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post #2731 of 6529
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Originally Posted by Pecan89 View Post

Can anyone give a firsthand description of the differences between the liquid oils and the conditioner paste. I use the Pitch blend paste ( which is good for me) but am curious about how the oil lasts and apply.



Also is this a similar product to the sno-seal that seems so popular here? A lot of what I've seen looks whiter and more like a cream

Read through the thread. I have explained the differences and when to use each product more than a few times.

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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

How does everyone recommend sizing compared to other brands/lasts? Same size as Indy boots? Any other sizing comparisons beyond the GTs?

Attempting to base your size by comparing them to something else gives you a starting point at best. I'm fairly convinced most people are wearing the wrong sized boot. They're really not to blame though because good information on how to figure out your size seems to be scarce. I always recommend one uses the same advice given to hikers when they are looking for a new boot. The advice is rock solid and more than a few people on this forum have taken my advice and are very happy they did.

http://www.trails.com/how_26151_size-hiking-boots.html

Don't forget, insoles can have a big effect on sizing just like sock choice. Take the time to think it through, make your sock and insole choices before hand and bring them with you when trying on a new boot.
post #2732 of 6529
Back in action. Sno sealing tonight. Untitled Untitled
post #2733 of 6529
Crane's, that is wonderful, thank-you for the link. Now, assuming one has been fit by experts and wears properly sized footwear, how do most size their 1Ks in relation? How is the last compared to other common or popular lasts?
post #2734 of 6529
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Originally Posted by mikeharo View Post

Crane's, that is wonderful, thank-you for the link. Now, assuming one has been fit by experts and wears properly sized footwear, how do most size their 1Ks in relation? How is the last compared to other common or popular lasts?

If they have been properly fitted the size of the 1Ks will fall in a range of plus or minus a half size. Again comparisons between anything is a starting point and nothing more. IF I were to make any general recommendations that's as far as I would go. Plenty of people here have sought my advice on sizing and I ask a lot of questions before I make a specific size recommendation. Again the most common mistake is getting a pair that is too small.
post #2735 of 6529
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Originally Posted by rexet View Post

Since I will only wear my incoming Wolverine 1000 Mile as casual boots to hang on in Paris and drink some beers with my friend I don't think I need to use Orbenauf-like products. The only hiking activities will be climbing up the stairs of my work office.
I love SAPHIR products and I was thinking about just using some cream especially made for greasy leather (they added some natural neatsfoot oil compared to their standard cream I am used to pu on my regular leather):

http://www.entretiens.biz/en/leather/237-cream-for-greasy-leather.html

Should it be enough regarding the usage I will make of this boots smile.gif ?
Forget about my previous question. I decided to go all the way and I just ordered the Obenauf's LP that everyone here seems satisfied with.

Now I feel like joining a hiking club in my town...
post #2736 of 6529
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Read through the thread. I have explained the differences and when to use each product more than a few times.

When the thread is 92 pages long, you can't keep saying this. Put a link in your sig to the best example and then tell people "see link in sig" or something.
post #2737 of 6529
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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe View Post


When the thread is 92 pages long, you can't keep saying this. Put a link in your sig to the best example and then tell people "see link in sig" or something.

you can easily search the thread. 

post #2738 of 6529
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Originally Posted by Roostertxp View Post

I am thinking about removing the tongue of my boots and getting light weight laces to eliminate some boot weight. Anyone ever tried this? If so, did it make a difference?

The boot tongue plays a role, otherwise it would not be there. Have a think about what are the reasons for it to be still an integral part of shoe and boot design after all these years.

Personally, I would not cut it off, but if you do please report back with your painful findings.
post #2739 of 6529
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

The boot tongue plays a role, otherwise it would not be there. Have a think about what are the reasons for it to be still an integral part of shoe and boot design after all these years.

Personally, I would not cut it off, but if you do please report back with your painful findings.

Painful would be an understatement. So how much weight are we talking about here? Maybe a quarter ounce? The idea is not only dumb it's stupid.
post #2740 of 6529

Brannock: about a 9.75 / D

My "TTS" is about a 9.5 / D

Wolverine 1K's: 9

Nikes: 10 or 10.5

Alden Plaza: 9.5

Alden Barrie: 9 or 9.5

Red Wing: 9.5

Most AE's: 9.5

Ferragamo: 9.5

New Balance: 10

Alfred Sargent: 9 UK

 

A half-size down in Wolverine's is perfect for me. I've worn them with dress socks, sport socks, and today with thick wool socks. All work fine for this size for me.

 

Leffot insists the 721/744 is a different last than classics and is TTS. I firmly believe that is nonesense, and sizing is same as the Classics. So, as Crane's says, there's a lot of discrepancy. Some people in this thread have gone TTS on Classics, some have sized down (2) sizes! Some have upsized. It's all over the place.

post #2741 of 6529
so if i can get a pair of 744 ltds for 475 i should probably jump all over that, right?

someone just yell at me so i can do this or not.
post #2742 of 6529
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Originally Posted by NefariousSabatour View Post

so if i can get a pair of 744 ltds for 475 i should probably jump all over that, right?

someone just yell at me so i can do this or not.

 

If there's no defects - if they're "firsts" - and you like the styling, why not?

post #2743 of 6529
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

If there's no defects - if they're "firsts" - and you like the styling, why not?

well i have a bazillion boots already, but this price and cordovan seem way too good to pass up. and yeah, they're firsts.

edit - basically i'm just double checking that its a good deal.
post #2744 of 6529

It's 35% off a limited edition boot. Ya, it's a good deal. You could recoup most, if not all, your money reselling if ended up not liking it. My 721's are my go-to boot for most occasions, and I have more boots than I know what to do with.

post #2745 of 6529
Apologies as I'm sure this has been asked several times before: where can I get replacement laces for these? Mine have snapped. Does wolverine send them out for free?
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