Maintaining momentum in the ever-changing world of fashion and footwear is not as easy as it may appear. While we want to add new designs and finishes, we realise the importance of staying true to the Tricker’s reputation for outstanding manufacturing and quality.
Known as the shoemaker for quality country shoes and boots, we look for ways to reinvigorate our core styles. One route is to search for new leathers and finishes which will breathe new life into iconic ranges such as the Stow Boot and Woodstock country shoe.
One of the more recent finds is African Antelope Greater Kudu (Tragelaphus Strepsiceros) - or more commonly known as Kudu.
Indigenous to a variety of African countries, they are highly praised for their meat as well as their horns and are culled regularly for export, as well as local consumption, to the benefit of local communities.
Due to their grazing habits mainly amongst thorn trees, the Kudu hide becomes scratched and scarred. These marks give the leather its inimitable character making each pair of shoes and boots completely unique.
Tricker’s has produced the Africa Explorer collection for men. Inspired by the exploits of David Livingstone and a generation of Victorian African explorers, there are four styles available in three colours: Caramel, Polo and Sign.
THE KUDU COLLECTION
Stow is Tricker’s most iconic men’s boot. Made originally as a country boot, but now worn by men all around the world across fields and cities. The Stow Derby ankle boot is instantly recognisable for its brogue patterning synonymous to Tricker’s; however its strong, solid build and seven eyelets make it as recognisable, whilst by no means flashy. A half bellows tongue is folded and attached to the boot to provide a watertight seal, with the storm welt providing an additional waterproof seal between the shoe's upper and sole.
The rugged nature of the Kudu leaves natural scars and marks on the leather, making each pair totally unique. Finished with a midsole as per our classic collection and then with a Ridgeway sole for practicality across all terrains.
These handmade shoes are a piece of Tricker's Northampton shoemaking history, and yet today they are the go-to shoe for men all around the world. The Bourton is unmistakable - a heavy Derby shoe that bears the brogue detailing synonymous with true country shoes. A half bellows tongue is folded and attached to the shoe to provide a watertight seal, and the storm welt provides an additional waterproof seal between the shoe's upper and sole. The profile of a Bourton is characteristically strong; with a solid sole unit, leather linings and a Ridgeway sole for practicality.
This Caramel colourway is beautifully rich and combined with the Kudu hide gives a lovely vintage appeal often associated with a really well loved pair of boots.
A civilised country boot that can cope with more rugged conditions. In robust Caramel Kudu Zug, this toe capped 7 eyelet Derby ankle boot has a half bellows tongue and storm welt to keep you warm and dry, together with leather uppers and leather linings for comfort and a Ridgeway rubber stitched sole for grip.
The rugged nature of the Kudu leaves natural scars and marks on the leather, making each pair totally unique.
Tricker's Woodstock country shoe is a true classic harking back to their long past. This plain derby shoe has four blind eyelets for a more refined look. Woodstock looks just the way a pair of Tricker’s should: a strong side profile, a half bellows tongue which is folded and attached to the shoe to provide a watertight seal, additionally the storm welt provides a waterproof bond between the sole and upper.
Woodstock is the perfect country shoe for when you want to let the leather speak for itself.