skills to execute.
From the early days, RM built his business around boots ‘made to fit’. Helping the customer choose the perfect sized boot remains critical to the enduring success of RM Williams, with multiple size and width combinations available.
Each boot is made to snugly fit across the instep and shaped to give close support to the arch whilst the curved heel matches the shape of your foot. An RM boot requires no ‘breaking in’ period as unlike other brands, these boots are comfortable from the first wear. Amazing.
These boots were initially created to be durable enough to endure the harsh conditions of the Australian outback; and today RM boots can not only withstand the rigours of the outback but can also be worn with a suit in the city.
- Crafted from Kangaroo skin
- Much softer and more supple than the cow hide boots
- Full rubber sole – shock absorbent, water resistant, slip resistant and super durable.
- G fit – Regular fit
- H fit – Wide fit
Shop the collection of R.M Williams Boots
and you will soon understand why they are something to treasure over a lifetime.
Check out this cheeky video to see how much Hugh Jackman loves his R.M. Williams Boots…