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post #571 of 950
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Originally Posted by NorCal_1 View Post
an insole will also make the boots hotter and prevent them from breathing

that's been my experience

everybody who has bought the boots commented on how comfortable they are, but if the heel is slipping, he should probably downsize by a half size and get the fit right. These boots will last a long time if they fit properly, but if the heel keeps slipping, it will wear a hole in the leather over time

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post #572 of 950
boots don't actually breathe.
post #573 of 950
Leather boots like the Wolverine line do breathe. These are not goretex lined or rubber impregnated.

The sizing advice found on hiking boot sites is accurate. You should have slight heel slippage and plenty of room in the toe box. This will prevent a wonderful thing called toe jamming. If you don't hike you really wouldn't know about this.

The most accurate way to find your size for these boots, short of custom shoe measuring, is to wear a pair of socks that you'll wear the most often with these and go for a mid day long walk. After that have your foot measured and order that size.

Work boots and hiking boots are completely different animals compared to a shoe. They feel "funny" to a shoe wearer when sized correctly. If they feel like a shoe on your foot they are most likely too small. They may feel ok but they won't after a few miles of walking around.

I am a measured 8.5 D and that's the size I am wearing.

Anyway I've added a few more hard miles to my boots since my last post. I've hiked and tromped through a few more rocky trails and cattle pastures. The boots are holding up just fine. Some people have pm'ed me about cleaning them up and posting pics. I'll get around to it maybe this weekend.

I'm very impressed so far. I thought these boots would not survive my kind of abuse. Well I was wrong. I'm going to order up a pair of the tan Addisons and perhaps I'll be a bit nicer to them. Nah. I'll beat the shit out of them too.
post #574 of 950
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Did you apply anything onto or modify the sole on the boot at all? It sounds like you put them through the paces and i'm just curious if the leather sole will hold. Although I'm not near any pastures, I am around a lot of environments that aren't exactly cocktail party friendly.
post #575 of 950
No I don't do anything special to the sole at all. I've stood in ankle deep water and walked through some serious muck with these things. The boots did not leak and the sole is holding up well. One thing I will do though is have the rubber heel plate replaced with one that is lugged. Since I use these as a hiking boot it'll help immensely with footing.

My maintenance routine is simple. I brush them and then apply a liberal dose of Filson boot oil to them. I also use SnoSeal on them too. That's probably the reason why I have no water leaking issues with them. I pay close attention to the welt area and really dose it up good.
post #576 of 950
I've had good luck so far with my 1000 Miles as well, although I blew through the soles after about 8 months of ownership. I walk a lot and pretty much exclusively on pavement, so your results may vary. Regardless I've had them resoled and they're ready for more wear. The uppers remain in pretty much perfect shape aside from scuffs here and there.
post #577 of 950
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I don't have any snoseal but do have obenauf's. I can't imagine any adverse affects with the Obenauf's, but it's pretty obvious some sort of leather protectant needs and should be applied to these boots.
post #578 of 950
Hello. I am going to get either the Montgomery or Ascot. I wear a 10 in Nike Air Max 90, a 9.5B in New Balance, 9.5 in Timberland and my dress shoes are either 9.5 or 10 (I'm not sure since it doesn't list the US size, only UK 9). They all fit pretty snug and a half size bigger in all of them wouldnt hurt. I am not sure whether to get 9.5 or 10 in the Wolverine boots, if 10 is loose I can use an thick athletic insole, especially since it is a boot and my foot won't fall out of it, but if it is WAY too big then obviously an insole won't work.
post #579 of 950
^My feet are about the same size as yours and I recommend you cop a 9. they run large. I got a 1000 mile traveler in a 9.5 black and they're half a size too big. Might sell it.
post #580 of 950
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Hello. I am going to get either the Montgomery or Ascot.

I wear a 10 in Nike Air Max 90, a 9.5B in New Balance, 9.5 in Timberland and my dress shoes are either 9.5 or 10 (I'm not sure since it doesn't list the US size, only UK 9). They all fit pretty snug and a half size bigger in all of them wouldnt hurt. I am not sure whether to get 9.5 or 10 in the Wolverine boots, if 10 is loose I can use an thick athletic insole, especially since it is a boot and my foot won't fall out of it, but if it is WAY too big then obviously an insole won't work.

If you wear a 10 in Nikes a 9.5 in the boots will be too big
post #581 of 950
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These are sick, but I'd rather kop an equivalent pair of Aldens.
post #582 of 950
after my experiences with alden, i don't think similar aldens are neccesarily much better.
post #583 of 950
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Originally Posted by gotlighters View Post
^My feet are about the same size as yours and I recommend you cop a 9. they run large. I got a 1000 mile traveler in a 9.5 black and they're half a size too big. Might sell it.
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Originally Posted by Rosenberg View Post
If you wear a 10 in Nikes a 9.5 in the boots will be too big
OK that solves my size. Thank you.
post #584 of 950
Whats up guys. I have been lurking on this thread and other ones discussing the heritage line of boots for a couple weeks now and finally bought a pair of the rust colored 1000 miles last week. These are my first pair of nice leather boots and I was wondering if you all had recommendations for what to do and what to use on these boots to make them look as good as possible in the long term. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
post #585 of 950
Have any of you guys used Saphir on your boots? If so, what color did you pick for the brown?
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