New season menswear is rooted in an appreciation for practicality and enduring quality, with updates to our handcrafted boot offering.
Scent has long played an important role in the world of R.M.Williams, telling vivid stories of the unique outback environment from which we were born and the time-honoured leather craftsmanship for which we’re now known.
An R.M.Williams boot is to be treasured, to be maintained and preserved for years of faithful, confortable wear. Which is why we offer our boot repair service.
One Piece Of Leather is the seminal book about Reginald Murray Williams, the company he built and an enduring legacy of Australian craftsmanship
Our iconic Chelsea boots have countless unique qualities worth celebrating, but perhaps the most important is their signature one-piece leather design.
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Women's new season collection
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Online purchases can be returned free of charge within 60 days. Read more
Exchanges for online purchases can be made in-store only.
Once a return is received for processing, refunds generally take up to 10 business days to reach your account depending on your financial institution.
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R.M.Williams boots are fully repairable. You can browse our range of repair services here.
Find out how to return your boots for repair here.
Estimated processing time for repairs is 6 - 8 weeks.
Click and collect is available at a range of R.M.Williams stores.
Simply select the click and collect option at checkout, then collect it from your selected store within 24 hours.
Find out more here.
The trajectory of the Sante Fe Boot is one to marvel at. First introduced in the 1970s in a faithful nod to western style, its recognisable silhouette soon became highly coveted by outback rangers and urban cowboys alike. It breathed an air of authenticity into the popular wild west-inspired style of the time, pairing well with trophy buckle belts and faithful black denim jeans.
notes David Cook, Head of Footwear Development at R.M.Williams, adding “it allowed customers to lean into the macho western trend without straying from the superior quality that we’ve always offered.”
Fast forward 50 years and the Sante Fe still firmly holds a place in the R.M.Williams offering, only now, wearers are truly making the boot their own. “We more often see the Santa Fe worn as a formal alternative to some of our classic dress boots. It used to be quite a niche style but its fan base is definitely broadening year by year.”
Characterised by a block square toe and a Cuban-inspired heel, the Santa Fe’s enduring popularity could largely be attributed to its individuality. It’s one of very few boots in the R.M.Williams line-up to still boast a classic screwed sole, and part of an even smaller club of styles with decorative stitching across the upper. It marches to the beat of its own drum, with an irreverent attitude towards the norm.
“It certainly has a natural flair, a ‘slick’ look that our customers continue to love. A lot of people have owned the Santa Fe for decades now and can never seem to let go. It has that innate pull,” David explains.
It is fast approaching the elusive status of a collector’s item; a boot that transcends the requirements of everyday wear or fleeting trends to be treasured for what it really is: a piece of art.
Such is the legend of this very special boot.