May 30, 2023 410
Regardless of your day job, you likely find yourself spending a great deal of time on your feet. The right high-quality boots make a world of difference, but there’s another accessory that often goes overlooked: insoles. Insoles offer a host of benefits that enhance your overall comfort, making it easier to navigate your workday with less discomfort.
But for first-time buyers with so many options on the market, it can be hard to know what to look for. Luckily, Nicks Boots is here to help. With the right information, you can easily choose the best insoles for your work boots.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at insoles, including their purpose and benefits, factors to consider when selecting them, materials used, and more. Additionally, we'll check out the insoles you can pair with your favorite pair of work boots offered here at Nicks Boots.
May 29, 2023 337
To keep up with the demands of daily life, our feet are often put through a lot of strain and stress. Whether standing for extended periods in the workplace, pounding the pavement for an intense exercise session, or running errands all over town, our feet take the brunt of it all.
Unfortunately, over time, this can lead to the development of a condition known as plantar fasciitis (the inflammation of the plantar fascia). This painful condition accounts for an estimated 11-15% of all foot complaints.(1)
Good news, though! You don't have to be one of the 2 million Americans treated for this condition every year (2) - you can suppress this condition by getting yourself a pair of plantar fasciitis boots!
To help answer any questions you may have about this treatment option, we've put together this article that covers the following topics:
- What is plantar fasciitis?
- What causes plantar fasciitis?
May 29, 2023 144
First responders face numerous hazards in their working conditions that demand specific gear in order to combat them. An excellent example of this can be found with firefighters. Faced with blistering temperatures, sharp objects, and beyond, firefighters need gear that they can depend on to get them out safely on the other side. But while many may envision thick suits and helmets, another major consideration is footwear.
High-quality boots are a must as firefighters get close to the flames, enter unsafe structures, and otherwise utilize their feet to navigate dangerous environments. If you're a first responder, knowing what to look for when shopping for high-quality boots for your line of work is crucial. But where do you begin?
This guide will evaluate all the essential features of firefighting boots, the different types you may need as a firefighter, and how you can properly maintain your boots for continued safety for years to come.
February 11, 2023 448
Collection of Nicks Boots Reviews & Resources
Hello, and thank you for your interest in Nicks Boots. This is an attempt to consolidate Nicks Boots reviews and external content, organize it, and make it easily accessible.
This list is not necessarily comprehensive.
Some links to external sources of photos, videos, reviews are below. We regularly monitor these sites.
February 01, 2023 621
What is Polarthin-XP?
Polarthin-XP is a cutting edge aerogel fabric with up to 4 times the thermal insulation performance vs. traditional synthetic insulation materials.
Polarthin has been specifically engineered for use in performance clothing and cryogenic applications. This feat of scientific innovation does not require loft to insulate & maintains thermal insulation even when compressed to thinner than 1mm thick!
Aerogel is a super insulator originally designed for the NASA Space Program. It is utilized in insulating satellites in temperatures as low as -450ºF!
January 13, 2023 1141
You'll see a lot of leather products and especially leather boots advertised as "oiled leather." It's a very common term, but because it's so generic you might not understand what a fuller meaning of the term actually is.
It's very common material for leather work boots and heritage boot styles, so you might wonder if it's a good material or not.
"Oiled leather" is something of a catch-all term, but it does have a general meaning that's important when it comes to the actual product it describes.
December 30, 2022 218
Obviously, leather boots are offered at multiple price points. Whether it's work boots or more fashion-oriented boots you're looking at, you're going to notice a bunch of different companies' boots that look the same at various price points.
The best work boots will probably cost you $400 to $600. You might see some comparable boots in terms of how they look for a lot less...maybe even a tenth of that amount.
So what's the difference? What sets the top tier of boot makers apart...and what do the low and middle-tier of boots companies compromise on to meet their price point?
We can't speak for any one individual product, and we aren't going to say that they're ripping people off or giving anyone less than value for price paid, or that you can't find a very decent set of work boots that are affordable. What we can tell you is the differences in various aspects of construction and materials that are common to low- and middle-tier products.
December 01, 2022 213
Work boots that can be resoled are a better purchase than work boots that cannot. You can keep them longer, you'll spend less in the long run, it's better for everyone involved if you do.
It usually means you get a better quality pair of boots as well. While price doesn't always have everything to do with quality, it's also true that there aren't many cheap work boots that are very good.
So why worry about whether a boot can be resoled? Why pay more or go out of your way to get a pair that is? Here's why…<!
November 21, 2022 77
The holidays are right around the corner, and if you are like me you haven't even begun thinking about gift ideas for family and friends. Luckily handmade leather goods are a great gift idea for just about anyone. Let's go ahead and break down our top picks for Nicks holiday gift ideas!
July 28, 2022 1668
If you've looked at our different boot models, you've probably noticed some boots are made in roughout leather - if you don't know what it is, it looks a little fuzzy - or smooth. Some even have both.
Is there a difference? Which should you get on your work boots?
It depends on what you want in your work boots. Roughout leather is literally the same leather as smooth, so you aren't losing a thing by having a boot made entirely or in part with roughout. So what's the difference between roughout and smooth leather and why does it matter?
What Is Roughout Leather?
Roughout leather is literally the same as smooth leather. It just hasn't been split and is turned fluffy side out.
Leather is made from