I just got my second pair of 1000 mile boots...the regular plane jane ones, no fancy embroidery. I loved my black ones so much I needed the brown. I found them for $200 on Amazon, (Amazon wasn't the actual seller). They were "blems" though I can't see why. There were a few scuffs in them, but I put worse on them the first day using them.
Question for you all, however. My black ones have almost worn through the bottom stitching that runs along the perimeter of the leather sole. Will the sole fall off when the stitching wears all the way through? I know it's probably a silly question, but I'm just not sure what is supposed to happen in the normal wear and tear of thing.
I walk hard, and a lot. I'm fine with having them resoled when need be (might try a mini-vibram on the blacks) but just want to get a sense of what to expect.