Woof. Let's dial back the tension and put some of that work boot related wisdom to use. What's up with the 1k boot in EEE? Am I going to be swimming in it? If I have to choose, as a Brannock 10E, will I have more luck in D's or EEE's?
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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review - Page 333post #4982 of 77931/16/14 at 5:53pmpost #4983 of 77931/16/14 at 6:04pmpost #4984 of 77931/16/14 at 6:12pmQuote:
Based on what factual information? By fact I mean verifiable information and not your extraordinarily flawed spun up take on things.Quote:
You'll be swimming in them. I would try a D width while wearing the socks you'll be using most often. Don't keep them if they fit snug. You'll regret it.post #4985 of 77931/16/14 at 6:29pmpost #4986 of 77931/16/14 at 6:33pmQuote:
I might be able to actually check that. If I have a pair of 8.5 EEE sitting on the shelf I can try them on and do some measuring.post #4987 of 77931/16/14 at 6:34pm
Shoes and boots are not made to perfect standards. Two pairs of the same style could fit different, one pair could be narrow and short, the other could fit wide and long. Both being the same model boot or shoe. Been there and had this happen. Personally liking the loose fit and will go at least E or EE in all footwear from now on. I like wearing heavy socks year round and usually the length is good. Width is being a problem.post #4988 of 77931/16/14 at 6:51pmJust wanted throw up some pics of a new cleaner I tried today on my tan Addison's. For some reason I would get these black dirt marks on my boots and I tried Lexol but that didn't remove it. Took the boots in to the cobbler to get a raptor sole/heel combo put on (which they didn't do because their distributor couldn't get them, dammit) and asked what he recommended for cleaning. This is Blackrock Leather 'n' rich and it seemed to work fairly well. The after photos are after one pass with the cleaner. Think I've had these for 7-8 months and they get more use than my other boots. Only thing I did when I put a few wears on them was slather them up with Sno-Seal. As a cleaner/conditioner it seemed like a pretty good product.
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I would love to be able to fit several EEE's, but no one stocks them, so I have to special order them one at a time, which makes it impractical. I just don't understand the logic of offering only D and EEE. Wouldn't E make more sense? Take a cue from Alden. They make D and E. I really wish I could get the Aldens, but I could only afford them second hand, which is exceedingly hard to find in E.post #4990 of 77931/16/14 at 7:22pmQuote:Originally Posted by JTrent82
I would love to be able to fit several EEE's, but no one stocks them, so I have to special order them one at a time, which makes it impractical. I just don't understand the logic of offering only D and EEE. Wouldn't E make more sense? Take a cue from Alden. They make D and E. I really wish I could get the Aldens, but I could only afford them second hand, which is exceedingly hard to find in E.
I have both boots. $130 isn't bad for the extra details and the neocork sole. :)post #4991 of 77931/16/14 at 7:30pmQuote:
I'm not sure what neocork is exactly, but I assume it grips better than leather. I was going to put raptors or something similar on the 1Ks anyway, I'm not sure what it would cost for the work. Regardless, I'm just dreaming with the Aldens. I was going with the 1Ks because I had a gift card at a place that sells them, but unfortunately that's really the only nice boot they have. If I can't find a pair that fits, though, I'll just spend it on something else.post #4992 of 77931/16/14 at 8:26pmpost #4993 of 77931/16/14 at 8:40pmpost #4994 of 77931/16/14 at 8:54pmQuote:
I'm not telling people to size down to an uncomfortable fit. I'm telling people to size to a proper fit. Chromexcel is extremely stretchy, and after an hour they'll fit perfectly. A loose boot is extremely uncomfortable, and Wolverine does not fit TTS
I have done exactly what you describe. A boot that shifts around my foot as I walk is far more uncomfortable than one that stays put. Perhaps different people have different preferences for fit?
Either way, the principle stands: widest part of the foot should be the widest part of the shoe, and there should be minimal slippage around the heel.post #4995 of 77931/16/14 at 9:17pm
Make sure your foot can actually fill the volume of the shoe and the toe box isn't so big you have trouble walking up stairs. This is in addition to sizing the arch length correctly and having room in the toe box to not jam. I had a really bad experience when sold true to size Indy boots at an Alden company store and told that I definitely shouldn't size down. The arch length was not that bad but I could easily have gone down a half size or even a full. My foot could only fill the volume of the shoe with a thick red wings insole but they were still ridiculously long so that walking up stairs was painful. Thankfully I ran into the infamous Alden quality control issues when a stitch broke out about 5 inches after less than an hour of wear and just returned them.
Redwings and Crockett & Jones fit boots to have about a quarter inch of heel slippage, enough room in the toe box to prevent toe jamming but nothing ridiculously , and snug everywhere else so that they break in perfectly. not cut off circulation tight but snug.
Also some boots just might not look good in your proper size; the last just does not scale up well.I think Wolverine 1000 miles get ridiculously clunky looking after size 11 or so.
Edited by Psalmanazar - 1/16/14 at 10:34pm
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