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Originally Posted by kasperoff View Post

Hi there Mr Crane,

Do you actually stock  the 1000 Miles? I had a quick look on your website, but could not see them.

Yes I do stock them. I'm not supposed to have them listed on the site.

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Originally Posted by kasperoff View Post

OK, guess I answered my own question! I see the link in your sig, but I'm looking for the Original Boot. Is the "Cranes Boots" website also one of yours? Having a very hard time finding stock in the UK anywhere. Let alone somewhere to try them on.

Yep that's my site. It's full ecom capable and once the jokers at USPS switch me over that's where I'm going to be doing my special deals. As you can see I also don't listen very well and I'm going to have them available online one way or the other. I told Dave I was up to no good and the less he knew the better. If the big W gets mad he can blame it all on me. LOL!
post #4457 of 6762

I'm looking at Allen Edmond as another option for the next boots. Since they make some of the Wolverine boots, I assume their sizing would be the same?

 

Am I correct?

post #4458 of 6762
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Originally Posted by Mr M View Post

I'm looking at Allen Edmond as another option for the next boots. Since they make some of the Wolverine boots, I assume their sizing would be the same?

Am I correct?

No how no way. You better hop into an AE thread and figure out their lasts and sizing peculiarities.
post #4459 of 6762
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Originally Posted by kasperoff View Post

OK, guess I answered my own question! I see the link in your sig, but I'm looking for the Original Boot. Is the "Cranes Boots" website also one of yours? Having a very hard time finding stock in the UK anywhere. Let alone somewhere to try them on.
Yeah.... You can pretty much give up on that search; there isn't one.
You're best bet would be to try some Redwing Beckmans then check the forums for the pretty comprehensive size comparisons between RWs and 1k miles.
post #4460 of 6762

I'm a pretty frugal person but I've finally been convinced that these are worth the money, so I'm planning to buy a pair. I could use some advice about what size to get.

 

I got measured with a brannock device which said 10.5, which is the same size as my sneakers. This was all sorts of wrong, it was way too loose. Considering how far off it was, I asked to try on a pair in 9.5 (same size as my CDBs, which are a snug fit btw). This size felt OK... there was still tons of room in the toe box.

 

Finally I tried on a 9. The toe box still had plenty of room, but it was noticeably snug on the sides. Definitely tighter than I'd want it to be on a permanent basis.

 

So, what size would you recommend for me? Do they stretch or "relax" or anything like that (meaning that I should get the 9), or should I go with the 9.5?

 

One additional question - I wear khakis the majority of the time, and jeans occasionally. Would I be correct in thinking I should go with brown over cordovan, because cordovan doesn't go as well with khakis as it does with jeans or other dark colored pants? Cordovan looks great with jeans but I've been leaning towards the safer option of brown. I don't want to spend this much on a pair of boots that I'd be hesitant to wear, or only feel I could wear with certain clothes.

post #4461 of 6762
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Originally Posted by OzzyJones View Post


Yeah.... You can pretty much give up on that search; there isn't one.
You're best bet would be to try some Redwing Beckmans then check the forums for the pretty comprehensive size comparisons between RWs and 1k miles.

I was a UK 7.5 in the Red Wing Chukka. 1/2 a size down as I'm normally an 8.

post #4462 of 6762
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Originally Posted by kasperoff View Post

I was a UK 7.5 in the Red Wing Chukka. 1/2 a size down as I'm normally an 8.
I don't know how the chukkas fit but I wear a US 9.5 in the Beckman and 9 in the 1k tho I have an 8.5 1k too which tho snug aren't uncomfortable. That's a full size down on my true size
post #4463 of 6762
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Originally Posted by chocobo View Post
 

I'm a pretty frugal person but I've finally been convinced that these are worth the money, so I'm planning to buy a pair. I could use some advice about what size to get.

 

I got measured with a brannock device which said 10.5, which is the same size as my sneakers. This was all sorts of wrong, it was way too loose. Considering how far off it was, I asked to try on a pair in 9.5 (same size as my CDBs, which are a snug fit btw). This size felt OK... there was still tons of room in the toe box.

 

Finally I tried on a 9. The toe box still had plenty of room, but it was noticeably snug on the sides. Definitely tighter than I'd want it to be on a permanent basis.

 

So, what size would you recommend for me? Do they stretch or "relax" or anything like that (meaning that I should get the 9), or should I go with the 9.5?

 

One additional question - I wear khakis the majority of the time, and jeans occasionally. Would I be correct in thinking I should go with brown over cordovan, because cordovan doesn't go as well with khakis as it does with jeans or other dark colored pants? Cordovan looks great with jeans but I've been leaning towards the safer option of brown. I don't want to spend this much on a pair of boots that I'd be hesitant to wear, or only feel I could wear with certain clothes.

 

On a $/utility basis, my Wolverines were my best buy.

 

If 9 is tighter than you'd want, it is too tight. These do not loosen up 1/2 size like some people believe Chromexcel does. Boots are supposed to have room in the toe-box. If you feel that they're slightly too large, there are options available like thicker socks, a very thin insert, or a tongue pad (recommend in that order).

 

Get the 9.5's.

 

For reference, my Brannock is about a 9.75 D and the 9 in Wolverine's fits me perfectly. I wear 10 in sneakers, sometimes even 10.5 in Nike's.

 

Lastly, Cordovan goes with everything. Cordovan and khaki is a great look and better than brown boots and khaki, IMO. I'd go with the Cordovan, always. My girlfriend is convinced all my boots are cordovan colored, and the same boot.

post #4464 of 6762

Thanks! All of that information is really useful.

post #4465 of 6762
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post



Lastly, Cordovan goes with everything. Cordovan and khaki is a great look and better than brown boots and khaki, IMO. I'd go with the Cordovan, always. My girlfriend is convinced all my boots are cordovan colored, and the same boot.
GENIUS!!
post #4466 of 6762
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Originally Posted by wdahab View Post

Well, I would like to say one thing: after a year of wearing them, it's time to admit that Crane's (it hurts to say this) is right when it comes to fit. It's time to bid adieu to my 721s and 744s, which were basically grails for me, because I bought them too small. My takeaway from this (expensive) lesson is that the most important part is to get the joint of my toe in the right place, the width right, and ensure my heel doesn't have lateral slippage and not worry about space in front of my toes any more.

That said, I found a pair of boots that fits me perfectly, modified last Alden Indy's, and its amazing the world of difference my feet feel right now. They have the same tank-like feel to them, though I haven't decided whether I'm going to water-proof them.

I've been trying to go through this entire thread to learn more about these boots. Almost ready to make a purchase, but was wondering if anyone could comment on the above?

I cant seem to find what was written/reommended in terms of fit?
post #4467 of 6762
Hey guy, finally just got a pair of Wolverines since I saw them on sale, and I was wondering if I should use some Obenauf LP or not? I saw some people didn't use any sort of LP. Sorry if this was posted earlier.
post #4468 of 6762
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Originally Posted by rexzors21 View Post

Hey guy, finally just got a pair of Wolverines since I saw them on sale, and I was wondering if I should use some Obenauf LP or not? I saw some people didn't use any sort of LP. Sorry if this was posted earlier.

It was posted about 500 times.
If you intend to wear them in rain, slush or snow, ever; get some protector on them
post #4469 of 6762
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Originally Posted by rexzors21 View Post

Hey guy, finally just got a pair of Wolverines since I saw them on sale, and I was wondering if I should use some Obenauf LP or not? I saw some people didn't use any sort of LP. Sorry if this was posted earlier.

 

It's leather. If you want to protect it, use LP. It's in the name, and it's highly recommended for 1000-mile boots.

post #4470 of 6762
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 
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Originally Posted by chocobo View Post
 

I'm a pretty frugal person but I've finally been convinced that these are worth the money, so I'm planning to buy a pair. I could use some advice about what size to get.

 

I got measured with a brannock device which said 10.5, which is the same size as my sneakers. This was all sorts of wrong, it was way too loose. Considering how far off it was, I asked to try on a pair in 9.5 (same size as my CDBs, which are a snug fit btw). This size felt OK... there was still tons of room in the toe box.

 

Finally I tried on a 9. The toe box still had plenty of room, but it was noticeably snug on the sides. Definitely tighter than I'd want it to be on a permanent basis.

 

So, what size would you recommend for me? Do they stretch or "relax" or anything like that (meaning that I should get the 9), or should I go with the 9.5?

 

One additional question - I wear khakis the majority of the time, and jeans occasionally. Would I be correct in thinking I should go with brown over cordovan, because cordovan doesn't go as well with khakis as it does with jeans or other dark colored pants? Cordovan looks great with jeans but I've been leaning towards the safer option of brown. I don't want to spend this much on a pair of boots that I'd be hesitant to wear, or only feel I could wear with certain clothes.

 

On a $/utility basis, my Wolverines were my best buy.

 

If 9 is tighter than you'd want, it is too tight. These do not loosen up 1/2 size like some people believe Chromexcel does. Boots are supposed to have room in the toe-box. If you feel that they're slightly too large, there are options available like thicker socks, a very thin insert, or a tongue pad (recommend in that order).

 

Get the 9.5's.

 

For reference, my Brannock is about a 9.75 D and the 9 in Wolverine's fits me perfectly. I wear 10 in sneakers, sometimes even 10.5 in Nike's.

 

Lastly, Cordovan goes with everything. Cordovan and khaki is a great look and better than brown boots and khaki, IMO. I'd go with the Cordovan, always. My girlfriend is convinced all my boots are cordovan colored, and the same boot.

I personally would not recommend getting anything smaller than a 1/2 size down from your Brannock size. Tons of recommendations in this thread as to why, even just a few pages back. As Crane said, there are many techniques to adjust to a size too big but too small? you're screwed. Expensive mistake.

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