Church's Ryder III

Are these still being made? I have been waiting for them to come back in stock on a few websites for a while now and haven't seen restock anywhere. Anyone have an idea where I can get a new pair in the brown from QoS in a 10.5UK?



  • 007Downunder007Downunder Hobart, Australia Posts: 355MI6 Agent

    I bought direct from Church’s a couple of years ago. From recollection a bit hard to get into contact I sent an email and messaged on Instagram. I didn’t hear back for a while but then was contacted. As to purchasing I had to transfer money to their account.

    I’m very pleased with them I then bought the C& J Moltons was concerned might be too similar but they’re both great.

    the service from C&J far better I’ve bought several pairs and they’re a pleasure to deal with.

  • TheExit148TheExit148 Posts: 550MI6 Agent

    Herring Shoes still sells the Ryders. Not much stock there at the moment but I'd send an email inquiring about restocks.

    Thats where I bought mine from WAY back and service and shipping were great to Canada.

  • JTullock23JTullock23 ArizonaPosts: 521MI6 Agent

    I have found that communication with Church’s both stateside and overseas has been a fools errand. I have a pair with the crepe sole I’m trying to get reconditioned/resoled, etc. They will not return emails or calls, sadly.

    As far as purchasing them new, you may get lucky to find a pair through members here or via Herring Shoes as mentioned above. Could try eBay, Grailed, etc. too. Good luck!

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  • canoe2canoe2 Posts: 1,931MI6 Agent

    I'm not sure what the exact difference is, but the most recent Ryder III model has "LW" added to the title, which I think stands for lightweight. Maybe they're using a different material for the mid-sole? Or a thinner version of the Dainite sole?

    The new ones are going for 720GBP on the Church's site. But Farfetch has some sizes for 620GBP

    Sorry, AJB isn't letting me post the link for some reason

  • 405405 Posts: 68MI6 Agent
    edited June 29

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I gave up on waiting for a restock, but I found a very good alternative from Herring Shoes I went with instead. It's a new model and they reference the Church's Ryder in the description. The model from Herring's is called the Herald. Herring's also sells the Ryder III, so I was able to compare the two boots in pictures side by side with the same angles, and the Herald is a very close match in Bitter Chocolate Suede.

    Looking forward to getting these! Link below for anyone looking for a good Ryder III alterative.

  • Alex006Alex006 Posts: 150MI6 Agent

    If finding Bond wear wasn't hard enough (what with scalpers, limited runs, timed releases, etc), now we have supply chain issues to contend with too

  • CajunCajun Posts: 434MI6 Agent

    Great looking alternative; thanks for sharing, 405. If I didn't know better, I'd have thought the Herald was simply a rebranded Ryder.

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