Originally Posted by chakmak
Does anyone have experience with the Wolverine Darby boot? I've been looking for a cap toe boot, something a little less clunky than the 1000 mile. I'm just curious about the construction and quality of the leather since it's $100 less than the 1K. What accounts for the difference in price? The leather does look a little more rugged/unpolished, which I don't like. Also not too crazy about the stitching.
I haven't seen the Darby, but if it's anything like the Montague, the construction and outsole are not nearly as well constructed as the Original 1000 Mile.
They both have a description of having a "leather and rubber outsole", and having seen and felt the Montague in person, it was shockingly cheap. I didn't see where it was made, but after picking it up, it reeked of being a cheap shoe made in China.
The "leather and rubber outsole" is mostly rubber, as far as I could tell. Compared to both the Original 1000 Mile and GT Traveller, the Montague felt like a disposable $100 pair of shoes.