ConsTruct - Elthea Tramping Shoe
If you follow our social channels then you will have already seen the teaser images for Elthea, the next “capsule” to join ConsTruct. However, we haven’t told you about the history and heritage behind the style.
The original Elthea shoe was first introduced in 1905. The term "Elthea" was a pun on the word "healthier," which was used in early 1905 marketing. The indication was that Tricker’s footwear could keep your feet dry in the countryside, preventing potential illnesses that you could get from having wet feet.
The ConsTruct edition of Elthea is based on a design from 1926.
Elthea is a solid, rugged, traditional Tricker’s Derby Tramping Shoe, which can be identified by its open lacing system (in which the eyelet tabs are stitched on top of the shoe’s vamp).
Tricker’s is the first choice for Country Footwear. The Tramping shoe originally made for walking pursuits in the British Countryside can now be seen in cities, fields and forests across the world.
Tramping shoes are essentially a shoe within a shoe, made with double vamp and counters, whole cut, and perfectly smooth with a seamless inside. The upper is stitched in 80’s thread and a 12’s needle for a more refined finish.
For this edition, we have used Olivvia Buffalo Nubuck, which has a unique rugged look. These remarkable leathers are made using an all-natural tanning procedure. In this process, essence from olive leaves is used for tanning.
This thick, durable leather is very reliable and known for its softness, strength and durability. The fibre of the buffalo leather is coarser and stronger than cowhide. The resulting grain structure is appreciated by connoisseurs of the rich, deep tones, which give it a striking appearance.
Built on the 4497S last, with a full bellows tongue, natural welt, and brass eyelets, this edition has a commando sole with no through. The lightweight sole is our classic Tramping rubber outsole. Known for its sturdy tread, the lightweight commando sole offers great traction and weather resistance, whilst maintaining a rugged profile. With no through, this makes the shoe lighter and more flexible than our standard Country Footwear.