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Hipster scrambler boots cost $7k

R.M.Williams scrambler boots

Australian boot maker R.M.Williams has joined forces with Parisian bike builder Blitz Motorcycles to make hipster biker scrambler boots costing more than $7000.

It’s hipster biker fashion gone mad!

Here’s the hipster video to match.

The men’s and women’s scrambler boots were launched at the exclusive Harrods department store in trendy Knightsbridge, London, together with a scrambler version of a Kawasaki W650 by Blitz Motorcycles.

Their media spin says the bike is a homage to mid-1900s Aussie drovers who shod their British parallel twin bikes with knobby tyres to herd sheep!

R.M.Williams scrambler boots
The hipster crew from Blitz Motorcycles

Scrambler boots

Meanwhile, R.M.Williams has recreated two versions of their original Motorcycle Boot introduced in 1993.

The Heritage Biker Boots cost $7095 and come in hand-selected Grade 1 crocodile skins or black New Zealand cowhide for $845.

Their spin release says the boots are “inspired by the Engineer’s boots worn by post-war stockman and drovers when the use of scrambler motorcycles became commonplace on stations throughout Australia”.

However, those drover boots wouldn’t have cost almost five times the average weekly wage!

Mind you, the $845 black boots are pretty reasonable for boots that could be expected to last a life-time, like any R.M. Williams boots!

They have heavy-duty oil and acid resistant rubber treaded soles for grip and adjustment straps across the instep and tops.R.M.Williams scrambler boots

The company claims there are 85 hand-held processes involved in the making of each boot which are made to order, not held in stock.

Since the scrambler boots are made to order, they cannot be returned or exchanged.

Blitz scrambler

The bike also has a brown crocodile saddle, handlebar grips and tank straps handcrafted at the R.M.Williams workshop in Adelaide.

The front plate has RMW’s initials and the race classification plate is numbered 32, the date R.M.Williams was founded.R.M.Williams scrambler boots

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  1. It Is absolutely hipster fashion gone mad. Poor old R M would be turning in his grave at what is happening to his business name. He made quality boots and gear for real people not some sort of fashion statements.
    And the comments, spin you called it, I call bullishit about drivers using modified British bikes is just rubbish.
    As a teenager my friends and I had old British bikes that were not exactly roadworthy or registered that we called farm bikes (wish I had them now) and rode them about the place, but we didn’t consider ourselves drivers!!
    This is just marketing crap using an iconic name to promote expensive items. Very, very disappointing!!

  2. To be fair, anything made of crocodile skin is ludicrously expensive, but $845 for handmade boots is actually reasonable – for handmade boots (but still way beyond my budget). There are also plenty of riders wearing boots that they paid a lot more than $845 for and they can only wear them riding. RM Williams boots usually last for decades.

    I do question their suitability for more than casual riding – the hard slippery leather soles and the lack of any protection to the left upper from damage from the gear lever for instance.

    1. Hi Nigel,
      Actually, the soles are made of heavy-duty oil and acid resistant rubber.
      I agree that $845 isn’t too bad considering the long life of RM Williams products.

  3. these bike builders must be cleaning up Angle grinder , rattle can of paint mini indicators and hey you;ve just doubled the value

  4. Lot of money for something made in some third world country sweat shop, R.M. Williams sold their soul years ago, wouldn’t buy anything off them now!.

    1. All boots are made in Salisbury, Adelaide, South Australia 🙂

      By underpaid sweat shop Aussies … 🙁

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