R.M.Williams boots have always been designed for the wearer to make them their own. To wear them in. And wear them out - in countless creative combinations and pursuits.

In our series, How Do You Wear Yours?, we’re telling the stories behind the different styles of our boots, and the lifestyles they lend themselves to. We’re trawling our archives and this wide, brown land finding inspiration from some of Australia’s most interesting characters. From farmsteads to the footy, Flemington to the Flinders Ranges… we’re asking how you tap into the legend of the nation’s most famous footwear.

Starting with our most loved boots, the Craftsman and Lady Yearling, each month we’ll feature different boots in our collection, sharing the design stories, distinctive features, and occasions to wear our boots, along with advice on how to style them. Follow along. #howdoyouwearyours

maya

THE MAYA BOOT

A literal step up from all its stable mates, the Maya boot was R.M.Williams’ first true town boot for women that could carry a corporate outfit right through to formal evening wear.

millicent

Millicent boot

With its sleek needle toe, distinctive white contrast stitching on the welt and Cuban-inspired heel, the Millicent boot brings a bit of Casablanca to the R.M.Williams stable.

Gardener Boot

GARDENER BOOT

Extremely popular both here in Australia and overseas, The Gardener boot is a workhorse. A really good-looking one that can handle mud, moisture and sand, and will stand up to any journey as a street boot or a pastoral boot.

Salty Davenport


SALT OF THE EARTH

From kayaking the Murchison River when it was barely a trickle to getting stranded by the tide on isolated coastal cliffs, photographer and filmmaker Caleb ‘Salty’ Davenport has a unique take on outback Australia, just as he does on life. Gretel Sneath looks through the viewfinder.

Erica boot

ERICA BOOT

A feminine take on a design favourite, the new season’s Erica boot is a refined and beautiful version of the brand’s most loved boot, the Comfort Craftsman.

Annabelle Hickson

Finally, A Boot That Can Take Me Anywhere!

Here, Annabelle talks about the boot she didn’t know she needed, R.M.Williams’ new seasonal Erica boot, fashioned after the best-selling comfort Craftsman.

Craftsman boot

THE CRAFTSMAN

Australian style changed forever when the chisel toe of the Craftsman first strode out of R.M.Williams’ workshop in 1966. Since then it has walked an improbable path between woolsheds and world summits. Only RM could have imagined its famous future when he gave that first Craftsman its finishing touches.

Craftsman travel

Craftsman Boots: From The Kimberley To Calgary

The Craftsman boot’s reputation for style and durability goes before it, but there are some things you need to see to believe. Mark Muller - Editor In Chief of OUTBACK Magazine, shares tall tales of travels in his favourite bone suede Craftsmans. And has the pictures to boot!

Lady yearling

LADY YEARLING BOOT

This boot came about the way many great things do – with Australian women taking matters into their own hands. In their thousands, they were buying the smaller sizes of the Men’s Yearling.

Lady yearling style

THE PERFECT ‘EVERY OUTFIT’ BOOT

The terrain of the Snowy Mountains in the south-eastern corner of New South Wales is unique: pristine and difficult. It was here that the R.M.Williams’ new season autumn/winter campaign was shot, so suited to the rugged elegance of the brand’s best-selling Lady Yearling boots.