RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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  1. SpeedBird

    SpeedBird Well-Known Member

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    amce : When I got home from work today, Monday, my Blaxlands from Bootsonline were waiting for me. amce.

    So what pair number is this Amce?
     
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    I picked up the conditioner and polish when I bought my boots. Won't apply them yet, but it's already there when I need to.

    Is it ok to get the boots wet? As long as they're dried afterwards? They've got a leather sole too but I don't want to go out of my way to avoid days where it might rain.

    It is OK as long as you let them dry naturally. I would not put them in front of a heater or use a blow drier on them. This is hard on the leather.

    As for wearing leather soles in the rain I think it is OK in a light drizzle if you are not out for long. I would try to avoid getting the soles really wet because I believe this will help wear the sole out sooner. I have never done it but I have read that some people treat the soles of their leather shoes with bees wax or other waterproofing treatments. I have never done this. I would also try to void wearing the same shoes two days in a row and move that out an additional day if they get really wet.
     
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    awesome, ty

    re: fit.

    yesterday I wore mine all day for the first time. all of my right foot felt fine. my left, however, began to hurt after about 3-4 hours at the top of my foot. there is also a small tightness at the top of my big toe.

    I *think* it's the right size b/c my right foot feels fine. will the roo leather stretch out enough in the left boot you think?
     
  4. amce

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    So what pair number is this Amce?

    Seven. When I've finished conditioning the B's (this weekend), I'll use five in my daily rotation. Two pairs are for "finer" occasions.

    Cheers
     
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    Three months and four pairs of boots later, I finally have a pair of Whiskey boots which are of acceptable quality.

    Was it worth the wait?

    We'll see.

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  6. amce

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    Three months and four pairs of boots later, I finally have a pair of Whiskey boots which are of acceptable quality.
    Nice. No big fan of whisky (as a colour, that is) but these are handsome looking boots. But the quality of your photos is amazing. And intimidating. Don't think I'll be posting what I call pics anymore. Cheers
     
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    Hi guys

    I was wondering if anyone had ordered the MTO veal craftsman in the chestnut colour? I have the black ones myself and was hoping to se what the chestnut ones look like.

    thanks.
     
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    Hey!

    I have a question in sizing I was hoping one of you might be able to help me with. I'm interested in ordering the Comfort Turnout from Boots Online. But the only shoe I could find to try on here in Oslo was the Comfort Craftsmen. So what I'm wondering is how the sizes translate between these two. I tried the CC in a 9G and on my left foot it was very snug around my toes, almost uncomfortable at first but the guy in the store told me they would stretch quite a bit and it felt better after just walking around for a minute. My right foot was perfect in the front but maybe just a fraction lose in the heel. From what I read the turnout has a wider toe box so might be able to size down half a size? Because I definitely had some empty space in front of my toes.
     
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    Hey guys, got another question. Just realized that i had another option of aquiring the shoes since my mum is currently doing some post-graduate work in Brisbane. So I was thinking of asking her to bring a pair or two back home from there. What I'm wondering is if the prices are the same in the stores as on boots online and if the R.M Williams store is the best place to go in Brisbane or if there is another place that might offer them a bit cheaper?
     
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    Hey guys, got another question. Just realized that i had another option of aquiring the shoes since my mum is currently doing some post-graduate work in Brisbane. So I was thinking of asking her to bring a pair or two back home from there. What I'm wondering is if the prices are the same in the stores as on boots online and if the R.M Williams store is the best place to go in Brisbane or if there is another place that might offer them a bit cheaper?

    Think that both B-online and Nungar will deliver to an Australian address even if the boots are to be "exported". Their prices are lower than RMW and if the boots are to be taken out of the country then GST (VAT) is deducted. Just remember that to get a refund at customs you need to have all purchases from one shop and on one receipt.

    Send them an e-mail. B-online are extremely responsive.

    Cheers
     
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    Think that both B-online and Nungar will deliver to an Australian address even if the boots are to be "exported". Their prices are lower than RMW and if the boots are to be taken out of the country then GST (VAT) is deducted. Just remember that to get a refund at customs you need to have all purchases from one shop and on one receipt. Send them an e-mail. B-online are extremely responsive. Cheers
    Yeah, I suspect with the GST deduction the boots work out cheaper buying them overseas than within Australia!Or at the very least not much more inc. postage. EDIT: Also with the boots 'stretching', I asked someone at an RMW store and they said that they actually don't stretch much at all - though a little bit of movement at the back is ok as the opening changes shape (i.e. it's too elongated and leaves spaces, but when you wear them a bit they close up as the shape becomes more circular).
     
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    Hey guys, got another question. Just realized that i had another option of aquiring the shoes since my mum is currently doing some post-graduate work in Brisbane. So I was thinking of asking her to bring a pair or two back home from there. What I'm wondering is if the prices are the same in the stores as on boots online and if the R.M Williams store is the best place to go in Brisbane or if there is another place that might offer them a bit cheaper?

    ** There is an RMW outlet store on the Gold Coast (1 hour drive from Brisbane). Last I checked, they had seconds for AU$220/pr.

    Stuart
     
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    Looking at my boots in daylight - noticed that the leather overall seems quite...cracked (not actually cracked but I can't quite explain). It could be the natural leather grain I suppose, but it looks more like the leather is dry - possibly old stock that's been sitting around for ages? Maybe got warm in transit? I just put some leather conditioner over some of it... Also looks like some parts of the boots have been nicked by the chisel or whatever they used to put the soles on, soles still arent perfect, there's more 'lip' on one than the other, slightly differently curved at the front...

    To be honest, my buying experience of RMW boots hasn't been great. As whereswally? might attest to, their quality control and workmanship seems really shoddy. For boots that are fairly expensive (at least by australian standards), and a brand that goes on and on about how great their worksmanship is (all the boots i've had seem like they were put together without any care by someone who might dislike working at the company?)...

    But i'm now stuck with the boots I have. I refuse to take them back again after doing it twice already and feeling a bit stupid each time. Perhaps i'm being too picky but after very obvious flaws of my first pair (not being the same height and other issues), a couple of obvious flaws on the 2nd (the soles were really badly put on), I can overlook some obvious but not dealbreaker flaws on the 3rd pair - although if I had gotten the 3rd pair first I may have taken them back!

    Have yet to actually wear the boots out yet - still feeling anxious that this pair just doesnt stack up.
     
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    Looking at my boots in daylight - noticed that the leather overall seems quite...cracked (not actually cracked but I can't quite explain). It could be the natural leather grain I suppose, but it looks more like the leather is dry - possibly old stock that's been sitting around for ages? Maybe got warm in transit? I just put some leather conditioner over some of it... Also looks like some parts of the boots have been nicked by the chisel or whatever they used to put the soles on, soles still arent perfect, there's more 'lip' on one than the other, slightly differently curved at the front...

    To be honest, my buying experience of RMW boots hasn't been great. As whereswally? might attest to, their quality control and workmanship seems really shoddy. For boots that are fairly expensive (at least by australian standards), and a brand that goes on and on about how great their worksmanship is (all the boots i've had seem like they were put together without any care by someone who might dislike working at the company?)...

    But i'm now stuck with the boots I have. I refuse to take them back again after doing it twice already and feeling a bit stupid each time. Perhaps i'm being too picky but after very obvious flaws of my first pair (not being the same height and other issues), a couple of obvious flaws on the 2nd (the soles were really badly put on), I can overlook some obvious but not dealbreaker flaws on the 3rd pair - although if I had gotten the 3rd pair first I may have taken them back!

    Have yet to actually wear the boots out yet - still feeling anxious that this pair just doesnt stack up.


    You must be Robinson Crusoe!
     
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    I bought mine from nungar and theyre so excellent! However my comfort craftsman insole squeaks when I step!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111
     

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