They seem to me to be a misguided attempt to cash in on the "yoof" market.It is hard to know who would buy any of these shoes at the prices they are asking.Having said that, I knew a woman who paid £75 for a baseball cap because it was made by Gucci! Maybe she-and others like her-will buy these abominations?
Some of Trickers odder items -Scotchgrain chukka boots with red soles,waxed leather brogues in 3 clashing colours-can already be found at huge reductions on e-bay.I suspect it won't be long before the entire Corniche range joins their ranks.
I love Trickers boots and brogues and their MTO service but,sadly,I must concur that this current range is an embarrassment to a fine heritage.
The Corniche line has been quite criticized, mainly with good reason - especially looking at the two-tone lace-up boots.
However I actually found the boat shoes, Norfolk, quite a good deal today at a 55% discount. Seems like most of the shops are selling Corniche with a major discount these days.