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Canuck Panda

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I have those same boots. They do look a bit plain, but in a good way I think. I like the morflex sole a lot though, very light, almost like wearing sneakers.
That's the best description yes, I wear them for that exact reason. Feel like sneakers but still boots. These morflex soles are much lighter than the christy ones.
 

Schambach

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That's the best description yes, I wear them for that exact reason. Feel like sneakers but still boots. These morflex soles are much lighter than the christy ones.
I was honestly a bit disappointed as these were my first pair of Trickers, and I'd always heard they were heavy and overbuilt, but these are SO light. They do seem well made though, enjoying them so far.
 

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I was honestly a bit disappointed as these were my first pair of Trickers, and I'd always heard they were heavy and overbuilt, but these are SO light. They do seem well made though, enjoying them so far.
The commando soles and the double leather soles are, very heavy. But with the moreflex soles they use a foam mid sole, so it's very light. Some of their stuff now has no mid soles, don't get those, they feel cheap and awkward. Outlet is where I get 90% of my Trickers. Best deal around. I only pay full retail for customs.
 

Schambach

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The commando soles and the double leather soles are, very heavy. But with the moreflex soles they use a foam mid sole, so it's very light. Some of their stuff now has no mid soles, don't get those, they feel cheap and awkward. Outlet is where I get 90% of my Trickers. Best deal around. I only pay full retail for customs.
Yup, I have a pair of vibergs with the moreflex, also very light, especially when compared to other vibergs, so that makes sense. These were from the outlet as well, great deal, especially given the exchange rate! Haven't noticed any without midsoles, but that's definitely not something I'd want.
 

Drzdave58

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my newest Trickers. These have some weight To them.
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Canuck Panda

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They look good. Better than sneakers and you can get them resoled if needed.
Thank you! The more flex are nice on days I’d like lighter footwear.
Trickers normally is very heavy, especially with the thick leather mid sole and the commando soles. They seem like they’d last forever. I‘m a big Trickers fan. Heavy and now more flex light ones. Their build quality is very high.
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Edward

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They look good. Better than sneakers and you can get them resoled if needed.

This consideration was definitely a part of why I moved away from sneakers for casual footwear. I do currently have a pair of slip-on Vans that I inherited from the wife (she lost a fair bit of weight and went down a shoe-size as a result), my first sneakers in.... I think over a decade. They were nice and light at the height of the Summer hellheat and they're great for wearing like slippers round the house, so I might well keep another, single pair around for those in future, but TBH I don't really miss trainers at all. I'm much comfier in a decent leather brogue by this point.


Thank you! The more flex are nice on days I’d like lighter footwear.
Trickers normally is very heavy, especially with the thick leather mid sole and the commando soles. They seem like they’d last forever. I‘m a big Trickers fan. Heavy and now more flex light ones. Their build quality is very high.
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Nice, I do like a grained leather for casual footwear. Is that an elasticated panel in the side, or just how the leather is cut?
 

Canuck Panda

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This consideration was definitely a part of why I moved away from sneakers for casual footwear. I do currently have a pair of slip-on Vans that I inherited from the wife (she lost a fair bit of weight and went down a shoe-size as a result), my first sneakers in.... I think over a decade. They were nice and light at the height of the Summer hellheat and they're great for wearing like slippers round the house, so I might well keep another, single pair around for those in future, but TBH I don't really miss trainers at all. I'm much comfier in a decent leather brogue by this point.




Nice, I do like a grained leather for casual footwear. Is that an elasticated panel in the side, or just how the leather is cut?
That's elastic sides. I know very wierd with the lacing front. But it wears like chelsea boots easy on easy off. I am a shoes off inside house hold so it works for me. But I also felt weird about it at first. I think Trickers is popular in Japan too and it's mostly no outside shoes inside there too. Maybe that was the origin to this chelsea stow hybrid. Solid build quality though.
 

NZJono

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Thank you! The more flex are nice on days I’d like lighter footwear.
Trickers normally is very heavy, especially with the thick leather mid sole and the commando soles. They seem like they’d last forever. I‘m a big Trickers fan. Heavy and now more flex light ones. Their build quality is very high.
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I’ve got a few pairs also. I actually prefer the lighter soles. I sold a pair of Bourtons recently that I got from the outlet with commando soles that were just too heavy. I might treat myself to a MTO one day also.
 

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I’ve got a few pairs also. I actually prefer the lighter soles. I sold a pair of Bourtons recently that I got from the outlet with commando soles that were just too heavy. I might treat myself to a MTO one day also.
Sometimes the MTO shoes/boots ends up on the outlet. Especially in the past two years. I've gotten some treasures on the outlet.
 

Edward

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That's elastic sides. I know very wierd with the lacing front. But it wears like chelsea boots easy on easy off. I am a shoes off inside house hold so it works for me. But I also felt weird about it at first. I think Trickers is popular in Japan too and it's mostly no outside shoes inside there too. Maybe that was the origin to this chelsea stow hybrid. Solid build quality though.

Puts me in mind of boots that are laced-up and also have a side-zip, the zip being to fasten and the laces for ensuring a snug fit. Assuming the elastic panels serve the same purpose here? Of course, they can also more generally make the fit both snugger and more forgiving; I know I find, moreso with taller boots that reach towards my calves, I have to be careful the shape of the boot is right to fasten properly on me there.
 

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Puts me in mind of boots that are laced-up and also have a side-zip, the zip being to fasten and the laces for ensuring a snug fit. Assuming the elastic panels serve the same purpose here? Of course, they can also more generally make the fit both snugger and more forgiving; I know I find, moreso with taller boots that reach towards my calves, I have to be careful the shape of the boot is right to fasten properly on me there.
(in)side zip works well for taller shaft boots. I still need to test them wearing in heavy rain but there is a flap on my side zip ones so I figure that would help keep most of the water out.
 

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