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post #2011 of 6878
First off - thanks to Crane's for all of the great info. I didn't order my boots from you because I needed them really quickly, but I will most likely be ordering a pair from you in the future.

Question from a leather/boot novice: Is the white creasing in the toe normal? I applied two coats of snoseal and then wore them for about a month on a trip. They weren't exposed to much rain or anything.



I'm going to apply some Obenauf's this weekend, but wanted to see if this is maybe snoseal leaking out, just how these look or something else.
post #2012 of 6878
Some dude named elite_hero has a bunch of Wolverine 1000 miles on ebay today, including 721s:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wolverine-Cordovan-No-8-1000-Mile-Boots-W00137-Brown-Sizes-7-14-/271098998168?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&vti=US+Shoe+Size+%28Men%27s%29%098.5&hash=item3f1ec26d98

I'm tempted to pull the trigger, but I'm weary of someone who has 55 pairs of a shoe of which only 1000 were made...
post #2013 of 6878

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post #2014 of 6878
Make that 54 pairs: I pulled the trigger on a size 8.5.

$400 for a $725 shoe! Fingers crossed that I didn't get screwed...
post #2015 of 6878
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Originally Posted by johnnyhandsome View Post

Make that 54 pairs: I pulled the trigger on a size 8.5.
$400 for a $725 shoe! Fingers crossed that I didn't get screwed...

It should be ok. I bought a pair of yet-to-be-released #8 color CXL 1000 mile boot from him and it arrives in perfect condition. I'm now thinking about the 721....
post #2016 of 6878
Wait, his item description and listing title is describing the CXL boot that I bougtht from him. Perhaps he probably somehow thought they were the same boot ...

You should email him before he ships your boot out
post #2017 of 6878
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

It should be ok. I bought a pair of yet-to-be-released #8 color CXL 1000 mile boot from him and it arrives in perfect condition. I'm now thinking about the 721....

That'd be the 744, right? Did you have to size down a half step?

I'm usually a size 9, but I bought a pair of 1000 mile Burtons in 8.5. I assume it's the same for any model.
post #2018 of 6878
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Wait, his item description and listing title is describing the CXL boot that I bougtht from him. Perhaps he probably somehow thought they were the same boot ...
You should email him before he ships your boot out

Doh.

Will do, thanks.
post #2019 of 6878
No that is not the 744.

It just the regular plain toe CXL 1000 mile boot in burgundy color. It's not on Wolverne website yet but it is definitely coming soon. Check a few pages back of this thread, I have posted some photos of it.
post #2020 of 6878
White creasing appears whenever you apply too much wax. Granted, snoseal is not polishing wax, but it is still made out of wax. This happens when the layer of wax on top of the leather fracture. Try brushing the crease with a horsehair brush. It that doesn't help, use a hair dryer to warm up the wax n that area and then wipe them off. If that still doesn't help, there are always some products that are designed to remove wax...
post #2021 of 6878
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Originally Posted by evacuatingheaven View Post

First off - thanks to Crane's for all of the great info. I didn't order my boots from you because I needed them really quickly, but I will most likely be ordering a pair from you in the future.
Question from a leather/boot novice: Is the white creasing in the toe normal? I applied two coats of snoseal and then wore them for about a month on a trip. They weren't exposed to much rain or anything.

I'm going to apply some Obenauf's this weekend, but wanted to see if this is maybe snoseal leaking out, just how these look or something else.

Looks normal to me. Have you tried brushing it off ?
post #2022 of 6878
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

White creasing appears whenever you apply too much wax. Granted, snoseal is not polishing wax, but it is still made out of wax. This happens when the layer of wax on top of the leather fracture. Try brushing the crease with a horsehair brush. It that doesn't help, use a hair dryer to warm up the wax n that area and then wipe them off. If that still doesn't help, there are always some products that are designed to remove wax...

I thought that might be it but wasn't sure. Thanks.
post #2023 of 6878
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

They're seconds because there is a defect in the manufacturing and are typically sold as is with no warranty. That's the nature of the beast and you knew it going into the deal. Sometimes going for the cheap works and sometimes it doesn't. I'm not sure why you think Wolverine or any other manufacturer is going to give you a first warranty on a second.
You didn't call the store did you?

Nonsense. Show me a high end manufacturer who sells seconds with legitimate structural defects. I've purchased multiple seconds and never had such an issue. Sure, there's always a scratch, cut, or similar, but I sure as hell haven't had any of them literally fall apart at the seams after ten wears. Perhaps you haven't purcahsed seconds before - seconds have visual issues, not full on structural issues.

I'm not asking them to fix something that happened after, say, the events your boots have been through. I do, however, think a company should stand behind their product for things that are clearly and unquestionably structural manufacturing defects. I've had, and know others who have had, structural defects with AE seconds and AE has agreed to replace the shoe. Or, they should amend their seconds policy and not sell pieces of shit that they knew were going to fall apart.

At the end of the day, we're talking about a pair of boots that, even at seconds pricing, cost $609. I'm not complaining that some glued-together Kenneth Cole loafers didn't last ten years. I'm complaining that handmade boots that are sold as the highest quality and cost more than most peoples' car payments fell apart after ten or twelve wears to places like my office and Target and the grocery store. If you think that's unreasonable, you're certainly not anybody I'd ever want to do business with.

It's fine. I'll get them fixed, sell them, and sure as hell never purchase a pair of Wolverines again.
post #2024 of 6878

$609 for seconds...? That's certainly not the norm, not to mention they don't actually sell seconds. So what you bought was a defective boot. it's been asked a few time, where did you buy this from?

post #2025 of 6878
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Originally Posted by ShiroiAkuma View Post

$609 for seconds...? That's certainly not the norm, not to mention they don't actually sell seconds. So what you bought was a defective boot. it's been asked a few time, where did you buy this from?

Seems like AE were selling seconds for $399 - http://www.styleforum.net/t/311543/wolverine-1000-mile-744-ltd-boots/30#post_5778444
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