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post #2596 of 6617
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Originally Posted by FENWAY View Post

^ I wear the same size (1/2 size down) in both
Thanks,
I think I'm weird with my preferred fitting.
I wear:
10-Vans
9-Clark's
8-1,000 Mile

9 1/2 in Vans are too tight to walk a mile in.
8 1/2 Clark's fit and would stretch to comfort but I prefer 9 for everyday wear with medium hiking smart wool socks.
I don't really remember 81/2 in 1,000 miles but I'm sure they would fit ok but I can wear my 8 out hiking with thick socks and without much toe room I never have toe jam.

Does anyone share the similar preferences between brands?
post #2597 of 6617
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

 


You can get 1K classics under $300 pretty easily, and well worth the extra saving over $200-boots. Wolverine 1K's are one of the cheapest ways to get into Chromexcel leather, which is used on +$500 Alden's, White's, et al.

 

 

where should I look to get 1k boots under $300, ebay? I don't think I've seen them under that price @ amazon. thanks

post #2598 of 6617
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Originally Posted by zchen View Post

where should I look to get 1k boots under $300, ebay? I don't think I've seen them under that price @ amazon. thanks

Your first step should be to call Crane's, who posts in this thread all the time. Find the phone number here:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/163864/wolverine-1000-mile-boot-review/2430#post_5976844

See what they can do before you do anything else.
post #2599 of 6617
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

The stiching does not bother me one bit. The toe would not bother me after I wear it in real life once.

These are boots. Not patent leather evening wear where blemishes may be a factor. These are high quality shit kickers. They are meant to be worn, They would bother me a bit if they sat on my shelf with those blemishes. That stitching or toe wouldn't bother me after I started wearing them however. Therefore get shit kickin with em!
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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?
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Originally Posted by johnH123 View Post

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.

I also topy'd my soles recently on my 1k's after about 4-5 months but this was just so they could be used with more versatility in less then optimal conditions. They are incredible boots and deserved to be worn whenever possible.
post #2600 of 6617
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Originally Posted by JBG89 View Post

Does anyone reccomend/use insoles with these boots?

Right now, I'm trying a few different insoles. I currently have the Spenco® Full Length Arch Cushions in them. Amazon has them for about $12 a pair. It has good arch support but not too aggressive. i also have a pair of Uggs insoles ($15 at Zappos) but i need a much thinner sock because they take up more room. I ordered my W1Ks true-to-fit because I planned on using insoles and so far the fit has been great..
post #2601 of 6617
I use custom made orthotics in my 1Ks. I usually wear a size 8 in stuff, and this 8 was pretty big. It's stretched a bit too, so I actually wear the insoles and thick socks and it's snug for the winter.
post #2602 of 6617
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Originally Posted by JBG89 View Post

Does anyone reccomend/use insoles with these boots?

I use the superfeet copper dmp footbeds.
post #2603 of 6617
I use the Wolverine insoles. Watch that tight fit with thick socks thing. Compressing your insulation layer kills it's effectiveness.
post #2604 of 6617
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Originally Posted by Brian Itzaina View Post

I have had great service and would like to share.
I purchased a pair of rust 1000 miles on ebay from Leosquare's store. (http://myworld.ebay.com/imperialwear/&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2754). Right away Juan the owner emialed me notifying that the size I ordered had just sold out and that a refund would be ready to go as soon as I spoke. I decided to go with the black addisons for a bit of a discounted price. I was more then happy with them from the get go.
Fast forward 3 months, I was brushing mine down when I noticed my heels where retracting on both boots. I shot a photo and called up Juan the next morning. I spoke with him and discussed wether to go through wolverine for a warranty or if he could do it for me as a dealer. Even being christmas week he still had no issue with taking care of the issue for me. I do not drive a car and I only walk and cycle for transportation for my 30 mile commute 5 days a week. With that said I have had trouble finding a decent cobbler I can trust around my area otherwise I simply would have had them fixed & topy'd at the same time. So I went ahead and shipped my boots back to Leosquares's and Juan shipped out new replacements next day air.
I have been more than happy with my 1000 miles and I would like to thank Juan and his shop for all the help and suggestions as well as everyone whos posted here doing the same. If anyone is looking to buy a boot online I will gladly suggest Leosquare for a solid purchase.

How does a retracting heel look like?
post #2605 of 6617
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Originally Posted by Brian Itzaina View Post

I have had great service and would like to share.
I purchased a pair of rust 1000 miles on ebay from Leosquare's store. (http://myworld.ebay.com/imperialwear/&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2754). Right away Juan the owner emialed me notifying that the size I ordered had just sold out and that a refund would be ready to go as soon as I spoke. I decided to go with the black addisons for a bit of a discounted price. I was more then happy with them from the get go.
Fast forward 3 months, I was brushing mine down when I noticed my heels where retracting on both boots. I shot a photo and called up Juan the next morning. I spoke with him and discussed wether to go through wolverine for a warranty or if he could do it for me as a dealer. Even being christmas week he still had no issue with taking care of the issue for me. I do not drive a car and I only walk and cycle for transportation for my 30 mile commute 5 days a week. With that said I have had trouble finding a decent cobbler I can trust around my area otherwise I simply would have had them fixed & topy'd at the same time. So I went ahead and shipped my boots back to Leosquares's and Juan shipped out new replacements next day air.
I have been more than happy with my 1000 miles and I would like to thank Juan and his shop for all the help and suggestions as well as everyone whos posted here doing the same. If anyone is looking to buy a boot online I will gladly suggest Leosquare for a solid purchase.

That's good to hear! Just bought a pair from him. Really good price and I got them 2 days after I bought them!
post #2606 of 6617
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Originally Posted by squyntz1 View Post

How does a retracting heel look like?

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Sorry if retracting is not a proper term, I may have thrown people off with that.
post #2607 of 6617
I'm looking to condition my boots. I sno-sealed them when I first bought them which darkened them a ton, but I happened to like the result. Though I have Obenaufs Leather Oil and fear it will darken only darken them more. Is there a conditioner I can use that will not tint the leather?
post #2608 of 6617
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Originally Posted by Brian Itzaina View Post

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Sorry if retracting is not a proper term, I may have thrown people off with that.
Wow, that's not normal. That's great Leosquare sent you replacements.
post #2609 of 6617
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Originally Posted by natels View Post

I'm looking to condition my boots. I sno-sealed them when I first bought them which darkened them a ton, but I happened to like the result. Though I have Obenaufs Leather Oil and fear it will darken only darken them more. Is there a conditioner I can use that will not tint the leather?

 

Bickmore Bick 4 or AE leather lotion.

post #2610 of 6617

Hey guys, just got a pair of W1k brown for Christmas, super excited for them. I've been working on reading all 174 pages, but it's not easy task....I do not think I am going to Sno-Seal them, but is there anything else I should do to them before I wear them out for the first time?

 

Thanks!

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