In preparation for the Horse Leather Footwear Contest, here’s another Tricker’s factory shop pick-up.
Tricker’s Stow boots in Horween’s “mahogany” shell cordovan, full natural Barbour welting, double mid-sole with red studded Dainite outsole, red calf lining, and some funky pull-tabs.
More details closer to the contest commencement date, here’s a quick preview:
As the sunlight hits – the burgundy undertone really pops out!
I’m suspecting this leather will become lighter in colour tone as it ages, closer to what we see on the right toe-box below:
I haven’t conditioned, polished or even brushed this pair yet – except for the welt staining removal (I shall explain in a moment), I will leave them untouched until the contest starts.
Red Dainite, yum!
The Stows came with these round waxed-cotton laces too.
Which to use?
By the way, these were very heavily discounted due to staining of the welting at the toe of both boots – 95% of which I removed with my fingernails and an eraser, haha.
This was done with some urgency, as I didn’t want the staining to set in too deep.
Now it’s just noticeable on the left boot, but I can’t be bothered removing any more of it…
Anyway, will be putting these away until 2012.