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post #3931 of 6893
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Originally Posted by allday View Post

Hi, new here but I'm still having trouble deciding on a size for my 1k mile boots after trying them on in store and reading over 200 pages on this thread. My question is: Has anyone come to a conclusion on on the 1 full size vs 1/2 a size down on these boots? I'm wearing medium cushion socks and just ordered some hiking wool socks from Costco. I'm normally a size 9 in palladium boots and chucks and size 9.5 in vans/nike/ various athletic shoes.

I originally bought a size 9 and they were way too loose with plenty of toe space and heel slippage so I went to the store and tried on a 8.5 which had no heel slippage but still had lots of toe room. I then tried on a size 8 which was very snug and lightly squeezed the sides of my foot and the vamp/instep but I still have enough toe room but not enough to wiggle freely like I did on the 8.5, the 8's fit more like a basketball shoe. I feel as if the boot would be perfect in-between 8 and 8.5 but that doesn't exist. I'm wondering if a break in would make a difference with the size 8's, I really like the way my Palladium boots fit so I'm trying to aim in that direction if possible.

So those of you who have had these boots for a while what do you recommend for someone who will be wearing these as an everyday boot? 
I have a US 9 which was fine until resoling made it wider and a size 8.5 which sounds like how the 8 fits you and is still very comfortable. If wearing heavy socks I'd likely go with the 8.5
post #3932 of 6893

I'm size 9US normal shoes. I was adviced by Wolverine to go for 8.5US for snug fit which is perfect and comfortable for me. Wear them with thin or thick socks and still comfortable. I could go TTS and it will still fit fine.

 

AppleMark

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by allday View Post
 

Hi, new here but I'm still having trouble deciding on a size for my 1k mile boots after trying them on in store and reading over 200 pages on this thread. My question is: Has anyone come to a conclusion on on the 1 full size vs 1/2 a size down on these boots? I'm wearing medium cushion socks and just ordered some hiking wool socks from Costco. I'm normally a size 9 in palladium boots and chucks and size 9.5 in vans/nike/ various athletic shoes.

 

I originally bought a size 9 and they were way too loose with plenty of toe space and heel slippage so I went to the store and tried on a 8.5 which had no heel slippage but still had lots of toe room. I then tried on a size 8 which was very snug and lightly squeezed the sides of my foot and the vamp/instep but I still have enough toe room but not enough to wiggle freely like I did on the 8.5, the 8's fit more like a basketball shoe. I feel as if the boot would be perfect in-between 8 and 8.5 but that doesn't exist. I'm wondering if a break in would make a difference with the size 8's, I really like the way my Palladium boots fit so I'm trying to aim in that direction if possible.

 

So those of you who have had these boots for a while what do you recommend for someone who will be wearing these as an everyday boot? 

post #3933 of 6893
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Originally Posted by allday View Post
 

Hi, new here but I'm still having trouble deciding on a size for my 1k mile boots after trying them on in store and reading over 200 pages on this thread. My question is: Has anyone come to a conclusion on on the 1 full size vs 1/2 a size down on these boots? I'm wearing medium cushion socks and just ordered some hiking wool socks from Costco. I'm normally a size 9 in palladium boots and chucks and size 9.5 in vans/nike/ various athletic shoes.

 

I originally bought a size 9 and they were way too loose with plenty of toe space and heel slippage so I went to the store and tried on a 8.5 which had no heel slippage but still had lots of toe room. I then tried on a size 8 which was very snug and lightly squeezed the sides of my foot and the vamp/instep but I still have enough toe room but not enough to wiggle freely like I did on the 8.5, the 8's fit more like a basketball shoe. I feel as if the boot would be perfect in-between 8 and 8.5 but that doesn't exist. I'm wondering if a break in would make a difference with the size 8's, I really like the way my Palladium boots fit so I'm trying to aim in that direction if possible.

 

So those of you who have had these boots for a while what do you recommend for someone who will be wearing these as an everyday boot? 

Howdy, measure a 12 1/2, usually wear a 13 shoe and boot just to have a little extra room.  Have a size 12 1k miler and its just right but not wearing heavy socks.  Your feet become larger as you walk on them and because of this I'd select the size 13 if heavy socks were in the picture. 

post #3934 of 6893
I came across a rugged pair of Wolverine 1000 mile boots at a local flee market for $10 so I snapped them up and took them to my cobbler. I had the idea of putting on a double sole and keep the color natural. After about a weeks use and some Merino Superfeet Insoles I must say that these are the most durable and comfortable boot in my arsenal. A solid keeper...

1. Boots: $10
2. Re-Sole: $60
3. Insoles: $15

The feeling of stomping around everything... priceless.nod[1].gif


post #3935 of 6893
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Originally Posted by SaintPrado View Post

I came across a rugged pair of Wolverine 1000 mile boots at a local flee market for $10 so I snapped them up and took them to my cobbler. I had the idea of putting on a double sole and keep the color natural. After about a weeks use and some Merino Superfeet Insoles I must say that these are the most durable and comfortable boot in my arsenal. A solid keeper...

1. Boots: $10
2. Re-Sole: $60
3. Insoles: $15

The feeling of stomping around everything... priceless.nod[1].gif

nice find! tell me more about these merino insoles. tell me even more about where you found them for $15!!!
post #3936 of 6893
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Originally Posted by allday View Post

Hi, new here but I'm still having trouble deciding on a size for my 1k mile boots after trying them on in store and reading over 200 pages on this thread. My question is: Has anyone come to a conclusion on on the 1 full size vs 1/2 a size down on these boots? I'm wearing medium cushion socks and just ordered some hiking wool socks from Costco. I'm normally a size 9 in palladium boots and chucks and size 9.5 in vans/nike/ various athletic shoes.

I originally bought a size 9 and they were way too loose with plenty of toe space and heel slippage so I went to the store and tried on a 8.5 which had no heel slippage but still had lots of toe room. I then tried on a size 8 which was very snug and lightly squeezed the sides of my foot and the vamp/instep but I still have enough toe room but not enough to wiggle freely like I did on the 8.5, the 8's fit more like a basketball shoe. I feel as if the boot would be perfect in-between 8 and 8.5 but that doesn't exist. I'm wondering if a break in would make a difference with the size 8's, I really like the way my Palladium boots fit so I'm trying to aim in that direction if possible.

So those of you who have had these boots for a while what do you recommend for someone who will be wearing these as an everyday boot? 

Size 8.5 is what you want. Boots are not supposed to be that tight. I have written about this at great length several times now. If they fit like a gym shoe they are too small.
post #3937 of 6893
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


Size 8.5 is what you want. Boots are not supposed to be that tight. I have written about this at great length several times now. If they fit like a gym shoe they are too small.

 

Yeah, I read your post on the first couple 50 pages I think if I remember correctly. I was just asking now since that was a few years ago. Thanks for confirming though!

post #3938 of 6893
Cranes is incredibly informed, so listen to him. Thats obvious if you read the thread. That being said...

In my opinion, you should size the boot for how you will use it. I am not using this boot like Crane, I am going to use it as a nice boot to wear around. I live in AZ and it wont see snow or rain, and pretty much only sidewalks. I dont need it to fit like a hiking boot, with a large toe box or some heel slip. I want it to fit like a dress shoe and the boot will never see thick socks.... so I went and tried them on, and I sized down a size from my normal dress shoe which is a 43. When sizing, judge them vs something that runs true to size. For me, the 9 fits fine. The heel is tight and there is very little room in the toe box... exactly how I wanted this boot to fit.

This is not how I would fit a boot if I was hiking or hunting, such as Crane does in the boot. However, I prefer synthetics for these activities (sue me biggrin.gif), so a little tighter than normal fit works for me there also. If you havent noticed, I dont like heel slip and I have a skinny heel with a flat foot, hence why I am often running a smaller size than would technically be recommended for me. Have fun fitting me into hockey skates. nod[1].gif


Anyway, point being... take what people on the internet say, learn from it, and use your head to make a decision. Size the boot for your activity. If I sized them like Crane does, I would never have been happy with the fit


Oh, fwiw: I bought Krause's, but tried on the regular 1000 miles and the Rockford. They all fit pretty much the same, so I presume they are all made on the same footbed. Please correct me if I am wrong.
post #3939 of 6893

Hi all!

 

I just shelled out a pretty penny to get these addisons...I really want to wear them outside but I have noticed that on the inside of the left boot there seems to be this wrinkling of the leather.  The wrinkled leather feels a bit dryer than the same spot on the right boot; the inside of the right boot feels smooth.  

 

So my question is:  Is this bad?  beginnings of dry rot?  Should I return these?

 

Pictures are attached.

 

I've been wearing them around the house and they feel great! It'd be a shame if I have to wait another few weeks to get another pair...but I don't want my money to goto waste if the problem is something that needs to be addressed.

 

Thanks for all your help!

 

 

 

post #3940 of 6893
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Originally Posted by Masta View Post

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They are boots. They are made of chromexcel leather. This is common. Wear them, enjoy them, there is nothing wrong with them.
post #3941 of 6893
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Originally Posted by Masta View Post
 

Hi all!

 

I just shelled out a pretty penny to get these addisons...I really want to wear them outside but I have noticed that on the inside of the left boot there seems to be this wrinkling of the leather.  The wrinkled leather feels a bit dryer than the same spot on the right boot; the inside of the right boot feels smooth.  

 

So my question is:  Is this bad?  beginnings of dry rot?  Should I return these?

 

Pictures are attached.

 

I've been wearing them around the house and they feel great! It'd be a shame if I have to wait another few weeks to get another pair...but I don't want my money to goto waste if the problem is something that needs to be addressed.

 

Thanks for all your help!

 

 

 

 

 

Had a few spots on the black 1K's and was a little bit POed about it, but they are boots, work boots at that.  Very well made and are going to out last me.  Now if a perfect pair of boots are needed they probably can be found for maybe double what we paid for our boots but would this be necessary?  I'm looking forward to having mine shreaded and messed up and don't plan on polishing them so this happens quicker.

post #3942 of 6893

As mentioned earlier by Mr Hooker it is fine. Don't forget to condition them before wearing them out.

 

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Originally Posted by Masta View Post
 

Hi all!

 

I just shelled out a pretty penny to get these addisons...I really want to wear them outside but I have noticed that on the inside of the left boot there seems to be this wrinkling of the leather.  The wrinkled leather feels a bit dryer than the same spot on the right boot; the inside of the right boot feels smooth.  

 

So my question is:  Is this bad?  beginnings of dry rot?  Should I return these?

 

Pictures are attached.

 

I've been wearing them around the house and they feel great! It'd be a shame if I have to wait another few weeks to get another pair...but I don't want my money to goto waste if the problem is something that needs to be addressed.

 

Thanks for all your help!

 

 

 

post #3943 of 6893
Normal and expected. As already mentioned condition them and just go.
post #3944 of 6893
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nice find! tell me more about these merino insoles. tell me even more about where you found them for $15!!!

I got them on ebay. A seller had them for $15 BIN.
post #3945 of 6893

Yet another sizing question here...

 

I typically wear a size 14 in all shoes - sneakers, allen edmonds, etc.

 

I recently bought the Wolverine 1000s in both a 14 and 13. The 14 feels a little big, while the 13 feels a bit tight, especially on my left foot which is slightly larger. 

 

Which do you recommend I keep?

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