Why Your Next Pair of Boots Should Be Nicks Boots

Haven’t heard of Nicks Boots? Let’s change that right now. This cult favorite makes some of the best men’s boots you can buy. Each pair is subtly stylish and practical, but it’s the construction and quality that make all the difference. The Spokane-based brand launched in 1964 with a paramount commitment to building the “best work boots on the market.”

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Nicks Boots are noted for their toughness, distinct look, and what the company calls the “legendary arch,”  four layers designed to simulate the foot’s natural form and provide longevity. If you’re lucky enough to be based in the Pacific Northwest, we’d even recommend you swing by the brand’s Spokane showroom to try out the fit process for yourself — the end result might just be some of the best boots you’ve ever worn.

Check out our picks for the best options from the Nicks Boots lineup.

The Ranger – $402
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Nicks calls The Ranger a “workhorse” pair of boots and we’re inclined to agree. Blending the type of comfort and durability you can only get from a Mini Vibram sole with the rugged dependability of the brand’s thickest premium leather, these should be your go-to boots for tough winters and even tougher job sites. These come from the brand’s “Serious Work Boots” category, and fittingly so.

 The Falcon – $437
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You know dependability and uncompromising quality is the name of the game when it comes to boots. The Falcon carries on that lineage quite nicely, featuring a Dainite sole and plain toe construction for no-nonsense style and performance. The handcrafted techniques used in building these boots also date back more than 600 — yes, 600 — years.

The Robert – $437
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Able to be rebuilt and resoled from the ground up, the Robert Boots are unlike any other pair you’ve got in your footwear rotation, from the handsome brown leather to the antique hardware to the six-inch height (ideal for expeditions big and small).

The Pacific Northwest Drifter – $437
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Limited-edition, limited-quantity boots make our ears perk up normally. Take the Pacific Northwest Drifter made with 6 oz Stampede leather and the type of grip and traction that only Vibram can provide on the sole. They’re available for pre-order only, so we’d rush to reserve a pair ASAP.

The Traveler – $417
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Nick’ bills The Traveler as a pair made to keep you going on your feet, at the warehouse or in your office. The quick-to-break-in Seidel Stampede leather lends itself to constant wear. The Christy Vibram sole also makes these boots super comfortable and durable at the same time — a worthy entry if you’re looking to fill your closet with the best men’s boots.

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