Yeah, CR is nothing special but it is still probably the best of the Australian chains when it comes to footwear. You can pick up some ok stuff from time to time. Desert boots this season for instance.
Last winter they carried a straight up rip-off of Paul Smith's Ricard boots. Italian manufactured and absolutely identical - probably made in the same factory. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't pick them up for about $75 on sale.