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post #211 of 257
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Originally Posted by miurasv View Post
I really like the Stow or Bourton in Acorn. Are the width fittings on the large side. I normally take a 11 G or H. As these shoes only come in the size 5 width fitting which Trickers say is the F equivalent they'd probably be too small though???? They've gone up in price a lot.

The width fittings are on the large side, however, a fitting 5 would not be sufficient for a G or H width foot. Trickers, however, come in a fitting 6 as well which is wider. Stows and Bourtons only come in fitting 5, however, their twin, the Malton comes in fitting 6 on that same last (4497) in C Shade Gorse with a Commando Sole. If you're interesting in a shoe, the Keswick comes in the same last as the Bourton (4444) in a fitting 6 in C Shade Gorse with a Commando Sole.

If your foot is bordering on an H, I would suggest the 4444 last with a fitting 6 as the 4444 last is Trickers' roomiest last. The boots I posted above are a 4444 last with a fitting 6 as I have FX/G width feet as well. In that case, most people size down half a size because the last is generally half a size oversized.

Unfortunately, if you want any other colour than C Shade Gorse (which is a light shade but not quite Acorn), you will have to go the MTO route.

--Marcel
post #212 of 257
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Originally Posted by Marcellionheart View Post
The width fittings are on the large side, however, a fitting 5 would not be sufficient for a G or H width foot. Trickers, however, come in a fitting 6 as well which is wider. Stows and Bourtons only come in fitting 5, however, their twin, the Malton comes in fitting 6 on that same last (4497) in C Shade Gorse with a Commando Sole. If you're interesting in a shoe, the Keswick comes in the same last as the Bourton (4444) in a fitting 6 in C Shade Gorse with a Commando Sole.

If your foot is bordering on an H, I would suggest the 4444 last with a fitting 6 as the 4444 last is Trickers' roomiest last. The boots I posted above are a 4444 last with a fitting 6 as I have FX/G width feet as well. In that case, most people size down half a size because the last is generally half a size oversized.

Unfortunately, if you want any other colour than C Shade Gorse (which is a light shade but not quite Acorn), you will have to go the MTO route.

--Marcel

Thanks for your reply, Marcel. Is C Shade Gorse the orangey colour that I've seen some of the Trickers brogues in? If so this is not to my taste but if not I'd probably get the Keswick shoe with the wide 4444 last you mention with leather sole. If it is the orangey colour then I'll probably get another pair of Sandalwood Polished Binder Church's Graftons in 11 G fit and ask Church's to stretch them a bit before they send them out. I already have the Nevada Calf 11G fit Graftons that aren't quite wide enough and do hurt and aggravate the corns on my little toes.
post #213 of 257
It is, indeed, that orangey colour. I know Alfred Sargeant also do a few H fitting shoes, I'm just having trouble remembering the names of any of the models.
post #214 of 257
Alfred Sargent shoes in H fitting should be the hudson shoe from the previous premeir collection
post #215 of 257
I need have a pair of Tricker's refurbished. I contacted the factory and I was quoted £185 + £10 p+p! This isn't refurbishing, mind, it's simply a re-sole with a bit of shoe polish applied. They don't finish them or re-dye, as Cheaney do. That's just plain crazy! Last year a re-sole was £100. I contacted KoKo's in London and they do a re-sole for £80 or so. They won't de-dye, though they used to, as it's risky. I'm going have to do it myself.
post #216 of 257
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Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance View Post

I need have a pair of Tricker's refurbished. I contacted the factory and I was quoted £185 + £10 p+p! This isn't refurbishing, mind, it's simply a re-sole with a bit of shoe polish applied. They don't finish them or re-dye, as Cheaney do. That's just plain crazy! Last year a re-sole was £100. I contacted KoKo's in London and they do a re-sole for £80 or so. They won't de-dye, though they used to, as it's risky. I'm going have to do it myself.

That seems very steep for a recraft ?? Contact Shoehealer they may advise you better, they are Trickers experts too , contact Richard.
post #217 of 257
Thanks, may do. The price increase is in line with the price increase on their shoes, but even so it's crazy to pay £200 for a re-sole! What the point of having them re-soled? I might as well buy a new pair. It also means that people will turn to their local cobbler, which lessens the value of the product in the long run. People may, justifiably, decide not to buy Tricker's and go elsewhere. I wonder if they were just trying it on?
post #218 of 257
Outrageous.
post #219 of 257
I'd find it very hard to justify spending £200 on a brand new pair of Trickers - let alone a recraft. That's ridiculous.
I just dropped off a pair of Shell boots in C&J for a recraft with Berlutti tip and that was £120.
post #220 of 257
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Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance View Post

Thanks, may do. The price increase is in line with the price increase on their shoes, but even so it's crazy to pay £200 for a re-sole! What the point of having them re-soled? I might as well buy a new pair. It also means that people will turn to their local cobbler, which lessens the value of the product in the long run. People may, justifiably, decide not to buy Tricker's and go elsewhere. I wonder if they were just trying it on?

I noticed you can get a new pair of Herrings made by Trickers for GBP330.
post #221 of 257
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


I noticed you can get a new pair of Herrings made by Trickers for GBP330.

Don't forget their factory shop at eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/retricker1829/m.html (which is why I can never justify paying more than a couple of hundred pounds!). They usually have a good selection on there and they're a pleasure to deal with.
post #222 of 257
Here's the e-mail:

Dear Sir

Thank you for your enquiry.
You can send your shoes here to our head office and factory in Northampton where your shoes will be repaired on the lasts on which they were made.
A full sole and heel = £150.00 + £10.00 postage, and a new welt, sole and heel = £185 + £10.00 postage.

It would be better for us to see your shoes, so we can advise what we can do. Unfortunately we cannot re-dye or refinish the faded areas but would only re-apply polish or shoe crème as you’ve already done.

If you’d like us to take a look at your shoes, please send them to:-

Mr Barry Jones
R E Tricker Ltd
56 - 60 St Michaels Road
Northampton
NN1 3JX

Please enclose a note with your shoes which contains your full address, so we can post them back to you, and a contact telephone number, together with details of exactly what repair and sole you require.

On receipt of the shoes we will also send you a letter acknowledging receipt, giving you a repair reference number and asking for payment before despatch of the shoes back to you (carriage is £10 per pair as we return your shoes by courier).
Payment can be by way of a cheque or debit/credit card over the telephone.
Repairs are currently taking approximately 3 weeks.


Kind regards,

Ailsa Fleming
Marketing & Sales Support


R. E. Tricker Limited
56 - 60 St. Michael's Road
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 3JX
ENGLAND

Tel: +44 (0) 1604 630595
Fax: +44 (0) 1604 624978
post #223 of 257
I've recently contacted Richard @ Shoehealer and he quoted me £65 for a full Rendenbach resole , admittedly for a pair of Church's but i cant imagine it would be any more for a pair of Trickers. The price youve been quoted there is in Edward Green territory no ? As Malford has already said you can get new Trickers off ebay for not much more than that frown.gif David there is a real gent to and a pleasure to deal with i've had at least 4 pair off him.
post #224 of 257
Thanks for the advice. Richard's really helpful - I'll look into it. He knows his stuff.

I like Tricker's, but I wonder if it's because the marron (and acorn) calf leather is relatively plain i.e. not burnished that they're unable to apply shoe dye? Just seems odd really. The faded patch on my shoe is where there's been a huge amount of flex. Part of me thinks that if they had been burnished then a greater depth of colour would have been promoted. In other words, once you're through the surface you're into different layers of colour.

It concerns me that they have put their prices up so much. Maybe Tricker's are struggling to compete with Crockett & Jones, or perhaps they are now doing so well that they feel they can cash in while they can?

Doesn't sit easily with me: they shouldn't really be squeezing customers like this!

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post #225 of 257
This is an exemple of a pair sent to Tricker's in bad and unloved conditions and left with discoloured uppers.
Ridiculous at that price...

http://thebureaubelfast.typepad.com/noticeboard/2011/05/trickers-resoling.html
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