So, after browsing this thread, I picked up a pair of 1,000 Mile boots at a store here in Austin. I checked them for defects before purchasing, but after I took them home, I noticed one thing: this one stray, wide stitch hole on the side of one boot.
What do you all think? Does this look like a defect?
It did to me. The weird thing is... I already sent them back to Wolverine, and they said it is "just part of the stitching on the medial side of the boot," even though it is not present on other boots. Does this sound legit?
I don't really care about the appearance, but it IS a hole in the boot that doesn't seem like it should be there, so I am worried about it widening or tearing further. Thoughts?