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post #586 of 664
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Originally Posted by Whirling View Post


Yeah, that wait sounds like a great method for cultivating patience. Nick's Instagram mentions that they are going to pay their people for some overtime to get through their backlog. I got my Nick's RTW from Zuriick's. :-)

As an aside, my custom White's are on their way to me for arrival at just under one month from order placement through Baker's.


 Thanks for that update.  Did they mention why the backlog?  I think it may have to do with switching factories?

 

The part that is bumming me out is I bought them specifially for winter and it's WINTER now so I need them.

 

One month is fantastic.  I think last year it took me 7 weeks to get my Whites via. the same route.

post #587 of 664

Hey all, has anyone bought the Nicks Traveler Work Boot that are on Amazon? I was all set to pull the trigger on a pair when I called Nicks up to ask a few questions about the last. [BTW, they said that the HNW last has no -zero- arch. He repeated himself. At that point, what's the benefit over a Red Wings wedge boot?] He also said that this Seidel Tobacco leather is strictly a casual leather not suitable for [outside?] work. He said it would get ruined. It's also about 6.5 ozs.

 

does anyone have experience with this boot and/or leather? Is he right about 'delicate' it is? I was looking for a sole that wouldn't trash the house during my weekend work projects, but not if the leather's going to take a beating. 

 

thanks!

post #588 of 664
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Originally Posted by petersim View Post
 

Hey all, has anyone bought the Nicks Traveler Work Boot that are on Amazon? I was all set to pull the trigger on a pair when I called Nicks up to ask a few questions about the last. [BTW, they said that the HNW last has no -zero- arch. He repeated himself. At that point, what's the benefit over a Red Wings wedge boot?] He also said that this Seidel Tobacco leather is strictly a casual leather not suitable for [outside?] work. He said it would get ruined. It's also about 6.5 ozs.

 

does anyone have experience with this boot and/or leather? Is he right about 'delicate' it is? I was looking for a sole that wouldn't trash the house during my weekend work projects, but not if the leather's going to take a beating. 

 

thanks!


For the same price, you can similar boots (in D width only) from Zuriick.   Different colors and different leathers.  I received a pair that had a minor flaw that I'm asking about before I wear them--a little hole on the stitched-down leather in front of the stitching on top of the sole.   There is some arch support, but not like their traditional arch support.  Also, the HNW is sized differently from other Nick's.  Normally, one wants to go down a full-size from athletic shoes to most boots, but you should only go a half size down for HNW.

 

I think these boot are a lot more solid than Red Wings...I find it hard to imagine that that leather from Seidel is that delicate.  I think it might be the same stuff that Thorogood uses on their workboots. 

 

Still, Nicks and Zuriick stock other boots too, which you could try...

 

As an aside, here is the photo of the little flaw I was talking about above:

post #589 of 664

I'm new here and thought I'd share some pics of my Nicks that just came in. I appreciate all the info shared on this thread, it helped me put together my boot order.
post #590 of 664
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I'm new here and thought I'd share some pics of my Nicks that just came in. I appreciate all the info shared on this thread, it helped me put together my boot order.

These are some nice looking boots! Enjoy!
post #591 of 664

I'm on week 13 of an estimated 8-12 week build.  I was pretty good at tuning out the delay for the first 12 weeks.  Now I'm getting impatient. 

 

I just sent a follow-up message to Kyle so that he could reset my expectations.

 

My wife is perfectly happy with the delay.  She views it as a "governor" on how much money I spend on boots.

post #592 of 664

nice boots.  right there with you.  16 weeks into waiting.  have two pair ordered. expected at Christmas but am getting impatient now too.  your wife seems very on top of it.

post #593 of 664

Having heard about the long waits with Nick's, I've bought mine RTW through Zuriick....I also took advantage of the nice sales there...up to 40% off...alway free shipping...though no sale at the moment.  Unfortunately, one has to be able to make a D width work.  Fortunately, I find Nick's D-width snug enough for my feet, which are a bit narrow and low volume.  Anyway, the boots from Nick's are great and worth a wait.  One just can't believe them when they say 8-12 weeks.  I got two pair of White's in 4 weeks.  People can argue whether Nick's are better than White's or vice versa, but I've not seen anything super convincing on the topic.  Though, other than people not liking the Blake-Rapid construction on Nick's, it is true I haven't ever heard anybody say Nick's were in any way less good than White's, though I've heard the reverse.  Also, if one cares about such things, Nick's is a small American-owned company, while White's is owned by Danner-Lacrosse, which is, in turn, owned by ABC Shoemart, which is a large Japanese conglomerate.

 

As far as workboots, go, one can also consider Viberg's on www.workboot.com.  Because they prices are in Canadian dollar, they work out to be a touch less expensive than Nick's or White's, even with shipping.  I can assure everybody that my Viberg work boots are at least as good as White's or Nick's.  Viberg is still owned by the Canadian Viberg family.

 

Finally, I want to try some Wesco's.  I've not heard anything negative about Wesco's, either.  Wesco is still owned and run by the same American family.  (Their name is Shoemaker, how appropriate is that?)

 

Anyway...back to Nick's...I have a pair of Robert-like burgundy casual boots, which are fantastic...I have some low-heel HNW-last 8" unit-lug-sole boots, also great...Most recently, I'm still breaking in some 8" Vibram Christy-soled work boots in tan, with some rough out and dark brown heel counters and back straps, which, not to repeat myself, are quite nice.

 

Regards,

Jon

post #594 of 664
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Originally Posted by Whirling View Post


Anyway...back to Nick's...I have a pair of Robert-like burgundy casual boots, which are fantastic...I have some low-heel HNW-last 8" unit-lug-sole boots, also great...Most recently, I'm still breaking in some 8" Vibram Christy-soled work boots in tan, with some rough out and dark brown heel counters and back straps, which, not to repeat myself, are quite nice.

Regards,
Jon

Those tan Nick's through Zuriick sold out quick, my size was gone when I went to buy them. You have any pics, those are unique boots!
post #595 of 664
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Originally Posted by BlackenedRidge View Post
 

I'm on week 13 of an estimated 8-12 week build.  I was pretty good at tuning out the delay for the first 12 weeks.  Now I'm getting impatient. 

 

I just sent a follow-up message to Kyle so that he could reset my expectations.

 

My wife is perfectly happy with the delay.  She views it as a "governor" on how much money I spend on boots.


Week 17 on Monday.

 

This is going to be anti-climactic for sure.

post #596 of 664
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Week 17 on Monday.

 

This is going to be anti-climactic for sure.

 

There is something oddly paradoxical about the fact that we are fussing over delays in receiving our "manly" boots.  What would Chuck Norris do in this situation?

post #597 of 664
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Originally Posted by BlackenedRidge View Post
 

 

There is something oddly paradoxical about the fact that we are fussing over delays in receiving our "manly" boots.  What would Chuck Norris do in this situation?

 

Buy another brand because he needs good boots to fight bad guys?

 

Ehh, I'm into my 5th month now.  I'll stop bitching till it gets to 6.

 

/rinse repeat

post #598 of 664
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Originally Posted by NorthCoast View Post
 

 

Buy another brand because he needs good boots to fight bad guys?

 

Ehh, I'm into my 5th month now.  I'll stop bitching till it gets to 6.

 

/rinse repeat


Wow!  You are DEEP in the trough of discouragement.

 

I don't share your discouragement, but I figure that you have every right to speak your mind.

post #599 of 664

Oh no, it's all good. 

 

I'll be fine.


The bonus is I wanted them for slopping around in the winter and there has hardly been any snow here. 


Edited by NorthCoast - 2/1/16 at 12:02pm
post #600 of 664

well Chuck Norris asked to visit me and I told him no because it just snowed today and I cant take him out hunting in sneakers.  will be putting on chains at this rate for the drive to Bakers to pick  them up

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