Master Shoemaker

Tricker’s has its first female bespoke master shoemaker after 193 years. Adele Williamson is following in the footsteps of generations of supremely skilled and dedicated crafts people.

Adele served her apprenticeship under renowned shoemaker, Scott McKee, and now leads our bespoke team in creating handmade perfection.

Every element is made by hand, we even make the cord we use. The leathers for bespoke projects are specially selected and no stone is left unturned to ensure they are of the highest quality.

Our Master shoemakers follow a time-honoured process, unchanged in close to two centuries. The result is a unique shoe or boot that fits the contours of your feet perfectly and is exactly to your specification, from the leather to the welting, and sole choice.

Tricker’s specialise in the hand-welting, a technique that calls for the Master Shoemaker to pre-pierce the leather using an awl - as compared to the Goodyear machine welting technique - which greatly helps with the fit of the shoe. There are no limitations when it comes to hand-welting a shoe because we can create a nice curve and do anything to meet the needs of our bespoke customers.