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post #256 of 261
Those look great. What are the specs on them?
post #257 of 261
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Originally Posted by ZenSilk View Post
 

Hey everyone. Pic DUMP for y'all. These are @ 3 months, and I will admit I have been babying them. There is a small scuff on the inside left toe that is visible, this is from a branch. I use these boots for yardwork and also for play, and I do wear them to my place of employment occasionally.

 

I very lightly condition these based on how much shit they've been put through. I use coconut oil. I wipe them with a damp cloth and brush them as often as I can, which ends up being a wipedown/brushing 2 times a week.

 

The leather has been very sturdy and has been breaking in rather nicely. I use shoe trees in these.

 

As far as sizing goes I had to go down a full size from my dress shoe/Brannock size;

I'm a 9.5D Brannock...

- 9.5D AE Strand

- 9D Converse

- 9D Wolverine 1k

- 9D Danner

- 8.5D Oak Street Trail Ox

- 8.5D Nick's

 

I had originally picked up a pair of 9D. I did not understand how the boots were suppose to fit. The arch shelf was in the wrong place entirely and caused very serious pain the entire time I had the boots on, and the pain was too far forward. I realized that this has to be because the arch support was in the wrong place. I sized to 8.5 at this point. The boots were snug "like a firm handshake" and have stretched in width to accommodate my weird feet very nicely. The arch support is really unbelievably comfortable.

 

I recommend to anyone buying Nick's to walk around your home for a few days and make sure the arch support is in the right place. If you fuck that sizing aspect up you will have a $450+ pair of torture chambers for your feet.

 

 

Nice boots!

But please be careful with the coconut oil… Might want to use LP instead…

post #258 of 261
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Nice boots!

But please be careful with the coconut oil… Might want to use LP instead…

While I don't disagree about being careful with coconut oil (easy to over-condition), I would also say that Obenauf's LP can be overkill as well...and can potentially diminish the luster and color variation on the leather.  I've certainly used Obenauf's on my share of boots, but those are generally boots that I'm putting through their paces and which will likely end up in big puddles or full days out in the snow.  For boots that have been worn for months and have only one scratch, I'd say Obenauf's would be overkill.  I'd likely recommend Lexol conditioner or Allen Edmonds leather lotions in small amounts over anything else.

 

All that said, I certainly don't want to turn this into a "which conditioner is best" thread, and everyone has their own favorites and philosophies...just wanted to share my 2¢ on the matter.

post #259 of 261
Are those the zuricks?
post #260 of 261
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Originally Posted by ZenSilk View Post
 

Hey everyone. Pic DUMP for y'all. These are @ 3 months, and I will admit I have been babying them. There is a small scuff on the inside left toe that is visible, this is from a branch. I use these boots for yardwork and also for play, and I do wear them to my place of employment occasionally. 

 

I very lightly condition these based on how much shit they've been put through. I use coconut oil. I wipe them with a damp cloth and brush them as often as I can, which ends up being a wipedown/brushing 2 times a week. 

 

The leather has been very sturdy and has been breaking in rather nicely. I use shoe trees in these. 

 

As far as sizing goes I had to go down a full size from my dress shoe/Brannock size;

I'm a 9.5D Brannock...

- 9.5D AE Strand

- 9D Converse

- 9D Wolverine 1k

- 9D Danner

- 8.5D Oak Street Trail Ox

- 8.5D Nick's

 

I had originally picked up a pair of 9D. I did not understand how the boots were suppose to fit. The arch shelf was in the wrong place entirely and caused very serious pain the entire time I had the boots on, and the pain was too far forward. I realized that this has to be because the arch support was in the wrong place. I sized to 8.5 at this point. The boots were snug "like a firm handshake" and have stretched in width to accommodate my weird feet very nicely. The arch support is really unbelievably comfortable. 

 

I recommend to anyone buying Nick's to walk around your home for a few days and make sure the arch support is in the right place. If you fuck that sizing aspect up you will have a $450+ pair of torture chambers for your feet. 

 

Awesome boots! What is your build? Were these on the "3" last? They seem to have a lower profile than most other Nick's boots which I am guessing were built on the "4" last.

 

Also, what exactly is the Mexcel leather? Is it just processed by Nick's or does it come from Horween?

post #261 of 261
Has anyone here tried on one of their new oxford's? Two weeks ago their website showed only the new Minato oxford in black and today it is rife with oxfords in various configurations (they are clearly striking at the fashion market now and seem to be ramping up their website). I am very curious about how these fit compared to the White's retro oxford which I know fits my foot, and these are $200 less!

James
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