A bootmaker and a motorcycle engineer walk into a bar… Well, maybe not a bar (although, who knows?), but Australian footwear brand R.M. Williams, and the team of the Parisian custom garage, Blitz Motorcycles, have certainly put their heads together for their latest collaboration. A match made in heaven, to celebrate the craftsmanship that goes into producing each brand’s products, they’ve teamed up to bring us, not only a super-luxe footwear collection but also a custom, one of a kind, motorbike which, for a cool £40,000, could be yours.
So how does one go about creating a cohesive footwear-meets-engineering collection? For R.M. Williams, the answer was obvious: they simply had to go back to their roots. Rather than trying to fix what ain’t broke, the brand decided to recreate two special editions of their original motorcycle boot, the Scrambler, which was first conceived in 1993. Amped up for a contemporary audience, the shoe has been refashioned in two leather options, chestnut crocodile, an exotic leather available through the brand’s bespoke service and black New Zealand cowhide, a leather exclusive to the collaboration. However, with prices ranging from £595 and £4,995, these might be a pair of boots you’d want to keep off the road and save for best.