The year was 1829 when Joseph Tricker founded the company. From the outset Tricker's had a reputation for outstanding manufacturing quality and durability. Joseph Tricker's son-in-law, Walter James Barltrop, designed and created the world's first country boot in 1840 which heralded a brand-new age for country footwear. Tricker's quickly become the maker of choice for heavy country boots and shoes to farm, estate owners and the landed gentry; who all swore by the comfort, strength, durability and practicality of Tricker's waterproof country footwear.