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post #3331 of 6759
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Originally Posted by JelloFaust View Post

I ordered a pair of Brown 1000 miles and per recommendation here have decided to oil them before I wear them. I live in California and don't experience much rain and won't be using the boots for much (if any) outdoorsy things (hiking, etc). Is there an oil recommendation that will protect the boots with my kind of use that will change the color only minimally? Also, should I oil the soles before having a vibram half sole on?

Thanks a lot!


Venetian shoe cream is what I would recommend. I probably wouldn't oil the sole if you plan to have a half sole installed.
post #3332 of 6759
Awesome! Thanks for the recommendation as I hadn't heard of this oil/cream before.
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Originally Posted by mg2380 View Post

Mine have a full leather insole... 

Should I send them back then? :/ It seems deliberate, the half leather insole has a stylised end

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Originally Posted by TheAussie00 View Post

Should I send them back then? :/ It seems deliberate, the half leather insole has a stylised end

Are you sure the other half of your insole isn't leather? I took another look at my 1K's, and I see what you're talking about now. It does look like plastic... But after a closer inspection (with a small LED flashlight), it does in fact look like it's leather. 

 
As far as comfort is concerned... You might want to look into the insole below (they're meant for shoes without a lot of wiggle room). I'll probably be getting a pair for my 1K's.    
 
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Is the thread coming loose normal? Should I be concerned?
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When do you all apply a sole protector? Right out of the box, or do you wear them a bit?
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Originally Posted by gnu View Post

When do you all apply a sole protector? Right out of the box, or do you wear them a bit?

I put mine on when they were brand new.

 

FYI: It shouldn't cost more than $30.  

post #3338 of 6759
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Is the thread coming loose normal? Should I be concerned?


that's not normal for a $300 shoes mine has a few days of wear but when i use bush to clean it the thread is loosen on both pair at the same spot as yours. THREAD COMING LOOSE WITH BRUSHING WHAT THE F**k. MY$70 Chippewa's construction quality is much better.

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Actually, I don't have any suspect thread issues at all. This is 6-7 months with only water, cloth, and a horsehair brush. The waxed laces I got from Red Wing at no charge.
Edited by Winterbourne - 5/23/13 at 5:05am
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Here is mine today side by side with Chips after applying moderate snoseal, i use lighter to get rid of the loosened thread.

 

 

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I have that on mine, though it's not a loose thread, just the end of the thread, and all the stitching is intact with no signs of falling apart.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I have that on mine, though it's not a loose thread, just the end of the thread, and all the stitching is intact with no signs of falling apart.

Yeah, same here. After 31/2 years you get used to it. Like I even cared about it to begin with. I've worn my original brown 1Ks for the last 8 months daily. That's 240 or so days straight and this thread problem is not a problem or a quality issue like some would like to claim. If it was my boots would not have held up this long let alone 3.5 years. Baby them when you brush them? Are you kidding me?



Yeah both boots have this "problem".

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Oh man, those are lookin' good beat up; I got a long way to go.

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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

Oh man, those are lookin' good beat up; I got a long way to go.

Just wait. I need to clean them up and then oil them. The last time I did that was oh about 8 months ago. LOL! They're overdue for it for sure. The sole and half soles are about shot so sometime this year they'll have to go back to the cobbler and be redone again. I got 2.5 years out of the sole job so I really can't complain.
post #3345 of 6759

for anyone looking for filson boot oil in Toronto, i found it at wilson's fly fishing queen street east.

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