I ordered mine on Jan 10. They shipped out on Jan 11.
CXL does require conditioning, but it's so stuffed with oils that it requires significantly less conditioning than some other leathers. That's why VSC is a good product to use on CXL: it's light, can be applied frequently, and doesn't do a whole lot of conditioning.
It is generally pointless to weatherseal the uppers. The leather sole does not lend itself well to wet conditions and will break down much more quickly, so many people should care if the soles are less abrasion resistant. Thus, it's not really a wet-weather boot. If you do want a wet weather boot, there is some merit to waterproofing and adding a topy, but that does not change the fact that GYW construction is not waterproof.
Personally, I prefer to rely on the natural water-resistant qualities of leather, especially of an oil-stuffed leather like CXL, and I recommend that most others do the same.
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?
I'm just gonna give this a little bump... any takers?