Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Sep 8, 2010.

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  1. HomerJ

    HomerJ Senior member

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    What's the deal with these "Aldo-style" boots I can't find information about that style anywhere else.
    Made for STP?
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  2. ninja07

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    anybody with commando soled stows or maltons ever worn them out for some walking say 3 to 4 hours in relatively heavy snow? how do they hold up? got cold feet? the traction provided by the soles would probably be ok, but what about the leather? sno-sealed the seams etc?
     
  3. Shoehealer

    Shoehealer Well-Known Member

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    This model looks like is based on the 'Winston' which is only available MTO here in the UK. It would usually be made on the 4497s Last same as the regualar Stow. It is fitted here with the Vibram Gumlite Microfoam Sole.
     
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    I have many customers in Snowy 'Finland', and also wear Tricker's Commando Soled models myself although here in England we don't have too much Snow.
    My Finnish customers advise me that although Commando Soles do provide some Grip, in extreme Cold they can sometimes easily 'Clog' the Tread Pattern fairly quickly with snow and ice, rendering them not good at all.
    General opinion suggests that the 'Ridgeway Sole' is a better option, as the Tread Pattern is more 'open' and so not as easy to clog.
    Surprisingly, my customers also suggest the simple and light tread patterned Vibram Gumlite Sole is quite good in ice and snow, as although this is only a 'Fine' tread pattern, it doesn't clog up.
    Waterproof?
    Veldschoen is always a better option but quite rare. Pleanty of weather proofing products are always a good idea.
    Having said all of this, Wellingtons are probably the best option in lots of snow, they just don't look as good.;-)
     
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    Thx zipp. I'd already seen your linked thread. While it discusses the demise of the Tricker's / Cucinelli partnership nobody ventures to discuss who in Italy might now be making these clones.

    Of course the boots aren't worth 1k. But I can pick up a pair in my size, new, for a quarter of that. After handling the boots I think it's a good deal, but still prefer to know who put them together before committing the cash.
     
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    No clue who makes them but they seem worth it at circa $250.
     
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    Almost certain that the Cucinelli's are produced in Italy, if that points you guys in the right direction.
     
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    Just got them back from the Cobbler and swapped the Laces.
     
  9. jfoonly

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    This season I got a pair with a Dainite sole, which is a pretty hard and stiff sole that works well enough in fresh to packed but not icy snow. They can be a little chilly after awhile as I don't have room for a really thick sock. I sno-sealed everything before wearing and the leather has held up great.

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    re: W2298 vs 4497 lasts

    For me, I found the W2298's 'shape' to become too narrow too quickly and pinch my small toe while the 4497 fit perfect.
     
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    Dude, are you serious? I'd never let my trickers near a drizzle.
     
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    really? had somewhat of a snowstorm here today and I rocked my stows out. worked for me
     
  13. jfoonly

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    They're made to be worn. I don't tromp through slushy melt pools but with some sno-seal or similar treatment, leather can easily handle a bit of snow. I don't stand around all day in deep snow -- I have real snow boots for that, and even that cheap leather holds up great with a little care. Plus, snow is not as wet as rain, being frozen and all.
     
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    My Lollipop Red Woodstocks from Richard at Shoe Healer. I'm expecting another pair of Tricker's tomorrow and will post that up when time permits. Note that they look brighter or more red in the pictures because of the flash.

    Richard is seriously a great gentleman to deal with. In the several months that I've known him, I have bought about 7 pairs of shoes from him already, and will continue to do so.


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    I've been eyeing these for a while--it's nice to see more pictures.
     

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