Signature Craftsman BootR.M.Williams Signature Craftsman

the craftsman boot.
a life’s work.

THE Craftsman LAST

Perfecting the Craftsman boot was a life’s work for R.M.Williams. Beautifully constructed and our most popular boot, they’re just as comfortable at a wedding as they are at a worksite. The more time you spend in them, the more you’ll come to enjoy them. They may even become part of your legacy, as they have done for RM himself.

chisel toe and flat block heel
Iconic lastic, tugs and many widths

The Craftsman last features a classic chisel-square toe with soft toe cap, flat block leather heel, the iconic RMW tugs and elastic sides. We cater to all sizes from 1 to 17 and also feature a variety of widths all the way from C to X. (C is XXX narrow, E extra narrow, F narrow, G regular, H wide and X extra wide.)

R.M.Williams handcrafted Signature Craftsman

SIGNATURE

Our Signature Craftsman starts as one piece of the finest veal calf leather before being shaped by the hands of our most experienced craftsmen and women. That one piece of leather will pass through over 80 pairs of hands and individual processes in our workshop in Adelaide. When you pull on your boots for the first time, you’ll know it’s an investment, not a purchase. And we’ll know we didn’t just make a boot, we crafted one.

leather swatch French Veal Calf

Fine-grained leather from French calf. Particularly valuable because of its softness, fine grain and durability.

Style it with Refined Elegance

The Craftsman last features a refined toe shape, lightweight leather insole, extra-fine stitching around the elastic and traditional v-stitching under the back boot tug.

sole type Classic leather welt sole

Crowned with its fine brass plaque on a fine leather sole with a rich sole stain and signed by our master craftsman.

Special feature Signature of style

Once the boots have been crafted, they are placed into the hands of our Master Craftsman, Steve Moore, where each boot is checked, signed off and personally hand-signed by him.

 

R.M.Williams handcrafted classic Craftsman

CLASSIC LEATHER SOLE

Our most popular boot, the Craftsman comes in a range of colours, using only the finest yearling leather. It features a classic chisel square toe and flat heel as well as a leather welt sole. Originally designed as a dress boot it is now worn for business and pleasure.

leather swatch YEARLING

Yearling cowhide is a versatile fine-grained leather from yearling aged cattle. It is supple and durable.

Style it with WORK AND PLAY

The distinctive shape of the last was developed by one of RM’s original employees from 1932. It was designed to be elegant for dress and durable for light work.

sole type LEATHER WELT

The classic sole is sewn leather welt construction with a leather lining.

Special feature HERITAGE

The traditional heritage leather sole of the Craftsman is attached through a welt process - stitched to the boot through a strip of leather running along the edge of the sole. This Goodyear welt construction is the world’s best construction making soles waterproof, strong and flexible and easily re-soled.

 

R.M.Williams handcrafted Comfort Craftsman

COMFORT SOLE

Beautifully constructed and uniquely made from one piece of leather, our Comfort Craftsman boots come in a range of colours. The Comfort Sole is perfect for everyday wear and can be styled up or down.

leather swatch YEARLING

Yearling cowhide is a versatile fine-grained leather from yearling aged cattle. It is supple and and durable.

Style it with RELAXED COMFORT

Style these classic boots with everything from chinos to relaxed denim for an elevated smart-casual vibe.

sole type NON-SLIP COMPOSITION SOLE AND COMFORT INNERSOLE

The classic sole is sewn leather welt construction with a leather lining.

Special feature COMFORT SOLE

Our Comfort Technology features a fibreglass airport-friendly shank, which reinforces the shape of the boot and supports the arch. Padded heel lining increases the superior comfort of the insole. Soft, durable microfibre ‘sock lining’ draws moisture away from the foot, allowing it to breathe. Light sole construction increases flexibility while retaining the durability of a composition sole.

 

R.M.Williams handcrafted Dynamic Flex Craftsman

DYNAMIC FLEX SOLE

A comfortable, light and flexible sole ensures this version of the Craftsman gets special attention for comfort whilst standing or working all day.

leather swatch YEARLING

Yearling cowhide is a versatile fine-grained leather from yearling aged cattle. It is supple and and durable.

Style it with CASUAL ELEGANCE

The neatly tapered toes and smooth linings score full marks for style and comfort. Whether you wear them with jeans or a suit, you won’t be disappointed.

sole type COMBINATION LEATHER AND RUBBER

A mixture of rubber & leather sole, with an orthotic inner sole for additional cushioning and support. Insole can be removed to accommodate orthotic inserts.

Special feature COMFORT TECHNOLOGY

The Dynamic Flex sole is a mixture of rubber and leather sole, with an orthotic inner sole for additional cushioning & support. It is attached through a welt process - stitched to the boot through a strip of leather running along the edge of the sole. The Goodyear welt construction is world’s best construction, ensuring soles are waterproof, strong and flexible, and the boot can be repeatedly resoled. The combination of leather and rubber provides unique sole flexibility, hence, dynamic flex.

 

R.M.Williams handcrafted Burnished Craftsman

CHINCHILLA

Burnishing is an artisanal method that brings out the richness and true characteristics of leather. Our burnished Craftsman boots are as unique as the Australian landscape that has helped shape them; a truly handcrafted boot that will last a lifetime.

leather swatch European crust leather

The Chinchilla is made with European crust leather and a full kid lining on our classic Craftsman last.

Style it with Statement Style

Chinchilla boots feature the R.M.Williams signature tugs, chisel toe, welt lasted, flat heel, leather sole and insole. The antiqued finish makes a statement from the bar to the boardroom.

sole type Classic leather welt sole

Sewn leather welt sole and leather innersole

Special feature Artisanal Finish

Artistry and craftsmanship are hallmarks of our beautiful hand-burnished collection. To master our burnishing technique we partnered with Duilio Girotti, an Italian craftsman and burnishing expert.

 

R.M.Williams handcrafted Suede Craftsman

SUEDE

The suede craftsman evolved from our classic original Craftsman boot which stands the test of time with its elegant timeless style. They are a classic piece of footwear that will up your style game immediately if worn well.

leather swatch SUEDE

Suede is a type of fuzzy leather with a napped finish. Suede has a more porous finish which holds dye well, meaning more intense colour saturation.

Style it with DRESS UP OR DOWN

If you’re wearing suede, you’re already making a bit of a statement. Smart suede boots can be dressed up or dressed down to whatever extent you see fit.

sole type LEATHER WELT WITH LEATHER INNERSOLE

The classic sole is sewn leather welt construction with a leather lining.

Special feature FAIR WEATHER FRIENDS

Suede boots make a stylish statement and fit every season. Handcrafted from premium soft-touch suede in a selection of neutral or earthy tones, they’re a tactile, wear-anywhere wardrobe alternative to our traditional leather boots.

 

R.M.Williams handcrafted Tambo Craftsman

TAMBO

The Comfort Tambo is our only chelsea boot available in an X fitting, making it the perfect boot for someone with a wider foot or higher arch. It has all the classic features of our Comfort Craftsman, including chisel square toe, flat heel, single-piece upper and sewn welt comfort rubber sole.

leather swatch YEARLING

Yearling cowhide is a versatile fine-grained leather from yearling aged cattle. It is supple and and durable.

Style it with RELAXED COMFORT

Style these classic boots with everything from chinos to relaxed denim for an elevated smart-casual vibe.

sole type NON-SLIP COMPOSITION SOLE AND COMFORT INNERSOLE

The classic sole is sewn leather welt construction with a leather lining.

Special feature EXTRA WIDE FIT

For those who require extra space, the Craftsman is available in an extra wide fit with a rubber sole as the Tambo.