There are still a number of shoe factories making classic men’s footwear in Northampton and the county. Trickers are one such firm.
One of the longest established shoemakers in England, RE Tricker Limited was founded in 1829 by Joseph Tricker. They soon developed a reputation for outstanding quality, establishing themselves as the maker of choice for heavy country boots and shoes to farm and estate owners and the landed gentry.
The new Tricker’s factory, located at 56-60 St Michael’s Rd, Northampton, opened its doors in 1904. This is where these wonderful examples of a Bourton country shoe and a Stow country boot were made. You may have seen the factory frontage as it appeared in the film Kinky Boots in 2006.