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Nicks Boots Shuyler

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I'm in the TSA Pre-check line, and agents always ask why I take my footwear off. Once it goes through the x-ray machine, they are like "now I understand". LOL

I think there was an x-ray of some PNW boots posted somewhere in one of the threads here. It was a cool pic.
There are also some from the indestructible boot video Weston at Rose Anvil did on our BuilderPros last year.
 

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Oh yes, the x-ray was super cool. Explains a lot where the weight is coming from.

I wonder what the lightest possible nicks boot would be. I'm planning a little trip into the jungle and still don't know what to choose, the obvious choice for me is builder pro, but the temps permanent moisture and the weight over weeks could be a bit much.
 

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Oh yes, the x-ray was super cool. Explains a lot where the weight is coming from.

I wonder what the lightest possible nicks boot would be. I'm planning a little trip into the jungle and still don't know what to choose, the obvious choice for me is builder pro, but the temps permanent moisture and the weight over weeks could be a bit much.
Definitely our tactical or hiking boot.
 

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Hey guys I have some questions. I just got my second pair of Nicks which I love. I knew I would as long as I liked the leather which I ended up getting the 1964 Brown. My question is what is best for conditioning it when the time comes. The preservative or the oil and how much does it darken? I've only ever used Redwing heritage leather cream. Also is Fiebing's Resolene best for bringing natural edges back the that darkened new look?
 

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Hey guys I have some questions. I just got my second pair of Nicks which I love. I knew I would as long as I liked the leather which I ended up getting the 1964 Brown. My question is what is best for conditioning it when the time comes. The preservative or the oil and how much does it darken? I've only ever used Redwing heritage leather cream. Also is Fiebing's Resolene best for bringing natural edges back the that darkened new look?
If you use LP it will darken significantly. If you'd like to maintain the color as is use Bick 4, Lexol, Saphir or Venetian Shoe Cream. I've used kiwi neutral to successfully bring back the color on the edges.
 

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Hey guys I have some questions. I just got my second pair of Nicks which I love. I knew I would as long as I liked the leather which I ended up getting the 1964 Brown. My question is what is best for conditioning it when the time comes. The preservative or the oil and how much does it darken? I've only ever used Redwing heritage leather cream. Also is Fiebing's Resolene best for bringing natural edges back the that darkened new look?
I was just at the tanneries this week and Horween is all about Saphir Renovateur for the mildest impact on coloration (this is a Seidel leather but should still apply). Wickett is all about Smith's which I thought was interesting.
 

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If you use LP it will darken significantly. If you'd like to maintain the color as is use Bick 4, Lexol, Saphir or Venetian Shoe Cream. I've used kiwi neutral to successfully bring back the color on the edges.
I've never seen the kiwi one. I'll have to look into that. I was thinking about getting some more false tongues to test out something like the bick 4 it lexol because just going for it on the boot kinda scares me haha. Not that I don't believe you. =P Thanks for the info though!
 
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I was just at the tanneries this week and Horween is all about Saphir Renovateur for the mildest impact on coloration (this is a Seidel leather but should still apply). Wickett is all about Smith's which I thought was interesting.
Oh alright sweet. That's some great info as well. Thanks!
 

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I've never seen the kiwi one. I'll have to look into that. I was thinking about getting some more false tongues to test out something like the bick 4 it lexol because just going for it on the boot kinda scares me haha. Not that I don't believe you. =P Thanks for the info though!
Believe me I've done everything on my 1964 brown boots. I've LP'd them (and then saddle soaped it off), I've shined them, I've conditioned them with multiple kinds. They're still the same color as out of the box.
 

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Believe me I've done everything on my 1964 brown boots. I've LP'd them (and then saddle soaped it off), I've shined them, I've conditioned them with multiple kinds. They're still the same color as out of the box.
Well that's good. That makes it sound like a great leather. I was going to get predator orange but since they are work boots I was considering 1964 brown and you were the one that convinced me in a reply post! I really am glad I went with it!
 

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