Learn more about Men’s leather shoes
When it comes to long-lasting, reliable footwear, nothing beats leather. Naturally weather-resistant and durable, leather is the premium choice for working boots, formalwear and casual shoes alike. Leather naturally moulds to the foot over time, providing superior comfort for the wearer, as well as firm protection and support. While exceptionally water-resistant, leather is also a breathable material for footwear which helps to ensure comfort for all-day wear. Leather footwear is also a timeless wardrobe essential, offering an elegant finish or stylish edge to a versatile range of outfits.
The R.MWilliams range features a variety of premium leather footwear choices. These include the iconic Chelsea boot for an all-purpose range of leather boots, suitable for outdoor work, to formal occasions. The Randwick Boot is a smart, lace-up boot that combines functionality with a striking style. For a more casual look, R.M.Williams also offers a range of leather sneakers in luxurious suede and pebbled leather.
Browse the range of R.M.Williams Women’s shoes, also featuring the classic Chelsea boot style as well as high boots made from premium leather, suede and classic yearling leather.
Men’s footwear FAQs
Why is leather so good for shoes?
- Leather is a soft, breathable and extremely durable material for shoes. Leather shoes generally outlive shoes made from synthetic materials. In addition to natural durability, they can also stand significant wear and exposure to tough environments. If you are looking for a pair of shoes that will provide you with exceptional comfort and last well into the years, leather shoes are the choice.
Can you wear leather shoes daily?
- Yes, you can wear your leather shoes daily. Having more than one pair gives the shoes time to rest, ultimately ensuring they will last longer. Leather shoes are soft and have the ability to reshape themselves over time to better fit your feet, which makes them very comfortable in the long run. Leather shoes are also one of the few breathable types of footwear, so you will always feel comfortable wearing them whether in warm or cold weather. Vegetable-tanned leather also has antibacterial properties, and it is a good step toward maintaining the health of your feet.
How long can leather shoes last?
With proper care, leather shoes can last anywhere between years and decades. High-quality leather shoes can be worn daily and will usually last between 1-2 years before needing to be repaired or replaced. With proper care, leather boots in the R.M.Williams range will stay in good shape for many years.
Check out this expert care guide for leather shoes to help give you the tools and tips to keep your working boots working longer. For routine care, R.M.Williams also offers a range of leather care products including boot polish, leather conditioner, boot trees and more.
Does water damage leather shoes?
While many leather shoes are highly water-resistant, saturation can damage leather shoes if not dealt with properly. This damage can include discolouration and deformation of the leather, cracking, splitting of the leather or mould growth.
When leather shoes are saturated with water, the best way to avoid damaging the leather is to pat the boots dry and allow them to air out in a cool, dry place.
It’s important to avoid using high temperatures or heat tools to dry out your shoes, as this may deform or crack the leather. Be sure to wait until your shoes are completely dry before wearing them again.
How should I care for leather shoes?
The most important aspect of caring for your leather shoes is ensuring the leather stays clean and conditioned. Regularly clean your leather shoes with a soft brush or a damp cloth to remove any accumulated dirt or dust. Once the leather is clean, allow your shoes to dry at room temperature.
For tough scuff marks, apply a leather cleaner to the affected areas of the leather and wipe away with a damp cloth. You should apply a leather conditioner to your clean leather shoes about every 2 - 3 months. This regular maintenance will help your leather shoes to stay comfortable and in good shape for longer.
What type of leather does R.M.Williams use for leather shoes?
R.M.Williams leather shoes are handmade from a variety of leather types. The iconic Chelsea boots are available in premium pull-up leather, as well as luxurious yearling leather for a sophisticated subtle sheen. Chelsea boots are also made with suede and distressed leather for a stylish matte finish from the first day you purchase them.
R.M.Williams lace-up boots and sneakers are also available in a variety of leather types, including textural pebbled leather, soft suede and hush-shine Moulton leather.