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Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

Munky

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I stepped out of my comfort zone today and reduced the bright redness of my red Tricker Bourton's. They were so red, I could only go out in them if I was having a hypomanic episode.

First I gave them a good brushing. Then I used two thin coats of Saphir Hermes Red, a much more muted red cream. Finally, I used one coat of Collonil Burgundy cream. Between coatings, I gave the shoes a good brushing and (obviously) a final good brushing.

Overall, the effect was good. I found that the Burgundy was a bit streaky but I quickly resolved this with the help of a micro cloth duster. I used this to remove darker streaks and it worked well. I removed any remaining burgundy cream from the brogue holes with Q-Tips. A final, final brushing made them look very good. They are still red but not nearly as bright red as they were. At a later date I might mute them a little more by using the burgundy cream again. I want to do this incrementally as I don't want to reduce the colour to a burgundy. I think I will aim for a shade of 'conker'. That's as daring as my shoe care goes for the moment. Tomorrow, I am back to plain but regular brushing. With all good wishes, Munky. [cross posted with the shoe care thread]
 

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I'm tempted and deerskin is comfortable...lol ....but a little too close maybe to my Kudu Stow ...and I've already ventured into deerskin. :wink:
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Colour wise very similar to the kudu mate (enabling button switched off...).

very nice on the foot, nice and light. Probably an ideal warmer weather boot? I’ve had these on with medium thick socks.
 

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I stepped out of my comfort zone today and reduced the bright redness of my red Tricker Bourton's. They were so red, I could only go out in them if I was having a hypomanic episode.

First I gave them a good brushing. Then I used two thin coats of Saphir Hermes Red, a much more muted red cream. Finally, I used one coat of Collonil Burgundy cream. Between coatings, I gave the shoes a good brushing and (obviously) a final good brushing.

Overall, the effect was good. I found that the Burgundy was a bit streaky but I quickly resolved this with the help of a micro cloth duster. I used this to remove darker streaks and it worked well. I removed any remaining burgundy cream from the brogue holes with Q-Tips. A final, final brushing made them look very good. They are still red but not nearly as bright red as they were. At a later date I might mute them a little more by using the burgundy cream again. I want to do this incrementally as I don't want to reduce the colour to a burgundy. I think I will aim for a shade of 'conker'. That's as daring as my shoe care goes for the moment. Tomorrow, I am back to plain but regular brushing. With all good wishes, Munky. [cross posted with the shoe care thread]
Have you tried black? Or would that darken the shade off? Pics too! 😉
 

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Have you tried black? Or would that darken the shade off? Pics too! 😉
I thought of black but wondered if it might make the edging of the brogueing a bit too dark and that black might not sit too well on bright red. I would post pics but I have no means of taking them. I am the last person in the UK without a smartphone. The phrase, 'The Edging of the Brogueing' is now copyrighted. With kind thoughts, Munky
 

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Has anyone put any cream - or any other product - on their Kudu shoes/boots? All I have done is to brush them and occasionally wipe them down with a damp cloth. I fear that I might be missing something here. But I really don't want to darken them. With best wishes, Munky.
 

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With the return of cooler temps and thicker socks, kudu Boutons are getting regular wear again. Such a solid shoe.
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Has anyone put any cream - or any other product - on their Kudu shoes/boots? All I have done is to brush them and occasionally wipe them down with a damp cloth. I fear that I might be missing something here. But I really don't want to darken them. With best wishes, Munky.
@Munky, I’ve used some Bick 4 on mine because they seemed a bit dry. I do not think that was in this calendar year, though. Since then they’ve seemed to do fine with just some brushing. I did not notice any darkening from the Bick 4, however.
 

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With the return of cooler temps and thicker socks, kudu Boutons are getting regular wear again. Such a solid shoe.
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@Munky, I’ve used some Bick 4 on mine because they seemed a bit dry. I do not think that was in this calendar year, though. Since then they’ve seemed to do fine with just some brushing. I did not notice any darkening from the Bick 4, however.
I wore my pair of those today, too. Thanks for the info about Bick 4. I don't have that but I guess the occasional application of neutral Saphir cream won't do any harm. So far, brushing has kept them in good shape but they do seem a bit dry. Regards, Munky
 

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I wore my pair of those today, too. Thanks for the info about Bick 4. I don't have that but I guess the occasional application of neutral Saphir cream won't do any harm. So far, brushing has kept them in good shape but they do seem a bit dry. Regards, Munky
I just brush mine. My mate has a caramel stow and removed the burnish..personal taste but I preferred before!
 

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Besides Crafty's new Stow in deer skin I also see they've added the moto boot, also in Olivvia deer skin, and in black for those wishing to venture onto dark side.
Similar to my Sheene but with the toe patch only on one boot, they say left but looks like the right.
"Mens Twotone Motorcycle Boot made from Black Deer & Black Olivvia Grain on a Commando sole. Please note the toe patch is on the left boot only. Made on the 13187 last which is true to size." :rolleyes:
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Sizes 6 to 9 only though.
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British bikes used to have shifters on right side but just about everything has left side shifting now.
 

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