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There's almost nothing a good horse hair brushing can't fix - I've been guilty myself of overtreating my boots but the more and more I get into brushing, the better I feel about it.  Great results all around.

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here's mine after a year of wear.. not particularly hard wear, but wear regardless. MBP only. shoe trees half the time. (hah woops)

 

 

 

still comfortable as ever.. and durable as ever! 

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Be selling a black pair of 1k boots, size 12 1/2.  Worn occasionally for six months.  Fit is kind of tighter than I like, $300 or best offer.

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Did they start selling 12 1/2s recently? Because last I checked half sizes only went to 11 1/2
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Originally Posted by rockcrawler View Post

Did they start selling 12 1/2s recently? Because last I checked half sizes only went to 11 1/2


You're absolutely correct!  Usually wear a 13 but look for 12 1/2's if possible.  These are 12's and fit good, just not the way I like my shoes to fit.  Ordered a pair of RW Round toe boots in 13 M that should fit a little more the way I prefer.  The 1K's would be fine if worn with dress socks but all I wear are heavy wool socks.  Dress socks just sit in the drawer around here for some reason.  Anyone interest in these let me know and some pics will be posted.

 

Going to keep these 1K's.  The RW bourbon round toed boots arrived today and fit a hair wider.  Both seem a bit tight around the ball of the foot but hope they break in a bit.  Read when a shoe breaks in the get wider and shorter.  No problem with the 13 RW's but the 1K's being 12's might end up a little short.  Thought of going to E or EE but then they would be too wide in the heal.  Have to stop at the shop and see what they recommend.


Edited by loug - 12/23/13 at 6:42pm
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My 1k rusts arrived from Crane's the other day. Two coats of obenauf's boot oil, followed the next day by two coats if obenauf's LP. The process darkened it less than I was expecting to based on previous threads. However, I do like them darker than the original color so everything is good smile.gif

I'd like to shine them up a bit, but not a military shine. What product should I use?


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Originally Posted by tmchow View Post

My 1k rusts arrived from Crane's the other day. Two coats of obenauf's boot oil, followed the next day by two coats if obenauf's LP. The process darkened it less than I was expecting to based on previous threads. However, I do like them darker than the original color so everything is good smile.gif

I'd like to shine them up a bit, but not a military shine. What product should I use?


I used a horsehair brush after the LP and it put a decent shine on mine.  It doesn't approach polish, but looks good.  Have you tried that?

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Originally Posted by michaeljohnr View Post

I used a horsehair brush after the LP and it put a decent shine on mine.  It doesn't approach polish, but looks good.  Have you tried that?

I did but perhaps I didn't brush long enough? It didn't seem to shine up at all. Is there some particular technique?
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Originally Posted by tmchow View Post

My 1k rusts arrived from Crane's the other day. Two coats of obenauf's boot oil, followed the next day by two coats if obenauf's LP. The process darkened it less than I was expecting to based on previous threads. However, I do like them darker than the original color so everything is good smile.gif

I'd like to shine them up a bit, but not a military shine. What product should I use?



Nothing for a while, just wear them. It is a useless endeavor to attempt to shine them right after oil and LP.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


Nothing for a while, just wear them. It is a useless endeavor to attempt to shine them right after oil and LP.

Listen to Crane's.  

 

He is the forum expert on these boots.

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used this method in the past but didn't care for the shined boot look.



 



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LabQ23zpF8c


Edited by loug - 12/23/13 at 6:37pm
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For the rust, you may want to wax it later with neutral colour to keep the original colour unchanged. Similar to the spit shine method, after waxing the whole boot and brushing off the excess with horse hair brush, wipe the boots lightly with wetted cotton balls (with water) and leave the boots to dry. 

 

Don't brush it as it will removed the wax shine.

 


Edited by Mr M - 12/23/13 at 5:31pm
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Received my rust boots from Cranes! Here they are after a brush and dose of Montana Pitch Blend (waterproofing isn't for me):



One question I have is about the balance between the heel and sole on the right boot. Here's a pic of the heel when the sole is fully on the ground so it does wobble because it's uneven. Only the corner of the heel touches the ground.



This seems quite uneven especially for first quality and not sure if it will affect my gait over time or affect how the boots wear. Thoughts?
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Non issue.
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