Marc Newson

Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
Yard Boot 365
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Yard Boot 365

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Marc was invited by heritage Australian footwear brand R. M. Williams to create a boot as part of their ‘future icons’ range. Tasked with a reimagining of the Gardener Boot- the hard-working, hard-wearing boot first introduced in the late 1950s - the Yard Boot 365 pays homage to this icon. The first capsule collection introduced six monochromatic boots in a range of leathers, and the second capsule kept the same core design, whilst introducing a contrast cream sole to some of the colourways.

Bench-made in South Australia and designed for year-round use, the boot is handcrafted using one single piece of leather with one back seam - true to the iconic R. M. Williams design.

The Yard Boot 365 is a fully lined boot with engineered elastic side gussets. The elastic gussets have an interwoven reinforced tug carefully engineered to be incorporated into the single piece of leather. Under-foot comfort is enhanced by the addition of Poron padding under a full-leather sock lining. The boot is finished with a wedge rubber outsole and features an exclusive sunray tread pattern on the underside of the sole, designed in collaboration with Richard Allan.

Year

2019, 2021

Sector

Objects

Key material

Leather

Awards

Good Design, Australia Award 2021

Muse Award 2020