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I have seen the various half soles and such, my other pair of Wolverines have a Vibram half sole.  Just haven't seen pictures of a non-leather resole yet, maybe I didn't look close enough in this thread?

 

I kinda want to just get them edge dresed to look black, or just resole with black leather and welt, and have the same Vibram half sole applied.  Just seems to make more sense to do the full rubber Dainite, won't have to worry about keeping them edge dressed to maintain the black color that way.

post #1307 of 6527
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post

I have seen the various half soles and such, my other pair of Wolverines have a Vibram half sole.  Just haven't seen pictures of a non-leather resole yet, maybe I didn't look close enough in this thread?

I kinda want to just get them edge dresed to look black, or just resole with black leather and welt, and have the same Vibram half sole applied.  Just seems to make more sense to do the full rubber Dainite, won't have to worry about keeping them edge dressed to maintain the black color that way.

I was contemplating having a pair done in a rather agressive vibram full sole but opted on half soles. It's doable for sure.
post #1308 of 6527
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post

I have seen the various half soles and such, my other pair of Wolverines have a Vibram half sole.  Just haven't seen pictures of a non-leather resole yet, maybe I didn't look close enough in this thread?

 

I kinda want to just get them edge dresed to look black, or just resole with black leather and welt, and have the same Vibram half sole applied.  Just seems to make more sense to do the full rubber Dainite, won't have to worry about keeping them edge dressed to maintain the black color that way.

They should have no problem doing that for you, just send them an email or call. I am very interested in the Dainite sole on these. Thats a great Idea I never thought about.

post #1309 of 6527
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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post

I have seen the various half soles and such, my other pair of Wolverines have a Vibram half sole.  Just haven't seen pictures of a non-leather resole yet, maybe I didn't look close enough in this thread?

I kinda want to just get them edge dresed to look black, or just resole with black leather and welt, and have the same Vibram half sole applied.  Just seems to make more sense to do the full rubber Dainite, won't have to worry about keeping them edge dressed to maintain the black color that way.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/163864/wolverine-1000-mile-boot-review/1215#post_5400088

here are mine done by b.nelson. full resole (not halfs or topys) with itshide commando sole and dainite heel.
post #1310 of 6527
^how much did it cost? (apologies if been asked)
if i get another pair in the future, id like to have them done like that.
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Originally Posted by mike134 View Post

My Rockford 1000 mile boots after about 3 months of heavy wear.  A lot of 20 hour days, a few 48 hour days.  Walk/Commute, Lab, Machine Shop, Hiking, etc.

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Wolverine 1000 mile rockford

Not extraordinarily happy with all of the crinkling that is going on.  But some of it is to be expected (I think?)


Looks like they just need cleaning and conditioning.  They have been under heavy use.
 

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Originally Posted by mike134 View Post

My Rockford 1000 mile boots after about 3 months of heavy wear.  A lot of 20 hour days, a few 48 hour days.  Walk/Commute, Lab, Machine Shop, Hiking, etc.
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Not extraordinarily happy with all of the crinkling that is going on.  But some of it is to be expected (I think?)

Looks like they just need to be cleaned and conditioning. They have been under heavy use.
post #1314 of 6527
I wanted to order order pair of brown 1000m's from Revolve for the 30% new customer rebate, but they don't stock wide and won't get them in even with an up-front payment. Luckily, On the Fly have my size in stock and were willing to match Revolve's discounted price (though without their usually free trees). As much as I love my Red Wing GT's, the narrow last just doesn't agree with my feet for any more than an hour or two.

Happy Father's Day to me! smile.gif
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I use obenauf's on my boots.  Would you guys still recommend cleaning with Sapphir Reno? They feel a bit dried out, should I use a different oil in addition to the Obenauf's?

post #1316 of 6527
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Originally Posted by mike134 View Post

I use obenauf's on my boots.  Would you guys still recommend cleaning with Sapphir Reno? They feel a bit dried out, should I use a different oil in addition to the Obenauf's?

Venetian shoe cream another alternative that is very good, and cheap. There is nothing wrong with Obenauf's, which is great stuff. Unless there is something you don't like about it, there is no reason to change.
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Originally Posted by mike134 View Post

I use obenauf's on my boots.  Would you guys still recommend cleaning with Sapphir Reno? They feel a bit dried out, should I use a different oil in addition to the Obenauf's?

I use both. The Reno is good to give the boot a nice mild shine(not high gloss)to it.

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How are the Wolverine 1000 mile boots made? Do they have a storm-welt or are they made in veldtschoen construction?

They look as if they'd leak if exposed to heavy rain for an hour or two.
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Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance View Post

How are the Wolverine 1000 mile boots made? Do they have a storm-welt or are they made in veldtschoen construction?
They look as if they'd leak if exposed to heavy rain for an hour or two.

I don't understand why people always demands extreme waterproofing for this kind of leather boots. These boots, and many other work boots, resist heavy rain/snow pretty well. But if you are thinking about constantly exposing your boots to heavy rain for 2+ hours, you are looking at the wrong shoes. ( I don't see why one would want to walk in heavy rain for two hours either ).
post #1320 of 6527
British made 'country' shoes and boots tend to come with a storm-welt, or, more rarely, are made veldtschoen. So it's not 'extreme waterproofing' - it's simply as standard. I really don't see the point in spending a lot on these boots if they're going to crap up after an hour or two.

Given the evident quality, it would have made far more sense for Wolverine to make them veldtschoen - it would make them really interesting and unusual boots - and correspondingly increase their sales. I also don't understand why they didn't put a rubber sole unit on them. No half sizes, which is again pretty crap.
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