SS18 Flexi Welt Suede Footwear Collection for Men

Among some circles, owning a pair of suede shoes or boots gives you an air of sophistication or decadence. In all likelihood, this relates to the added care and attention they require over their leather counterparts.

Obviously, all footwear deserves a good level of maintenance, which the dedicated shoe lover is not shy of bestowing, especially upon their treasured Tricker’s. Continue reading “SS18 Flexi Welt Suede Footwear Collection for Men”

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”

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”

Olivvia Leather – what is it?

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?”