A soft sheen that develops through use and exposure on the surface of the leather which provides a character, a personality, to the product. Patina is a hallmark of the highest-quality leather. It is merely a manifestation of the natural ageing process and is desired by many for its individual and ‘lived in’ nature.
In the shoe room a Tricker’s sock liner is fitted to the shoes for comfort. The shoes are cleaned, and various creams and wax polishes generously applied to dress the uppers and create a patina.
In the making department, a wooden shank is added to the sole, providing support to the shoe. A layer of cork then fills the cavity created between welt and insole, providing flexibility and insulation, and moulding itself to the shape of the foot during wear, enhancing comfort and fit of the shoe.