or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review - Page 93

post #1381 of 7015
Hey guys! Thanks for all the information!

I purchased a pair of these boots. They're my first pair of "real" boots, so I'm not really sure how they should be fitting.
Mine feel fairly snug around the fore foot, that they don't slide front to back. But there's a good inch from my toe and the front of the boots.
Would 1 inch in front of the longest toe be too much?

Also, the heel lifts up, even when laced to the top. Boots are still brand new, so I assume this will subside when broken in? Thanks!
post #1382 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwkeung View Post

Hey guys! Thanks for all the information!
I purchased a pair of these boots. They're my first pair of "real" boots, so I'm not really sure how they should be fitting.
Mine feel fairly snug around the fore foot, that they don't slide front to back. But there's a good inch from my toe and the front of the boots.
Would 1 inch in front of the longest toe be too much?

Try 0.5/1 size smaller. The leather is soft, and will stretch a bit after wear.
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwkeung View Post

Also, the heel lifts up, even when laced to the top. Boots are still brand new, so I assume this will subside when broken in? Thanks!

Not really sure what you mean here.
post #1383 of 7015
The heel slips up a little bit, but the shoe is still pretty stiff. I guess sizing down would solve the heel slipping problem.
Thanks!
post #1384 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by lwkeung View Post

The heel slips up a little bit, but the shoe is still pretty stiff. I guess sizing down would solve the heel slipping problem.
Thanks!

They will only get more roomy as you wear them... not that they will go up a size, but all leather stretch as one wears them. You should definitely size down.
post #1385 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

They will only get more roomy as you wear them... not that they will go up a size, but all leather stretch as one wears them. You should definitely size down.

This is not necessarily true. A lot of this depends on whether or not they'll be worn in cold weather. These boots are uninsulated so wearing thick wool boot socks is the only way to give your feet some protection from the cold. If they'll only be worn with thin socks then I would tend to agree that going down a half size or so will help with the heel slipping. Keep in mind your feet do swell during the day and especially if you go hiking in hot weather. A loose boot in the morning might end up fitting just right after you walk around a bit. I wrote about picking the right size boot extensively somewhere in this thread. I highly recommend you pick your size following the advice found on any good hiking site. Again, boots feel and fit differently than gym or dress shoes. If you don't wear this type of boot on a regular basis the common mistake is to keep sizing down until they fit like dress shoes. They aren't and you'll tend to regret it down the road.
post #1386 of 7015

Rockford's are gone from what I understand.  Luckily I bought a pair :)

post #1387 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

350x452px-LL-67517b2d_W1KRust.jpeg


Just wish I could figure out how to polish up Chromexcel a little more, if possible - anyone know?

My understanding is that Chromexcel will simply never polish up as well as other leathers ie Calf. The best you can hope for is a deep lustre rather than a real shine. This has also been my experience with my own 1ks (over a year and a half of wear).

How they look now, fresh out of the box, is about as shiny as you'll get them - in terms of shine, it's all downhill once you start wearing them.
post #1388 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

This is not necessarily true. A lot of this depends on whether or not they'll be worn in cold weather. These boots are uninsulated so wearing thick wool boot socks is the only way to give your feet some protection from the cold. If they'll only be worn with thin socks then I would tend to agree that going down a half size or so will help with the heel slipping. Keep in mind your feet do swell during the day and especially if you go hiking in hot weather. A loose boot in the morning might end up fitting just right after you walk around a bit. I wrote about picking the right size boot extensively somewhere in this thread. I highly recommend you pick your size following the advice found on any good hiking site. Again, boots feel and fit differently than gym or dress shoes. If you don't wear this type of boot on a regular basis the common mistake is to keep sizing down until they fit like dress shoes. They aren't and you'll tend to regret it down the road.

Listen to this man. Did that too many times. I like to be able to have a cushy insole for three seasons, and take it out for when I wear my beast Wigwam Canadas.
post #1389 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post


My understanding is that Chromexcel will simply never polish up as well as other leathers ie Calf. The best you can hope for is a deep lustre rather than a real shine. This has also been my experience with my own 1ks (over a year and a half of wear).
How they look now, fresh out of the box, is about as shiny as you'll get them - in terms of shine, it's all downhill once you start wearing them.

 

Hmm, just googled and found this. Might have to give that a whirl eventually.

post #1390 of 7015

Hi guys, have a new pair of Brown 1000 miles and love them.

Big thanks to all contributors in this thread because it was after reading this that I bit the bullet (Revolve FTW).

 

Not many options to try sizing here in Aus, but managed to try 9's and 11's, and ordered the 10's which are perfect... the gamble of online ordering and anticipating the arrival is fantastic ;)

Hit them with Obenhaufs LP and got a toppy put on, very happy.

 

Anyway, since the beginning I have been eyeing off the 721 LTD's also, but am now too late as I cant find any in my size.

So almost daily now Im checking the Wolverine blog for the new LTD's due out soon (hoping I like them just as much), and would appreciate any tips on sizing up, specifically for adding an insole.

As I said the 10's are perfect (I have narrow to medium width feet), nicely snug with thick socks, and walking 5+ kms (3 miles+) on flat cement I get very slight toe soreness toward the end (which is not an issue for me atm).

I tried some nice cushy insoles from my asics and they were too tight/ very snug.

 

Im looking to size up to accommodate insoles for my upcoming purchase. Im thinking a half size up?

(I imagine a full size would be too much, but if not Ive seen a pair or two of the 721's in 11: dont know if Id take the risk though, as opposed to the new release shoe that I could easily return for a different size, and from a reputable seller)

 

edit: might add my foot length is 28.5cm

post #1391 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by digga View Post

I just got my boots in from Revolve and am looking for some thoughts from you more experienced fancy shoe folks.  I was pretty loyal to Red Wing for about 6 years, so blemishes on brand new boots is a foreign idea to me.

 

Anyway, just wondering if this is normal for these (handmade?) boots or if i should be returning them.  There are several scratches on them, but the things that really concern me are the missing stitches at the sole, the black marks on the inside left boot and the wrinkly leather on the outside of the right boot.  Also, the stitching just beneath the first eyelet isn't really symmetrical either.

 

thanks!

 

missing stitches, outside left

 

missing stitches, inside right

 

black marks, inside left

 

wrinkles/dryness, outside right

 

 

I finally got these replaced by wolverine.... the new boots are in better condition but not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  The really lame thing is that the sizing is obviously different.  These are 9.5D sized boots, the old ones fit perfectly and I can barely get the new ones on my feet.  I've been wearing them for about 5 minutes without the laces tied and my left foot is throbbing.  I can't return these at this point so I'm not sure if i will hope they stretch or try and sell them.

 

 

I have to disagree with any recommendations for either Wolverine or Revolve.  Do not buy these online, you need to see and wear the actual pair you intend to buy.

post #1392 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Hmm, just googled and found this. Might have to give that a whirl eventually.

Beside AE's Aqua Care, you may also want to try AE's Premium Polish. I used the Dark Brown one on my Brown 1000 mile boot and they are as shiny as the pair in the link above. I'm sure with some more work I can get a mirror shine out of it, but I just don't want a mirror shine on this pair of boot.
post #1393 of 7015
Sorry to hear of your troubles Digga.

I have a positive experience thanks to On The Fly. I received my boots a couple of days ago and everything looks great. No imperfections from what I can see. The boots are surprisingly soft and fairly comfortable. I was expecting them to feel stiff and have to break them in. Just waiting on my polish to arrive and they should be all ready to go.
post #1394 of 7015
Quote:
Originally Posted by digga View Post

 

 

I finally got these replaced by wolverine.... the new boots are in better condition but not perfect by any stretch of the imagination.  The really lame thing is that the sizing is obviously different.  These are 9.5D sized boots, the old ones fit perfectly and I can barely get the new ones on my feet.  I've been wearing them for about 5 minutes without the laces tied and my left foot is throbbing.  I can't return these at this point so I'm not sure if i will hope they stretch or try and sell them.

 

 

I have to disagree with any recommendations for either Wolverine or Revolve.  Do not buy these online, you need to see and wear the actual pair you intend to buy.

 

 

I figure I should add some pictures so you guys can tell me if my concerns are justified or if I'm just being a little girl.  There are a couple splashes of finish on one of the boots, as well as several black lines in the leather.  The area around the top and inside of the right toe looks more wrinkly/dry to me than the other side.  As far as the sizing is concerned, I think it will work fine for me but I'm convinced these are about 1/4 size smaller than the last pair (maybe I'm just imagining things, I haven't seen the other pair in a week).

 

The lines and finish stuff doesn't really bother me too much, I'm just concerned that the difference in the toe area leather will cause the right shoe to be way more wrinkly/crinkly after they are worn in.

 

2012-07-09 09.45.10.jpg2012-07-09 09.45.51.jpg2012-07-09 09.46.12.jpg2012-07-09 09.48.08.jpg2012-07-09 09.49.52.jpg

 

 

2012-07-09 09.50.23.jpg2012-07-09 09.52.38.jpg2012-07-09 09.57.45.jpg2012-07-09 09.58.01.jpg2012-07-09 09.58.40.jpg

post #1395 of 7015

Wish some wear and then conditioning, you'll never notice any of those things. Or treat the whole thing with Sno Seal right now :) Don't worry, they look good/normal.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review