Funny you said you just bought Beckmans and 1000 miles. So did I.
I don't see the point in comparing the two as they are both very different boots as xdawes said. The Beckman is definitely very rugged and has a tough rubber sole. It takes a good while to work them in and they get more comfortable when they do. The laces I agree are very waxy and takes a while to get the boot on and off but it's part of the territory I suppose. The 1000 miles are a bit more comfortable out of the box and the sole gives it a bit more flexibility. The laces I agree are better however.
Both incredible boots and I am happy for our purchases.
Add me to the camp of having both.
Agreed that both are solid boots and perfect for alternating them like you would with dress shoes.
I replaced the laces on my Beckman with leather one and as mentioned earlier in this thread, added commando sole to the W1K to make them more Winter friendly.