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post #2536 of 6247
It's just not a relevant question to ask about shoes. Just get your foot size and buy that size. Workboots like this are not supposed to fit like socks or dress shoes or a pair of raw denim that you stretch out over a few months.
post #2537 of 6247
I understand that feet swell and shrink. I was simply staying that they weren't perfectly comfortable out of the box. Some have suggested that there is no break in time with these boots. While its true that the leather is soft and supple they still need a bit of walking time to conform to your feet before being as comfortable as they will be. It sounded like what the guy was asking was similar to what I felt; that is, they were snug but not overly tight OOTB. After a day of walking and letting the boots mold to my feet they were just fine.
post #2538 of 6247
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Originally Posted by kpag View Post

I understand that feet swell and shrink. I was simply staying that they weren't perfectly comfortable out of the box. Some have suggested that there is no break in time with these boots. While its true that the leather is soft and supple they still need a bit of walking time to conform to your feet before being as comfortable as they will be. It sounded like what the guy was asking was similar to what I felt; that is, they were snug but not overly tight OOTB. After a day of walking and letting the boots mold to my feet they were just fine.

Edited by dgoldberg - 12/27/12 at 10:46am
post #2539 of 6247
Are the boots to short? Too narrow? Too late to exchange them?
post #2540 of 6247

Quick question: Is there an easy way to differentiate factory seconds (particularly for the Krause)? Thanks.

 

I'm concerned about online purchasing. Will the box indicate it? If there is no box, will it be marked somewhere on the sole?
 


Edited by Phantoom - 12/27/12 at 8:15am
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How do you guys prefer lacing your 1000 miles?  Do you guys prefer to go with wrapping the laces around the ankle or lacing it all the way up on the speed hooks?

post #2542 of 6247
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

How do you guys prefer lacing your 1000 miles?  Do you guys prefer to go with wrapping the laces around the ankle or lacing it all the way up on the speed hooks?

I leave the last hook open. And I hate the wrap around look.
post #2543 of 6247

Another question about sizing: I just got my Rust 9.5s from Crane's (can't give enough praise, got here lightning fast and great service) and I feel they fit big. I am new to the world of workboots, so I am wondering if it is just me being anally retentive or they are actually to big. I can just about fit two fingers behind my foot when I lace them up. I have a ton of space in the toe area (if I put my foot up against the back of the boot I cant press down and feel my toes in the toebox area). If this were a sneaker or dress shoe I would immediately say they are too large, but this is a work boot and that is another ball game. As I understand it, it isn't supposed to fit like a glove, but where does one draw the line between a nice fit, too tight/snug and overly loose? I feel like these fall, just barely, into the overly loose/big category. Given my description can anyone provide any insight/experience? I'm thinking I'll order a 1/2 size smaller (as that *seems* like it would be the perfect size, probably with just a tad bit of breathing room), so a sz 9 D, and give that a go, and I'll just return the one that doesn't fit as well.

 

Secondly, I didn't realize that there was that beautiful Cordovan No. 8 color. Is it actually shell cordovan? Or is it just a reference to the color/sheen of the particular leather used (i.e. is it just fancy colored calf/chromexcel?). And do you guys (Crane's) have the No. 8 Cordovan 1K's in size 9 at the moment?

 

In any case, the boots themselves are gorgeous, very matte in person which is different and interesting (also my first pair of anything in horween chromexcel). I feel like with some use and polish, the rust will produce a really lovely deep brown/black/red character, I suppose I just wish it was a bit more lustrous (then again these are technically workboots, ha - however, the no. 8 cordovan seems like a happy medium). Also, two thumbs up, again, for Crane's!

post #2544 of 6247

My boot sizing method is the following: 

 

Pull laces all the way out, put on thick boot socks and shove feet in boots. 

 

Now slide your feet as far forward as possible and see how much room you have behind your heel.  You should probably be able to fit a couple fingers back there, any more than that and they might be too big.

 

It's much easier than trying to figure out how much room you have in front of your toes.  The crease made by bending your foot is a good indicator as well, it shouldn't be too far back.

post #2545 of 6247
hi if i'm 9,5 in RW GT, what size wolverine 1000 mile boots should i buy? And i checked Crane's site but i can not find 1k boots on that site, can someone drop a link?
post #2546 of 6247
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Originally Posted by itsmejson View Post

How do you guys prefer lacing your 1000 miles?  Do you guys prefer to go with wrapping the laces around the ankle or lacing it all the way up on the speed hooks?

 

I lace it all the way up, then wrap around between the top and one-down speed-hook (if that makes sense at all). I use 72" leather laces on all my boots.

 

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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Secondly, I didn't realize that there was that beautiful Cordovan No. 8 color. Is it actually shell cordovan? Or is it just a reference to the color/sheen of the particular leather used (i.e. is it just fancy colored calf/chromexcel?). And do you guys (Crane's) have the No. 8 Cordovan 1K's in size 9 at the moment?

 

In any case, the boots themselves are gorgeous, very matte in person which is different and interesting (also my first pair of anything in horween chromexcel). I feel like with some use and polish, the rust will produce a really lovely deep brown/black/red character, I suppose I just wish it was a bit more lustrous (then again these are technically workboots, ha - however, the no. 8 cordovan seems like a happy medium). Also, two thumbs up, again, for Crane's!

 

It's Chromexcel in the Color 8 finish. The only Shell #8 Wolverine boot was the now extinct 721 LTD.

 

If you want some luster, try SnoSeal then Kiwi - worked for me!

 

 

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Originally Posted by robkez313 View Post

hi if i'm 9,5 in RW GT, what size wolverine 1000 mile boots should i buy? And i checked Crane's site but i can not find 1k boots on that site, can someone drop a link?

 

I had RW Beckman's (new GT's) in 9.5. They were slightly large, but then I got used to them. I have Wolverine's in 9 and they are perfect. I would say they size about the same.

post #2547 of 6247

Went out and got some proper, thick boot socks (should have just bought some when I ordered from Crane's, whoops  shog[1].gif ) and I understand what you guys mean about how they should fit now, it's just how I would imagine a boot should fit. Not snug, but not loose either, just right with some room in there. I must say, these are comfy as hell, even before being broken in. While I wasn't sold on the rust when I first got them, the more I wear them and look at 'em the color is just growing on me more and more. I think I'll save cordovan number 8 for some dressier, actually shell-cordovan shoes/boots down the road when I can afford some. Color me a satisfied customer. Now I just to sno seal these up and wear/apply some saphir to get that beautiful shinier red/black/brown-ness out (I really want to achieve something like the stock photo of the 1k Rusts on Wolverine's site, they're teh sechs).

 

Edit: Recommendations on where to buy some sno seal (Obernauf's, correct? Or what is the best recommendation for sealing these beauties up for the shitty NYC winters?) and good, warm boot socks? Because I really need to invest in these two items. 

 

Muchos gracias everyone (and Crane's) for all the help.

post #2548 of 6247

I just received a pair of Original's from Crane's. I will post pictures once I decide which sole I want to add and have it completed, but for the moment I want to continue the love for anyone else new or on the fence; ordering from Crane's was an absolute pleasure. A small e-mail exchange and 15 minutes of my time and I had an order processed and paid for. Shipping was extremely fast and the boots are in perfect condition. David was prompt, courteous, and communicative throughout the entire process. If you want a pair of Wolverine's, seriously, buy them from Crane's. 


Edited by vacuity - 12/27/12 at 8:21pm
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As far as boot socks go I have tons of Smart wool and Patagonia socks.  I bought one pair of REI expedition weight socks on sale and they are better than everything else, super high wool content, like 80% and seem to hold shape after washing far better than Smart wool stuff.

 

Obenaufs and Sno-seal are different brands but Obenaufs heavy duty = Sno-seal more or less.  I have only used Obenaufs, it's commonly available around here in agriculture stores because it's used on saddles.

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Originally Posted by VirtruviusR View Post

Another question about sizing: I just got my Rust 9.5s from Crane's (can't give enough praise, got here lightning fast and great service) and I feel they fit big. I am new to the world of workboots, so I am wondering if it is just me being anally retentive or they are actually to big. I can just about fit two fingers behind my foot when I lace them up. I have a ton of space in the toe area (if I put my foot up against the back of the boot I cant press down and feel my toes in the toebox area). If this were a sneaker or dress shoe I would immediately say they are too large, but this is a work boot and that is another ball game. As I understand it, it isn't supposed to fit like a glove, but where does one draw the line between a nice fit, too tight/snug and overly loose? I feel like these fall, just barely, into the overly loose/big category. Given my description can anyone provide any insight/experience? I'm thinking I'll order a 1/2 size smaller (as that *seems* like it would be the perfect size, probably with just a tad bit of breathing room), so a sz 9 D, and give that a go, and I'll just return the one that doesn't fit as well.


Try a pair of Uggs fleece insoles (~ $15). That will help with the slightly large fit and you'll have a warm and super-comfortable pair of boots.
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