RM Williams Boots - Everything You Wanted to Know

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  1. Tez Mulan

    Tez Mulan Senior member

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    The Turnout has a rounded toe, while the Craftsman has a chisel toe. Both look very nice, IMO, although I (so far) only own a pair of Turnouts.


    Ah yes.., that's why I went for McQuarie instead of Craftsman. So wouldnt McQuarrie be competing with Turnout?

    I really should read this thread
     


  2. sharpcelery

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    Is some slip in the back of the craftsmans permissible? I had to move a half size up at the NYC store because my toes were very close to the end of the shoe. Of course, now the heel slips a bit when I walk.
     


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    Hi everyone,
    I have a question concerning the leather on my new craftsman boots. I ordered yearling leather and thats what is written on the box they came in. But on the inside of my shoes it reads: "9 1/2 FCF". 9.5 F is denoting the size I suppose and CF should stand for "calf". Now I am wondering if I got Calfskin boots instead of the yearling ones.

    Thanks
     


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    Hi everyone,
    I have a question concerning the leather on my new craftsman boots. I ordered yearling leather and thats what is written on the box they came in. But on the inside of my shoes it reads: "9 1/2 FCF". 9.5 F is denoting the size I suppose and CF should stand for "calf". Now I am wondering if I got Calfskin boots instead of the yearling ones.

    Thanks


    Not sure if it will solve your mystery but, I too have a pair of RM Williams Craftsman boots in yearling. Looking at the interior of the boots, mine are imprinted with a CF as well.
     


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  7. Grayland

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    Are RM Williams boots available in patent leather?

    Let's hope not, huh?
     


  8. bolle

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    CF is for chisel toe and flat heel

    Thanks for the information!

    I have annother question concerning the fit of the craftsman boots. I have a very low instep and even in the F-width the instep does not fit my feet. Does anyone have the same problems and could probably propose a solution for that?

    Thanks!
     


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    Insoles?

    I've been wearing hard plastic insoles recently, and today I slipped them into my Craftsmen. I found they snugged up the instep perfectly.
     


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    Insoles?

    I've been wearing hard plastic insoles recently, and today I slipped them into my Craftsmen. I found they snugged up the instep perfectly.


    I agree. I have the Craftsman in 10F. The fit was a bit loose. I put in cushioned insoles in and it was a bit snug. I replaced the cushioned insoles with "heel pads" and the fit couldn't be more perfect.
     


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    Let's hope not, huh?

    Yeah. I didn't know if he was joking or not...

    So excited, I have a new pair of kangaroo craftsman in chestnut in the mail! Second pair already, It's a slippery slope I guess. I can see why so many of you have big collections
     


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    Yeah. I didn't know if he was joking or not...

    So excited, I have a new pair of kangaroo craftsman in chestnut in the mail! Second pair already, It's a slippery slope I guess. I can see why so many of you have big collections


    They are awesome boots. I have yearling in chestnut and black and am considering suede. The price is great at this time, too.
     


  13. sharpcelery

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    Also, what happened to the nungar trading company? I've tried getting in touch with them by phone and email but nothing seems to work.
     


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    Ah yes.., that's why I went for McQuarie instead of Craftsman. So wouldnt McQuarrie be competing with Turnout?

    I really should read this thread


    Macquarie is quite a pointed toe and a sleeker last overall. Turnout is more rounded and slightly wider fitting.
     


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    Here's my idea: French Veal Calf with the Comfort sole on the Craftsman last.

    Has anyone ordered French Calf in a color other than Black and Chestnut?
     


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