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Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

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

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  1. gr789

    gr789 Well-Known Member

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    The original eyelets were brass and so Rago brothers in Morristown NJ (more known for their leather work in general but they do quite a bit of shoes) only had to replace the last set of speed hooks with new brass eyelets. They shortened the tongue to match the new shaft length but no particular reshaping was done. Hope this helps!
     
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    Munky, I am sorry to hear that. You seemed to have been pleased with those shoes up to this point! Usually the heel stack is relatively easy to repair for dainite or similar soles. So it might be worth bringing to a local cobbler first (if you don't mind non Tricker's replacement parts).
     
  3. Jorge

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    Thank you very much gr789, that was helpful.
     
  4. Munky

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    Thanks, gr. Yes, the heels on my first pair of Boughton's seems to have worn very quickly (I bought another pair, fairly recently). They are leather with a rubber bit at the back of the heel. I will, as you suggest, have a chat with my local cobbler and see if he can do it. My latest purchase, Sander's Jude's, have Ridgeway, rubber soles. I am hoping that they will wear more evenly.

    I guess I am not too worried about a non-Tricker repair as I think it would take a few years to wear the soles out. Thanks, again, for your help. I plan to stop buying shoes for a while or my suitcase will be on the doorstep. M
     
  5. Hobbs

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    What's the sizing consensus on the 4497 last?

    If I'm a 7.5UK in the 4444 should I go for an 8UK?
     
  6. mothball

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    That's what I do.
     
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  7. Tranklements

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    Quick question about "repurposing" a pair of old Trickers.

    I have some black Woodstock shoes that are about 15 years old that I've hardly worn in the last 10 years due to the combination of:

    (a) not liking pairing plain black shoes with jeans/chinos (which is all I wear these days)
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    (b) and my intense dislike of leather soles as I am forever skidding about the pavement in them.

    I already have a pair of similar plain, country style, open-laced shoes but with a commando sole (Edwards of Manchester own brand, as old as the Woodstocks, equally unworn of late) so I was wondering what, if any, options exist to (for want of a better word) "de-formalise" them.

    I think they's look great with a natural welt and a dainite sole, possibly even a coloured one. Only trouble is that a basic cobblers resole seems to be about GBP90 so I'm guessing that a re-welt, if even possible, would run to GBP150+. Given that new pairs of shoes can be had from the factory shop for about £250, I'm not sure it represents an economical modification.

    Has anybody ever had anything similar done or am I really just wanting too much and I just need to get rid of the Woodstocks and move on?
     
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    ^Re-heel= local cobbler, but anything re: sole/welt, I'd go to experts who routinely do the procedure you want done.
    Contact Richard [ShoeHealer].
     
  9. NAMOR

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    both the double leather outsole and double dainite can feel overwhelming. like zippy mentioned go with the white vibram or even better imo is the vibram gumlite sole. feels like a sneaker and coupled with suede makes for an extremely comfortable and lightweight boot

    http://www.fransboonestore.com/coll...ne-richard-longwing-brogue-boot-grey-suede-24
     
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  10. BrogueTrooper

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    Can anyone advise on the quality of different Tricker's Leathers? I've seen a couple of boots in Zug and have a suspicion the leather is not well tanned (I know a bit about leather from my job). The blue/green staining and the slightly acrid smell from chromium tanning noticeable in the boots make me dubious. I'll give Tricker's Zug a miss, but can anyone comment on the quality, durability and longevity of their calf leather?
     
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    seller doesnt have my size sadly
     
  12. zippyh

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    Waxy suede.
    [​IMG]
     
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    anyone can comment on the fit , especially in the toebox, of the Kenswick in 5 width? Do they taper of alot? I have very "square" feet, so afraid of tapered shoes..
     
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    ^ Not usually one for contrasting welts, but those I like. The waxy suede looks great. Does it seem durable?
     
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    Yeah, waxy suede seems very durable.
     
  16. sleepyinsanfran

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    nice!


    In general the keswick (4444 last) has enough toe room- but its hard to provide a better guess without any other reference points such as your size in other shoes.
    Also, buying the first pair in any last is best done in person, especially for us square-ish footed folk [​IMG]
     
  17. Superb0bo

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    ^^Thanks! If it was possible, I would definitly prefer buying in person, but dont think Trickers are locally available here.

    The only British made boots/shoes I own at the moment are from william lennon, but their lasts are really square so.. Im typically an UK 12 (in paraboot, dr martens, blundstone, you name it), and was measured I think a 13 D on a Brannock device. I still tend to avoid shoes that taper off though, on the inside (pushes against my big toe), and the outside (pushes against pinky toe/next toe)... Its a hassle basically.
     
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    ^Which pair do u have on WL? WWI B5? Those are G-width. If the length fits right & you can take normal width, I'd say same UK sizing on 4497 & size down 1/2 on 4444.
     
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  19. Munky

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    I do like Zip's waxy suedes!
     

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