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Nick's Boots

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

  1. NorthCoast

    NorthCoast Senior Member

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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.
     

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    Crit_Obs Well-Known Member

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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.
     

  3. tallyho

    tallyho Active Member

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    Thank you for sharing your experience. So, you means SD and Falcon only similar on the upper?
     

  4. Crit_Obs

    Crit_Obs Well-Known Member

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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".
     

  5. tallyho

    tallyho Active Member

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    Interesting! So their appearance will be the same, right?
     

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    tallyho Active Member

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    Thanks! Actually, I'm looking for an alternative boots for White's BH
     

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    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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    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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    linafelt Distinguished Member

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    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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    mlwdp Senior Member

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    Unfortunately, they can't make the Hot Shot or Builderpro Contender in Horsehide. That would've been crazy!
     

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    This is what they told me back in August, about making a Builder Pro in horsehide:

    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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