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The owner of the company doesn't seem to care.
Karl is a bully; he will continue to be a bully here and scare people off until you tell him that it's not OK. He outright said he doesn't care, because sales keep going up. If he wants to insult and belittle his customers, let him do that in his own official thread; that's his prerogative. The Wolverine 1000 mile thread shouldn't be like that, though.
I'm not going to stop responding to Karl's misinformation here until he apologies publicly, and sincerely, for his behavior. If you don't want to see anything but folks putting Obenauf's LP and Snow Seal on their boots and asking if it looks good, go to Reddit or create an official Crane's thread and be sycophantic there. Karl doesn't own this thread, and his answers aren't final.
It's dishonest, but it's the same result as if he returned it in the first place. Alden gets the boot back, a boot that should have never gone out of the factory, and J.Crew is reimbursed. If we keep accepting these seconds-quality pairs from Alden, their quality control will only continue to decline. 
There's nothing wrong with synthetic indigo; even high-end Japanese reproduction denim brands make jeans with synthetic indigo, though some have natural indigo offerings for much more—it's a different look. It's reasonably safe to assume that the OP is wearing synthetic indigo jeans, so natural indigo doesn't apply here.  In the end, it's not a big deal, they're boots, and brown CXL ones at that, so you won't be seeing blue as much as you'll be seeing a dark spot. There's...
Anyone can dye something with (synthetic) indigo and claim they're an expert. Not all raw denim is the same. A jean with a tapered leg opening and loomstate denim, like Strike Gold's 2109, is much more likely to cause friction and stain the boots than a bootcut pair that's been pre-washed or uses sanforized denim, and that's not even factoring in the differences of indigo. Your anecdotal evidence doesn't mean much for everyone, and all it takes is one counter-example to...
I guess some could argue that those differences need not apply to all Goodyear-welted boots, and that you could put the handwork in to not require a cork filling, and then affix gemming to the insole, and assemble the shoe as a typical Goodyear-welted one, but I don't know of any brand that does this. Gemming isn't detrimental to comfort, but everything that goes along with it, could potentially be.
At the end of the day, despite the last, they're different shoes, with different components. Your C&Js use cork filler, where your Cleverley bespoke shoes do not, and likely have a thicker insole, among other differences. That could be a major determinant in the difference in feel.
If you're dead-set on Wolverine 1K boots, I don't think the men's sizes go down that low, so you may have to consider the women's version of the boot, though you'll likely have to pay full price. Also note that it's not going to be as wide as the men's version of the boot. You'll likely have to go to a Wolverine store and try it on to be sure. Brands like White's and Nick's will easily accommodate your size, too, but it'll cost more.
Why are you talking at all about an "electrostatic process," but with no explanation (please do not explain it here)?  The wax will eventually rub off onto the jeans, especially if his new raw denim is loom state, and it'll still darken the boot slightly. Obenauf's LP and Sno Seal aren't a cure all.
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