After Care
 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR TRICKER'S

  • Remove dirt or marks with a clean cloth.
  • Use a neutral polish then buff with another clean cloth.
  • Use wax polish to weather proof protection.
  • Keep your footwear in their shoe bags provided to prevent damage.
  • Use shoe trees to help maintain shape.

HOW TO CARE FOR LEATHER TYPES

Bookbinder

  • First, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust.
  • Once your cream has rested and absorbed, brush your shoes to remove excess.
  • You can then proceed to apply your matching colour wax; this will give your shoes are lovely shine finish.
  • Dab your cotton chamois and rub the wax in circular motions through your shoes. Let the wax set for a few minutes and brush.

The high shine rub off Bookbinder effect is a coated treatment applied to the leather. Apart from the black, all colours have a darker top and then a lighter shade on the base. During our shoeroom method, we cut back this darker top to bring the lighter shade to the surface giving a two-tone effect. This is created when polished on the mops in our Northampton factory Shoe Room giving the footwear a lustre and gleaming finish indicative of 1930s dress shoes.


This is a chrome leather

 

 

Burnished Calf

  • Firstly, insert your shoetrees, then remove any dirt and dust by brushing the leather with a horsehair brush. This prevents particles of dirt from being rubbed against the delicate leather of the shoe during polishing and causing damage to the shoe.
  • Apply a simple shoe cream that will nourish the leather and keep it supple. Apply a thin coating all around the shoe with a cloth and rub it in well. Usually, we would use a neutral cream so that you do not alter the colour of the shoe, however, if you want to darken the colour, you could use a slightly darker cream. It can be very unpredictable what colour the shoe will be and although you can darken a shoe it is very difficult to lighten it if you make a mistake so please be very cautious. An added factor to remember is that leather is very absorbent so it will look darker when you apply cream due to the cream being absorbed into the shoe.
  • Always allow the shoe 20 minutes or so after applying cream to see what change of colour there may be.
  • Apply a wax polish, the best contains beeswax, with a cloth and allow to dry for 5 minutes or so. The shoe will probably look fairly dull at this stage so now you can use a fine horsehair brush to polish the shoe by rubbing backwards and forwards. This action causes friction between the brush and the polish making it melt - this is what makes it seem to shine. You can apply a second coat of wax for a deeper shine and polish as before.
  • As a final touch, you can either use a soft cloth and rub the shoes down to get rid of any small bits of wax that are left or, even better, use a nylon rag such as an old pair of tights as they will bring the shine out even more.

Full grain European calf skins, with the subtle pull up and rich depth of colour of our “classic calf” finish of natural oils and waxes, available in a range of rich aniline dyed colours the shoe surface is bruised to achieve an antiquing effect of the leather.


This is a chrome leather with a veg retan.


Keeping your shoes clean will prolong their life and improve their appearance The polish and creams that you use to keep them looking great also protect the leather from water damage and nurture the leather, keeping it supple.

 

 

C-Shade

  • First, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust
  • Once your cream has rested and absorbed, brush your shoes to remove excess
  • You can then proceed to apply your matching colour wax; this will give your shoes are lovely shine finish.
  • Dab your cotton chamois and rub the wax in circular motions through your shoes. Let the wax set for a few minutes and brush.

C Shade Tan is a colour that harks back to our heritage. Traditionally, Tans came in shading levels starting from A to H. C-shade is the tone we adopted way back in 1926 and incorporated into the original Tramping Boot

Our shoeroom uses an Oak brown cream and then a mid-tan polish.

Due to the leather's water repellent properties, rainwater and small puddle splashes should not have any detrimental effect on your footwear however if they do become wet let them dry naturally before you try to repolish

 

Castorino Suede

  • Firstly, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust. It is important to brush suede with care and always in the same direction. We recommend a suede brush with bristles. A brass suede brush is definitely not recommended.
  • Once your shoes are brushed, you should have puffed your suede and have restored its finish. If you’d like to enhance the suede’s finish and colour, we would recommend the suede restoring spray. Simply mist your shoes 30 cm away and leave to try.
  • Always make sure you look after the footwear, staining may occur easily because of the delicate nature of this high quality calf suede. Let your footwear dry naturally before cleaning.

 

Highest quality reverse calf suede with an aniline full grain back. The best feature of this top end suede is the velvet-like nap and a silky feel. The skins used are relatively small so therefore the skins are the thinnest in substance that we use , this is why it is so suited to our lightweight collection. Because the actual grain of the skin is still intact we can also use this side of the leather as a lining.
This leather is chrome tanned.

 

 

Classic Calf

  • Firstly, insert your shoe trees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust.
  • Apply a very small amount of cream all over the shoes. We recommend using our creams since they have been specially formulated for our different calf colours. Our creams will restore colour and shine.
  • You can also use a slightly darker shade if you would prefer to create burnishing effects.
  • Which leather colour would you like to shine? Pair it with the perfect cream and wax colour.
  • Once your cream has rested and absorbed, brush your shoes to remove excess.
  • You can then proceed to apply your matching colour wax; this will give your shoes are lovely shine finish. Dab your cotton chamois and rub the wax in circular motions through your shoes. Let the wax set for a few minutes and brush.

Our Antique Calf shoes are made from an exclusive selection of small European calf skins, with exceptionally fine grain. This Boxcalf leather is aniline dyed to bring out the full character of the leather. The leather has a silky feel with a bright finish.

This is a full grain chrome leather.

The main idea is keeping your leather from drying up and help to preserve the shine. Generally, polishing shoes every two to three weeks should be enough if you are giving our footwear a moderate use.

 

Kudu Classic

  • Firstly, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust.
  • Apply a very small amount of cream all over the shoes. We recommend using our creams since they have been specially formulated for our different calf colours. Our creams will restore colour and shine. You can also use a slightly darker shade if you would prefer to create burnishing effects.
  • Which leather colour would you like to shine? Pair it with the perfect cream and wax colour.
  • Once your cream has rested and absorbed, brush your shoes to remove excess.
  • You can then proceed to apply your matching colour wax; this will give your shoes are lovely shine finish. Dab your cotton chamois and rub the wax in circular motions through your shoes. Let the wax set for a few minutes and brush.

The leather is made from farmed in the wild Antelope skins. These skins have all the hallmarks that you would expect with the scratches and marks adding to the beautiful appearance of footwear in this leather. Full-grain with a semi-aniline finish. During our shoeroom methods we also burnish which gives a lovely deep aniline appearance.


This leather is chrome tanned.

 

Muflone Burnished

  • First, insert your shoetrees, then remove any dirt and dust by brushing the leather with a horsehair brush. This prevents particles of dirt being rubbed against the delicate leather of the shoe during polishing and causing damage to the shoe.
  • Apply a simple shoe cream that will nourish the leather and keep it supple. Apply a thin coating all around the shoe with a cloth and rub it in well. Usually, we would use a neutral cream so that you do not alter the colour of the shoe, however, if you want to darken the colour, you could use a slightly darker cream. It can be very unpredictable what colour the shoe will be and although you can darken a shoe it is very difficult to lighten it if you make a mistake so please be very cautious. An added factor to remember is that leather is very absorbent so it will look darker when you apply cream due to the cream being absorbed into the shoe. Always allow the shoe 20 minutes or so after applying cream to see what change of colour there may be.
  • Apply a wax polish, the best contains beeswax, with a cloth and allow to dry for 5 minutes or so. The shoe will probably look fairly dull at this stage so now you can use a fine horsehair brush to polish the shoe by rubbing backwards and forwards. This action causes friction between the brush and the polish making it melt - this is what makes it seem to shine. You can apply a second coat of wax for a deeper shine and polish as before.
  • As a final touch, you can either use a soft cloth and rub the shoes down to get rid of any small bits of wax that are left or, even better, use a nylon rag such as an old pair of tights as they will bring the shine out even more.

This is a beautiful soft yearling leather with a natural lightly grained pattern. The skins are first chemically softened in wet drums and then tumbled in dry drums to achieve the required malleability. The burnishing is achieved by a second vegetable tanning process which allows the leather to bruise.


This is a chrome leather with a veg retan.

 

Museum Leather

  • First, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust.
  • Once your cream has rested and absorbed, brush your shoes to remove excess.
  • You can then proceed to apply your matching colour wax; this will give your shoes are lovely shine finish. Dab your cotton chamois and rub the wax in circular motions through your shoes. Let the wax set for a few minutes and brush.

A calf leather that had been pre-treated in order to obtain a marbled-like effect to it. Using the best European calf this leather shows all the natural characteristics and features. Generally, a semi-bright finish but can be polished to give a luxury appearance.

This is a chrome leather.

We recommend periodic shoe shining routines to preserve shine and colour. Generally, polishing shoes every two to three weeks should be enough if you are giving your footwear moderate use.

 

 

Olivvia Classic

  • Firstly, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust.
  • Apply a very small amount of cream all over the shoes. We recommend using our creams since they have been specially formulated for our different calf colours.
  • Our creams will restore colour and shine. You can also use a slightly darker shade if you would prefer creating burnishing effects.
  • Which leather colour would you like to shine? Pair it with the perfect cream and wax colour. Once your cream has rested and absorbed, brush your shoes to remove excess.
  • You can then proceed to apply your matching colour wax; this will give your shoes a lovely shine. 

Full grain leather from the highest quality European calves. This is a fully veg tan leather with Olive leaves being used to create the tanning liquor.

These leaves would normally have been burnt after the Autumn. During the manufacturing process any waste from the production whether liquid or solid is totally Eco Friendly with the solid waste being bio degradable within a very short space of time.

Trickers are the only shoe manufacturers in the world who are allowed to use this leather made from calf skins. Due to the veg tan process, the footwear will only ever reach a semi-bright appearance and may need polishing more often because of this. All linings are also made in exactly the same way.

 

Olivvia Deerskin

  • Firstly, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust.
  • Apply a very small amount of cream all over the shoes. We recommend using our creams since they have been specially formulated for our different calf colours. Our creams will restore colour and shine. You can also use a slightly darker shade if you would prefer to create burnishing effects.
  • Which leather colour would you like to shine? Pair it with the perfect cream and wax colour.
  • Once your cream has rested and absorbed, brush your shoes to remove excess.
  • You can then proceed to apply your matching colour wax; this will give your shoes a lovely shine.

Full-grain leather from commercially farmed New Zealand Deer. This is a fully veg tan leather with Olive leaves being used to create the tanning liquor. These leaves would normally have been burnt after the Autumn. During the manufacturing process, any waste from the production whether liquid or solid is totally Eco Friendly with the solid waste being biodegradable within a very short space of time.

Trickers are the only shoe manufacturers in the world who are allowed to use this leather made from calf skins. Due to the veg tan process, the footwear will only ever reach a semi-bright appearance and may need polishing more often because of this. All linings are also made in exactly the same way.


This leather is vegetable tanned.

 

Repello Suede

  • First, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust. It is important to brush suede with care and always in the same direction. We recommend a suede brush with brass bristles if you have any stubborn dirt. Ideally brushes both with hair bristles and brass.
  • Once your shoes are brushed, you should have puffed your suede and have restored its finish. If you’d like to enhance the suede’s finish and colour, we would recommend the suede restoring spray. Simply mist your shoes 30 cm away and leave to try.
  • Try to keep your suede footwear as clean as possible as even with ‘ Scotch Guard ‘ some staining may
    occur.
  • If you do experience this sort of problem through wet or dirt, always let your footwear dry
    naturally before trying to use any repair restoring spray.

A range of high quality, fine-napped calf suede, tanned to give a full generous handle and rich appearance. Repello is a quality suede, recommended for casual shoes. It is usually selected for shoes with a lot of use since it is more durable. In this case, the hide is split and dyed to create a velvety effect on the nap side of the leather. During the tanning process ‘Scotch Guard ‘ is used to give a high degree of resistance to any staining.


This is a Chrome leather.

 

Zug Grain

  • First, insert your shoetrees and brush your shoes to remove any dirt or dust.
  • Apply a very small amount of cream all over the shoes. We recommend using our creams since they have been specially formulated for our different calf colours. Our creams will restore colour and shine. You can also use a slightly darker shade if you would prefer to create burnishing effects.
  • Which leather colour would you like to shine? Pair it with the perfect cream and wax colour.
  • Once your cream has rested and absorbed, brush your shoes to remove excess.
  • You can then proceed to apply your matching colour wax; this will give your shoes are lovely shine finish. Dab your cotton chamois and rub the wax in circular motions through your shoes. Let the wax set for a few minutes and brush.

Our embossed full-grain leathers are made from European calf skins with a special tannage, which keeps them supple but strong. Our Zug Grain print is known around the world, and has its origins in the 1920’s.