Just got my first pair of 1000 miles today. I've read the entire thread before making my purchase and I bought them heavily discounted from Amazon. Even though the shop is a stockist of Wolverine 1000 Mile and they advertise them as new, I'm still fairly sure they're seconds or returns. Mine came with a scuff on the left boot, but I was prepared for a gamble because of how much I paid for them so I'm not upset at all.
I decided on sizing down half a size. I wear a 9D most of the time. It's abit too snug for my liking. This is a pretty narrow fit that reminds me of the Iron Rangers and the Beckmans. I can probably live with it, but I'll have to wear them a while to make a judgement.
Here's a few pics out of the box.
The fit compared to my OSB Trench Boots. It's significantly narrower. The Trench Boots fit much better. Perhaps I should not have sized down.
I'm looking forward to wearing them and putting them into rotation.
On a side note, anyone know where I can find burgundy leather laces?