Reviewed by Cyclist2003 from New Hampshire on Saturday, November 07, 2009
These boots are beautiful, comfortable, handmade, and seem very durable so far (they certainly have a reputation for incredible durability). Tricker's markets these as a country boot, and maybe if you hang around with British royals your friends might be fashionable enough to raise their eyebrows if you wear them in town. But here in America these boots can take you from mucking out horses to the office. Perfectly acceptable for all but the most formal occasions - you would need to get down to ankle level to determine that these were anything other than a pair of high-end wingtip shoes.
The boot boasts obviously high quality leather, beautiful, perfect brogueing, silky leather lining,a comfortable and supportive footbed, and a tough Dainite rubber sole. Should the sole ever wear out (which seems unlikely given how dense and resilient the rubber is) Tricker's can replace it, since the shoes are Goodyear welted.
The dainite sole is a little stiff, and is not as refined as a leather sole, but it's perfect for unpleasant weather, and certainly doesn't look clunky or ungainly.
The fit is slightly roomy since the boots are meant to be worn with thick socks. I'm an American 10.5 and I ordered UK size 10, and the boots fit perfectly with nice medium-weight wool socks.
You simply don't see shoes of this quality in anything but the highest-end stores. Just amazing!
Best Uses: Casual Wear, Cold Weather, Wet Weather, Work