As the longest established shoemaker in England, the year was 1829 when Joseph Tricker founded the company in Northampton. Situated in the heart of England, is a town renowned for its shoe industry - the history of which goes back hundreds of years.
The Goodyear Welted machine was introduced into Tricker’s at the turn of the 20th Century. Charles Goodyear Jr. is widely credited with writing a new chapter in the history of men's shoes. With his machine it was made possible to sew the shoes upper with the insole, without having to attach the undersole with the same stitching. In other words, you could make a smart, well-made shoe with the help of a machine, and not only by hand which had long been practiced by Tricker's since 1829.
The same factory is still the base for all manufacturing today, proudly 100% made in Northampton. While traditional manufacturing processes have changed over time, Tricker's commitment to making shoes and boots of outstanding quality has remained the same.