As Alden is to America, Tricker’s is to England. While such a statement may garner more than a couple of comments down below that start with “you’re wrong, and I’ll tell you why…”, it still stands that both manufacturers produce high-end boots and shoes by hand, with premium materials, and in the same classic designs that both companies have offered for over a hundred years.
The Bourton is a prime example; this derby shoe is done in a classic shortwing style in a versatile burnished espresso with heavy brogue detail, 360-degree Goodyear storm welt and Dainite soles for all-weather wear, and soles that incorporate a wooden shank and cork filling for long-lasting comfort. For some, this intersection of practicality, durability, and style may appear a bit “long in the tooth” to quote my friends across the pond, however, for others, the timeless quality and appearance are always en vogue. Particularly if you’re riding the chunky-shoe train right about now.
Available for $670 at Context.