Reviewed by Dave from Nashville, TN on Friday, February 22, 2013
First of all, I wear various styles (dress, casual, chukka and work boots) of Alden and Allen Edmonds and appreciate the concept of buying higher-end footwear. Aldens are my favorite.
So, I was excited to try this style of Trickers chukka. The unique UK-sizing meant I bought 3 pairs before deciding on the one that fit me the best. Thanks for allowing returns STP.
Sizing sidenote: I usually wear a US10 or US10.5 and prefer a slightly looser-than snug-fit. Trickers UK10 were far too large for me, UK9 was slightly snug but could have worked. I kept the UK9.5.
So what are my thoughts on this chukka? The boots fit, but they are NOT comfortable (for me)...at all. I am unsure if it is the last they use or something else. I have tried lacing them looser and tighter. I have tried different thickness of socks. I have worn them allot and a little. I have owned and given them a chance for 2-3 months now. The color is sharp and craftsmanship is nice enough. They fit. Comfortable (for me)? Not so much.
Worth sidenoting too is that I have purchased slightly looser and snugger shoes in the past, I have been known to forgo perfect fit for a good markdown deal now-and-then. My feet are not picky. This is the first pair of boots/shoes that have not worn-in comfortable after a bit of time. This is especially disappointing because these fit properly and cost over 300 clams.
That is why I took the time to write this review. That, plus there are no other reviews available for this boot yet. Now there is a review; my job here is done.