Made in Australia
Born in the Australian outback, R.M.Williams creates purposefully designed and beautiful footwear, craft and
accessories for all of life’s adventures. Reginald Murray (‘RM’) Williams founded the company, R.M.Williams, in 1932. RM recognised the need for hardwearing products and was determined to create a boot
that could endure the harsh conditions of the Australian outback. Months were spent adapting a single piece of
softened hide into one of the world’s most recognisable footwear styles. With an advertisement for ‘Elastic Side Boots’ published in Adelaide’s Chronicle newspaper in 1934, R.M.Williams the brand was born and the people of Australia started to make their way to 5 Percy Street, Prospect, in South Australia.
The foundations of the R.M.Williams business are firmly built on the spirit of RM, the man. Reginald Murray Williams was a serial entrepreneur who spent his many years inventing, reinventing and perfecting new techniques. He investigated new businesses and markets but remained grounded by his upbringing and experience.
This entrepreneurial, driven spirit remains at the core of the company culture today. Leaders across the globe are drawn to the effortless style and reliability that is at the heart of the brand, as are some of the most famous people on the planet.
The craftsmanship of the 300-staff boots, craft and clothing workshop in Adelaide is something special and unique. Many of these staff members have a lifelong dedication to the company, and pass their skills down from generation to generation. The classic boot styles incorporate more than 80 hand-held processes, each performed by men and women with multiple years’ training and an eye for quality and detail.
THE ICONIC ELASTIC-SIDED BOOT, MADE FROM ONE PIECE OF LEATHER, IS DURABLE
ENOUGH TO STAND UP TO THE RIGOURS OF THE OUTBACK.
This one-piece leather construction stands R.M.Williams boots apart. Goodyear welting – the strip of leather that runs along the perimeter of the boot outsole – means not only a well-made, durable boot, but also one that
can be repaired as good as new with a life expectancy of decades, if well looked after. The simplicity of the design means it can work with jeans in the outback or a suit in the city.
WE MADE IT TO LAST.
Der rahmengenähte (Goodyear-welted) Chelsea Boot ist aus einem Stück Leder gefertigt, das durch Walken in die spätere Schuhform gebracht wird – man sieht es an der Walkkante auf dem Spann. Auf diese Weise wird das Leder beim Gehen weniger gestaucht, was die Paßform verbessert und den Tragekomfort erhöht.
Obermaterial Rindleder ( Stärke 1,3–1,5 mm). Futter Kalbleder, vegetabil gegerbt, ungefärbt. Brandsohle Rindleder. Laufsohle Gummi bzw. Rindleder. Lederaufgebauter Absatz mit Gummisohle.
"Genäht am anderen Ende der Welt in einer kleinen Manufaktur auf Maschinen aus Deutschland, von denen einige 100 Jahre auf dem Buckel haben, von Menschen, die ihr Handwerk ein Leben lang ausüben, aus einem einzigen Stück Leder, das aus den feinsten Gerbereien der Welt stammt, wird er von seinen Besitzern über Jahre getragen. Und dann repariert." (FAZ 18.03.2016)
Hand-finished burnished European crust leather, full kid lining, chiseltoe, welt last, flat heel, leather sole and insole
Using premium leather and artisinal techniques which involve staining and polishing the leather by hand over time to build a signature finish that is exclusive to RM Williams, our hand burinshed story is our most premium expression.
Proudly made in Australia, this burnished boot features our iconic chisel toe, goodyear welted construction, leather sole and insole with full kid lining, a flat heel and is finished with signature tugs.
In 1932, R.M. Williams created his first boots. Fast forward to today, and the legendary RMs are still made by hand, in the workshop in Adelaide. Masterfully created from one piece of premium leather, these boots have been perfected over time, built to stay strong on long rides across the Australian outback, but also ideal for urban adventures.