56-60 St. Michaels Road
One of the longest established shoemakers in England, RE Tricker Limited was founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker. A reputation for outstanding manufacturing quality, established Tricker’s as the maker of choice for heavy country boots and shoes to farm and estate owners and the landed gentry.
Walter James Barltrop, son-in-law to Joseph Tricker, made this boot when he was only 7 years old. While simple in its execution, it pointed the way for the waterproof country shoes and boots that Tricker’s customers prize so highly today. 1840 also saw other innovations, Cunard’s RMS Britannia was the first ship to cross the Atlantic under steam power, Nelson’s Column was constructed and the first stones of the new palace of Westminster were laid in 1840 too. (Aptly enough, given how many statesmen have made their boldest steps shod in Tricker’s country boots).
The new Tricker’s factory, located at 56-60 St Michael’s Rd, Northampton, opened its doors in 1904. The same factory is still the base for all Tricker’s manufacture today. While traditional manufacturing processes have changed over time, our commitment to making shoes and boots of outstanding quality has remained the same and Tricker’s men and women can perform specialist operations which many other welted manufacturers cannot.
While the original Tricker’s country boot underwent rapid development in the early years, it quickly arrived at the classic form we are so familiar with today, it is little wonder that farmers all over England, then the whole of Britain, swore by the comfort, durability and practicality of Tricker’s waterproof country boots.
The Age of Aquarius strode into Northampton too. New tanning processes resulted in stronger and more durable leathers while advances in manufacturing processes improved reliability, fit and comfort. All you need is love… and a pair of Tricker’s. The result is a unique shoe or boot that fits the contours of your feet perfectly. Tricker’s country boots and shoes are truly the ultimate in luxury.
Living, walking heritage. Built to the same exacting standards that established Tricker’s reputation, the Tricker’s country boot today is a direct descendant of the boot Walter James Barltrop created at the tender age of 7. Today Tricker’s boots and shoes are known for their exacting quality, incomparable comfort, individuality and irreproachable character.