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post #5911 of 7016
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Originally Posted by rutabaga View Post
 

That stinks. I bought (and returned) a pair of Red Wing Beckmans that were about 1/4" difference in length before, so it's not just Wolverine.


have a pair of RW round toe and the right is noticeably wider/larger.  don't think its the boot as much as its the foot.

post #5912 of 7016
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Originally Posted by loug View Post
 


have a pair of RW round toe and the right is noticeably wider/larger.  don't think its the boot as much as its the foot.

Before I put the shoes on they were different sizes, so I'm not sure what you're trying to get at here.

post #5913 of 7016
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Originally Posted by rutabaga View Post
 

Before I put the shoes on they were different sizes, so I'm not sure what you're trying to get at here.


i've noticed this also.  what might be happening is manufacturers are compensating for the differences in foot sizes, right usually being a tad larger.  worked out here being the right foot is a little larger than the left.

post #5914 of 7016

I highly doubt this. I didn't make a note if the left or right was bigger. Also, what if my left foot was bigger? It would be doubly wrong.

post #5915 of 7016
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Originally Posted by loug View Post


i've noticed this also.  what might be happening is manufacturers are compensating for the differences in foot sizes, right usually being a tad larger.  worked out here being the right foot is a little larger than the left.
laugh.gif if that's the case, someone needs to tell Wolverine because they made my right boot smaller than the left.
post #5916 of 7016
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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post


laugh.gif if that's the case, someone needs to tell Wolverine because they made my right boot smaller than the left.


thats really odd.  but stuff happens.

post #5917 of 7016
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Originally Posted by rutabaga View Post
 

I highly doubt this. I didn't make a note if the left or right was bigger. Also, what if my left foot was bigger? It would be doubly wrong.


you're right but i think the right foot is usually the bigger one but this isn't 100% true.

post #5918 of 7016

Besides the hole in the linning inside mine wolverines.

i have black spots on the leather that cant be buffed away,anyone experiencing this problem with their 1000mile ? 

post #5919 of 7016
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Originally Posted by hyong91 View Post

Besides the hole in the linning inside mine wolverines.
i have black spots on the leather that cant be buffed away,anyone experiencing this problem with their 1000mile ? 
Were they there from the start? Could be black polish Wolverine used to cover up scrapes like they did on the first pair I got. If it's just dirty, try using something like Lexol Cleaner.
post #5920 of 7016

Please can someone tell me which tint of polish is desired for the No. 8 colored 1,000 Milers?

 

I can't search a 400 page thread for this as I just have to filter through too much noise to get the correct answer.

 

Thanks!

post #5921 of 7016
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Originally Posted by michaeljohnr View Post

Please can someone tell me which tint of polish is desired for the No. 8 colored 1,000 Milers?

I can't search a 400 page thread for this as I just have to filter through too much noise to get the correct answer.

Thanks!

What sort of a finish are you looking for ?

The obvious answer is to use either a neutral or #8 coloured polish, but you may want something different.

Here is something that may help and shows the saphir colours

saphir-brown-shoe-polish-colors.jpg

Burgundy for the win methinks. Different products may/will have slightly different colouring.
post #5922 of 7016

Neutral, Brown, Cordovan, any will work if we're talking wax polishing. Hell, black is good, too, if you want a mottled black cherry look. Safest is neutral; I've never understood the need for tinted wax, other than if you're looking to also fill in color for scratch/gouges or something similar where there's colour-loss.

post #5923 of 7016

OK, I've got a tooth to pick with Wolverine...

 

Firstly, I'm from Germany, very limited access to 1K's here, and if available, laughable pricing on these boots. So I bought a pair of brown CXL 1K's when on vacation in Florida. Bought them at Nordstrom Boca Raton. So far so good...

A few weeks after I noticed that on my left boot all 6 speedhooks were loose, could easily twist them around. Shortly after 1 of the eyelets on the left boot popped out, leaving a huge tear in the leather. I went to my trusted local cobbler. After inspecting the boot he told me that all eyelets plus speedhoks on the left boot weren't installed properly and were to come off soon.

He put in a new, much bigger eyelet to cover the teared one. Functionally it's ok, but it looks disgusting, even more horrible considering this is a 340 USD boot.

I was so pissed that I stored them away and never touched them for months.

After telling about this to a friend he suggested to contact Wolverine customer service. I sent a mail, they demanded pictures. Sent them lots of pics. Then they asked if I were from US. No, I answered... Immediate response: call German distributor. They sent me an email address.

Unfortunately this email seems to be either a dead link, or there's someone unwilling to answer (I included my conversation with Wolverine US). It's 2 weeks now, and no response.

 

So, at the bottom line, although I like the look of these boots, I can not recommend buying these from overseas. I'm debating with myself if it's even to be recommended to buy these at all. I heard so many complaints all over the web from various sites about their QC. And their customer service here in Europe seems to be even worse.

 

In the future I'll stick to Viberg and Wesco, boots I never had problems with. And if I need boots more budget oriented, I'll buy Red Wings (no problems ever with these in the past).

 

Sorry, Wolverine!

 

P:S: If someone from Wolverine is reading here: you should make sure to have distributors whose willingness to answer customers emails is on par with that of your US customer service.

post #5924 of 7016

Contacting Nordstrom might work in your case. Their customer service is told to be good.

 

The poor availability of Wolverine's here in Europe is very surprising. I guess the company doesn't make it easy for distributors here.

post #5925 of 7016
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Originally Posted by Iipe View Post
 

Contacting Nordstrom might work in your case. Their customer service is told to be good.

 

The poor availability of Wolverine's here in Europe is very surprising. I guess the company doesn't make it easy for distributors here.

Thank you, I contacted Nordstrom. We'll wait and see... 

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