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post #2251 of 6921

I posted my mistake in sizing, I tried on a 9.5 and it felt tight, so I went to a 10, these shoes do stretch so you might want the 9.5 with a little room to stretch.  I would get the 9.5 and only walk around the house for awhile to see if works for you, good luck.

post #2252 of 6921
Seems I've walked a 1,000 miles in my house trying to decide between sizes 9.5 and 10 in the Wolverine 1000 mile boot, and I've concluded I'm a 9.75. In thinner socks the 9.5 seems to work best and with thicker wool socks the 10 seems to work best. I guess it depends on which type of socks I plan to wear most, but I'm curious about 2 things. I know the boots won't stretch in length but how much will they stretch in width? Also, can anyone correlate the size you wear in an Allen Edmonds dress shoe - say a Park Avenue or anything else on the 5 last - with your 1000 mile boot size? For reference, I wear a 10 D in AE (except for a 9.5 in the more voluminous McTavish), 10.5 in many other shoes, and 11 in most running shoes. Thanks for any help.
post #2253 of 6921
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Originally Posted by Berob View Post

Seems I've walked a 1,000 miles in my house trying to decide between sizes 9.5 and 10 in the Wolverine 1000 mile boot, and I've concluded I'm a 9.75. In thinner socks the 9.5 seems to work best and with thicker wool socks the 10 seems to work best. I guess it depends on which type of socks I plan to wear most, but I'm curious about 2 things. I know the boots won't stretch in length but how much will they stretch in width? Also, can anyone correlate the size you wear in an Allen Edmonds dress shoe - say a Park Avenue or anything else on the 5 last - with your 1000 mile boot size? For reference, I wear a 10 D in AE (except for a 9.5 in the more voluminous McTavish), 10.5 in many other shoes, and 11 in most running shoes. Thanks for any help.

Similar problem here.

I wear 9.5D in AE Park Ave. I have a pair of brown 1000 mile boot in 10D, and a pair of #8 1000 mile boot in 9.5D. The 10D is a little bit big, but with a thin insole and wool socks it fits perfectly. With no additional insole, the 9.5D fits perfectly with thin socks. I think the main problem is that the 1000 mile boot has a very roomy toe box, making it "feels" too big even though the length is right. The 10D pair is about 8 months old and have stretched some what. The 9.5D is only about a month old, and may still stretch a little bit.

So... get two pair of different sizes and different colors and you are set satisfied.gif
post #2254 of 6921
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Originally Posted by Berob View Post

Seems I've walked a 1,000 miles in my house trying to decide between sizes 9.5 and 10 in the Wolverine 1000 mile boot, and I've concluded I'm a 9.75. In thinner socks the 9.5 seems to work best and with thicker wool socks the 10 seems to work best. I guess it depends on which type of socks I plan to wear most, but I'm curious about 2 things. I know the boots won't stretch in length but how much will they stretch in width? Also, can anyone correlate the size you wear in an Allen Edmonds dress shoe - say a Park Avenue or anything else on the 5 last - with your 1000 mile boot size? For reference, I wear a 10 D in AE (except for a 9.5 in the more voluminous McTavish), 10.5 in many other shoes, and 11 in most running shoes. Thanks for any help.

They stretch some in width. The most you could probably ask for is +1 width. FWIW, I would certainly go with the size you feel comfortable wearing thick socks with. It is a boot after all.
post #2255 of 6921
just received mine, thanks Crane's

waiting on my Obenauf LP to come in and apply it before first wear.








RUST - supple leather, the quality is ... indescribable. srs.
post #2256 of 6921
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post


They stretch some in width. The most you could probably ask for is +1 width. FWIW, I would certainly go with the size you feel comfortable wearing thick socks with. It is a boot after all.

wait.. what? they stretch in width? damn it.. 

post #2257 of 6921

Waiting for mine with bated breath. Have the Obenauf's oil, LP and the Lexol cleaner.

 

Here is what I'm getting in terms of care thus far:

 

Initially: Oil on the soles, uppers, wait a few days, then apply the LP.

 

Ongoing: Clean/Oil on a weekly basis with everyday wear. These boots will spend a max of 20 minutes a day outside (depressing, i know). Don't think i need to reapply the LP more than every few months.

 

Any decent video tutorials out there on this? Last thing I'd like to do is screw these boots up.

 

I'd also like to pledge my support for Crane's. They've been unbelievably helpful through this process.

post #2258 of 6921
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Originally Posted by promiscuousbone View Post

Last thing I'd like to do is screw these boots up.

 

Basically impossible, lol.

post #2259 of 6921
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Originally Posted by illicitstylz View Post

just received mine, thanks Crane's
waiting on my Obenauf LP to come in and apply it before first wear.

RUST - supple leather, the quality is ... indescribable. srs.

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Originally Posted by promiscuousbone View Post

Waiting for mine with bated breath. Have the Obenauf's oil, LP and the Lexol cleaner.

Here is what I'm getting in terms of care thus far:

Initially: Oil on the soles, uppers, wait a few days, then apply the LP.

Ongoing: Clean/Oil on a weekly basis with everyday wear. These boots will spend a max of 20 minutes a day outside (depressing, i know). Don't think i need to reapply the LP more than every few months.

Any decent video tutorials out there on this? Last thing I'd like to do is screw these boots up.

I'd also like to pledge my support for Crane's. They've been unbelievably helpful through this process.


Thanks, wear them well.

There's no mystery as far as oiling them is concerned. Get a rag, add oil and wipe it on and let it soak in. wipe off any excess the next day. Post 30 or so in the 721LTD thread is the snoseal, LP tutorial.
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wait.. what? they stretch in width? damn it..

Relying on stretch to get a boot to fit is a huge mistake. They should not be tight. If they are the boot size or width is incorrect. To get it right you wear a medium thickness sock and try on the boots after you've been walking around a bit. Your feet can easily swell an entire size during the day, especially when it's hot outside and you're active. In the winter you'll learn very quickly that you need to wear thicker wool socks if you want warm feet. Insulation only works if it isn't overly compressed. Tight boots means choked blood circulation and if the wool is compressed it kills it's overall effectiveness. It's a balancing act and one you want to get right. My custom Limmer climbing boots were made for my feet and they feel a bit loose in the morning when wearing light socks. They're not so loose after an hour of hiking. When I wear a medium thickness wool sock the fit is as perfect as one can get. They better be because that's the weight sock I went with for the fitting. If I go with a really thick arctic weight wool sock the boots are noticeably tighter but not constrictive. I am a measured 8.5D and it just so happens that's the size 1Ks I wear. I don't believe in luck but I do believe that Wolverine takes feet swelling and sock thickness into account when they determine sizing. I'm sure with over a hundred years of work boot experience behind them they know a thing or two. With all that said I can see going a half size down but a full size down just doesn't sound good at all.
post #2260 of 6921
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


Thanks, wear them well.
There's no mystery as far as oiling them is concerned. Get a rag, add oil and wipe it on and let it soak in. wipe off any excess the next day. Post 30 or so in the 721LTD thread is the snoseal, LP tutorial.
Relying on stretch to get a boot to fit is a huge mistake. They should not be tight. If they are the boot size or width is incorrect. To get it right you wear a medium thickness sock and try on the boots after you've been walking around a bit. Your feet can easily swell an entire size during the day, especially when it's hot outside and you're active. In the winter you'll learn very quickly that you need to wear thicker wool socks if you want warm feet. Insulation only works if it isn't overly compressed. Tight boots means choked blood circulation and if the wool is compressed it kills it's overall effectiveness. It's a balancing act and one you want to get right. My custom Limmer climbing boots were made for my feet and they feel a bit loose in the morning when wearing light socks. They're not so loose after an hour of hiking. When I wear a medium thickness wool sock the fit is as perfect as one can get. They better be because that's the weight sock I went with for the fitting. If I go with a really thick arctic weight wool sock the boots are noticeably tighter but not constrictive. I am a measured 8.5D and it just so happens that's the size 1Ks I wear. I don't believe in luck but I do believe that Wolverine takes feet swelling and sock thickness into account when they determine sizing. I'm sure with over a hundred years of work boot experience behind them they know a thing or two. With all that said I can see going a half size down but a full size down just doesn't sound good at all.


I actually wasn't sizing down at all. I'm normally a 7. When I tried on a pair of 7s in the evening, they were pretty tight. So I thought maybe I'll get a 7.5 and add an insole. But upon trying the 7s again this morning, they actually fit pretty well so I did end up changing my order for a pair of 7, not 7.5 I'm just hoping that even with my feet swelling, eventually, they'll stretch out a little bit to make it okay for when my feet do swell later in the day/evening. Guess we'll see what happens. At least I'll know from this experience what size I have to get for my next pair. 

post #2261 of 6921
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Originally Posted by bik2101 View Post


I actually wasn't sizing down at all. I'm normally a 7. When I tried on a pair of 7s in the evening, they were pretty tight. So I thought maybe I'll get a 7.5 and add an insole. But upon trying the 7s again this morning, they actually fit pretty well so I did end up changing my order for a pair of 7, not 7.5 I'm just hoping that even with my feet swelling, eventually, they'll stretch out a little bit to make it okay for when my feet do swell later in the day/evening. Guess we'll see what happens. At least I'll know from this experience what size I have to get for my next pair. 

They do loosen up a bit so I don't think you're going to have a problem. Now I say that with a grain of salt because I have no idea where you live, the socks you were wearing and so on. Something else that's very common with boots like these is people lace them way way way too tight.
post #2262 of 6921
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


They do loosen up a bit so I don't think you're going to have a problem. Now I say that with a grain of salt because I have no idea where you live, the socks you were wearing and so on. Something else that's very common with boots like these is people lace them way way way too tight.

yeah, even if it gets cold out, most of my time is not spent outdoors, so i usually don't ever wear heavy weight socks. 

post #2263 of 6921
I'm currently wearing my new (to me) Tan Addison's. Absolutely amazing quality, fit, and colour. Everything about them is just great. I have two chief concerns: weather proofing, and the laces. Most people here seem to own either brown or black boots, so I'm somewhat at a loss as how to best treat the boots for a Montreal winter. Lots of snow, slush, and salt. I'll be wiping them off when I go insdoors, and will be trying to alternate them with other boots as much as possible, but I'm still trying to find out if Sno Seal, Obeneuf LP, or whatever is the best bet without completely changing the colour. Is there any sort of consensus on what works best for the boots in tan?
Thanks;
L.R.
post #2264 of 6921
I own tan Addisons and the "Cranes Method" works on these very well. Exposure to the elements and sunlight is going to darken the leather whether you like it or not. It's the nature of the beast kind of thing. So with that in mind treat them as I have outlined and wear them well. If you don't treat them be forewarned you won't like what the elements will do to them. I almost destroyed my Addisons by letting them go for a while. I got lucky and got the crud off them before it could dry and permanently stain the leather.
post #2265 of 6921
Has anyone resoled with a vibram christy?
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