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R.M.Williams Step back in time

 

We have walked more than a few miles together and stood the test of time since 1932.

More than a few people have reached out asking us to share stories and conversations from our past and present – stories from the Boot Room so to say. We want to take this opportunity to look back at the paths we have journeyed and celebrate our rich history. We will over the next few months look back into our archives and revisit our catalogues and stories from the past.

 

Step back in time with us.

 

R.M.Williams Step back in time

The “Step Back In Time” graphic first made an appearance in a 1950 catalogue.

 

1935

“write about your foot trouble - we are experts”

Below is the first recorded catalogue, it's from 1935. A simple edition with an ambitious message “If you have a high instep foot, and have to get a boot too long for you, for the sake of comfort, let me know what size fits your instep and what length exactly your foot is. We have put hundreds of customers into shorter, more comfortable boots, with high instep. Write about your foot trouble - we are experts. ”

This begins RM's desire to craft boots that fit properly and are of the utmost quality. This mantra drove his business and made it the success it was and is today.

R.M.Williams catalogue 1935
 
R.M.Williams catalogue 1935 inside
 

 

the RM Journey told through the archives

We will over the next few months look back through the archives. As we revisit our catalogues the links will take you on a journey from 1932 to now.

R.M.Williams 1940 catalogue

1940

R.M.Williams 1943 catalogue

1943

R.M.Williams 1945-46 catalogue

1945-46

R.M.Williams 1948 catalogue

1948

R.M.Williams 1949 catalogue

1949

R.M.Williams 1950 catalogue

1950

R.M.Williams 1951 catalogue

1950-51

R.M.Williams 1952 catalogue

1952

R.M.Williams 1954 catalogue

1954

R.M.Williams 1959 catalogue

1959

R.M.Williams 1961 catalogue

1961

R.M.Williams 1963 catalogue

1963

R.M.Williams 1972 catalogue

1972

R.M.Williams 1974 catalogue

1974

R.M.Williams 1963 catalogue

1983

R.M.Williams 1989 catalogue

1989

R.M.Williams 1991 catalogue

1991

R.M.Williams 1992 catalogue

1992

R.M.Williams 1993 catalogue

1993

R.M.Williams 1994 catalogue

1994

R.M.Williams 1996 catalogue

1996

R.M.Williams 1998 catalogue

1998

R.M.Williams 1999 catalogue

1999

R.M.Williams 2000 catalogue

2000