Founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker, the brand's commitment to making shoes and boots of outstanding quality remains wholeheartedly consistent.
Tricker’s footwear is made entirely from start to finish at their Northampton factory and, whilst manufacturing processes have changed over time, their craftsmen and women continue to follow traditional techniques.
Celebrating 190 years as Britain’s oldest shoemakers, HRH The Prince of Wales was welcomed to the factory in early 2019 to unveil Tricker’s commemorative plaque. Throughout the many years of business, five generations of Tricker’s have managed the company with their uncompromising standards of craftsmanship and use of honest materials.
Did you know Tricker’s are also the only Northampton-based shoemaker to have a fully functioning in-house bespoke department? Having had customers such as Royalty, members of the aristocracy, politicians, captains of industry, soldiers, sailors and airman, explorers and leading figures in the arts, Tricker’s has been to all four corners of the earth.
Another great fact about the brand is that the 2005 film, Kinky Boots was filmed within their factory and members of staff played extras in some of the scenes – let’s hope that comes up in your next gentleman’s quiz night.
Although there are no glittering long-leg boots to show here, see below some of our favourites from the Tricker’s brand themselves.
Modest, practical and stylish, the Matlock Derby is crafted from leather uppers and leather linings to offer maximum comfort for all occasions. With a robust Zug Grain for aesthetics, a storm welt and a Commando stitched sole will guarantee durability and high levels of ease when walking. The lace up fastening then allows you to secure the shoes to your own personal preference.
Practical and dapper the Bourton Country are a handsome pair of Derby shoes with a full brogue aesthetic. The uppers are expertly crafted from high quality leather, along with the linings to offer comfort and warmth when wearing your stylish shoes. A dainite rubber sole offers extra protection and grip in case of any uneven surfaces, and the punching detail and antique colouring gives a countryman feel.
A country classic, the Burford boot is a plain Derby with a seven-eyelet fastening. As well as the practicality of being an ankle boot, the strong marron colour resembles its heritage and charm. Crafted from the finest leather both on the uppers and the linings, your feet will never be cold again when walking through muddy fields. With a dainite sole for protection and a rear pull-tab, trekking through the countryside never seemed so stylish.
If you’re finding you have plenty of brogue shoes in your closet, why not opt for a boot instead. Suitable for the colder months, the Stow Country Boot is ankle height with brogue perforations for detail. With an open lace seven-eyelet system, the boots can be secured to your preference, while the leather linings and uppers protect the feet. Choose from a chunky storm welt or dainite sole to guard your soles and give tons of grip too.
After 190 years, Tricker's boots and shoes are still known for their exact quality, incomparable comfort, individuality and irreproachable character. Which design would you choose?
Shop the full Tricker's collection online at Quarter and Last.