That's a no on the veldtschoen. Tricker's stopped doing that years ago. I've prodded Richard about it and he checked into it and reported Tricker's would do it for him as an exclusive model. The catch is that he would have to front a sizable amount.
Yea, I was just saying that's a gmto for the subreddit r/goodyearwelt. One of those dark brown boots with the storm welt should be coming to me any day now.I'm always interested in a gmto. Maybe there can be some other interested parties as well.
I recently got a pair of the zug Grasmeres and I can't believe the difference between the Tricker's zug and Edward Green's zug. The tricker's are exactly as you described them, stiff and plastic. Edward Green's version, while initially stiff and waxy, is breaking in nicely.