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Originally Posted by shoeshineboy View Post
 

Hi. I was measured at 9.5D (US size) on Iron Rangers and wear Wolverine 1000 mile wingtips the same size which are just a touch large both length and width. sneakers I wear 28cm New Balance.

 

Would that mean I should get a size 9 (AUS/UK) = size 10 US? Just wanted to make sure I didn't mix up US size with UK/AUS size. tks!!


I don't want to be making any recommendations and then feeling guilty if you end up with the wrong size.  That being said, I wear a 9.5 D in Iron Rangers, which feel just a tad large, but I thin the 9 D would be too short.  I am probably more of a C width in work boots.  The Wolverine 1K boots in 9.5 D fit me a little larger than the Iron Rangers, but the Wolverine 1K boots in 9D were a tad short--and boy do I hate boots a tad short....My RM Williams Comfort Craftsman boots are 9.5 G in AUS/UK, which translates roughly to 10.5 D in the US.

 

I now think I would probably be happiest with a 9 G or 9 F (a little narrower).  I bought the larger size because I based it off of my athletic shoe size, rather than my American-made quality shoe size, such as Allen Edmonds or Alden.  On a Brannock, as read by a salesman in a reputable local store, I am a very solid 10, with a width between C and D.  He measured my arch at a 10.5.

 

I can add that even though the 9.5 G is a bit large for me, it's still comfortable--probably because of my slightly long ball-to-arch relative to my total foot length.

 

With regard to whether one should get the "Comfort" version or not, I am happy that I went for the comfort.  I have many leather-soled shoes and like them a lot, but they are less practical in snow or rain, or with salted roads.  The comfort version does not look like a rubber-soled boot...it looks like a leather sole, except from the bottom.   The Poron insole absorbs an amazing amount of the shock of walking on concrete, while being remarkable thin, so it doesn't affect the stability of the foot, as too much squish can.

 

I have no connection to bootsonline.com.au, other than buying a pair of boots from them, but I can endorse that they are super nice and ship same-day.  If you email them, they will gladly discuss sizes with you too.  Of course, different RM Williams boot models will fit differently from one another.

 

Regards,

Jon

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Originally Posted by Whirling View Post
 

I'm not sure you're still looking for sizing advice, but here it is.  I wear a 9.5 D in Iron Rangers, which are pretty spot on about length, but just a touch wide for me.  I also seem to be a 9.5 in Chippewas and Wolverines, though the Wolverines felt a touch large.  I am also a 9.5 D in Alden Indy Boots on the True Balance last.  (I wear a 10 D in Allen Edmonds Park Avenues, as well as Leeds and Dundees.)  I have a pair of the RM Williams Comfort Craftsman in Australian 9.5 G, which actually fit relatively well width-wise, but are a bit too long.  I think I should have gotten a 9 G.

 

I hope this helps.  RM Williams makes nice boots... I got mine from bootsonline.com.au, which was terrific.  The boots arrived in just under a week on the East Coast of the USA.

 

Regards,

Jon

I ended up just ordering some since no one offered any advice after a couple days, but I got a 10G when I wear 10.5D in IRs and Wolverine's, so what you say seems to confirm that I likely got the right size. I ordered some brown suede ones which were made to order so they'll still take a few weeks to get here but I'll see if they're the right size then, thanks

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They look like Kidman's - available at Nungar Trading http://www.nungar.com.au/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/48_50/products_id/194

I have been wearing mine almost every other day for 5 years - still going strong.

Kidman's seems to be the model I have been looking for, but I can't find any image of it for reference...

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They look like Kidman's - available at Nungar Trading http://www.nungar.com.au/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/48_50/products_id/194

I have been wearing mine almost every other day for 5 years - still going strong.

 

This should be Kidman's (B524) last? can't find any reference images of Kidman's last......

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I picked up a pair of comfort craftsman yesterday. They are the most comfortable boot i've tried on straight out of the box. I can see why they have become as popular as they have! 

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Hello

 

I am looking for a pair of RM Williams Craftsman boots. Are there any recommended store to buy from that ship to Toronto, Canada? What stores do you recommend?

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Hello

I am looking for a pair of RM Williams Craftsman boots. Are there any recommended store to buy from that ship to Toronto, Canada? What stores do you recommend?

I was very happy with the quality of service and the speed of shipping with bootsonline.com.au. I got my boots in under a week from Australia to Philadelphia, USA. I think their prices are excellent, but I can't swear one couldn't find slightly lower prices elsewhere. They gave me plenty of advice on sizes, fit, and style options.

Regards,
Jon
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Did you get hit with any taxes? Or duty? I know you are in the states, but duty on footwear into Canada can be quite high.

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Did you get hit with any taxes? Or duty? I know you are in the states, but duty on footwear into Canada can be quite high.

I was not charged any duties or taxes, but, of course, your results may vary. I always get hit for them when then the shipper uses FedEx, but, knock on wood, never with the post office.
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Would anyone be able to post some pics of their "Comfort All-Rounders", or perhaps even just help me with the difference between the Comfort Craftsman? (Other than the leather used)

 

Many thanks, I have been trying to sort this out for ages now!

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Originally Posted by ertu View Post
 

Did you get hit with any taxes? Or duty? I know you are in the states, but duty on footwear into Canada can be quite high.

I had a friend order through Aussiebushhats...He didn't have a problem to TO

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I just received a pair of Comfort Craftsman in chestnut from bootsonline. I'm concerned they may be too big. I read through and did a bit of research to come to the conclusion I was likely a 9G. I wear 10.5US trainers and 10US in most boots. Have a few pairs of Clarks in 9Uk that fit great. Tried my RMW CC's on today, and while they seem to be right with the width, I feel like they're too long. My foot shifts a little bit and if I slide my foot to the most forward comfortable position, I can fit a finger between my heel and the back of the boot. After reading I'm led to believe these should be much more snug out of the box as they'll stretch just a little bit over time. I was wearing thick cotton socks with the boots. Should I go 8.5? Any and all input/assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I just received a pair of Comfort Craftsman in chestnut from bootsonline. I'm concerned they may be too big. I read through and did a bit of research to come to the conclusion I was likely a 9G. I wear 10.5US trainers and 10US in most boots. Have a few pairs of Clarks in 9Uk that fit great. Tried my RMW CC's on today, and while they seem to be right with the width, I feel like they're too long. My foot shifts a little bit and if I slide my foot to the most forward comfortable position, I can fit a finger between my heel and the back of the boot. After reading I'm led to believe these should be much more snug out of the box as they'll stretch just a little bit over time. I was wearing thick cotton socks with the boots. Should I go 8.5? Any and all input/assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Boots,especially with elongated toe boxes, should have room in front of the toes. The size you got would sound right to me, but results may vary...In addition to width, there are questions of volume of the foot and height of your instep. You could also try adding an insole.

onetheless, If the boots aren't comfortable or feel loose, you should send them back...that is always safest. Barry, at BootsOnline, would certainly chat with you about all of this.
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Thanks for the advice, I'm going to give them a call and hopefully chat with Barry shortly. Really torn on what to do. Doesn't help that there are no RMW dealers in the states.
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Sorry about the crappy photo's got shit everywhere due to doing a reno. How do most people wear them? Should I not cuff my jeans while wearing them?

 

They are very comfortable, have had a couple solid days walking around in them without any issues. For sizing I ended up going a 9H I found the 9G a little tight around my foot. I wear a 10 in chucks and have a 9.5D in chippewa's, but I probably should have got a 10 as they are a bit tight on my foot.  

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