Tricker's Super Monkey Boot - 5402 - Morflex - Horween Black Essex
The Tricker's x Division Road Super Monkey Boot is an exclusive pattern development in collaboration with the definitive maker of English Country footwear, using Horween's Black Essex leather for the upper, paired with a natural leather Flexi-Welt and Vibram Morflex Christy sole to create a new contemporary classic. This Division Road exclusive style utilizes Essex by Horween®, a vegetable tanned leather that uses the same traditional extracts as Horween's Cordovan with a high oil and fat content, in hides that are hand-glazed with an aniline finish to enhance a supple surface on a hearty leather with a natural, glove-like feel. The Monkey Boot was originally designed pre-WWII as a general lace to toe pattern with a variety of military issue applications, from training footwear to infantry service boots. Popularized by mod, punk, and ska style cultures with original examples showing up in army surplus stores in the 50's through the 70's, Tricker's redesigned their version based on the vintage foot soldier boots found and adopted by these alternative British music and style culture scenes. This exclusive Division Road pattern has been adapted for the new style era with a higher quarter, additional nickel eyelets, and stripped of all its detailing to closely hallmark the original while relating to a more modern, street-casual aesthetic. The Super Monkey Boot's contemporary silhouette is achieved by using the 5402R Last, which has an urban dress shape with a rounded toe that accommodates a variety of foot types. Evolving the design further for a lightweight, comfortable, daily style piece, we utilized Tricker's new Flexi-Welt construction that's an adaptation on a natural leather reverse welt that connects to the exterior of the upper and allows for a lighter insole and cork fill to increase comfort and expedite the break-in process. Paired with the feather-weight European made Vibram Morflex Christy sole, this simple backstage-to-blacktop focused super boot combines a handgrade build-quality with a modern streetwear form, made in a classic design with vintage appeal to the refined craftsmanship standards expected from a Tricker's. This boot has undergone 260 individual steps in which craftsmen utilize a mulling concoction to infuse the uppers with oils, a wooden shank, a corking compound from a century-old recipe and exquisite English finishing. As England's oldest shoe maker, Royal warrant holder, originator of the country boot and one of the first and few still utilizing traditional Goodyear welting to the highest standards of quality in the industry, a Tricker's is truly made to last a lifetime in all conditions.
- Black Essex - Horween (USA)
- Exclusive to Division Road
- 5402R Last
- Leather Lining
- Nickel Eyelets
- Wood Shank & Cork Filled Insole
- Natural Flexi Welt
- Vibram Morflex Christy Sole
- Tricker's x Division Road Collaboration Stamp
- Black Nylon & Ecru Nylon Laces (Two Pair)
- Goodyear Reverse Welted Construction
- Handcrafted in England
Tricker’s UK sizing is listed and as a general sizing rule, we suggest you select (1) size down from a common US boot and shoe, or (1.5) sizes down from a US sneaker to the listed UK size. The 5402R is an accommodative dress Last and corresponds to various foot types as long as the right size is obtained.
For additional information consult our Sizing Guide.
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