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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review - Page 132post #1967 of 767311/1/12 at 10:50amSo I have a problem with my Wolverine 1000 boots - the left boot is smaller than my boot. Before anyone asks me if it's actually due to my feet being different sizes (they are), the left boot does measure about a 1/8 inch shorter in length. I believe that's about equal to what's associated with a half size difference.
I will be exchanging these boots, but since I don't have any Wolverine retail stores nearby, I can't try on different pairs to figure out my correct size. The boots I have now are a size 9.5. The little toes on my left foot do push into the outside of the boot when I take a step (in mid-weight socks, like those Costco wool blend ones). I'm not sure if my smaller left boot or my larger right boot is indicative of a true 9.5 size. If it turns out that's it's the smaller left boot, I'll size up.
Here's where I need help. If anyone has the 1K boots in a size 9.5 or 10, could you provide length measurements (rather than the footprint, measuring with the measuring tape flush with the sole will be easier for me)? This will help me out a lot, hopefully requiring me to go through one successful exchange instead of potentially two. Thanks.post #1968 of 767311/1/12 at 12:54pmQuote:Originally Posted by ohharro
Here's where I need help. If anyone has the 1K boots in a size 9.5 or 10, could you provide length measurements (rather than the footprint, measuring with the measuring tape flush with the sole will be easier for me)? This will help me out a lot, hopefully requiring me to go through one successful exchange instead of potentially two. Thanks.
I have a size 9.5 and will get the measurements for you when I get home tonight. I wore mine for the first time yesterday and it was a long day which included trick-or-treating with my kiddos, so it was a great way to test the boots. I have to say they are extremely comfortable and great looking boots. As so many have already mentioned, the leather is such great quality. Here's a pic I took real quickly yesterday:post #1969 of 767311/1/12 at 12:56pmpost #1970 of 767311/2/12 at 8:24pmQuote:Originally Posted by bellyhungry
Decided to join the club...
Next to my RW Beckman that has been worn 4-5 times and broken in. Color wise: RW is black cherry while the W1K is brown.
RW is 9.5 while the W1K is 9. My normal sizing is 10.
Since broken in, the RW is extremely comfortable, yet the W1K (yet to be worn for extended period) appears to be more comfortable right out of the box.
The leather of the W1K is thicker and more supple than the RW. The RW is more rugged and probably can deal with harsher condition.
Both beautiful boots.
Don't plan on wearing either in snowy weather; for that, I have my Sorel and Timberland.
Honestly, if Wolverine can use the same leather and make a LWB priced at the $300-$350 range, they can give Alden and AE a run for the money.
Those are not black cherry; they are 9016, cigar featherstone. There's no red or purple in the tones on my screen.
9016 is so nice; I need a pair.post #1971 of 767311/3/12 at 12:58am
I oiled these about a week ago... seems to have made the abrasions a bit more noticeable. Anyway, do I need to clean this with anything more than a damp rag and a brush before I snow seal them again for the winter? Also, will the dull spots sorta blend in over time, or do I need to do something to keep the leather from getting gnarred out in those spots?
Thanks!post #1972 of 767311/3/12 at 1:21pmpost #1973 of 767311/3/12 at 3:13pmpost #1974 of 767311/3/12 at 5:28pmQuote:
Better slightly too large than too small. You can always adjust with thicker socks and/or inner sole and/or heel cup.post #1975 of 767311/3/12 at 10:53pmpost #1976 of 767311/3/12 at 11:31pmQuote:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wolverine-1000-mile-collection-Boots-in-Rust-W05299-/150939699707?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&var=450138572725&hash=item2324b509fbpost #1977 of 767311/4/12 at 2:40ampost #1978 of 767311/4/12 at 6:32amQuote:
I've said this about a thousand times. Pick up the phone and call 573-254-3311. We're actually open til 1 or so today because it's deer season.Quote:
Looks like the Rockford and it should be readily available already.post #1979 of 767311/4/12 at 9:12amQuote:
The captoe at the bottom row is the Rockford, but those on the top row are not. They look awesome!post #1980 of 767311/4/12 at 9:27am
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