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post #2566 of 6246
I just received my second pair of Wolverine 1000 Miles; and while I did get them for ~$270 and advertised as "brand new in box" with no mention of factory seconds, a couple of things are overtly visible, but not in a horrific way.

Firstly, the toe on the right boot has a dark spot that looks like a scuff in the leather was polished over. Any advice on concealing this without going darker? I want to preserve the light tan color for as long as I can.


Lastly, the stitching on the welt appears haphazardly done but I would like to know if anything can remove the stains on the white stitching. I read on these forums once that rubbing alcohol can possibly remedy this. Anyone have experience doing so?


Aside from these two blemishes, they are all around a nice looking pair of boots.
post #2567 of 6246
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Edited by JBG89 - 1/1/13 at 4:43pm
post #2568 of 6246
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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post

Firstly, the toe on the right boot has a dark spot that looks like a scuff in the leather was polished over. Any advice on concealing this without going darker? I want to preserve the light tan color for as long as I can.

That mark would annoy me.
post #2569 of 6246
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

That mark would annoy me.

Yep. And neutral shoe polish just highlighted the mark, which exacerbates the problem now.
post #2570 of 6246
why didn't you just return them?
post #2571 of 6246
I honestly wouldn't let that mark bother me too much. For one, it's invisible to you when you're wearing it, and hardly visible to others. In addition, as soon as you start actually wearing your boots, you're going to scuff it up quite a bit and then it won't matter at all.

So if you can return it and you choose to, then fine, but if you can't return it, don't let something like that stop you from thoroughly enjoying your new boots.
post #2572 of 6246
To return it I'd have to pay the shipping fee plus the cost to have the new pair shipped to me. I wouldn't mind the mark that much, but I do when the boots are listed as brand new in box and no mention of minor defects associated with it. On the other hand, if I did condition and snoseal them, the mark would be less conspicuous afterwards. On the fence here a little bit regarding what to do.
post #2573 of 6246
The stiching does not bother me one bit. The toe would not bother me after I wear it in real life once.
post #2574 of 6246
That's got to be a second. Why didn't you just get it from Crane's?
post #2575 of 6246
If I were to go about this purchase more judiciously I probably would've chosen Crane's; but having a nascent (and expensive) boot collecting hobby while still attending grad school had me searching for a bargain. Live and learn I suppose.
post #2576 of 6246

I am going to purchase a pair of 1k's this week.

 

Any recommendations for boot socks? Nothing something to thick because I live in Louisiana. Also, Louisiana is pretty humid..so what do I need to take care of my boots? Anything special because of the humidity? Also, what should I buy just for general care and maintenance?

 

Any good places to buy  shoe tree's and any treatments I need in one place?

 

I wear a 10 in Converse so what size should I look at getting in the W1K?


Edited by AmericanLion - 12/31/12 at 8:25pm
post #2577 of 6246
How many years do your guy's soles last on your 1000 miles? I'm debating whether to add a topy/vibrate sole saver or not. The JR soles I have on my Allen Edmonds are still strong and feel like they'll last a long long time without need a resole. Is this the same experience for your guy's 1Ks?
post #2578 of 6246
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Originally Posted by acousticfoodie View Post

How many years do your guy's soles last on your 1000 miles? I'm debating whether to add a topy/vibrate sole saver or not. The JR soles I have on my Allen Edmonds are still strong and feel like they'll last a long long time without need a resole. Is this the same experience for your guy's 1Ks?

I topy'd my soles so I could wear them during the winter, going on three years of wear now and no noticeable need to replace the soles anytime soon.
post #2579 of 6246

Does anyone here own both 1,000 miles & Alden 405 Indys for sizing comparison?

 

thanks!

post #2580 of 6246
^ I wear the same size (1/2 size down) in both
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