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My foot is 9.75 inches. Should I go with a 7 or 7.5?
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Originally Posted by backtoreality15 View Post
 

Does anyone know why the supposedly 1 month old boots bonedout posted above look way more deep brown with no hints of red, while my brand new Wolverine Browns below look less brown and have a much stronger reddish hue? (I put them next to Clark's Desert Boots in Beeswax for reference. No flash was used.)

 

 

 

It's perfectly normal. There is variation in the finish. A pair of Crane's boots in brown were posted a few pages ago that looked almost exactly like yours, if not more red.

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so I fell out of love with these boots a few months back; got myself a pair of Indys and the 1k's became my "beater" boots (specifically, i wore 'em to the dog park/beach). Well, looks like my Indys (as almost expected??) have a manufacturer issue; the insole is separating fomr the welt.. So in the meantime, decided to play around with shoe care stuff I have at home on the 1K's. In the past, I've used Montana Pitch Blend (99% of the time) and boot oil once to treat.

 

As the boots were starting to look quite dry, I decided to try out Saphir Renovateur on one boot after searching to see if it was ok; concensus was it was OK. Here are the results with a comparison.. 30min I left it on then buffed off:

 

 

 

I think I'm starting to like 'em again.. lol :)

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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Not yet Lefty. I'll be at the store for a while tomorrow. Hopefully I have something that's the same model and size with just different widths on the shelf.

 

Thanks. I'm happy with my D's - very comfortable - but have a high arch and the middle of the eyelets bows slightly.

 

lefty

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What kind of jeans does everyone wear with their wolverine boots?

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OJFC.

 

lefty

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

These are all fair points. The only concern I would have is the impact of treatment on the color and break in of the leather. For example, would a heavily treated pair of CXL boots end up with the kind of shine and color seen here (I'm asking as I don't know):

I would be even more concerned with the impact of waterproofing methods on the aesthetics of cordovan and calfskin. For example I've haven't heard of people treating their Trickers or Edward Green "country boots" with heavy waterproofer. That said, I do use products like Alden's "leather protecter" and various suede sprays to protect against elements,

At that point, it is up to the wearer to determine the costs and benefits of particular treatment methods.

 

I've Sno-Sealed my W1K CXL's and Shell Cordovan 721's in my oven, and both are more than capable of achieving good shine or sheen. If anything, melting wax into the boot only makes it easier to get a high shine from, at least in my experience. I haven't found any conditioning or weatherproofing treatment that can't be tailored around to achieve whatever degree of sheen or shine you desire. A little kiwi wax and elbow grease and you can shine pretty much anything, if you're inclined. My W1K CXL's in the pic actually have some Obenauf's HD LP on them, too, and it didn't stop me from the results shown.

 

 

 

I use Alden's leather defender and Alden's cordovan creme on my Alden NST's. I really like the Alden cordovan creme on shell cordovan, and have since used it on all my cordovan shoes for a deep matte sheen. The Alden defender spray really cuts down on the welting when you're in rain, as recommended by sevenfoldtieguy.

 

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I've Sno-Sealed my W1K CXL's and Shell Cordovan 721's in my oven...[/URL]

Mario, I gives my boots the same treatment. fistbump.gif
Edited by bellyhungry - 1/20/14 at 2:37pm
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Everyone has mentioned that a brannock device is the best way to determine your size for these boots. After I find my brannock size, is that the size I buy, or does everyone then take a half size off? Or a full size? I just don't want to have to constantly ship boots back that don't fit, and there's nowhere around me that sells them.
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Everyone has mentioned that a brannock device is the best way to determine your size for these boots. After I find my brannock size, is that the size I buy, or does everyone then take a half size off? Or a full size? I just don't want to have to constantly ship boots back that don't fit, and there's nowhere around me that sells them.

It depends on your personal preference. I personally size down 3/4 of a size from Brannock

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Originally Posted by gfloridafan93 View Post

Everyone has mentioned that a brannock device is the best way to determine your size for these boots. After I find my brannock size, is that the size I buy, or does everyone then take a half size off? Or a full size? I just don't want to have to constantly ship boots back that don't fit, and there's nowhere around me that sells them.

The two size numbers (OAL length size, arch length size) and the width as measured on a Brannock is the info I need to know in order to make a recommendation. Detailed instructions on what to do before you get measured are posted on CranesBoots.com.

Don't forget there's a sale on and the magic code is 20TODAY
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Originally Posted by bellyhungry View Post

Mario, I gives my boots the same treatment. fistbump.gif

 

:cheers: Nice ninja edit. The original one made me :embar:

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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

The two size numbers (OAL length size, arch length size) and the width as measured on a Brannock is the info I need to know in order to make a recommendation. Detailed instructions on what to do before you get measured are posted on CranesBoots.com.

Don't forget there's a sale on and the magic code is 20TODAY
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

The two size numbers (OAL length size, arch length size) and the width as measured on a Brannock is the info I need to know in order to make a recommendation. Detailed instructions on what to do before you get measured are posted on CranesBoots.com.

Don't forget there's a sale on and the magic code is 20TODAY

I just measured my brannock measurements. Here's what they currently are: length 7 1/2,ball measurement was 8 and my foot is narrow.
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I just measured my brannock measurements. Here's what they currently are: length 7 1/2,ball measurement was 8 and my foot is narrow.

Given your measurements the size 8 would be a good fit. Basically if the length numbers don't match your size is the larger of the two. You're short toed so you would have a lot more forward space in the tow box which is to be expected. You indicated you are already have a size 8 boot. It's been my experience that the smaller sizes are pretty much TTS while the larger sizes tend to be about a half size big. You said in your email that you think the boot fits loose. You have narrow feet and that;s where your problem lies IMO. Thicker socks and and insole can help with this and that's the route I would recommend. Going down in size would be very risky in your case. Going down in size moves the flex point backwards which could lead to having that reinforced toe box digging into the top of your foot. If your numbers were reversed I would say you could go down a half size. There's plenty of forward room in the toebox and given you're intended use I think you could get away with it.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Given your measurements the size 8 would be a good fit. Basically if the length numbers don't match your size is the larger of the two. You're short toed so you would have a lot more forward space in the tow box which is to be expected. You indicated you are already have a size 8 boot. It's been my experience that the smaller sizes are pretty much TTS while the larger sizes tend to be about a half size big. You said in your email that you think the boot fits loose. You have narrow feet and that;s where your problem lies IMO. Thicker socks and and insole can help with this and that's the route I would recommend. Going down in size would be very risky in your case. Going down in size moves the flex point backwards which could lead to having that reinforced toe box digging into the top of your foot. If your numbers were reversed I would say you could go down a half size. There's plenty of forward room in the toebox and given you're intended use I think you could get away with it.

Okay thank you. I guess another issue is that I am kind of annoyed with so much toe room. I get boots are roomy, but the 8s were definitely more roomy than I expected. Is there a way to shrink the toe room with insoles or anything? I'm just thinking there is way too much room in my toes. Thank you for your help.
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