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Originally Posted by jfalbanese View Post

hi. anyone know of the current turnaround time for custom builds as of March? 4 weeks in, and i know I have a long wait. just trying to get the current lay of the land.

I ordered some a couple weeks ago and was told 12-14 weeks...As many posters above say, it can apparently take a lot longer, no matter what one is told. Now that they are making boots for wildland fire season, they will probably get even more behind. How long it take for them to make one's boots may also depend heavily on what one ordered--of course there will be a delay if they don't have the leather you ordered and are waiting for a batch.

My boots are LTT Hot Shots, but 8" tall, in all chocolate smooth-out, so I am hoping they are standard enough to go through quickly. In the meantime, I got myself some stock regular lacing Hot Shots from a dealer I visited when out in California...these are in addition to my three pair from Zuiriick.

Nick's makes wonderful boots, which are priced very fairly. Also, consensus is building that they are a bit better than White's, so they have a lot of business. Finally, they are entering more into the fashion boot world, so they have their hands full.
post #632 of 693

i was told10 to 12 weeks when i ordered. currently waiting on 14" tan Teton RO uppers. and black stingray lowers. composite heel,Vibram lug sole. with holes instead of straps for pulls.After the heart medicine wore off when i saw the price, decided to go for the full upgrade, as i never realized a pair of boots could feel like that. while i wait for the pimping boots, i am entertaining myself breaking in three pairs of whites. i custom, 2 ebay scores. the semidress is for home and casual use only, the stingray boots when they arrive, will go into roattion with the smoke jumpers, and lace up packers. heres a pic, and thanks for the response  20160325_212826.jpg 5,387k .jpg file  

post #633 of 693

Here they are.  Horsehide in the flesh.  brown. pull up magnificent. 25 weeks. fit is best ever from Kyle at Bakers.  Hope pics do some justice


there will be absolutely no break in for these boots. guess I can shut up and enjoy them for years to come.  for someone with no patience whatsoever yes I would do it again for these boots.

post #634 of 693
Love them.
post #635 of 693
They look awesome!! But 25 weeks holy moly, how long did they quote you at the beginning of the build?
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10-12 weeks but I knew quickly from forums this was optimistic . settled in for long haul

post #637 of 693
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10-12 weeks but I knew quickly from forums this was optimistic . settled in for long haul

You got yourself a fantastic pair of boots there! I am a few weeks in on an order of Nick's through Baker Shoe...I am hoping it won't be 25 weeks, but I understand that it might be. I just got something very standard, so I'm hoping that will cut down on the time, but we shall see...

(I ordered 8" LTT Hot Shots in smooth-out Chocolate, size 10B, with natural edges, standard Vibram 100 lug soles.)
post #638 of 693

can you feel the waves of Jealousy coming off of me? nice pair of shoe leather. I am 2 weeks from the 8 week mark. 25 weeks is a bitter pill to swallow, but sounds like you are happy with the purchase, and really that is all that matters. i hope it was either a availability of materials problem, or you ordered the boots while they were transitioning to the new shop. when i was there, it seemed that they were settled in and my hope, (or at least the fantasy I am deluding myself with), is that now that they are moved, the time will be a little shorter for builds. still hoping like hell i get the boots in 10 weeks. my whites should all be broken in by then and i can concentrate on breaking in the Nicks boots. enjoy your boots.

post #639 of 693
Is nicks in their new shop now?
post #640 of 693

I think that was their new digs there was lots of talk some time ago about the move. i would think given the wait on builds it was not due to a lack of business. so i don't see why there would be any delay moving to another spot.

post #641 of 693
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Originally Posted by daveinsweethome View Post

Here they are.  Horsehide in the flesh.  brown. pull up magnificent. 25 weeks. fit is best ever from Kyle at Bakers.  Hope pics do some justice




there will be absolutely no break in for these boots. guess I can shut up and enjoy them for years to come.  for someone with no patience whatsoever yes I would do it again for these boots.

that midsole and heel look a bit sloppy to be honest. i'd be a bit pissed with that, if those were my boots, after all that wait.
post #642 of 693
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Originally Posted by mr. burns View Post

that midsole and heel look a bit sloppy to be honest. i'd be a bit pissed with that, if those were my boots, after all that wait.

I don't want to sound like a fanboy for Nick's, but minor aesthetic variations, or "sloppiness," are part of the deal. It is also part of the deal with White's, Truman, and Viberg...especially in their more rugged designs.

In exchange for giving up some refinement and attention to visual details, one gets extremely tough boots made custom to your specifications by real people in Norh America, who stand behind the long-lasting quality of their product.

I can admit to being disappointed at times by some haphazard attention to aesthetic QC by these companies. I can also say their is a very real beauty to boots from other sources that demonstrate much more attention to refined appearance. These other boots tend to be less rugged and/or more expensive and/or made overseas and/or rely on more manufacturing automation.

I made the mistake of getting some White's in French Veal Calf. They had some glaring flaws and White's made a rather ineffectual effort to correct them. Ultimately, I decided to keep the boots. Kyle at Baker Shoe stood behind the product he sold 100% and took care of me to my complete satsifaction. Still, I will never buy any more White's in fancy, thinner leathers again because it was Kyle and not White's that made this situation right.

I should say I own many wonderful pair of White's...they, like Nick's, make a solid product too...
post #643 of 693

First of all, let me say the boots look great.

 

I'm simply speaking as someone who's potentially a future customer.  Please keep that in mind :)

 

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Originally Posted by mr. burns View Post


that midsole and heel look a bit sloppy to be honest. i'd be a bit pissed with that, if those were my boots, after all that wait.

 

I agree.  While I don't own a pair, I admire the product Nick's puts out and have them in my list of potential boot purchases for something dressier, preferably a packer style boot.  After such a long wait time, the heel looking that way is disappointing.  I understand the midsole, because with use the midsole stack gets messed up pretty quickly.  The finish gets destroyed damn near right away if you have to scrub it, in my experience.  That's with dress boots and work boots, for me at least

 

With such a long wait, its the heel stack looking like that that really bothers me as a potential future customer.  I like boots with taller heels, so I have to be picky about that specific area.

 

If they were my boots, and I was pleased with the fit, I wouldn't send them back to fix any of the small things.  I'd enjoy them, remembering how much my feet and body had suffered from ill-fitting and unsupportive footwear in the past.

 

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Originally Posted by Whirling View Post


I don't want to sound like a fanboy for Nick's, but minor aesthetic variations, or "sloppiness," are part of the deal. It is also part of the deal with White's, Truman, and Viberg...especially in their more rugged designs.

In exchange for giving up some refinement and attention to visual details, one gets extremely tough boots made custom to your specifications by real people in Norh America, who stand behind the long-lasting quality of their product.

I can admit to being disappointed at times by some haphazard attention to aesthetic QC by these companies. I can also say their is a very real beauty to boots from other sources that demonstrate much more attention to refined appearance. These other boots tend to be less rugged and/or more expensive and/or made overseas and/or rely on more manufacturing automation.

I made the mistake of getting some White's in French Veal Calf. They had some glaring flaws and White's made a rather ineffectual effort to correct them. Ultimately, I decided to keep the boots. Kyle at Baker Shoe stood behind the product he sold 100% and took care of me to my complete satsifaction. Still, I will never buy any more White's in fancy, thinner leathers again because it was Kyle and not White's that made this situation right.

I should say I own many wonderful pair of White's...they, like Nick's, make a solid product too...

 

Sometimes the stories about White's really surprise me.  People here seem to get their boots really fast, but I was measured at a store here in Nebraska in last January or early February and didn't get my boots until the second week of May. The boots were flawless though, I'll give them that.  Maybe more attention goes into a custom last boot? But with a fancier leather I'd think your French Veal Calf order would've had better results from them.  Weird.

post #644 of 693
hey there, was referred here to see if you guys can tell me which brand my smoke jumper boots are. cant see in the pics but the inside is a light suede looking brown


post #645 of 693
They're Nicks. Based on pull strap stitch pattern.
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