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Nicks Builder Pro Boots Break-in Log

pbrmhl

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It's a different level of addiction. At ~$600/pop somewhat dangerous.

I wish I went this route when I was younger, I would have several pairs of very nice boots that have been re-soled and re-crafted several times. All at similar or lower cost than the number of Timberlands, Danners, etc I've owned over the years.
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It’s amazing how much one can spend on “bargain” shoes and boots over a lifetime. A few pair of White’s boots and Mephisto shoes, bought in my 20s, would have been enough (with resoles and rebuilds) to last my lifetime.

One of life’s lessons learned too late. I find more of them every day.
 
Another week in the books.

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Got home late Thursday night. Did a little tree trimming in the dark so I could back my truck into the driveway. I hope the neighbors weren’t too upset.

Took Friday off.

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Bellied up to the parts counter at my local Kenworth shop.

Back at work this morning.

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Home again, until tomorrow.

The breaking in process is taking a little longer than I thought. However, I think I’m more into a settling in phase now. I’m settling in and adapting to these babies. They’re exactly what I hoped for and am afraid I’m getting addicted to wearing them, which means I’m going to want another pair...
 
Another week in the books.

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Got home late Thursday night. Did a little tree trimming in the dark so I could back my truck into the driveway. I hope the neighbors weren’t too upset.

Took Friday off.

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Bellied up to the parts counter at my local Kenworth shop.

Back at work this morning.

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Home again, until tomorrow.

The breaking in process is taking a little longer than I thought. However, I think I’m more into a settling in phase now. I’m settling in and adapting to these babies. They’re exactly what I hoped for and am afraid I’m getting addicted to wearing them, which means I’m going to want another pair...
Yep, sounds like you got it bad brother. I hope you know how much I'm enjoying following your progress! Thanks for the continuing updates. My feet are living vicariously through you without the blisters!
 
Yep, sounds like you got it bad brother. I hope you know how much I'm enjoying following your progress! Thanks for the continuing updates. My feet are living vicariously through you without the blisters!
Glad you’re enjoying it. I almost forgot this one. Had to do an unload in the rain this week.

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I wasn’t out there long enough for them to get completely soaked. A little water seeped in between the safety toe and the rain pants cuffs. It was barely noticeable and by the end of the day it was just like any other day.
 
Broke my first lace yesterday. Sorry, no pic.

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Had to tarp a load in a loading dock because it was raining outside. Accidentally stepped in the “drain” trench which was FULL of water and had no grating. Dangerous and pretty gross. Boot was only slightly submerged for just a second. I did not notice any water penetration.

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Found this in my dad’s garage. I still have not glued the loose edge of the insole because I haven’t given it much thought lately. I was thinking that I could use this to facilitate the process.
 
The broken lace is still going strong. I decided not to break out the spares just yet.

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Been a little distracted lately. Just bought a new (old) cottage and have been spending most of my online time in that direction, looking at remodeling/building plans, docks, boats, etc.
 
Sorry that I’ve neglected this thread. Here’s some updates.

Trimming trees and brush at the cottage. I felt very secure standing on limbs of trees.
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Taking in the view down by the lake.
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Enjoying the fruits of our labor.
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Finally got new laces.
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Making chicken booyah at the cottage. Standing for long hours in the Nicks boots is a joy.
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Been working them hard. Mud is a pretty regular thing these days. Most days a brush and compressed air is all the cleaning that they get.
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