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post #2191 of 6719
That's not what a first quality boot should look like. The discolored stitching is one thing but the rest of the issues no dice.
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Wow.. I'd be a little unhappy! What's the marking on the right shoe tongue? Looks like a backwards S.

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Originally Posted by turdburglar View Post

Wow.. I'd be a little unhappy! What's the marking on the right shoe tongue? Looks like a backwards S.

Looks like a 2 !
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I'd not accept those as a pair of first quality boots. I'd also be looking for Wolverine to pick up all the shipping from now on.
post #2194 of 6719
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Krause boot review.

First let me tell you the reasons I have been a fan of the US made 1000 Mile boot series. The 1000 Mile boots are simple in design, very well made and one of the most light weight boots around. And the break in time is nil. What I never liked, as most of you know, was CXL leather. Well if you are the same mind the Krause Dublin leather boot is the boot for you. I have had experience with Dublin leather through the Allen Edmonds line. It is not much different than standard calfskin. A little more waxy, it creases the same as calf, is less porous than CXL and shines up great. The enclose picture does not do justice to the deep luster and variation of the oxblood color of these boots. BTW - I also do not care for flat laces hence I replaced them with round laces.

Did you just sell them on eBay? Why?
post #2195 of 6719
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Did you just sell them on eBay? Why?

They are great boots, but I needed the money for a pair of Crockett and Jones, a discontinued new/old stock style that I really wanted...

post #2196 of 6719

So i got a chance to wear my W1k out tonight.  I put the cream on the sole and got it all prepped.

 

One concern i have is that, the stitching on the bottom of the sole.  I noticed on the left boot, the front part is already getting a little frayed.  I am not sure why they stitching on these boots isn't indented.

 

Anyone else have this issue ? and what can i do to prevent it ?

post #2197 of 6719
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Originally Posted by Moridin View Post

So i got a chance to wear my W1k out tonight.  I put the cream on the sole and got it all prepped.

One concern i have is that, the stitching on the bottom of the sole.  I noticed on the left boot, the front part is already getting a little frayed.  I am not sure why they stitching on these boots isn't indented.

Anyone else have this issue ? and what can i do to prevent it ?


adding soles
post #2198 of 6719
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

That's not what a first quality boot should look like. The discolored stitching is one thing but the rest of the issues no dice.

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Originally Posted by turdburglar View Post

Wow.. I'd be a little unhappy! What's the marking on the right shoe tongue? Looks like a backwards S.

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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Looks like a 2 ! Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I'd not accept those as a pair of first quality boots. I'd also be looking for Wolverine to pick up all the shipping from now on.

Thanks for the input. As for the marking, it's probably a "2". There's also an "06", as seen in the following picture. None on the left tongue though. I have no idea what it's supposed to indicate.
post #2199 of 6719
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Originally Posted by Moridin View Post

So i got a chance to wear my W1k out tonight.  I put the cream on the sole and got it all prepped.

One concern i have is that, the stitching on the bottom of the sole.  I noticed on the left boot, the front part is already getting a little frayed.  I am not sure why they stitching on these boots isn't indented.

Anyone else have this issue ? and what can i do to prevent it ?

It doesn't matter at all and it's not an issue.
post #2200 of 6719
Hi folks,

After reading all the posts on correct sizing for the W1K boot and most people going a 1/2 to a full size down, I went to a local store to try on a pair.

In dress shoes, I wear an 8.5 or 9. In athletic shoes, I wear a 9 or 9.5. So, I figure for the W1K an 8.5 would be the right size for me. I wore a medium weight sock. Not as thin as a dress sock but slightly thicker than a heavy athletic sock.

When I tried on the 8.5, I found it to be too small. In fact I had a difficult time even getting it on even with the laces completely loose. So next I tried a 9. That was better but still snug even with the laces not pulled tight. At this point I was wondering why my sizing wasn't following along with all the other posters. Finally, I tried a 9.5. That felt good and I had plenty of room. I plan to add a padded insole so I think any extra room in a 9.5 would be taken up by the insole. My concern is with width. I may be trading needed width (like an E) by going up to a size 9.5, so maybe I need a 9 E. I don't know if the W1K even comes in a E width. I have lots of toe room in both the 9 and 9.5 so I'm concerned I may be getting a bigger size than I need just to get added width. On the other hand, with a padded insole or maybe an Ugg fleece insole, a 9.5 would probably be just right. I'd rather it be a bit large than too small. Has anyone experienced having to go up a half size instead of down? Any suggestions/advice appreciated.

Ed
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The original 1K does come in an extra wide these days if I remember right. I can't remember which colors though. From what I'm hearing from you it sounds like a 9 EW would be just about right. Call the store tomorrow and see if the color you're looking for is available in EW.

Yes we're open this Sunday from 8 til 2pm.

Me and Dave did a little talking today about the new luggage that's part of the USA made 1000 mile line. We're going to do a mini review of the messenger and next week sometime I'll have a duffel in so I'll be taking pics, measuring dimensions and so on. Oh and we're making deals on that messenger. PM me for a price shipped in the US....
post #2202 of 6719
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

The original 1K does come in an extra wide these days if I remember right. I can't remember which colors though. From what I'm hearing from you it sounds like a 9 EW would be just about right. Call the store tomorrow and see if the color you're looking for is available in EW.

Thanks for the info and all your help to this forum. I'd like to be able to try on a 9D and a 9E side-by-side to see/feel the difference before pulling the trigger. I'm not sure what a padded insole may do to the fit. I may go by Nordstrom and measure my foot on that metal measuring thingy and see what it says. I'd also like to compare the rust to the brown and now I've noticed a W1K in a No. 8 Cordovan. Then of course there's the Krause coming out (although I'm not sure what Dublin leather is). Ahh decisions, decisions.
post #2203 of 6719
I also had the same issue with you. I had to get the 12D as any size lower was too tight. From what I saw, the only other size that's available are the EEE, and I think those will be too wide for me. But as you want to put an insole in, your might want to try them.
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Originally Posted by Moridin View Post

I also had the same issue with you. I had to get the 12D as any size lower was too tight. From what I saw, the only other size that's available are the EEE, and I think those will be too wide for me. But as you want to put an insole in, your might want to try them.

I think you're right. It's either a D width or EEE and I know the EEE would be too wide. I guess for me the W1K is true to size.
post #2205 of 6719
Hey guys,

I sno sealed my boots and I've been wearing them, but I'm not exactly a huge fan of this waxy/tackier finish and I've heard that Montana Pitch or Obenauf's would be better looking... Not sure if I just didnt buff/brush then enough... but ive been rubbing and brushing for an awfully long time

Will this waxy/tacky finish wear off eventually if I keep wearing them? or would I have to actually remove the sno seal somehow? I actually dont care that much about it, but just wondering.
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