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post #2821 of 4669
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Originally Posted by Kid17 View Post

Hey all,

New here, and just picked up my first pair of Trickers, the Stows in Marron Antique. Pretty pumped about the shoes in general, but have a question about the double leather soles... What's the verdict on wearing them out in the rain? I generally try to avoid wearing my other leather soled shoes in wet weather, but these look so beefy that I doubt a little wet weather will slow them down! Would a coat of sno-seal or similar on the soles be sufficient enough to protect them in inclement weather, or should I keep the wear to the dry days? 

Cheers, and I apologize if the topic's been covered already, I tried to search and there seem to be a lot of conflicting opinions. 

I wouldn't be too concerned about putting a coat of sno-seal or anything on the soles of the shoes. I would think once you take a few steps on any concrete or asphalt, you're going to scrap all of that off pretty quickly anyway. I wear my double leather soled shoes pretty frequently in wet weather. As long as I am not standing in puddles up over the welts I've never had a problem. In my experience, the only thing to worry about when wearing those types of soles in wet weather is when you come inside and walk on any marble or tile floors... if the floors are wet, it can be pretty slick with those shoes (but once you remember to think about it, it's never really a problem).
post #2822 of 4669
LS has some awesome blue cordovan LWBs. Price is kind of eek.gif
http://leathersoulhawaii.com/2012/10/29/trickers-longwing-in-navy-shell-cordovan-and-coffee-burnished-calf-lsw/
post #2823 of 4669
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I saw those and was really intrigued but was floored when I saw the price too.
post #2824 of 4669
895 is pretty wild, but how often do you see shell trickers? Plus currency conversion.
post #2825 of 4669
LS has always done a hefty markup, which I believe has to do much with customs, shipping costs, in addition to currency conversion. Don't usually get away with customs/taxes when you've got a huge box full of shoes coming through customs.
post #2826 of 4669
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Originally Posted by AndList View Post

I'm new so this may be a really stupid question:

I'm on my third pair of Trickers. The first was a pair of black Woodstocks which I purchased in London at their retail store and I love them. Totally amazing shoes with thick leather. I've had them for 5 years and they still look amazing. The second pair I purchased in London at their store last month (Bourton Espresso) and they're also amazing. Same thick leather and I cant wait to fully break them in. However, I just completed an over the phone last week for some marron Bourtons and they arrived slightly different? I'm not sure if it's the leather or the guy that made them but they seem oddly mass produced to me? I may be crazy but has anyone seen a difference between the in-store purchased Trickers to the mail? Do they use different lasts? Or is it the leather quality? I cant figure it out. I looked at them for an hour last night trying to figure it out. The new (mailed) Bourtons are just different somehow?

Did I mention I'm new. smile.gif

AndList
I think they procure themselves from different tanneries depending on the color.
I've 3 pairs of Tricker's and I find the one in coffee burnished better than burgundy burnished or 1001, but maybe Im paranoid.
post #2827 of 4669
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Originally Posted by Feji View Post

LS has always done a hefty markup, which I believe has to do much with customs, shipping costs, in addition to currency conversion. Don't usually get away with customs/taxes when you've got a huge box full of shoes coming through customs.

I don't think LS is charging more than other US retailers for Tricker's. Grahame Fowler in NYC charges $650 for calf boots.

$895 is just too much for Comipel Cordovan.
(Of course I did pay around $800 for some orange cordovan boots from the Bureau Belfast last year.)
post #2828 of 4669
I didn't mean that LS is charging more than other US retailers, just saying most of the mark up is passing along cost of duties/taxes, shipping, etc that LS had to pay.
post #2829 of 4669

Cant wait until a boot version... cmon LS
post #2830 of 4669

Hey guys, I was speaking with Rich at Shoe Healer and he suggested that I float this question here to get your experiences. I'm looking at shoes in the 4444 last in the 5 fit. I usually wear 10E in the US size. Any thoughts? Thanks

post #2831 of 4669
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Originally Posted by seer View Post

Hey guys, I was speaking with Rich at Shoe Healer and he suggested that I float this question here to get your experiences. I'm looking at shoes in the 4444 last in the 5 fit. I usually wear 10E in the US size. Any thoughts? Thanks

In my experience, the 4444 is pretty wide, so I think you'd be fine with the 5 fitting. You're a 10E in which brands/lasts? I'm an 8.5E in most Allen Edmonds & an 8.5D/8E in the Alden Barrie last, and I take a 7.5 in the 4444.

Unrelated--Shell Stows a few months in


Edited by mothball - 11/1/12 at 12:51pm
post #2832 of 4669
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Originally Posted by mothball View Post


In my experience, the 4444 is pretty wide, so I think you'd be fine with the 5 fitting. You're a 10E in which brands/lasts? I'm an 8.5E in most Allen Edmonds & an 8.5D/8E in the Alden Barrie last, and I take a 7.5 in the 4444.
Unrelated--Shell Stows a few months in


 It sounds like I should be OK with the UK9. And man, those are nice boots!!!!!!!

post #2833 of 4669

My First Tricker's Bourton Espresso.

 

 

post #2834 of 4669
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Originally Posted by Edmund K View Post

My First Tricker's Bourton Espresso.

 

 

Very nice!!!

post #2835 of 4669

Where can I buy "cheap" Tricker's shoes for approximately $350? 

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