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Old 20th Sep 2011, 22:27
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RMW Boots are now standard uniform issue for 1000+ Virgin Australia pilots.
Airport friendly version only.

We have John Borghetti to thank.

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Old 20th Sep 2011, 22:52
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Old 20th Sep 2011, 23:38
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Geez Tinny, ya feet must get a bit sweaty in those up North!
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 02:50
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Rotcivtolip...recommend RMW Craftsman...they have a synthetic sole and have lasted well in PNG in all the gravel strips, lotsa water ...pubs and clubs etc about $330 AUD I think. Had current pair for four years and will need resole in about another year.

Compare this with shoes off the rack for about $100 $130 and lasting 12-18 months and their miles in front.

Agree with whoever advised to go with slightly larger size and wear thick socks.

Use RMW polish only, avoid the silicone type touch up polish found in hotels...no need for neatsfoot oil or anything like that... just use the RMW polish...seems to keep the leather in top condition.
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 04:41
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I kick it in crocs. Sturdy, reliable, and stylish.
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Old 21st Sep 2011, 05:27
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I kick it in crocs.
You didn't tell us you had float plane experience...
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Old 22nd Sep 2011, 04:29
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Folks,
One maker that doesn't seem to have been mentioned is Baxter (NSW), gave away RM for Baxter about 50 years ago, never looked back.
Amongst other things, the "rubber" soles and stitching seems impervious to Skydrol, and important consideration in many jobs.
I use the same ones that were uniform issue to NSW police for many years, 22D if I recall correctly.
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Old 22nd Sep 2011, 20:32
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Baxter Boots

Never saw Col Pay wear anything but Baxters. Ariats for me. Elastic sided. Usually get 2 years out of them, hold out well against chemical and Jet A1. The more lovely side of life won't let them in the house tho. Reckons they'll kill the indoor plants. RMW craftsmen for the pub.
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Airport Frriendly!!

I have the conventional steel insert RMW's and I go through the scanners every time . The security folk always look at my boots and wonder how the F I do it.

I am sure many of you have worked it out too.

RMW do overhauls so when your boots hit TBO, send them back and for about $160 they are like a brand new pair again.
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Old 22nd Sep 2011, 23:57
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Wore Mack Titan Q's before. Currently rocking it in blundstones.

The Titans where a throwback from my days on the darwin ramp. Extremely comfortable to wear, held up great on the hot tarmac stepping in all manner of crap, composite toe so I didn't set off the scanners in security and best of all they were flexible around the toes. I've worn some boots that were just too stiff to operate the toe brakes with.
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Easy to kick off if you ditch and give excellent protection in the event of fire
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The only man-toes that should be exposed belong to Hobbits.
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Old 24th Sep 2011, 14:01
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Mongrel's

'Mongrel' riding boots are very comfortable, look good (elastic sides) and lasted me for over 2 years. $160 online delivered, RM's for the pub.
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Old 24th Sep 2011, 22:24
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Good ventilation, but with no compromise in style. Crocs
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Good ventilation, but with no compromise in style. Crocs
More like the BIGGEST compromise in style!
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I have been wearing boots for 39 years. Bought my first pair of RM Williams kid leather jodpur boots in December 1969 in Chinchilla. Cost me $26 - almost a weeks wages! They were THE MOST COMFORTABLE footwear that I have ever worn, but they only make them on custom order these days and they cost about $600 - and I can no longer afford them. I moved into RM Williams top boots in the early 80's, then went through a Tony Lama phase in the 90's. I am currently wearing a pair of Ariat top boots.
Crikey Doc!, I thought I was old but you musta been flying before I christened the back seat of my Mini 850 in Cairns circa 1970, can't remember the name of the boots (still remember the girl though)
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Old 25th Sep 2011, 11:00
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RMW

Nothing better than a pair of RMW Tambo Craftsman Boots for flying in.
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Old 25th Sep 2011, 14:58
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My last pair for work R.M.Williams Craftsman lasted me 10 years. I replaced them in February with a pair of black R.M.Williams Dynamic Flex Comfort Craftsman. (Airport Friendly). They would have to be the most comfortable RMís I have ever owned. I also have a Chestnut pair of R.M.Williams Tamboís for going out in.
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Old 26th Sep 2011, 08:28
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Was going to put a plug in for Rossi,s. Aussy made cheap 1 pair a year.
Unlike Blundstones.
Value for $$ comfy. I have 2 pairs, Ms M the Emelda Marcos of shoes has slighty more.
Might have to upgrade. ? A good excuse to get a pair of RM,S
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