Better known for working with furniture and Apple Products, Marc Newson has designed a boot with one of the world’s most esteemed bootmakers. R.M.Williams is the Australia-based brand with a global following, known for its dedication to craft and style. Newson took one of the R.M.Williams designs and gave it his own spin, adapting the mid-century Gardener Boot for a new generation of thinkers, tinkers and creators. The Yard Boot 365 is sure to be as iconic as the rest of the R.M.Williams catalog. We took a look at some of the details of these new boots, and why they could easily become your new go-to.
1. Designed by Renowned Designer Marc Newson: R.M.Williams partnered with Marc Newson for its first-ever collaboration. Newson took inspiration from the Gardener Boot introduced in the 1950s and gave it a modern twist. His signature comes through in the boot with thoughtful design details and a clean silhouette — for both men and women.
2. Same Heritage Craftsmanship: Each Yard Boot is bench-made in South Australia and handcrafted using one single piece of leather with one back seam — true to the iconic R.M.Williams design. Hand-oiled kip leather won’t give out on you and will keep the elegant feel of the boot alive through wear and tear. Even with Newson’s modern elements, The Yard Boot 365 is still true to the DNA of R.M.Williams.
3. Modern Details You Will Notice: These are fully lined with engineered elastic side gussets that incorporate seamlessly into the single piece of leather mean the boot is designed with purpose for life’s adventures. Under-foot, you will find Poron padding beneath a full-leather sock and chunky rubber sole that seems to blend right in.