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post #3466 of 6532
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Yeah, that's fine (though various people's opinions will differ, and it won't be enough if really exposed to the elements).

Don't really plan on using these guys when it snows etc.  Mostly in dry conditions.  I'll go with my trusty Chippewas if the weather is not cooperating.

post #3467 of 6532
Recently notice there's a scuff on the heel of my boots. It's so deep that you can see the black finish coming off and the beige leather underneath.

What's the recommended treatment?
post #3468 of 6532

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll give it a try.

post #3469 of 6532
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Originally Posted by hxh_killua View Post

Recently notice there's a scuff on the heel of my boots. It's so deep that you can see the black finish coming off and the beige leather underneath.

What's the recommended treatment?

Sharpie.

Just kidding. Rub wax or cream polish that match the color of the leather to the cut/scuff. Let dry, and brush. Maybe repeat a few times. The idea is to let the "natural colored" leather absorbed the pigment.
post #3470 of 6532
tsekh, what's a good cream / polish that matches the Wolverine's Cordovan no. 8 color?
post #3471 of 6532
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

tsekh, what's a good cream / polish that matches the Wolverine's Cordovan no. 8 color?

I don't used any color specific polish with my 1000 mile boot and I mostly maintain them with boot oil. I used venetian shoe creme in the past which doesn't contain pigment and can give the boot a good shine if that is what you are after. I don't like how the 1000 boot looks when treated as dress boot, the toe box is too huge and it looks kind of silly when all polished up.

When my boot was cut and I needed to fill some pigment into the exposed leather (I applied only to that spot, not the whole boot), I just used what I had - Allen Edmonds burgundy cordovan care cream. It is designed specific for shell cordovan leather, not for CXL, so I won't recommend using it regularly for the 1000 mile boot although I am sure it won't harm the boot. For regular use, something like Allen Edmonds premium shoe polish in merlot will do the job (just $9 and free shipping on their website). I used their dark brown one for my brown 1000 mile boot in the past, but again, in the end I don't like the high shine on these boots and have used boot oil since then.
post #3472 of 6532
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post


I don't used any color specific polish with my 1000 mile boot and I mostly maintain them with boot oil. I used venetian shoe creme in the past which doesn't contain pigment and can give the boot a good shine if that is what you are after. I don't like how the 1000 boot looks when treated as dress boot, the toe box is too huge and it looks kind of silly when all polished up.

When my boot was cut and I needed to fill some pigment into the exposed leather (I applied only to that spot, not the whole boot), I just used what I had - Allen Edmonds burgundy cordovan care cream. It is designed specific for shell cordovan leather, not for CXL, so I won't recommend using it regularly for the 1000 mile boot although I am sure it won't harm the boot. For regular use, something like Allen Edmonds premium shoe polish in merlot will do the job (just $9 and free shipping on their website). I used their dark brown one for my brown 1000 mile boot in the past, but again, in the end I don't like the high shine on these boots and have used boot oil since then.


I'm confused, just on the last page wdahab said that one should never use polishes with pigment in them on CXL?

post #3473 of 6532

Kiwi "cordovan" wax will probably work fine.  I use Kiwi black to fill in the gashes on my black pair... works well.  You can probably get either color for $2 at the grocery store.

post #3474 of 6532
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Originally Posted by ChosenGSR View Post

I'm confused, just on the last page wdahab said that one should never use polishes with pigment in them on CXL?

I wouldn't if it wasn't necessary. If you pay attention to the discussion I was talking about adding pigment to the damaged spot of my boot where the leather was cut open.

This is the first time I have heard someone suggesting that polishes with pigment shouldn't be used on CXL. I have seen people recommend against using pigmented polish on shell cordovan, and that's because the shell cordovan leather is so dense and the pores are so tiny that the pigment cannot penetrate deep into the leather and would just sit on top. As a result the shine one gets using pigmented polish would look rather "artificial" and different from the shell cordovan deep glow that everyone loves. This wouldn't be a problem with CXL.

But as a general rule, I'd avoid using pigmented polish on any leather unless it is necessary (e.g. to cover up scuffs/cuts, or to reintroduce color into older leather).
Edited by tsekh - 6/20/13 at 5:56am
post #3475 of 6532
Received mine from STP.

They fit narrower than expected. How much will these stretch if any?
post #3476 of 6532
received mine from STP as well yesterday.

I was pretty surprised by the stubby toe areas, which is contrast to many pictures posted on the web..

does it flatten out a bit after some wears and creases over time?
post #3477 of 6532
what laces is everyone using? I'm not a fan of the laces that they come with. The leather laces I've seen in some photos are good.

Are you guys wrapping it around the ankles or using the speed hooks?

lace length?
post #3478 of 6532

Anyone not want their 7.5 in the tan addison or plain toe hit me up.

post #3479 of 6532
Got my order from STP as well.
Purchased the Brown laceup, but they sent me the Rust Emerson instead.
Unfortunately, it's too big, so before I return them, does anyone want to buy them from me? Asking for $175 + shipping.

SIze 8, brand new factory seconds, rust.
post #3480 of 6532

Just noticed these:

http://www.selectism.com/2013/01/18/wolverine-boots-1000-mile-fall-winter-2013/

 

Yikes. Following the AE playbook I see.

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