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post #3226 of 6500

So i found my self a new pair of natural colored 1k whitepine boots for 170 new... I wanted to take the deal but i really do not like the color. I like burgandy/brown much more so i was curious if coloring was worth it or just pay 50$ more (on a sale) and get one pre-colored brown/burgandy. Plus I was not a big fan of the canvas upper.

 

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/31835M/0/Mens/Whitepine-1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0

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post #3227 of 6500
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

So i found my self a new pair of natural colored 1k whitepine boots for 170 new... I wanted to take the deal but i really do not like the color. I like burgandy/brown much more so i was curious if coloring was worth it or just pay 50$ more (on a sale) and get one pre-colored brown/burgandy. Plus I was not a big fan of the canvas upper.
 

Well, Natural CXL is one of the most beautiful leathers you'll ever see. You can't take it's current color as an indication of it's future, it goes from (at the very start) a pale-greenish-tan (if it's had very little sun exposure) and a year later it's a deep, rich golden brown. Dyeing leather, if you're not a professional, is almost never worth it, because you won't be able to penetrate the entire leather. Even for professionals, they really only do a great job when they can start with just the leather, not a finished product. If you want one of the other colors, buy it that color.

If you're okay with the canvas uppers, I'd say take the natty cxl and watch their transformation. The patina, and way it wears into your foot is just amazing. If you want them a little darker, oil them and then beeswax them. It'll protect them, and can make them get quite a bit darker. But don't try to dye them, seriously.
post #3228 of 6500

Hey guys,

 

So I just bought my first pair of leather boots earlier this week in the Oak Street Navy Camp.  I have completely fallen in love with them after two days wear!  So I'm now preparing to buy my next and have been looking at the Wolverine 1000 mile.  I came across the Wolverine x Filson just now and was wondering if anyone had any info regarding sizing for this boot?  I'm assuming it's the same as with the regular Wolverine 1000, but just thought I'd check before I ordered.  Still not sure if I want the x Filson or the Wolverine 1000 Rockford, but I'm swaying towards the x Filson I reckon.

 

Thanks for any advice in advance!

post #3229 of 6500

I managed to grab a pair of the Addison's in brown/tan. :)

 

I have no idea how to take care of them... (I live in Texas so there is no real snow here)

Should I just get some Obenauf's? Do I want wax or oil?

I have some Mink Oil lying around is that useful?(Or will it rot the shoes since it is animal fat?)

Should I get a brush? Do I want a horse-hair one? link

 

Is there a known Vibram sole that fits these shoes well?

I am looking for a thin-ish one to prevent wear. I am a student and walk around a good bit.

 

 

Thanks guys!!!

post #3230 of 6500
I wear an 11 in the regular 1k's and a 10.5 in the Emersons.
post #3231 of 6500

Hey guys, I have a pair of Krause factory seconds (10D) for sale $250 shipped. Tried on once and they were too big... really sad to see them go.

 


http://www.styleforum.net/t/342378/wolverine-1k-krause-boots-10d-brand-new-never-worn

post #3232 of 6500
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

I'm not an expert but I think CXL uses a unique process which results in a leather that has a higher oil content. It is this process which gives CXL its unique properties and probably why it never really allows for a high shine. If you use some chemicals to try and strip the color you may also change the nature of the leather.

I've seen okay results on readying calf leather but this may be different.

Hrmm, so is it possible to give the 1k boots a rich luster? Not looking for a high polish shine.
post #3233 of 6500
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

Hrmm, so is it possible to give the 1k boots a rich luster? Not looking for a high polish shine.

yes
post #3234 of 6500
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Originally Posted by leetpuma View Post

I managed to grab a pair of the Addison's in brown/tan. :)

 

I have no idea how to take care of them... (I live in Texas so there is no real snow here)

Should I just get some Obenauf's? Do I want wax or oil?

I have some Mink Oil lying around is that useful?(Or will it rot the shoes since it is animal fat?)

Should I get a brush? Do I want a horse-hair one? link

 

Is there a known Vibram sole that fits these shoes well?

I am looking for a thin-ish one to prevent wear. I am a student and walk around a good bit.

 

 

Thanks guys!!!

If you read through/skim over the thread all your questions have been answered. Filson boot oil is what you want, or obenauf's oil (crane has discussed the issues of using mink oil) if you want to waterproof them sno-seal. and there is plenty of half soles that can be used, i believe vibram stresa is a fairly common one used. 

post #3235 of 6500

Do any Aussies on the forum know of anywhere that stocks the plain toe 1000 Mile boots in Perth, Western Australia? Would love to try on some pairs for size before buying. Thanks!

post #3236 of 6500
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

Hrmm, so is it possible to give the 1k boots a rich luster? Not looking for a high polish shine.

I think so - I've gotten mine to look pretty good with a bit of elbow grease.
post #3237 of 6500

So I bought a pair of 1Ks and think I may need to size down another 1/2.  I can slide my foot forward and fit a finger behind my heel with casual socks.  This is my first pair of boots so I don't really know how to gauge what sort of room should be left for foot expansion.  Thoughts are appreciated!

post #3238 of 6500
After sifting through the thread, I couldn't seem to find a definitive answer on the size comparison between the 1000 mile and Iron Rangers. I have 8.5's in the IR's and they are the right size, but plenty of room in the toe block length wise.

Has anyone sized down 1/2 size from IR's to the 100 miles? Or is it 1000 miles = Iron Rangers all day every day?

Thanks smile.gif

( By the way im in Australia and can't find anywhere to try em on )
post #3239 of 6500
I have Iron Rangers and 1K Miles in the same size.

The IRs are definitely a tiny bit longer, but also narrower through the arch. Both are very comfy boots to me.

I'd suggest getting the same size.
post #3240 of 6500
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Originally Posted by kiyo1978 View Post



( By the way im in Australia and can't find anywhere to try em on )

Pretty annoying living Down Under sometimes... (shopping wise anyway) I'm in the same boat, mate.

For anyone else that's interested, I emailed Wolverine Australia a few days ago about brick and mortar stores in Aus and got the following reply:

 

Thank you for your email regarding the Wolverine 1000 Mile boot.

Unfortunately we have sold out of this style and there are no stores in WA that purchased this when we had stock. There is a store I can recommend called The Walking Company. They are located in Melbourne, Victoria. 


Unfortunately the Wolverine brand is currently in the middle of being sold to another distributor. Once this takes place, the new distributor will hopefully order this stock into Australia again. At the moment we do not know who this is so I cannot advise. I would say if this stock was due to arrive in Australia again it would be around the middle of this year or after.

 

Seems like we're going to be out of luck for quite a while - The Walking Company is out of stock. The only other place you could try is Prime in Melbourne - their website suggests they have 1000 mile boots.

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