It's the people that make a company

CELEBRATING 90 YEARS

R.M.Williams - born in the australian outback - 1932

Born from humble beginnings in the South Australian bush, Reginald Murray Williams first crafted an elastic-sided leather boot in 1932 – a product that would later become synonymous with authentic outback dressing. RM crafted products for hardworking stockmen and soon had a thriving mail order business, before the increasing popularity of his products demanded the establishment of a full factory at Percy Street in 1934. Many craftsmen and women joined him and later settled into a new workshop at Frost Road in the 1970s, where production currently remains.

As of today, hundreds of highly skilled artisans continue to handcraft leather boots, apparel and accessories for R.M.Williams, using the same techniques as those who went before them. It’s this enduring camaraderie that led RM to say ‘it’s the people who make a company.’


“THE POINT IS, IT’S GOT TO LAST A LONG TIME. THAT’S WHAT THE STOCKMEN PAY FOR. WE GIVE THEM A GOOD PRODUCT”

Reginald Murray (‘RM’) Williams


Reginald Murray Williams

REGINALD MURRAY WILLIAMS

THE MAN

Reginald Murray Williams was a man with endless tenacity, grit and pioneering spirit. His humble early years informed his attitude to life.

R.M.Williams timeline

LEGACY KEEPS STEPPING FORWARD

HISTORY

In its nine decades of existence, R.M.Williams has become one of the best-known - and best-loved - footwear brands in the world. Originally built for the men and women of the rugged, unforgiving Australian outback, our iconic one-piece-leather boots have gone on to grace the feet of millions of people, including some of the most famous on the planet.

Handcrafted in Australia

Handcrafted In Australia

CRAFTSMANSHIP

R.M.Williams has proudly handcrafted exceptional quality leather boots, apparel and accessories in Australia since 1932. Behind every handcrafted piece are the hands of our master crafters, who continue to carry on the legacy, traditions and passion for Australian-made leather crafting. We continue to produce our iconic, heritage boots and belts, while forging new ways to apply the fine art and skill to invent new leather products for our evolving lifestyles. Our handcrafted products are more than a purchase, they are an investment. We take tremendous pride in knowing that we are creating something special just for you, to carry you from one adventure to the next.

GREAT AUSSIE COIN HUNT

FOR THE COLLECTORS

This year, R.M.Williams joins the Great Aussie Coin Hunt, featured in a line-up of beloved Australian icons. Discover the limited-edition A to Z collection and get to know our special R.M.Williams dollar coin.

Catalogues through the archives

STEP BACK IN TIME WITH US

EXPLORE THE ARCHIVES

Explore the R.M.Williams catalogues from the very beginning. The desire to craft and supply products that a customer needs and wants coupled with incomparable quality is apparent in every issue. Through many challenges including a World War, leather shortages, global exposure and changing attitudes the R.M.Williams product range has held strong maintaining it’s core focus of handcrafted boots and leather goods.

Win a pair of limited-edition boots

Win a pair of limited-edition 90th anniversary boots

COMPETITION

This year we will celebrate 90 years of R.M.Williams. To mark this anniversary, we’re asking you to show us how you wear your favourite R.M.Williams boots. Simply take a photo of yourself and share it with us to be in with a chance of winning one of 90 pairs of limited-edition Craftsman or Lady Yearling 90th anniversary boots. For every unique entry, we will donate $5 to Thread Together, to help Australians in need get back on their feet. Each time you share an outfit with us, you’ll be providing a brand new wardrobe of 26 clothing items for someone who needs it most.

Made on demand

MADE ON DEMAND

A unique collection, handcrafted and curated for you

R.M.Williams started his business with ‘Mail-to-order’ boots, meaning you would send in your boot measurements, preferred style and leather, and we would handcraft it for you upon demand. You can still have your boots made-to-order, thanks to the generations of skilled craftsmen and women continuing RM’s legacy in our Adelaide workshop. With over 300,000 variations from our Made-To-Order service, we have curated fan favourites and selected key features which make-up a unique offering in our Made on Demand collection. The Made On Demand boots are bench-made, hand crafted and finished to fit your feet and give them the comfort they deserve.

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