Since 1829, Tricker’s has been making bespoke shoes for the world’s most distinguished feet.
As you might expect, we are too discreet to mention anyone by name, but our current bespoke customers include Royalty, members of the aristocracy, politicians, captains of industry, soldiers, sailors and airman, explorers and leading figures in the arts.
Tricker’s bespoke shoes and boots have walked to all four corners of the Earth. In 1953, they even took Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing to the very top of the world.
Whilst bespoke is often thought of as a luxury, we also create footwear for those who simply cannot wear a conventional fit.
Within our Northampton factory, our master shoemaker Adele is following in the footsteps of generations of supremely skilled and dedicated crafts people.
Adele served her apprenticeship under renowned shoemaker, Scott Mckee, and now leads our bespoke team in creating handmade perfection.
Every element is made by hand, we even make the cord we use. The leathers for bespoke projects are specially selected and no stone is left unturned to ensure they are of the highest quality.
Our shoemakers follow a time-honoured process, unchanged in close to two centuries.
Initially, Adele will meet you either at our Factory in Northampton or our Jermyn Street store in London, in order to take the necessary measurements and discuss your specification. The measurements are required to create a personal last that is constructed to follow the shape of your feet.
The last (a mould of your feet) is created by Spring Line; the finest, and only remaining, Lastmakers in England. These are made by hand and provide the form for us to create your shoes around. Once you have a last we can continue to use it to make future shoes or boots, unless your feet change significantly.
Once your last is complete, Adele is able to build the shoes or boots you have specified. During the process you will have at least one fitting session to ensure the fit is perfect.
The result is a unique shoe or boot that fits the contours of your feet perfectly and is exactly to your specification; from the leather, to the welting, and sole choice.
To complete each project, Spring Line creates handmade shoe-trees to keep your shoes or boots in perfect condition when they're not on your feet.
Please note that a pair of bespoke shoes and boots, including your unique last, can take 9-12 months to make and is currently only available at Tricker’s Jermyn Street Store in London. If you have any inquiry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org