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post #2776 of 4795
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I have a pair of Tricker's Burfords in the pebble grain from STP. For reasons unclear to me they fit tighter than other boots I have in the 4497 with some pressure on the pinkie toes.
They also seem to not be breaking in like other leathers. They're not Red Wing GT make your feet bleed bad, but they're noticeable stiffer than most. Sort of like when you first put on a brand new pair of shoes even though they've been worn several times.

 

Are they definitely built on the 4497s last? I've sold my pair, but remember thinking at the time that they were more pointed than my Stows. I noticed since then that STP have also been advising that their Tricker's fit a little small (at least for one lot of Burfords) and it made me wonder if they'd actually been marked with US sizes but were then being sold as UK sizes. Would explain why the boots might feel a little tight as buyers would've been sizing down too much.

 

If anyone can be arsed, a glance under the heel cushion should be enough to get the last and also the proper UK size of a particular boot.

 

I wasn't too impressed with the quality of leather on the STP Burfords, too - it felt a little like thin cardboard on the boot sides, although that may well have changed with a bit of wear.

post #2777 of 4795
did you get the pebbled ones? i got the normal leather ones and the leather is really, really thick. much thicker than another pair i have.
post #2778 of 4795

Yeah, I had the pebbled ones. The leather was thin, noticeably thinner than a pair of espresso grain Stows I handled at the same time.

post #2779 of 4795
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I have a pair of Tricker's Burfords in the pebble grain from STP. For reasons unclear to me they fit tighter than other boots I have in the 4497 with some pressure on the pinkie toes.

They also seem to not be breaking in like other leathers. They're not Red Wing GT make your feet bleed bad, but they're noticeable stiffer than most. Sort of like when you first put on a brand new pair of shoes even though they've been worn several times.

Are they definitely built on the 4497s last? I've sold my pair, but remember thinking at the time that they were more pointed than my Stows. I noticed since then that STP have also been advising that their Tricker's fit a little small (at least for one lot of Burfords) and it made me wonder if they'd actually been marked with US sizes but were then being sold as UK sizes. Would explain why the boots might feel a little tight as buyers would've been sizing down too much.

If anyone can be arsed, a glance under the heel cushion should be enough to get the last and also the proper UK size of a particular boot.

I wasn't too impressed with the quality of leather on the STP Burfords, too - it felt a little like thin cardboard on the boot sides, although that may well have changed with a bit of wear.

Peeled back the heel liner but there was a thin foamy pad there which doesn't seem like it will come off without destroying so I left it.
I'm pretty certain they're UK sized though.

Agree about the cardboard feel of the leather.
post #2780 of 4795
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Peeled back the heel liner but there was a thin foamy pad there which doesn't seem like it will come off without destroying so I left it.
I'm pretty certain they're UK sized though.
Agree about the cardboard feel of the leather.

 

Any cobbler will be able to replace that pad - Richard Smith kindly sent me a couple of spares when I was trying to find out on what last my Tricker's veldts were built (with no luck, as they were made long before Tricker's started using heel cushions and the pads in the boots were later additions).

post #2781 of 4795
anyone know where i can get a pair of stows on the 4444?
post #2782 of 4795

^anywhere that does MTO Stows, in short.

post #2783 of 4795
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

^anywhere that does MTO Stows, in short.

i know that, i would like to avoid an mto charge
post #2784 of 4795
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

^anywhere that does MTO Stows, in short.

i know that, i would like to avoid an mto charge

Did you consider a 4497 fitting 6 (ie wide) Stow?
post #2785 of 4795
I also had a pair of Marron Burfords in standard 4497 last, that i wanted to love but had to sell.
they fit much differently then other pairs of Trickers i have. My Burfords had the same problem with pressure on my pinky and so I fixed this by having my local cobbler put them in stretchers for two night after the first day of wear.

But the bigger problem with them was with the instep was crushing down over my left foot only between the first eyelet and were the tongue meets. it was awfully painful, I figured it would stretch and give and i tried for almost a month to break that part in.... it never did, and just keep putting too much pressure on that area of my foot, and started to make me think of every step of discomfort in them.
it really bummed me out.
i asked all over the forums, and even consulted Richard (The Shoehealer) for some advice on the matter. but nothing could really done that would fix it.

I'm happy that i had been an owner of Trickers before this particular painful pair of Burfords, because if not, i might have passed on the brand altogether. being that it is not easy to get them to try on locally in NYC, (besides now with Graham Fowler shop carrying a few pairs)

i will say that the two wonderful pairs of MTO Eaton and Hermans i have both in the 4444 last, are winners. (Thanks to Richard)
They get plenty of love.. and makes me think that the 4444 last is good for what i like in a boot.
(personally i like a cushioned sock year round in them, and to be able to squeeze my index finger between the back heal when they are with no laces.)

so not sure if i got a bum pair of Bufords..
or the 4497 last is just not right for me.

but honestly, i'm on the fence about the 4497 last not being an easy last for people to find working for them.
either feeling a whole size too big, or too cramped in the toe box from sizing a .5 incorrectly....

I have also heard, that the standard Marron leather is not as easy as a leather as some of their other Burnished and Waxed leathers they use...
so maybe that could play a factor as well..
post #2786 of 4795

Hi

 

This is my first post on here, although I have been following the trickers forum for quite some time. Just wondered if anyone has seen the latest trickers at mywardrobe? They have done a shoe by trickers that I have rarely seen avalable, the brogued monk strap in navy, I cant get a photo of that exact model, but here it is in white, what do we think?

post #2787 of 4795
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Originally Posted by shoelad View Post

Hi

This is my first post on here, although I have been following the trickers forum for quite some time. Just wondered if anyone has seen the latest trickers at mywardrobe? They have done a shoe by trickers that I have rarely seen avalable, the brogued monk strap in navy, I cant get a photo of that exact model, but here it is in white, what do we think?

Whoa, those are really fucking white. Not for me.
post #2788 of 4795

Not a fan of those at all, but I think monk shoes in general are vastly over-rated and meshing the strap with a heavy longwing brogue design is a little too much to handle all at once.

 

Those are trying a little too hard to be summat special.

post #2789 of 4795
They look like footwear for the special if you know what I mean...
post #2790 of 4795
Selling a pair of exclusively made Trickers in the classified...

http://www.styleforum.net/t/314278/trickers-cavalier-longwing-brogue-boot-brown
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