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Originally Posted by islay View Post
Hi, any retailers of this model? I been looking but found nothing

It's the new Fall '11 line so they're not availabe yet. Look for them in August.
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Here's a question regarding using Sno-seal, Obenauf's, etc. to ensure waterproofing the boots. By using any of the waterproofers, doesn't that severely affect the boot's breathability? Isn't that the tradeoff?

Bob
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@bobm are you under some obligation to make every other post about leather treatment?
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@bobm are you under some obligation to make every other post about leather treatment?


Hey meso,

Nah, it just seems that way! I just got a nice pair of leather hiking boots and wanted to get the scoop. It seems it hard to have both - waterproof and breaths well. Given the choice, I'll opt for the boots be waterproof.
As an aside, last Fall I took a short, (but as it turned out) mildly strenuous hike and wore my waxed cotton jacket and that was a mistake. My back was soaked as was the inside of the jacket.


Bob
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Originally Posted by islay View Post
Hi, any retailers of this model? I been looking but found nothing
We are retailers of the entire line of the 1K boots. The 2011 models will begin to be available in August. Everything else is available now.
post #561 of 7016
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Hey meso, Nah, it just seems that way! I just got a nice pair of leather hiking boots and wanted to get the scoop. It seems it hard to have both - waterproof and breaths well. Given the choice, I'll opt for the boots be waterproof. As an aside, last Fall I took a short, (but as it turned out) mildly strenuous hike and wore my waxed cotton jacket and that was a mistake. My back was soaked as was the inside of the jacket. Bob
That's a result of poor temperature management afield. Waxed cotton breathes way better than any of the synthetic membranes. That jacket should have been shed the moment you noticed you were heating up.
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That's a result of poor temperature management afield. Waxed cotton breathes way better than any of the synthetic membranes. That jacket should have been shed the moment you noticed you were heating up.

Thanks! Good to know about the waxed vs synthetics - as I have mostly Filson waxed cotton and wool coats. All things being equal, wouldn't a wool coat have been the better choice over waxed cotton for that hike?

Bob
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Thanks! Good to know about the waxed vs synthetics - as I have mostly Filson waxed cotton and wool coats. All things being equal, wouldn't a wool coat have been the better choice over waxed cotton for that hike? Bob
That's event specific. If there was no chance of rain then the wool probably would have been better. It provides better thermal control capabilities and if you get soaked it still is an effective insulation barrier. Waxed cotton keeps the wind and rain off you better than wool but has about zero insulation value. Learn how to dress in layers. Wicking layers next to the skin, insulation layer or layers next and a barrier layer to the outside world. When done right you can go out into about anything well prepared and be comfortable at the same time.
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Check out the shots of these 1940's/50's vintage shell horsehide Wolverine 1000 Miles:

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Anyone know what those engineer boots will retail for?
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Are the black marks that appear on the toes of leather boots removable? I presume they are dirt stains that have set in. I picked up these 2nd hand 1000 miles in Rust from B&S and am in the process of cleaning them up a bit. They look great so far, but nothing I've tried has touched the black marks. I'm not too precious, I like the worn in look, but I thought i'd check.
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Anyone know what those engineer boots will retail for?
450ish if I remember right. They're on my get list for the Fall.
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Are the black marks that appear on the toes of leather boots removable? I presume they are dirt stains that have set in. I picked up these 2nd hand 1000 miles in Rust from B&S and am in the process of cleaning them up a bit. They look great so far, but nothing I've tried has touched the black marks. I'm not too precious, I like the worn in look, but I thought i'd check.
Most likely it's permanent. My brown pair has dark spots like that and they don't come out.
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so ive been wearing my pair of brown 1000 miles everyday for two weeks and its time for their first cleaning. after seeing some of the pictures people posted it seems my pair isnt holding up as well. one on left was not cleaned. i also noticed some very strange creases in the inside panel of the left shoe, any ideas? this is the soap i used, anyone else try this brand? heres the sole after 2 weeks of normal work wear. i noticed my pair did not have the "1000 mile" stamping in the leather. does this look like normal wear? almost forgot to mention i found a use for the tag thing they put on the laces:
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/\\ They look fine. Lose the saddlesoap and get Lexol cleaner. After you clean them use Filson or Wolverine boot oil to condition them.
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post
/\\ They look fine. Lose the saddlesoap and get Lexol cleaner. After you clean them use Filson or Wolverine boot oil to condition them.


ok, but what of the creases on the left one? my right one is pretty much smooth, so are all the other pairs ive seen.
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