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RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sator, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Obenaufs LP
     
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  2. drbones

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    I'm looking for some shoe trees in Australia and it seems like a lot of them are just rebranded versions of a generic product. According to RM Williams my 10.5G craftsman boots are a 45.5 euro sizing. Should I be buying a 46/47 tree like this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pair-of-...922758?hash=item2ee71cd7c6:g:p-IAAOSwhcJWGEqe

    or go for something similar but in a 44/45? I don't want to stretch the boots out of their current width.
     
  3. davidle24

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    Hey. I wear 8G comfort craftsman and bought the M size from here. Took a risk with getting them in to Australia though.
     
  4. nubirth

    nubirth Well-Known Member

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    Excellent thread.
     
  5. Tck13

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    Thanks. I assume that you've used it and had success? Does it matter if I put the product on when the shoes are new?
     
  6. milw50717

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    I have used it many times. Apply it when you want your boots to be water resistant-proof. Be sure to wipe off any excess and then after a few days hit with polish if you want some shine, otherwise burnish with a brush
     
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  7. drbones

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    Just got my MTO chestnut craftsmans in the mail. The leather is very nice but not sure how they will stand up to my black craftsmans with dynamic flex sole for office wear. The leather sole makes it feel like I'm skating on carpet!
     
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  8. drdan

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    Does anybody happen to have any of the previous RMW catalogs saved as PDFs that they could share with me?
     
  9. milw50717

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    You could score the leather sole with a knife or key.

    Alternatively, look at getting some Topys (a thin rubber sole) applied. Cheap and easy to apply and replace once worn through.
     
  10. Henry Carter

    Henry Carter Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Scoring works well for leather soles
     
  11. davidle24

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    Are there any leather soles that you wouldn't topy or score? Eg C&J handgrade.
     
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    The scoring tip I picked up from the the military way back when, but I don't personally like to do it preferring the Topy's for their increased grip and lower cost of replacement compared to a new sole.

    I'd be happy to Topy any of my shoes and boots, but I don't really have anything fancy by way of leather on the soles.
     
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  13. n2pua

    n2pua Senior member

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    trying to make my first comfort craftsman purchase, however ......

    can someone please clarify the pricing differences i'm noticing:


    RM Williams website:

    $450 AUD (roughly $325 US)

    Bootsonline:

    Australian: AUD $$423.50
    Export: AUD $ 385.00
    USD $275.24

    Has bootsonline simply not raised prices ?
     
  14. makewayhomer

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    I would not topy any beautiful nailed/screwed soles, like these Buday's. I would keep those like that, bc I have other Dainite and Commando soled shoes I wear in bad weather. but when it came time to resole...I'd likely go with Dainite

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  15. proteinnerd

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    When I worked for RM (almost 20 years ago now...wow!) we were told shoe trees shouldn't be used with the boots. Don't remember if we were given a reason why but I've never used them and I still have a pair from back then that are in great condition.
     
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    How are you supposed to delete a post on here? This is stupid.
     
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  17. davidle24

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    Oh really? I have two pairs, Comfort and Dynamic Flex. I have shoe trees in them both. I do know someone with pairs that are 10 and 15 years old, never had shoe trees in them and they look great.
     
  18. davidle24

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    So you would topy these? I guess there is the argument that if you are spending that much, then you can afford to buy a new pair or resole them??
     
  19. makewayhomer

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    It's not really a matter of how expensive the shoes are. I have shoes more expensive than those vs a Dainite sole BC that works for those boots. My most formal cap toe Oxfords I've least untopied. . and those were relatively cheap
     
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  20. leon12

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    Has anyone had contact with Nungar lately? I ordered a pair of craftsman at the end of January, got the preliminary confirmation and haven't heard anything since. I tried emailing Steve and the admin address with no response.
     

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