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post #4936 of 6895

You don't need anything besides an occasional brushing.  Chromexcel is loaded with oils that "bloom" to the surface.

 

Weathersealing is pointless unless you convert the soles to commando or Danite variety.  Getting occasionally caught in the rain is fine.  I wouldn't trust deliberately walking with damped leather soles on city concretes.

post #4937 of 6895
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post


Just the standard Vibram commando half sole + heel.

Are the Vibram sole stitch or just glued? you said 2 years its seams you got a quality job for that. Looks good though, considering adding the same on mine.

post #4938 of 6895

Hey, first time poster here so be gentle.  I have a store credit at a local place that carries the 1k boots.  My true size is 10E.  The D's fit a bit narrow (I was told that the line runs narrow in general), and they didn't carry E's.  I soon came to find out that no one carries E's because Wolverine doesn't make them.  So I went ahead and ordered the EEE's, and I'm waiting on them, but I just can't imagine fitting a triple wide.  Why, for heaven's sake, is nothing offered between D and EEE?  Should I size up in the D's and deal with the extra length?  Should I go to the RW outlet?  No, they don't make E's either... I'm despondent.  Is there no boot for me besides the bespoke route?  I really wanted to use that credit.  Does anyone have any experience with the 1Ks in EEE?

post #4939 of 6895
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Originally Posted by ben2t View Post

Are the Vibram sole stitch or just glued? you said 2 years its seams you got a quality job for that. Looks good though, considering adding the same on mine.

Just a glue-on one. Nothing out of the ordinary. They still look OK because I don't wear boots in the Summer and I have 4 pairs of boots I rotate in the Winter months when I am not wearing my dress shoes.

If you do put them on, make sure you post pics. smile.gif
post #4940 of 6895
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Originally Posted by themonster View Post

You don't need anything besides an occasional brushing.  Chromexcel is loaded with oils that "bloom" to the surface.

Weathersealing is pointless unless you convert the soles to commando or Danite variety.  Getting occasionally caught in the rain is fine.  I wouldn't trust deliberately walking with damped leather soles on city concretes.

Wrong on both counts. Where did you get your information from?

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Originally Posted by ben2t View Post

Are the Vibram sole stitch or just glued? you said 2 years its seams you got a quality job for that. Looks good though, considering adding the same on mine.

They're glued on and mine have lasted over three years without issue. I really do need to get them replaced only because I've worn the Raptor pattern pretty much bald in spots.
post #4941 of 6895
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Wrong on both counts. Where did you get your information from?
 


Umm, from Nick Horween and Phil Kalas.  :fonz:

 

http://horween.com/101/chromexcel-2/

http://bestleather.org/about-the-famous-chromexcel-leather-from-horween-tannery/

 

 

How exactly am I wrong about damp leather soles being more susceptible to rock/concrete abrasion?

 

It's basic science; sharp objects will erode anything that is softer or soggy. :evolve:


Edited by themonster - 1/15/14 at 5:33pm
post #4942 of 6895

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dysong/5734486367/

 

Here you mentioned taking a dip in a river to clean off your 1k miles.  This is terrible advice and the reason why you think these boots required weatherproofing.  Not sure how many people put their boots to these extreme conditions.

post #4943 of 6895
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Originally Posted by themonster View Post


Umm, from Nick Horween and Phil Kalas.  fing02%5B1%5D.gif

http://horween.com/101/chromexcel-2/
http://bestleather.org/about-the-famous-chromexcel-leather-from-horween-tannery/


How exactly am I wrong about damp leather soles being more susceptible to rock/concrete abrasion?

It's basic science; sharp objects will erode anything that is softer or soggy. 1159%5B1%5D.gif

Neither article has any information to back up your claim that CXL does not require conditioning.

Who cares if the soles are less abrasion resistant. You said it's pointless to weatherseal the uppers unless you half sole the boots which is a patently false statement.

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Originally Posted by themonster View Post

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dysong/5734486367/

Here you mentioned taking a dip in a river to clean off your 1k miles.  This is terrible advice and the reason why you think these boots required weatherproofing.  Not sure how many people put their boots to these extreme conditions.

First off it's far better to expose the boots to water immersion than to let mud dry on them. Where did you come up with your brilliant deduction on why I proof my boots anyway? The reason why has been clearly explained by me over and over again yet you think you know why better than I do? LOL! ROFLMAO! I also think it's hilarious that you call what I do extreme. Around my neck of the woods it's how a pair of workboots are treated by just about everyone.

Oh yeah, a full moon. That explains everything. LOL!
post #4944 of 6895

Lets break it down.  One pair of 1K's @ $350+/-, life ~ 5 years = $70/year or 20 cents a day.  Even at a 2 1/2 year life span its still a good buy.  Then resoling?  Personally I think we worry too much about the initial investment of everything we buy.  Like mentioned before, they are just work boots.

post #4945 of 6895

Seriously, you'll get bored of them in like 2 years or so.

post #4946 of 6895
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Originally Posted by loug View Post
 

Lets break it down.  One pair of 1K's @ $350+/-, life ~ 5 years = $70/year or 20 cents a day.  Even at a 2 1/2 year life span its still a good buy.  Then resoling?  Personally I think we worry too much about the initial investment of everything we buy.  Like mentioned before, they are just work boots.

 

Look, your boots won't last an equivalent of 40 years of traveling to the moon and back.  Your leather knowledge is proportional to how hard you trash them!

 

I just bought a pair of Indy Boots so I can just be like Indiana Jones.  I mean, why else would they named the boots after him?!

post #4947 of 6895
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Originally Posted by Raindrop View Post
 

Seriously, you'll get bored of them in like 2 years or so.


Maybe but the norm for me is as long as they're comfortable they continue to be worn.  Never forget my wife telling me to get new tennis shoes, "your shoes are older than your kids".  Kids were in grade school.  Shoes were still good and comfy, did get new ones though and can't say what she did with the old ones.

post #4948 of 6895

Does anyone know how long it takes for cranes to ship out a pair of boots? i put in an order last week but have not received any updates, so i have no idea when to expect them.

post #4949 of 6895

Is the creasing on this left shoe ridiculous? Can't tell if I'm being hypersensitive. http://imgur.com/a/feLLT

post #4950 of 6895
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Originally Posted by Johnnysins View Post
 

Is the creasing on this left shoe ridiculous? Can't tell if I'm being hypersensitive. http://imgur.com/a/feLLT

 

Chromexcel creases in a less than predictable manner. I think that's normal. If you look at pictures of my Indy boots that I previously posted, you'll see similar creasing on my left boot.


 

Indy Boot Creasing (Click to show)

 

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