Originally Posted by acousticfoodie
Just curious about Wolverine fans. It seems in a lot of other shoe maker threads any amount of uneven creasing between shoes or excessive creasing in a shoe is met with screams of "defective!" "unacceptable!" "return!" Yet in here, excessive creasing seems to be a badge of honor in some ways. In just the past month the pictures below were all posted by new boot owners with some of them inquiring about excessive creases in their 1K boots and the follow up responses were usually to not worry about it or it's normal/great looking/good representation of the randomness of life etc etc. Is it cause most of you use your boots for rougher work or something?
This. They're not supposed to be refined, they look better beat up, so any minor defect will just add character. Can't speak for anyone else, but I'll probably do 2x layers of Obenauf's annually and otherwise forget about maintenance.
I think it also has to do, to an extent, about pricepoint. I was going back and forth between a pair of Alden boots at roughly 500 and these for 300. If I got the Aldens, I'd most likely be babying them and not putting them through any rigorous activity. Not that 300 is a small amount of money by any means, but I feel like in some way, it's led me to not worry/obsess over maintenance and for me, that's part of the appeal of these over higher-end stuff.