Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

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

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  1. DomD

    DomD Active Member

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    Pretty sure I've used the Kiwi polish before maron parade grade?

    Then moved onto Trickers polish/cream just maybe something a little darker & deeper. Will try &'post some pictures later.

    Cheers
     
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    I avoid the Parade gloss as I think it contains a fairly high level silicone which isn't great for leather long-term. The standard Kiwi does a good enough job, combined with a periodic application of a leather balm.
     
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    Hello Everyone,
    Just thought I would ask a quick question. I am getting ready for my first Trickers purchase. I am thinking the Stow or Bourton in Acorn. I was just wondering if anyone had advice for one over the other? I know this is heavily a preference thing, but since I have no way to see these in the real world the more information I can get in advance always helps. And any comments on that particular color? Thank you all.
     
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    I'd get the Stows just because the 4497 fits me better than the 4444 on a shoe.

    I think the Acorn was the first pair of Stows I bought. If I had to do it over, I think I should have tried to find one of the special makeups with natural welt (like these http://www.pediwear.co.uk/trickers/products/4122.php ) rather than get the stock model like I did.
     
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    i'd make the same recommendation if you like the natural welt, which I do. my first pair of trickers were the stock acorn stows, too. the brown painted sole edges and welt on my acorn stows never really grew on me. my other trickers have natural welts and my preference has always been to favor those over the acorns. two of my others have dainite soles and i like them a lot.
     
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    Well same here. I have two pairs on the 4497 and one on the 4444 - and two more MTO's coming on the 4497. I just cannot get on with the 4444. Even sizing down half a size I still need to put a thin insole in it and a tongue pad to keep me from popping out of my Bowoods.

    With that said I just ordered my first pair in the legendary Acorn Antique - Stow boots however as per the above recommendations - natural Barbour welt with Dainite sole. The painted brown sole is not the best of lookers in my opinion.

    Gregg
     
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    Thanks for the info everyone. I received them and unfortunately the 10s are a small bit too short and pretty wide so I would swim in a size up. looks like I need to return. Sad times.
     
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    Hello.
    So the return shipping on these Trickers is a killer. So is anyone interested in a acorn pair of stows with a natural welt in size 10uk, 11us? Brand new just didn't fit me. Please PM me with any interest while I figure out how to set up a sale page on here for the first time. Thanks.
     
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    http://korvue.shophaberdash.com has a bunch of trickers on sale, store is in the US. Good size run. I have not been able to nail my sizing down, since I probably need a 7 or 7.5.
     
  10. christoffer78

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    Hello -

    Just got a pair of Stow in a bespoke color of "Burnished Burgundy" from Pediwear in the UK. Beautiful shoes with a perfect fit.

    After wearing them for one day and walking outside for about 10 minutes in a very light rain, white sprinkles appeared on the shoe (pic 1). I polished them carefully using Burgol pommade and polish. The spots did not disappear but became less visible.

    Today I was wearing the boots again and there was a slight rain. When I came home I could literally scrape off the color from the leather. I then decided to wash one of the boots with saddle leather soap. The color just fell of! The boot is now in a not so nice "pinkish" color (pic 2). I regulary wash & re-polish my Maltons and they look brand new after two years of rather substantial use.

    Has anyone else had this experience? Does anyone have any advice? Burgol pommade and polish contains more pigment than Saphir Medaille d'Or and despite this it does not color the leather satisfactory. So this pair is a lost case. Sub par quality to say the least - especially at 375 GBP.

    I will ask Pediwear for a full refund, but I am very curious if anyone else has experienced what I am describing.

    Grateful for any advice and/or tips.

    /Chris

    2013-04-29: After visiting two master shoemakers who both said "something wrong with tanning or manufacturing process", I decided to return the boots and I got a full refund. I will try to follow-up what had gone wrong. Pediwear staff has been excellent to deal with. It is hard to find better customer service. I will definitely order from them again in the future.

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    First, I wouldn't use saddle soap on an almost brand new pair of shoes.

    I suspect what happened is you ended up removing the burnishing layer when you polished them.
    On my burnished coffee Eatons, there's a highlighting layer of dark brown/black polish.
    It's easy to remove it by mistake.
     
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    Thanks for your kind advice,

    However, to me it does not fully explain the color of the leather literally dissolving when exposed to a light rain during the first day of wearing. I polished them afterwards to try get the color back. Also, it is worth remembering the country of origin of these boots are the wettest place in Europe except maybe from Belgium.
     
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    Hi everyone!

    So after a long time of lurking around and admiring other people's shoes, I decided to join the forums. I was hoping I could get some help from you guys to try to identify this beautiful pair of Tricker's boots that I own. I was able to get them on the last day of the sale in the Jermyn Street store, and in my excitement, I forgot the details. If someone could help identify them, it would probably make my online shopping easier. Some of the offering on sites like Shoehealer are just mouth-watering.

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    If anyone could help identify the model, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you in advance. Sorry for my ignorance, but I guess we all have to start somewhere.

    I just love these boots. They still look great after two seasons of bad weather. What's more, it still smells new!
     
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    Does anyone have a link that explains how to correctly polish burnished shoes? My coffee eatons are beautiful and I'm concerned that I'll ruin the finish. Have seen lots of references to incorrect and correct polishing for them, but no actual explanations of how it should be done.

    Thanks.
     

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