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post #256 of 371
Those look great. What are the specs on them?
post #257 of 371
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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 371
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Originally Posted by 4characters View Post
 

 

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 371
Are those the zuricks?
post #260 of 371
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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 371
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
post #262 of 371
Can any one give size measurement compared to Barrie or trubalance last
post #263 of 371
I'm a 9.5 in trubalance, perfect fit.
In nicks 9.5 fits snug, 10 has a little room
post #264 of 371
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Here's an album.
 

 

Have not checked this board for a while, but when I did found this album link.  These are fantastic boots!  I think the proportions between captoe, heel counter, sole, etc, is perfect.  And the stitched down constuction very tight.  Also like the slightly Munson shape to the vamp.  Can anyone give the specs for this boot?

post #265 of 371
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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

Have not checked this board for a while, but when I did found this album link.  These are fantastic boots!  I think the proportions between captoe, heel counter, sole, etc, is perfect.  And the stitched down constuction very tight.  Also like the slightly Munson shape to the vamp.  Can anyone give the specs for this boot?
Agreed. Everything looks right, I would just want a slightly higher toe box as it looks a little pinched in the front (like the non celastic toe on the White's). Does anyone know what last shape that is? Doesn't look like any of the silhouettes of the toe shapes Nick's has on their website.
James
post #266 of 371
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Ah, right, the block feature. Good, now this is back to a Nick's boots thread, rather than a Huberds and shoe stretching thread.

So, I think I have my Nick's build all finalized: 6" semi-dress, unlined, plain toe, soft toe, extra eyelets, so 6 eyelets, 3 speed hooks, 1 eyelet, or 5/3/1 (just want more than the default 4/3/1). No pull tab, 430 sole/heel, single natural midsole, lowered block heel.

And, the leather, *maybe* Natural Chromepak if they can get their hands on some. Otherwise, probably Brown CXL (I don't think I want another natural CXL boot probably).

Nick's recently confirmed that they can get both olive Chromepak (same as what Viberg used in their famed 3sixteen collab) and natural chromepak.  Be forewarned that their natural Chromepak can be a good deal greener than natural CXL (I have a belt in natural Chromepak that borders on mint colored).  I'd go olive Chromepak if not going with the Dark Olive CXL through Vermilyea Pelle.

 

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Originally Posted by meso View Post

Those olive CXL boots are pretty sweet.
Has anyone had a pair of olive CXL long enough to comment on how it ages?
Curious if it ages much as natural CXL does or if the olive tones remain.

 

While not my Nick's (got those in the summer and haven't had enough boot weather to beat them up yet, I own a pair of Rancourt beefroll penny loafers in dark olive CXL, and they're even more amazing now that they've received a good amount of wear.  Here's an album.

 

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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Can any one give size measurement compared to Barrie or trubalance last

They matched up with my Trubalance sizing, but my barrie size is a half size smaller.  I would highly recommend sending in your tracings to make sure you get it right.  I don't believe it costs you a thing, and feet are both unique and fickle.

 

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post
 

 

Have not checked this board for a while, but when I did found this album link.  These are fantastic boots!  I think the proportions between captoe, heel counter, sole, etc, is perfect.  And the stitched down constuction very tight.  Also like the slightly Munson shape to the vamp.  Can anyone give the specs for this boot?

Agreed 100%.  This captoe looks spot on, and is the reason I have a captoe coming on my pair in waxed flesh.  I don't trust White's to get a captoe right (they're so often wonky), but it looks like Nick's has figured it out.  Fingers are crossed that mine look as good as these.

 

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Agreed. Everything looks right, I would just want a slightly higher toe box as it looks a little pinched in the front (like the non celastic toe on the White's). Does anyone know what last shape that is? Doesn't look like any of the silhouettes of the toe shapes Nick's has on their website.
James

I believe (but I've been wrong before) that that is the HNW last, which has a lower arch height than their other boots because of the lower heel.  I think that's the last that their Robert line comes on, but again...this is just speculation.

post #267 of 371

Nicks Bowhunter????.......Ranger???? (Not sure on model name)

 

- Tan Teton leather

- # 3 Toe Last ( with no celastic)

- Deadstock Honey Vibram Soles

- Standard Heel Height

 

 

post #268 of 371
To me that's one hideously ugly boot in every way, the bulbous toe looks bad
post #269 of 371
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Originally Posted by TheBlackGoat View Post
 

Nicks Bowhunter????.......Ranger???? (Not sure on model name)

 

- Tan Teton leather

- # 3 Toe Last ( with no celastic)

- Deadstock Honey Vibram Soles

- Standard Heel Height

 

 

What are the other details on the boots? I am curious.

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Originally Posted by Nerkg View Post

To me that's one hideously ugly boot in every way, the bulbous toe looks bad

What else don't you like? I think they look pretty good.

post #270 of 371
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Originally Posted by Nerkg View Post

To me that's one hideously ugly boot in every way, the bulbous toe looks bad

They look pretty good to me, jmo.
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