SS18 Funchal Leather Collection for Men and Women

For SS18, we have given our iconic Bourton brogue for men, Ava Penny Loafer and Anne brogue for women a new and lighter look.

For decades, the men’s heavy country brogue has been our best-seller. Wanting to keep this style fresh, we have launched the Bourton in Funchal burnished leather. The shoe is then finished on a lighter weight Vibram Gumlite coloured sole.

The ladies collection is finished on the classic leather sole. Continue reading “SS18 Funchal Leather Collection for Men and Women”

SS18 Kudu Reverse Suede Collection for Men

Following the success of A/W 2017’s Kudu full grain leather shoe and boot collection for men, Tricker’s has introduced a Kudu Reverse suede range for S/S 2018.

What is Kudu?

African Antelope Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros) – or more commonly known as Kudu, is indigenous to a variety of African countries. The hide is a natural by-product of this meat industry.

What is Reverse Suede?

A lot of shoemakers use split suede. This is the skin left after removing the full grain leather.

Reverse suede is also known as full grain suede. This is where the full grain leather and skin of a hide is left intact. The flesh side is the suede. Continue reading “SS18 Kudu Reverse Suede Collection for Men”

SS18 Rambler Shoe and Boot Collection for Men

When talking about Tricker’s footwear, most people invariably mention the Bourton heavy brogue country shoe or Stow boot.

However, for many decades we have designed an array of different styles to suit all seasons and weathers.

While exploring our archives, we recently rediscovered a summer rambler shoe. Evoking a wholesome atmosphere of camping, hiking and outdoor picnics, this particular range was a best-seller in the 1950s and 60s.

Reissued in the late 70s and early 80s, the style eventually disappeared, until now. Continue reading “SS18 Rambler Shoe and Boot Collection for Men”

Bookbinder SS18 Collection for Men and Women

In a previous Journal post we talk about the importance of maintaining momentum in the ever-changing world of fashion and footwear.

While we want to add new designs and finishes, we realise the importance of staying true to the Tricker’s reputation for outstanding manufacturing and quality.

Known as the shoemaker for quality country shoes and boots, we look for ways to update our core styles. One route is to search for unique leathers or different finishes which will breathe new life into iconic ranges.

For SS18, we have done just that by using Bookbinder for three classic styles from our men’s and women’s range. Continue reading “Bookbinder SS18 Collection for Men and Women”

Tricker’s Classic 4444 and 4497 Shoe and Boot Lasts

Joseph Tricker founded R.E. Tricker in 1829. To set the scene from a historical perspective, that same year saw Robert Peel establish London’s first uniformed police force, whilst in America, Abraham Lincoln gave his first political speech. Louis Braille invented his system of finger-reading for the blind and Queen Victoria’s ascent to the throne was still eight years away.

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Joseph saw the birth of the modern world, a time for great enlightenment, learning and social reforms. This was the world in which the first retail orders for Tricker’s shoes were secured.

One of the longest established shoemakers in England, Tricker’s is still a family owned business stretching across five generations.  All our footwear is made entirely from start to finish in our Northampton shoe factory and His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, awarded Tricker’s a Royal Warrant in 1989.  Continue reading “Tricker’s Classic 4444 and 4497 Shoe and Boot Lasts”

Kudu Leather – African Explorer Collection for men AW17

Maintaining momentum in the ever-changing world of fashion and footwear is not as easy as it may appear. While we want to add new designs and finishes, we realise the importance of staying true to the Tricker’s reputation for outstanding manufacturing and quality.

Known as the shoemaker for quality country shoes and boots, we look for ways to reinvigorate our core styles. One route is to search for new leathers and finishes which will breathe new life into iconic ranges such as the Stow Boot and Woodstock country shoe.

Our latest find is African Antelope Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros) – or more commonly known as Kudu.  Continue reading “Kudu Leather – African Explorer Collection for men AW17”

Let us introduce you to our first female bespoke apprentice

If you follow us on Instagram you may have seen Adele Williamson.

Adele has made history by becoming the first female apprentice at Tricker’s. Graduating De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester in 2016, Adele was named in the UK’s top 15 young designers in the Cordwainers’ National Footwear Student of the Year Awards. She was also shortlisted for the coveted Christopherson prize during DMU’s degree show. Continue reading “Let us introduce you to our first female bespoke apprentice”

Who wouldn’t want a pair of bespoke shoes or boots

If you have a great passion for footwear, chances are you aspire to have a bespoke pair of shoes or boots made to your unique foot shape and design specification. These will last a lifetime, are individual and made with care by skilled and dedicated craftspeople. Continue reading “Who wouldn’t want a pair of bespoke shoes or boots”

Olivvia Leather Styles for Women AW17

If you read our blog, you may have seen our previous post discussing a brand new finish called Olivvia leather.

Developed in partnership with German tannery Weinheimer, Olivvia leather uses an all-natural tanning procedure. In this process, an essence from olive leaves is used for tanning. The olive leaves provide a completely chrome-free tanning alternative and are a bi-product of the olive industry, diverted from being burnt as a waste product, thereby avoiding the environmental impact of that process. This chemical-free leather combines the natural smell of leather with the warm undertone of olives. Continue reading “Olivvia Leather Styles for Women AW17”