2020 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

R.M.Williams and Marc Newson Boot Collaboration

Entrant Company

R.M.Williams

Category

Fashion Design - Footwear

Client's Name

Country / Region

Australia

Iconic Australian bootmaker R.M.Williams and designer Marc Newson in October 2019 launched The Yard Boot 365 - the first boots designed as part of the brand’s Undeniable Character platform.



The Yard Boot 365 has been developed as a future icon for R.M.Williams, with Newson’s interpretation of the classic Gardener Boot from The Yard Boot series, serving as a modern-day work boot for the modern-day worker.



The Gardener Boot, first introduced by R.M.Williams in the late 1950s, was hailed as the ultimate hardwearing work boot at the time. The boots were intended as the complete answer to “the combined effects of mud, water and sand” and specifically designed for the purpose of working in long grass, orchards, dairies, swampy or sandy conditions.



While the design philosophy of R.M.Williams hasn’t changed, designed with purpose for life’s adventures, the way we work has – considerably. It’s with those changes in mind that Marc designed The Yard Boot 365, ensuring that the modern worker, the global tastemakers and those that are leading change have an accessible and fashionable boot to support their goals.



The Yard Boot 365 designed for both men and women, draws its name from the iconic Australian term, the ‘yard’, and 365 because of its intent to be a boot that’s able to be worn all year-round, no matter the conditions. The boot is made from a single piece of leather, a fully engineered elastic gusset with R.M.Williams iconic tug, under foot comfort through the addition of Poron padding under full leather sock lining and a rubber outsole with a minimum 8mm depth in the tread.



The limited edition Yard Boot 365 has been developed and manufactured in R.M.Williams’ Australian workshop in South Australia.

Credits

R.M.Williams
Marc Newson
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