Nick's Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by cathpah, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    That would be the most incorrect statement in the thread, it is even better than the guy asking how a "shoe stretcher" shrinks something....


    I personally have stretched Vass, Edward Greens, Bespoke J. Lobb, Carmina. Trickers, Herring, JM Weston Alligator, RRL Bowery boots, Alden Shell Cordovan shoes boots (Indys), Wolverine Shell cordovan, Allen Edmonds shoes and boots in shell cordovan, Hanovers, Nettletons, FootJoys, all in alligator Russell Moccasin boots shoes and moccasins in alligator elephant buffalo, J&M Aristocrats, Florshiem Imperials, Whites, Nicks, and Wesco and Corcroran Jump boots. Plus many I don't remember. One just has to have to correct PROFESSIONAL equipment and know how to use it.

    All the above will stretch their respective items for customers at their request.

    Some of those few manufacturers might be considered high end ....[​IMG]
     


  2. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    "half size in width or length"

    That would be a full size in width and a half size in length, the exact parameters listed for the Ultra Cam machines.....the same ones in every professional, collegiate, and hundreds of amature sports locker rooms to adjust the shoes, skates, boots anything that surrounds your feet........then add the professional cobblers and even high end shoe salons.

    Nay no one stretches shoes/boots/skates/tennis shoes, say the Ostriches of styleform.[​IMG]
     


  3. westie187

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  4. LouieBailie

    LouieBailie Senior member

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    Use the block feature if you do not like to read the posts.....you are now blocked.
     
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    wdahab Senior member

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    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).
     


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    The new normal: Louie offers advice, then proceeds to act like a dick and taunt people if anyone questions or disagrees with his opinion, shitting up the thread.
     
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  7. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    It's not really even enough to block him, either, since people who don't know any better come in here and listen to his nonsense. I'm not sure if he's a troll or not, but it's a terrible to have him in these threads.
     


  8. rydenfan

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    He is for sure a troll. Anyone who blatantly gives incorrect advice (like being able to shrink shoes that are too big) is a troll. People often come here as a resource to gain insight from folks perhaps more knowledgeable than they are. So I hate thinking someone could make a terrible decision based on his idiotic rantings.

    That said the issue is that people file the fire by continuing to acknowledge his rantings. If everyone simply chose to ignore him rather than respond he would go away much quicker.
     


  9. westie187

    westie187 Senior member

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    If Louie is not a troll, and legitimately feels he's offering solid advice, (as Fok pointed out before his ten day vacation, and Louie's cool down period) then he should start a new thread. The incessant posts on Huberd's and the Ultra 80 machine are shitting up multiple threads. I came to this forum for exactly the reason Ryden posted earlier- there are people here who are much more knowledgable than I, and offer their advice in a polite, helpful, constructive way.

    This is just getting old. It needs to be addressed.
     
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  10. westie187

    westie187 Senior member

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    These are awesome. Love that color!
     


  11. meso

    meso Senior member

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    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.
     
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    This thread needs some more pics of Nick's
     


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    Nick's has the 6 inch brown Robert as a ready made option for anyone wanting to get some without the wait. Anyone considering those?
     


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    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.

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