Why are RM Williams Boots So Expensive?

Feb 14, 2023

As a shoe repairer for over 20 years, I've had the privilege of working on and examining many makes, models and brands of shoes and boots. RM Williams boots stand out as some of the best built and, yes, expensive boots I’ve looked at. But why are they so costly?

There's 3 main reasons the boots are priced high. To start with, they use quality materials and they use a lot of it. RM Williams uses good leather, and there is a lot in each pair of boots. And where many brands would use textile or chipboard they use leather for many insoles and most heel blocks. This means the boots are built to last.

Second, the amount of experienced hours that goes into making each pair of RM Williams boots is substantial. Each pair is crafted by hand,with attention to detail. Every stitch, every cut, and every piece of leather is carefully placed and worked to create a boot that is both beautiful and functional.

Finally, let's not forget the brand itself. RM Williams has been around for over 90 years, and in that time, they have established themselves as an amazing brand. Their boots are synonymous with quality, craftsmanship, and style, and that reputation is something that is reflected in the price.

If you're in the market for a high-end pair of boots that will last you a long time. Put a pair of RM Williams boots high on your list. The quality of materials, the experienced craftsmanship, and the prestige of the brand all come together to create a boot that is well worth the investment.

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