Originally Posted by promiscuousbone
When these boys are not in use, would it make sense to use a shoe tree? Or would that sap some of the moisture out of the leather?
It won't hurt them any. Just make sure they are dry on the inside before you put them in.
Originally Posted by JVD521
Got my boots in from Crane's last night. Looks like the commonly accepted advice of sizing down 1/2 size didn't work for me. Wear a 9.5 in pretty much everything, bought a 9 in these. With some light, padded socks (Smartwool New Rib Classics) they were pretty snug on the top of my foot and the width. Borderline uncomfortable on the left boot. Dave at Crane's was great to deal with. Talked to him this morning and he's ordering me some 9.5's and the 9's are already on the way back to him. On the off chance that they end up a little large after break in I'll just add an insole but I'm pretty sure they'll be perfect as is. Now just need to be patient....
Patience is a virtue. LOL! I'm not sure how or why all of this size down talk started but it is not something someone should automatically do. I have dealt with a lot of sizing questions and I've recommended a half size down to a half size larger. Never ever have I recommended a full size down.
Now just a quick update....
I have been wearing my brown 1Ks every day for at least 2 or 3 months now. These have been around for 3 years already and I'm thinking I'm going to keep right on wearing them like this until Spring. More torture testing. One of these days they'll die, I doubt it'll happen any time soon even wearing them day in and day out.
You know I've been thinking. Wolverine should make me their official spokesperson and torture tester. I also think they should make a limited edition original 1K in natural or whiskey shell with my world famous Raptor/lugged heel half sole factory installed. I'm not sure what to name it but I'm sure I could come up with something interesting..... then again
perhaps I should concentrate my efforts on getting a shot that makes the cover of Nat Geo. That's probably easier to do and more realistic.