Gear: Nick's HOTSHOT



NICK'S custom fire boots
Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: Boots
Price: $380
Average Rating:
(11 Votes)

The best arch support I have ever felt... Work a 17 hour shift fighting wild fires and my feet never get tired!

Member Reviews

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    nspbear, Mon, 03 Dec 2007 16:20:29 UTC.
    1st review

    Nick Blahcuzyn lived the American Dream when he established Nick's Custom Boots in Spokane, Washington in 1964. Nick was a Russian who escaped from Stalin's army during World War II. He immigrated to the United States after the war and made his way to Washington State where he mastered his skills as a boot craftsman from a famous Northwest boot maker.

    Since the days of Blahcuzyn until today, Nick's Boots has focused on one thing, and one thing alone -- to hand-build top quality boots using only premium leathers, and time-tested, century-old craftsmanship techniques passed on from generation to generation. As thousands of our customers can attest, once you've tried a pair of hand-made Nick's Boots, you'll never go back to mass-produced footwear again.

    The handmade boot world is a niche. To a boot maker, this means building one pair of boots for one individual, and that individual becomes your customer for life . . . provided your quality and the integrity of your workmanship is there. We're marketing last century's technology, the craftsmanship of a century ago.

    Originally, starting with a 1 to 2 man crew, Nick's now employs fifteen with customers in the thousands located throughout the United States and with the advent of the World Wide Web, the world.

    Growth was and still is promoted by word of mouth. By utilizing national magazine advertising campaigns, local radio and recently by use of the internet, Nick's continues to grow. While maintaining a firm commitment to high quality and customer service, at Nick's, we stand behind our boots, because you're standing in them.

    Nick's maintains a computerized and a written record of all purchases and repairs to assist in future orders. The number of styles we offer has grown steadily over the years branching out into almost all industries including the six life styles. Please contact at or call us toll free at 800-824-2685 if you should have any questions.

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    chain1douglas, Mon, 03 Dec 2007 17:26:33 UTC.

    When working all day on steep slopes and rough terrain nothing is more important than the boots you wear and I don't trust any pair other than Whites and Nicks!!

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    rcooney, Wed, 09 Jan 2008 04:44:29 UTC.

    During the summer months Nicks and Whites are what we wear for our standard uniform. We run on at least one brush assignment of lightning strike every day. You have to have boots that can deliver comfort all day and into the night. Once these boots are broke in you'll never want another type of wildland boot. The price will discourage many. But those who have bought this will know that it will last. If you take care of these boots and keep them clean and oiled on a regular basis they can be rebuilt at about half the cost. I personally own two pairs of Whites, one pair for each Department.

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    jlempoker, Thu, 13 Mar 2008 20:03:00 UTC.

    I just got a pair of Whites. It has great support throughout the boot. I have never been happier

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    weaver1436, Sat, 31 May 2008 21:54:29 UTC.

    great boots

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    jezzie, Wed, 17 Sep 2008 22:36:55 UTC.

    They never let me down when I had a pair

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    USWFA, Fri, 28 Nov 2008 22:18:47 UTC.

    Nick's makes and awesome boot for wildland firefighters..and the best part is all Nick's boots are rebuildable....EXCELLENT BOOT!..I HAVE OWNED MANY PAIRS.

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    Account Removed, Mon, 01 Dec 2008 03:06:30 UTC.

    It is an excellent boot...very comfortable...and the best part is that it's rebuildable!

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    mso2smkj, Sat, 20 Dec 2008 20:58:59 UTC.

    I have worn various types of wildland boots. For people who do not know whits's and nicks are two different companies. Nicks gave me more white bite(if you don't know than you would not understand). But for doing my job as a jumper and hotshot perfect!

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    linescout, Sun, 05 Apr 2009 20:41:34 UTC.

    Can't say anything that hasn't already been said, they are awesome!

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    sandy2501, Fri, 07 Aug 2009 15:07:25 UTC.


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