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post #3946 of 5003
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

My pair of espressos came with a tin of Tricker's dark brown which is just rebranded Saphir.

Saphir reno isn't going to strip the color.
You really only need to worry about removing the burnishing when it's something like the Coffee burnished where they use some black over the lighter brown. But it's also easy enough to put it back on with some black polish.

Disagreed
Actually Saphir Reno has stripped off the brown color of my coffee burnished galosh
post #3947 of 5003

Two questions:

 

  1. I tried on a UK size 9 pair of Tricker Maltons using their number 6 last - the wide one. They were definitely too big for me, at least half a size, but maybe a full size. I was thinking of trying the size 8s on the same last. They'll likely be a bit too small, but will they eventually stretch to accommodate my feet? Is this a silly idea?
  2. The ones I can buy have the commando sole, with quite substantial lugs. It's pretty impressive, but I'm going to be wearing them in urban environments 90% of the time. Is this a comfortable option?
post #3948 of 5003
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Originally Posted by dranguschu View Post

Disagreed
Actually Saphir Reno has stripped off the brown color of my coffee burnished galosh

Reno can be lethal to certain finishes. I wouldn't recommend using it as a regular conditioner at all - there's been a fairly extensive discussion on the subject on the shoe care thread on the Classic Menswear forum...

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Originally Posted by Magnakai View Post

Two questions:
  1. I tried on a UK size 9 pair of Tricker Maltons using their number 6 last - the wide one. They were definitely too big for me, at least half a size, but maybe a full size. I was thinking of trying the size 8s on the same last. They'll likely be a bit too small, but will they eventually stretch to accommodate my feet? Is this a silly idea?
  2. The ones I can buy have the commando sole, with quite substantial lugs. It's pretty impressive, but I'm going to be wearing them in urban environments 90% of the time. Is this a comfortable option?

They won't stretch that much. And comfort is subjective but commando soles aren't necessarily an uncomfortable option for walking in.
post #3949 of 5003
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post

They won't stretch that much. And comfort is subjective but commando soles aren't necessarily an uncomfortable option for walking in.

 

So would you suggest making sure that they fit true and comfortably on first wear?

 

Would a plain or Dainite sole be better for urban wear?

 

Edit: here's a marked up image with the thoughts on my fit:


Edited by Magnakai - 11/14/13 at 5:11am
post #3950 of 5003
Yes to your first point, and up to you on your second. There's no 'best' sole option to have as it's down to personal preference but some soles will be better in some conditions than others...
post #3951 of 5003

Thanks for your help, CTBrummie. Definitely worth mulling over.

post #3952 of 5003
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Originally Posted by CTBrummie View Post
 

 

The commando sole is fine although you'll find that snow will build up in the 'grooves' of the sole and you'll be stamping your feet every half mile or so to clear the sole. Same as when walking over muddy ground, to be fair. Can't comment on the Vibram wedge though...

 

For my money, a Ridgeway or Medway sole is best for wintry conditions and forget about the studded Dainite sole as they're about as useful as a chocolate teapot in the winter...

 

That makes sense though I do wonder how warm the boots can be in snowy condition. Perhaps I'm better off getting a pair of dedicated snow boots but I'm rather reluctant to pony up for something that I'll use once in a blue moon.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Magnakai View Post
 

 

So would you suggest making sure that they fit true and comfortably on first wear?

 

Would a plain or Dainite sole be better for urban wear?

 

Edit: here's a marked up image with the thoughts on my fit:
 

 

Are you able to get hold of a pair in UK 9, fitting 5? That might be a better fit for you

post #3953 of 5003

In theory, though I'd have to give up the substantial discount I could have the fitting 6s for. However, a well fitting £400 boot is most useful than a poorly fitting £300 boot.

post #3954 of 5003
New to the forum here! Just wanted to thank all you contributors...was looking for some boots for this winter (in the UK) and came upon this forum, ended up setting my sights on getting some Trickers boots with Commando soles after all to positive comments, reviews and good looking photo shots.

Well low and behold I ended up purchasing four pairs of Trickers and couldn't be happier. I just can't get over how well made and comfortable they are, the wideness and thick soles must play a part here. i am truely chuffed to bits. Looks like I have got the bug and this will be a long lasting affair..

Edited by Maxius - 11/15/13 at 4:21am
post #3955 of 5003
Trickers Cotto Cordovan Two Tone Super Shoe...



Brown Zug/Berry Suede Keswick Brogue...




Trickers Espresso Burnished Woodstock Shoe...




Commando Waxy Snuff Stow Brogue Boot...


Edited by Maxius - 11/15/13 at 4:17am
post #3956 of 5003

That is a great looking collection! :nodding:

post #3957 of 5003
Maxius

Welcome to the forum. The shoes look great. Thanks for sharing the pics. Enjoy the shoes! I haven't ventured into Trickers yet but have been eying the Stow on Commando.

Have a great weekend all

DuckOB
post #3958 of 5003
post #3959 of 5003

Those aren't "real" Tricker's.
Note the orange label and they're made in Italy.

I'm not sure what the deal is with that line. You typically only see them from Italy based retailers.
post #3960 of 5003
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post


Those aren't "real" Tricker's.
Note the orange label and they're made in Italy.

I'm not sure what the deal is with that line. You typically only see them from Italy based retailers.

Good catch! Didn't realize that there was another line. 

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