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post #1936 of 6682
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Originally Posted by izzyfuld View Post

where do you get your cobble work done?
and does anybody know of a good place in nyc that would do this?

I get all my boot work done at a place called 5th Avenue Shoe Repair up here in Alaska, and the half sole on the 1K only cost me $24.95 so I couln't resist.
post #1937 of 6682
Can anyone comment on how much these will give in the toebox? As it is, the length is perfect, but my pinky toe presses against the edge of the boot. They are by no means uncomfortable - I had just planned to wear them with thicker socks and perhaps an insole when the weather gets colder.
post #1938 of 6682
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Originally Posted by izzyfuld View Post

where do you get your cobble work done?

and does anybody know of a good place in nyc that would do this?

Check with Nick at B.Nelson:

 

http://www.bnelsonshoes.com

 

He does good work in NYC.

post #1939 of 6682
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Hmmm and along those lines I just happen to have 2 pair of browns in size 9.5 and 10.5 sitting around in the back room at the store.
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

I just grabbed some for $250. Pretty pleased with them so far; Obenauf's is in the mail and I think I'm going to get a commando sole put on them since they have little traction as is.
I'm glad to know that I didn't buy them locally for $400 and that they are seemingly readily available under $300. I do wear a 9.5... Oh temptations...
post #1940 of 6682
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Originally Posted by Brooks View Post

under $300. I do wear a 9.5... Oh temptations...

My halo is in the shop for repair so for the time being my horns are showing....
post #1941 of 6682
eBay has them (all colors) for less than $300 pretty often. I got mine in #8 color for $223.50 biggrin.gif
post #1942 of 6682
I recently got some tan 1000 mile boots and used the Crane method with Obenauf's LP. I haven't been able to find any examples of how they darken after an application, so for reference, here's how they look after 2 applications the previous night.
post #1943 of 6682

I know what I'm about to say here can be looked upon as quite blasphemous amongst the purest at heart, but none the less has anybody ever try to dye 1000 mile boots? I say this because I recently purchased some of those two-tone Addisons, and well the two colors are starting to drive me nuts. The shoe is just a little to busy for me. Anyway I was thinking of having the tan dyed to match the brown, or just have them dyed black entirely. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

 

 

1000

post #1944 of 6682

I know what I'm about to say here can be looked upon as quite blasphemous amongst the purest at heart, but none the less has anybody ever try to dye 1000 mile boots? I say this because I recently purchased some of those two-tone Addisons, and well the two colors are starting to drive me nuts. The shoe is just a little to busy for me. Anyway I was thinking of having the tan dyed to match the brown, or just have them dyed black entirely. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

 

1000

 

 

post #1945 of 6682
Those look great Phos! I like the look much better than the colour right out of the box.
post #1946 of 6682
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Originally Posted by phos4us View Post

I recently got some tan 1000 mile boots and used the Crane method with Obenauf's LP. I haven't been able to find any examples of how they darken after an application, so for reference, here's how they look after 2 applications the previous night.

Looking good.

 

 

Been searching for the Crane method, anybody got a link to where it can be found?

post #1947 of 6682

1. Coat shoe (including where upper meets sole) with Obenauf's LP.

2. Blowdry/let stand until dry

3. Buff

4. Repeat

 

On another note, been looking for a decent pair of beater boots that weren't the ubiquitous Red Wings, finally scooped these up for ~300 at TSM a few weeks ago.  I was a little worried about the bulbous toe box, but they're less pronounced in real life.  Very happy with the purchase and after seeing all of these pictures, definitely going to see what I can do about some Vibram Commando half soles in the near future.

post #1948 of 6682
post #1949 of 6682
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Originally Posted by jarude View Post

Can anyone comment on how much these will give in the toebox? As it is, the length is perfect, but my pinky toe presses against the edge of the boot. They are by no means uncomfortable - I had just planned to wear them with thicker socks and perhaps an insole when the weather gets colder.

I'm curious about this as well.
post #1950 of 6682
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Originally Posted by Brooks View Post

I'm glad to know that I didn't buy them locally for $400 and that they are seemingly readily available under $300. I do wear a 9.5... Oh temptations...

Buy them; I'm more pleased with them now than when I got them. FWIW I'm a 9.5 in most things and I got an 8.5 and they are bang-on.
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Originally Posted by onefishbluefish View Post

I'm curious about this as well.

I have thicker socks in them today and if anything, they're more comfortable. I don't know how it'll feel when I have an insole in there, but I think that'll more be an issue with my feet pressing against the top of the toebox as opposed to the side. I've worn them for four full days and they've given enough to be quite comfortable now.

Obenaufs combo pack is in the mail. Is it worth giving the boots a liberal coating in the leather oil and let them stand for a day or so before I do the Crane method with LP?
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