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I wonder what Nick's last is similar to Whites #55( semi-dress?
I'm wearing my Nicks Falcon as I type, have had them for about 2.5 years. I have 2 pairs of White's SD in 55 as well and the arch ease is purely a White's thing.

What I'm saying is, if you are planning on using the boots to work in and/or stand a lot, the White's will give you more support.

Another super annoying thing with my pair of Nicks Falcon's is that the top of the boot was cut too wide so when I tie them the top eyelets nearly meet. That may just be my pair though. And the break in on mine was brutal, though that may in part have been an artifact of waxed flesh.

Both my SD's were comfortable right out of the box.
 

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Falcon is not built on #55 or any other of their arch ease lasts, while their SD-analogy "Robert" and many other models are.
 

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I'm wearing my Nicks Falcon as I type, have had them for about 2.5 years. I have 2 pairs of White's SD in 55 as well and the arch ease is purely a White's thing.

What I'm saying is, if you are planning on using the boots to work in and/or stand a lot, the White's will give you more support.

Another super annoying thing with my pair of Nicks Falcon's is that the top of the boot was cut too wide so when I tie them the top eyelets nearly meet. That may just be my pair though. And the break in on mine was brutal, though that may in part have been an artifact of waxed flesh.

Both my SD's were comfortable right out of the box.
Thank you for sharing your experience. So, you means SD and Falcon only similar on the upper?
 

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Thank you for sharing your experience. So, you means SD and Falcon only similar on the upper?
Falcon is built on their HNW last which is the same/similar to White's Northwest last, i.e. flatter than Kansas.

If you want a similar-styled boot built on their #55 last check out "Robert".
 

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Nick’s use the #55 as well, it’s almost the same as White’s but I think they build the arch-ease a bit differently so they don’t feel exactly the same.
Interesting! So their appearance will be the same, right?
 

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Falcon is built on their HNW last which is the same/similar to White's Northwest last, i.e. flatter than Kansas.

If you want a similar-styled boot built on their #55 last check out "Robert".
Thanks! Actually, I'm looking for an alternative boots for White's BH
 

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Falcon is not built on #55 or any other of their arch ease lasts, while their SD-analogy "Robert" and many other models are.
Thanks for the clarification.

That explains it.
 

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I recently contacted Nick's the other day about making the Ranger boot MTO and asked them if they could do it in Horsehide as I like the William. They said sure and looking at a $60 charge. That's awesome.
 

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I recently contacted Nick's the other day about making the Ranger boot MTO and asked them if they could do it in Horsehide as I like the William. They said sure and looking at a $60 charge. That's awesome.
Yeah, apparently they are game for all sorts of MTOs that cannot be configured in their webstore, arrangements have to be made and details discussed on the phone & by email.
 

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I recently contacted Nick's the other day about making the Ranger boot MTO and asked them if they could do it in Horsehide as I like the William. They said sure and looking at a $60 charge. That's awesome.
And given that Wesco has a $160 up-charge for HH that seems pretty good...
 

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I did confirm with over email about the pricing of the Ranger in Horsehide. They said it's the same price as the Robert in Horsehide ($605). I really like the sleekness of the Ranger. I also asked them about the break in and they said it would better than the thick leather they normally use.

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Yeah, apparently they are game for all sorts of MTOs that cannot be configured in their webstore, arrangements have to be made and details discussed on the phone & by email.
Unfortunately, they can't make the Hot Shot or Builderpro Contender in Horsehide. That would've been crazy!
 

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Unfortunately, they can't make the Hot Shot or Builderpro Contender in Horsehide. That would've been crazy!
This is what they told me back in August, about making a Builder Pro in horsehide:

I said:
On your online boot builder, one cannot spec a "workboot" using your fancier leathers; is there any way to make a, say, Builder Pro with your horsehide?
Nick's CS said:
Unfortunately, we don't offer the work boots in "dress leathers" online. This would have to be special ordered.
I said:
How would one go about placing a special order on a ”dress leather” workboot?
Nick's CS said:
We would handle the special order through email and phone call.
I didn't proceed with it at the time as the rates at which they ship to EU are nothing short of redonkolous, but up until now I have been satisfied in knowledge that this is even an option; they told you it's not, in as many words? :-(
 

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One of the employees told me over the phone, but I guess you could try to work it out and buy them while putting it in a special order.
 

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How does the Brown Domane leather compare to Brown Chromexcel? Nicks claims it's identical but a reviewer on their site said it has a shade of red to it. Thanks! I'm debating between the Nicks Robert and the Whites Bounty Hunter as a second pair of boots.
 

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