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under the first one .. W05299 - rust
My courtlands from the seconds sale came in. Posting a pic next to my rusts, just as a data point for people stuck between the brown/rust colors. Can also see the punches in the tongue indicating they are seconds. They don't look like seconds in that pic..   There's a slice in the leather that's not too deep, and would be covered by pantleg anyway; For the price, I'm totally happy just gluing that down.   I'm more concerned about the heel coming away, though. Anyone...
Oh crap, sorry, that was "mink" oil on those, not obenaufs. I'd expect similar results, but didn't mean to mislead you. I liked the "before" color better, but not going to lose any sleep over it. Eventually wear and tear would probably get to a similar place. I'm no expert, but if you really like the original color, I'd say wear them in the rain first, and then sno-seal them if your feet get wet.
Not the morley, but iron ranger, which has a warmer tone than the morley. Nonetheless this should give an approximation of what happens when roughout leather is treated - this is with obenaufs mink oil. The shininess will go away over time (and can be assisted by gentle application of a wire suede brush), and also the color will lighten up a little bit with time/wear, but not as light as before the treatment  
Those are rust. Here's a brown chromexcel boot (not wolverine, sorry) next to a rust chromexcel 1k miler. The orangeness is less pronounced when you're not pointing a flash at it, but it's a little lighter and warmer than brown. When I first took them out of the box I thought for a second that there was a mistake and I had received brown. Really you won't go wrong with either.
They cost 1/3 less than the 1k, and with the beefy/lug sole, have slightly less "dress" pretensions than the 1k.   But yeah, worse than the damage is that they thought it was a good idea to put that in their product photo.   Or knew it wasn't a good idea and being that they're a small startup just didn't realize they had options.   Can imagine the anxiety that caused.   Nice looking boots otherwise. Wonder how the fit is.  
  Factory First. Wolverine customer support has dropped off the face of the earth on me twice, now. Am I being unreasonable to want these replaced? I realize that the glue is *supposed* to hold when the stitches are gone, but the first thing the cobbler will need to do to put a vibram on these new boots is grind off the stitching. These are supposed to last a lifetime, and if Wolverine won't own up to their lousy QC now, they sure won't take care of me down the road...
So my Addisons showed up.. The left boot has a zebra effect where larger pores took up more of the dark color. The right boot has a pinch in the heel and the leather on that side is a little more relaxed than the rest of it.   Nothing as bad as some of what people have posted here, but not what I was hoping for. I don't know from shoe construction though - is that pinch reasonable, and not a sign of careless manufacture?   Not that they wouldn't get beat to hell...
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