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Well, lots of shoe makers have figured it out with a 'lace anchor' half way up the tongue. Unfortunately, in my experience, it makes the laces very difficult to do up and undo. I guess something similar could easily be done as a modification. The other option is a half bellows arrangement.Really nice and unique for Trickers. You would think by 2021 shoemakers would have figured out how to stop the slidey tongue. Half my boots do it.
Thought most of tricker's boot have a gusseted tongue which should do away with the lace anchor.Well, lots of shoe makers have figured it out with a 'lace anchor' half way up the tongue. Unfortunately, in my experience, it makes the laces very difficult to do up and undo. I guess something similar could easily be done as a modification. The other option is a half bellows arrangement.
Interesting , but I don’t see half sizes.just seen that a retailer here in the uk called Country Attire, has some Trickers boots for sale at £294 which seems like a decent price........I weakened and ordered a pair of Stows in Espresso. There are a few sizes left in Stows and Burfords plus a few other styles if anyone has cash burning a hole in their pocket.
I've always really liked that makeup, @Crafty Cumbrian, and wish I would have picked it up in my size. How does that 2298 compare to 4497S? They have a pair in stock a half-size larger than my 4497S boots. And the last 4497S I picked up (their Tramping Boots in Color 8 Dublin) are more fitted than my 4497S Stows -- if this fit similarly, I might be able to make a 7 work.
Stitchdown said:I just don’t get why more people in the US aren’t more deeply into Tricker’s. The Northampton, England maker has been making some of the world’s most seriously built Goodyear welted shoes and boots since 1829—1829!—and every pair I own appears to be wholly indestructible. Tricker’s basically invented the country boot, whose heritage continues today in its iconic Stow boot as well as its shoe brethren, the inimitable Bourton brogue shoe...
...Why It’s a Great Value: Generally found starting under $500, there’s almost no way to get more shoe with more heritage squeezed into it for your money. And Tricker’s Outlet sells seconds and discontinued styles for often incredible prices, as cheap as $250.
2298 is narrower not shorter so general consensus is stay same size as 4497s due to possible heel slip. That said half size up can be managed by thicker socks or heel pads, not that I’m advocating either. I have a coulple of pairs half size up but I generally wear thickish socks anyway.I've always really liked that makeup, @Crafty Cumbrian, and wish I would have picked it up in my size. How does that 2298 compare to 4497S? They have a pair in stock a half-size larger than my 4497S boots. And the last 4497S I picked up (their Tramping Boots in Color 8 Dublin) are more fitted than my 4497S Stows -- if this fit similarly, I might be able to make a 7 work.
I'd appreciate your thoughts.
Inspired by your post, I actually bit the bullet on this pair and am very excited to receive them. Any idea how the leather behaves in the wet? I hear that veg tanned leather tends to darken and so people advise not getting it wet, but that seems the antithesis of the idea behind a tramping boot.@RogerKaputnik, here you go -- after about eight good wears -- with attempts at capturing them in sunlight, shade, and in between:
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My love for Dublin started with a Coronado Leather backpack and sleeve portfolio made of this Horween hide. Even after only moderate use, Dublin leather is like inheriting an heirloom without the crumbling of age. For those of you not familiar with it, this is the Division Road × Tricker's Tramping Boot in Horween Color 8 Dublin.
I guess I should have guessed from the low-profile toe that it was unstructured or partially structured, but I didn't so it was a pleasant surprise to me. (Division Road says nothing about the toe of this makeup.) I never thought I'd like unstructured toes, but then I picked up a couple of unstructured-toe Viberg makeups and get the appeal.
If you're the type who likes only gentle rolls or a hide that maintains a glassier outward appearance, Dublin's not for you. Dublin is, again, for someone who wants the look of antique boots without the disrepair or deterioration. Of the many types of boots I like, that look is among them. This pair convinced me I need some Vibergs in Dublin, too, so I just ordered their Spice Dublin Service Boots the other day.
With respect to sizing, I own two Tricker's Stow makeups in 4497S, and this Tramping Boot (which is also 4997S) seems a touch more snug. My C-Shade Tan Stow is the roomiest, allowing me to wear either medium cushion or full cushion Darn Tough socks. My Burgundy Cross Hatch Stow is not quite as roomy -- with the full cushion Darn Toughs they're a bit too snug for me (but perfect with medium cushion). And this Tramping Boot is a touch more snug than the Cross Hatch. Based on my experience, I'd still recommend sizing the same as you normally do for Tricker's 4497S boots, but it might be a touch more close-fitting than you're used to from 4497S (if my experience is any indication).
Anyway, @RogerKaputnik, I hope these photos will do for now.