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post #4741 of 6532
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

Is there a specific half sole that works well (long lasting, not too noticeable) with the 1ks? I've seen mention of Topy, Vibram 2337 and 2338.
 

The half-soles you mentioned will probably be your best bet. I went with the 2341 Raptor (extra traction for winter). 

post #4742 of 6532
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Originally Posted by ec123456 View Post

If 14 fits me snugly in the Austens, will I be the same size for the Addisons?
My 1k originals are 9d and a bit loose. My Austens are 9.5d and a bit loose, but thicker socks make them perfect.

Now that I wear them daily I think I might like them better. At first I was on the fence. Then wanted to sell them. Now i just love them
post #4743 of 6532
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

Is there a specific half sole that works well (long lasting, not too noticeable) with the 1ks? I've seen mention of Topy, Vibram 2337 and 2338.

Also, I was checking the 1ks out at a couple of stores last week and noticed a few pairs had some extra thick wrinkling and a veiny appearance, is this considered normal for CXL?

 

Recently got the Vibram 2341 which is a more rugged half sole. Perfect for a Toronto winter; very satisfied with it. 

 

Here is an image: http://www.styleforum.net/t/163864/wolverine-1000-mile-boot-review/700_100#post_4885822

post #4744 of 6532

My cobbler put soletech doble vide half sole on my Addisons, I didn't specify what type of soles I wanted and just assumed he knew best. The soles matched the heel but I was wondering if they are inferior to Vibrams.

post #4745 of 6532
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

My cobbler put soletech doble vide half sole on my Addisons, I didn't specify what type of soles I wanted and just assumed he knew best. The soles matched the heel but I was wondering if they are inferior to Vibrams.

Eh, I wouldn't worry about it... It's better than nothing. 

post #4746 of 6532
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Originally Posted by accordion View Post
 

My cobbler put soletech doble vide half sole on my Addisons, I didn't specify what type of soles I wanted and just assumed he knew best. The soles matched the heel but I was wondering if they are inferior to Vibrams.

When they eventually need replacement just request the one you prefer.

post #4747 of 6532

I just applied obenauf and it indeed didn't darken the boots too much, but because it's a wax, the texture of the leather became different.

post #4748 of 6532
Found a pic of the veiny, wrinkly appearance I was talking about earlier (saw a few pairs like this in stores, except the wrinkles were across the top of the boot). Normal or defective?
post #4749 of 6532

i like the creases on that boot!

post #4750 of 6532
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post

Found a pic of the veiny, wrinkly appearance I was talking about earlier (saw a few pairs like this in stores, except the wrinkles were across the top of the boot). Normal or defective?

 

Normal. Don't forget to condition them once in a while.

post #4751 of 6532
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Originally Posted by ben2t View Post

i like the creases on that boot!
+1; you got pumped boots!!
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I dunno, the ones with that type of creasing between the toe box and vamp were pretty ugly.
post #4753 of 6532
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Originally Posted by newbie91 View Post

of course you need to treat the outsoles. After all, the outsoles are the part that will be in contact with the elements, unless you are walking on air

What kind of expertise do you hold to deliver such a bold statement? If I remember correctly, there are still disagreements if it is good for the outsole or not. By conditioning the outsole you do make them more neutral regarding the elements, but it also softens them up to a certain degree and they are wear faster. I would advise to go for a topy.
post #4754 of 6532
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Originally Posted by cbfn View Post


What kind of expertise do you hold to deliver such a bold statement? If I remember correctly, there are still disagreements if it is good for the outsole or not. By conditioning the outsole you do make them more neutral regarding the elements, but it also softens them up to a certain degree and they are wear faster. I would advise to go for a topy.

the OP asked whether he should treat the outsoles. So i'm assuming he does not want to go for a topy. so let's assume that's the case, would you advise him to condition his outsoles?

post #4755 of 6532
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Originally Posted by newbie91 View Post

the OP asked whether he should treat the outsoles. So i'm assuming he does not want to go for a topy. so let's assume that's the case, would you advise him to condition his outsoles?
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Originally Posted by newbie91 View Post

of course you need to treat the outsoles. After all, the outsoles are the part that will be in contact with the elements, unless you are walking on air

No.
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