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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

I know the availability of the Krause cap toe boot is still pretty spotty, but does anyone have a pair who can report back?  Would love some real pics, maybe with some wear. But also a report on fit and feel?  Do they have any arch support, etc?

 

Thanks.
 

I just recieved mine a day or two ago, I also have a pair of addisons, both pair are black. I'll try to post somthing this weekend, possibly side by side photos with my thoughts on both.

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Winterbourne:

I looked at your shoe pics on 193. The creasing is similar to mine... do you get creasing along the toe cap as well? It seems odd to me that my boot is doing this. I mean, in the end they fit well, but I wanted them to be something I could wear to a job interview, or nicer occasion, and honestly, I just think they look to bad for that. I'm shocked it's happened so quickly.

 

Someone mentioned options about getting the boot rebuilt, do ya'll know anything about that? Is it possible and what does it cost?

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How are you guys pulling these off in the spring?  My impression that work boots look out of place with lighter fabrics, especially shirts.

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Originally Posted by linafelt View Post

I know the availability of the Krause cap toe boot is still pretty spotty, but does anyone have a pair who can report back?  Would love some real pics, maybe with some wear. But also a report on fit and feel?  Do they have any arch support, etc?

 

Thanks.

After a couple of months the fit and feel is great!  I wear black superfeet inserts in them as I do almost all my shoes and boots so can't tell you about arch support. With the SF insoles they work perfect, at least for my foot. I really do like the Krause a lot. Because they are made with Horween Dublin leather they are a bit dressier IMO and more a semi-dress than work boot. I got the tan which was a bit lighter than I wanted so used Saphir medium brown cream to darken and use Saphir medium brown wax to polish which provides a fair amount of protection against the elements. I have a lot of boots so don't wear them ever day but after a couple of months of wear: (on right)

 

 

the patina is about perfect too. In full sun it is hard to get a good picture because of the shine and resulting glare:

 

 

I feel they were a good purchase for me.

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Hi Yall,

So I bought some 1000 mile boots recently, and I was real excited about them, until they started wearing in in this really wonky way. I I love how these fit and feel, they broke in very quickly and are comfy; but after looking at pics of used 1000 miles, I feel like these look really bad, especially the big crease forming along the toe cap.  I'd love to hear some opinions about this... I've been trying to talk with Wolverine about a return or exchange, but so far they say this kind of wear is normal. What do you all think? This pic is after only 4 days of wear!

(Also: I know there is  a lot of talk about what leather conditioners to use on this forum, but it's 200 pages long and kinda overwhelming. Any simple advice about an affordable shoe cream to use? Is mink oil the same as shoe cream, should I use one over the other? I have Neatsfoot Oil already, is that an ok conditioner to use? Also, what should I use on the sole after rain... don't plan to wear these in the rain a lot, but sometimes it's unavoidable.)



Chromexcel isn't too forgiving for differing foot shapes. I too have different creasings on my 1Ks, but not as bad. As for my other shoes/boots, there is some difference in creasing between my left and right foot, but only if you look for it. CXL definitely highlights the problem to a very large degree.
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After 1 week wear. As you can see, there's a noticeable difference in creasing. Doesn't really bother me though. I darkened the sole edge a little with some shoe polish just to make it less noticeable.
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After 1 week wear. As you can see, there's a noticeable difference in creasing. Doesn't really bother me though. I darkened the sole edge a little with some shoe polish just to make it less noticeable.

what size is this?  looks like your short about 4 eyelets.

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what size is this?  looks like your short about 4 eyelets.

They're the women's 1K. I had to size down past the smallest men's size. So yeah, they're pretty much the same except for fewer eyelets. Not sure if the last is different but it looks exactly the same.
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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

After a couple of months the fit and feel is great!  I wear black superfeet inserts in them as I do almost all my shoes and boots so can't tell you about arch support. With the SF insoles they work perfect, at least for my foot. I really do like the Krause a lot. Because they are made with Horween Dublin leather they are a bit dressier IMO and more a semi-dress than work boot. I got the tan which was a bit lighter than I wanted so used Saphir medium brown cream to darken and use Saphir medium brown wax to polish which provides a fair amount of protection against the elements. I have a lot of boots so don't wear them ever day but after a couple of months of wear: (on right)

 

 

the patina is about perfect too. In full sun it is hard to get a good picture because of the shine and resulting glare:

 

 

I feel they were a good purchase for me.

 

Thanks for all this good info, and the pics!  Just curious, when and where did you get the tan Krause boots?  I have only see the Russet (which looks a little too reddish to me) and the Black (which I think looks very cool).

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Am I the only one with the half sole peeling off in the front?
I guess I need to test another cobbler.
I finally brought them back to my cobbler. He said he just received a new glue that he especially ordered after the work he has done for me.
I will get them back on monday with a new sole stuck with the new glue. We'll see how it works.
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Originally Posted by cuddleclutch View Post

Winterbourne:


I looked at your shoe pics on 193. The creasing is similar to mine... do you get creasing along the toe cap as well? It seems odd to me that my boot is doing this. I mean, in the end they fit well, but I wanted them to be something I could wear to a job interview, or nicer occasion, and honestly, I just think they look to bad for that. I'm shocked it's happened so quickly.

Someone mentioned options about getting the boot rebuilt, do ya'll know anything about that? Is it possible and what does it cost?

I don't have any creasing at the toe with my rusts. I find it odd the leather on my black ones doesn't crease as significantly as the rusts do. The leather feels slightly different too and not as supple, which I think is the reason they're not creasing to the same extent the rusts are.

I just bought a pair of the tan 1ks and looked around on the net on how to mitigate creasing and reverse it. One place recommended using shoe trees and conditioner like a lot of us already know, but mentioned also was rubbing the areas prone to creasing after each wear and when creasing does occur, it can be ironed out. I don't know if the iron would only apply to black leather or not. But if it's feasible I would consider it before any special occasion or interview.
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Received the woman's size 7 tan wingtip boots today. Great customer service Crane's!

These are part of my finance's birthday present as she wears the hell out of the other pair I bought her.
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sub 250 a good price on these? I dont know which I would get yet, id have to try them on. Ive been thinking about a good pair of boots for awhile.
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Originally Posted by digga View Post

what size is this?  looks like your short about 4 eyelets.

 

Good eye! I couldn't figure out why they looked different.

 

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Originally Posted by benjamin831 View Post


They're the women's 1K. I had to size down past the smallest men's size. So yeah, they're pretty much the same except for fewer eyelets. Not sure if the last is different but it looks exactly the same.

 

Interesting. I'd love to pick up a pair for my wife. Good to know they are identical to the men's version except for the eyelets.

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Originally Posted by Winterbourne View Post


I don't have any creasing at the toe with my rusts. I find it odd the leather on my black ones doesn't crease as significantly as the rusts do. The leather feels slightly different too and not as supple, which I think is the reason they're not creasing to the same extent the rusts are.

I just bought a pair of the tan 1ks and looked around on the net on how to mitigate creasing and reverse it. One place recommended using shoe trees and conditioner like a lot of us already know, but mentioned also was rubbing the areas prone to creasing after each wear and when creasing does occur, it can be ironed out. I don't know if the iron would only apply to black leather or not. But if it's feasible I would consider it before any special occasion or interview.

 

What sort of interview would you wear a work boot to?  

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