Arguably the longest established shoemakers. Tricker’s has been in the footwear industry since its establishment in Northampton by Joseph Tricker in 1829. Today Tricker’s is a well-known brand and has gone truly international, opening a store in Japan back in 2019. But like most footwear brands, have their prices become inflated? Today we will compare the Tricker’s Stow country boot to our De Winter Belvoir.
Tricker’s Stow country boot
The Tricker’s Stow brogue country boot is one of Tricker’s most popular boots. Now worn by men all around the world across fields and cities. This particular Stow has an espresso brown calf leather upper. The Stow is not only fashionable but also built to last. The storm welt provides weather resistant properties between the boot’s upper and sole. Coupled with the bellows tongue, this truly is a watertight boot. Handmade on the 4497S last that provides a well-rounded toe shape and a generous fit, although should fit a regular UK size. Available with either a leather sole or a Dainite rubber sole. The Stow is priced at £495.00.
The De Winter Belvoir
A recent addition to the De Winter range the brogue Belvoir has proven extraordinarily popular. Fashionable in design and made to be worn in either a country or city setting. The Belvoir, like the Stow, is built to last with a storm welt and bellows tongue for water tight security. Handmade by the Sanders factory in Northampton, established in 1873. Featuring a premium ebony calf leather upper and 4 eyelets and 3 ski hooks in order to provide easy access and a great grip around the foot. The Belvoir like all our boots is made on our Hurst last. This last provides an elegant toe shape and made to fit a regular medium wide foot. Available with stud rubber soles made by the Itshide factory who supplied the commando soles for the British army in WWII. So you can rely on the fact these soles are built to last. The Belvoir is priced at £246.00.
Both these boots are beautiful in design, expertly made and built to last a lifetime. However, the Belvoir has a rather more refined look compared to the Stow’s agricultural look. But, like most of these comparisons I do, it really comes down to price. At over double the price, perhaps you are paying rather a premium for the Tricker’s name.