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.
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”
While looking through our archives in our Northampton shoe factory a couple of years ago, we stumbled upon a Tricker’s order book dated 1960. Among many of the beautifully handwritten orders inside, we found a request for special boots to be made for Sir Edmund Hillary and his Himalaya expedition team. Continue reading “Tricker’s Himalaya Explorer Range – 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”
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”
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”
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”
If you are an avid follower of Tricker’s Shoes on Instagram and Twitter, you will have read about and seen the styles we developed this year for SS17 and AW17 in 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 – what is it?”
If you own a pair of Tricker’s shoes or boots, you will hopefully agree the uncompromising standards of craftsmanship and the use of honest materials, are reasons why R.E. Tricker Limited continues to be England’s oldest shoemaker. Continue reading “Trickers Selected for Great Trade Campaign”
Traditionally, R.E. Tricker Ltd is known as the maker of country shoes and boots. In fact, Joseph Tricker’s son-in-law, Walter James Barltrop, designed and created the world’s first country boot in 1840 which heralded a brand new age for country footwear.
Today, the Bourton brogue and Stow boot remain the cornerstone of our business. In 2017, we still see ourselves as forerunners in the Northampton shoe industry, which is confirmed by the development and recent launch of our brand new ultra light flexi welt. Continue reading “The NEW Flexi Welt Sole”
Introducing Tricker’s Ethan Monkey Boot. Did you know the history of the humble Monkey Boot dates back to World War 2?
Worn as standard issue by the Czechoslovakian army, their durability, practicality and the fact they were inexpensive made them the ideal boot for the foot soldier.
Continue reading “Ethan: Tricker’s Monkey Boot”