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I would just call Nicks up. You could also get a lineman's shank in your boot.As the thread has gone dormant again I figured I'd raise a question I have been wondering about as of late:
How does Nick's 1067 last (Hot Shots etc.) differ from White's "standard" 4811 last; we know their respective 55 lasts are similar to the point of being almost-but-not-quite identical, is it a similar situation between 1067 and 4811? On the site 1067 is described as having the highest arch, while 55 is the second tier; technically, 4811 is also supposed to sport more aggressive arch support compared to 55 but I've found this to be not so straightforward. Is the 1067 obviously different from 55 in this respect?
The reason why I started wondering about this was (I think), that I like the idea of having more arch than what 4811 gives me, seemingly leading me towards White's Packers and their 690C last. The problem is, I also greatly prefer the roomy toe box, something the Packers patently cannot offer. So could Nick's Builder Pro built with 1067 last work? https://nicksboots.com/builderpro-custom/ The huge minus point here is that Nick's don't allow their fancier leathers to be used for "workboot" builds; a Builder Pro in their horsehide could potentially solve many problems at once, seeing how White's are very stingy in regards to what their hh can and cannot be used for.
Sorry for the long-winding and admittedly rather mundane musings. Paging @andy b. as the resident Hot Shot -user.
tl;dr Does Nick's 1067 last sport higher arch compared to White's 4811?
I sent them message instead. I'm rather skeptical of my chances of receiving an opaque answer regarding the differences between 1067/4811, but you never know and I'll be sure to report back here once they reply.I would just call Nicks up.
That doesn't sound good mate, the part about being advised to pick B when you are D/E on another very similar last made me gringe. I also call BS on the claim that any properly fitting boot would take "2-3 months" of wear before being comfortable.Confession time.
My Roberts have not been working out. The width is much too narrow & they are unbearable. I wanted to love the boots as they are gorgeous but I just can't wear them. I called into Nicks today to speak with them about it & was given what felt like an interrogation about the ordering process & how they fit. Grant, their GM ultimately stated that the leather they sent for the try on boot is much softer & due to the cap toe combined with celastic toe box they don't fit the same. He also stated the guy who did my remote fitting is has been recently barred from doing that job due to overwhelming negative customer feedback.
His solution is to send the boots in & have them soaked in a solution & stretched multiple times. After paying for $66 extra for the remote fitting (try on boot + phone call) I am not really content about that. I've been very patient & followed all their instructions to the letter for fitting. It seems that their product is quite inconsistent & their staff does not make adjustments for things like different leather, celastic toe & toe cap. After spending nearly $600 for a boot, I am very disappointed in all this.
I think they make great boots but I would be very cautious about ordering. The two boots I have fit poorly despite my best efforts to advise that B width was very surprising to me since I wear D/E in Whites. I was told that the boots would eventually break in. Grant even stated that his Roberts took 2-3 months before they were comfortable!
Those Frank's are some hardcore boots. Not for the faint of heart. Regarding the width issue above -- something seems to have gone seriously wrong if you were advised to take a B width having worn D/E in another brand. Hope it works out somehow.One thing to keep in mind, also, is that a fair amount of their experienced people went and started Frank's Boots. I am not sure what that left, experience wise, at Nicks.