The R M Williams Lachlan boot (previously known as the Drover) is one the toughest boots in the R M Williams collection. The boot is constructed of a one piece oiled leather upper and a goodyear stitch welted heavy rubber sole unit. We have been stockists of RM Williams for over 10 years and we have watched the range grow and evolve however the Lachlan boot remains one of our top sellers.
The Lachlan boot could be categorised as more of a work boot, although not steel toe or waterproof it is ideally suited to heavy wear and ideally suited to a wearer that requires a boot that can be dressed up or dressed down! Perhaps a customer who needs to visit site but also meet clients in an office environment and then have a beer with friends in the evening. If this is you then the R M Williams Lachlan is the boot for you!
One of the first pair of R M Williams boots sold at The Golden Boot was to me. Here are my Lachlan boots!
I only wear these boots occasionally yet they are one of my most comfortable pairs. My maintenance regime is a bit of a disaster, in fact I haven’t done anything to these other than wear them. I thought they would be the ideal pair to demonstrate what the best way to look after them is and to practice what I preach to customers!
Its worth noting that the Lachlan boot is made with an oiled leather. This is intended to be water and stain resistant. I am not trying to achieve a high shine finish as the boot is designed to be a little vintage in appearance and that’s how I want to keep them.
Place shoe trees in the boots
Using a Dasco suede brush, remove any loose dirt/debris from the upper.
Using fresh water and the rubber bristled part of the Dasco suede brush remove and heavy dirt/debris from the upper and sole. Always allow the boots to dry out naturally.
Dry using kitchen towel
Once the boots are dry, using a small damp foam sponge apply small amount of the R M Williams Saddle & Leather Dressing to the upper, also work the Saddle dressing into the welt of the boot. Please remember a little goes a long way, remember the old adage “you can always put more in but it’s more difficult to take out”! In short the more you apply the darker the boots will become.
Allow the Saddle & Leather Dressing to dry and then with a dry cloth remove any residue. Then buff the boots to a shine.