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@BrogueTrooper not having much luck on the Trickers front it seems :(

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Originally Posted by Munky View Post

Re: quality of Tricker's shoes. The uppers are made of high quality leather. The soles and heels wear out far too quickly. Mine are fairly comfortable but not greatly so. I have to say that I won't be buying any more. Good looking shoes but not enough attention to the fact that people actually wear them
🤔💭Don't understand peeps expectation, sometimes ... Even @Viberg thread. Apparently, peeps want a low profile, soft on the stride, got grip & yet, somehow, indestructible.

Just like tire options for your car, u choose according to how u want them to perform. Dainite is lower & softer__ pure rubber, so wears out faster. Composite/Nitrile, like GY Commando maybe be harder__ honestly, I don't even feel the "big" difference when walking, but can run circles around Dainite, literally, durability-wise.

Incidentally, just had my Maltons re-heeled for the very 1st time today @ChelseaCobbler__ since I roll w/ sorta deep boot rotation, I waited till the commando heel [on the left] got to about a couple of mm close to the leather stack. I was really planning on doing a hybrid__ meaning, slapping a Vibram 700 washer/heel on the original commando sole unit, but the repairman said he had to remove the entire heel block [including the leather stack😱] ... So, decided not to.

I do roll w/ sorta deep boot rotation. They're @bout 5y/o & has been on snow duty for last 3 consecutive winters. I don't baby my boots, but I do maintain them very well.

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Nice, Munky, very nice...

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Originally Posted by EnglishShoes View Post

@BrogueTrooper
not having much luck on the Trickers front it seems frown.gif

I think I've given Tricker's enough chances. I feel sad that such a great English brand should be found wanting. At least Alfred Sargent, Cheaney and Sanders have given me good service. Wishing Sanders made a heavy brogue in their diplomat line.
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Originally Posted by wolfpacktime243 View Post

Hey guys, new member here hoping you can help me out. I bought a pair of Tricker's Bourton Brogues from End clothing last week and absolutely love them. Unfortunately, I'm stupid and managed to spill coffee at my desk today and some splashed onto the vamp of my left shoe. There's now a discoloration where the coffee splashed (looks like a slightly darker circle surrounded by a lighter colored ring). You can see a picture below - the point of the wingtip points right to what I am describing.

Can anyone give me some advice on how best to erase that mark? I'd appreciate any tips!

Have you tried just conditioning with something like Saphir? That has reduced the contrast in water spots on some of my shoes in the past.
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@Older.  Those beautiful boots are not mine, but IIIrd's!

 

@lllrd, My Boughton's have double thick leather soles. I may be wrong, but I would expect that the heels would last more than 8 months of my wearing them twice a month, for not more than 3 hours. Ditto, the sole tips. I have a pair of Loake Chester brogues, that are three years old and need no repairing. 

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Sorry both. New to forum. Just had heels replaced on Stows after two years of sporadic wear. Think the replacement heels will last a whole lot longer

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Originally Posted by wolfpacktime243 View Post
 

Hey guys, new member here hoping you can help me out. I bought a pair of Tricker's Bourton Brogues from End clothing last week and absolutely love them. Unfortunately, I'm stupid and managed to spill coffee at my desk today and some splashed onto the vamp of my left shoe. There's now a discoloration where the coffee splashed (looks like a slightly darker circle surrounded by a lighter colored ring). You can see a picture below - the point of the wingtip points right to what I am describing.

 

Can anyone give me some advice on how best to erase that mark? I'd appreciate any tips!

 

It's always upsetting when this sort of thing happens. A couple of years ago, I dropped some chicken pie (!) on the vamp of my tan brogues. I was in a restaurant, at the time, so couldn't do much but mop them, gently, with couple of tissues. When I got home, I did more, gentle mopping and left them overnight. After that, I gave them a long brushing. Over time, the brushing did the trick.  I avoided using too much product on them for awhile. I found that the stain did pretty much go away.

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Just got a pair of trickers from their ebay store for 76GBP! What a steal
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Have you tried just conditioning with something like Saphir? That has reduced the contrast in water spots on some of my shoes in the past.

I haven't tried doing anything to them just yet. I don't have any Saphir right now but I do have some Lexol conditioner. Do you mean Saphir renovateur or the saphir pommadier cream polish? I did hear back from Tricker's and they suggested using the Tan shoe cream from their website. May just end up buying some saphir pommadier in light brown (since that seems to be the same as the tan shoe cream from the Tricker's website).

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I use renovateur and am not familiar with pommadier. I find that brushing/conditioning can go a long way to minimizing blemishes. If I tried that and it didn't work with some brushing, I'd move on to creams/polishes with color to try to blend/cover the spot.
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Thanks, I think I'll do that. Start with the reno and go from there.

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Originally Posted by wolfpacktime243 View Post
 

Thanks, I think I'll do that. Start with the reno and go from there.

 

All I would say is not to put stuff on your shoes, too quickly. Keep brushing and only later put reno on them. It's only my view, but it has worked for me in the past. 

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All I would say is not to put stuff on your shoes, too quickly. Keep brushing and only later put reno on them. It's only my view, but it has worked for me in the past. 

That makes sense. I have since changed my mind and will try wiping the area with a damp cloth and brushing it over the weekend. I'll try to avoid using reno if possible.

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Originally Posted by BrogueTrooper View Post

Got the new Stows today. Better finished and surprisingly the leather appears to be better quality.

There is however a blemish near the toe. They were not bought as seconds but do people think these should really be? Please see the pics. Or am I just being fussy? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




(lol just noticed my tasteful inclusion of a waste paper bin in the background!)

 

if that's the only imperfection (and nicer leather) I'd keep them.

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