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post #5926 of 6648
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Originally Posted by Andreas1965 View Post
 

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

I bought my Wolverine 1k's from Nordstrom, wore them for awhile, then returned for a new size ... twice! They are usually pretty generous with returns, so you should be ok. 

 

Follow up question, gents: after a thorough sizing escapade—documented sometime earlier in this thread—I settled on a size 9, which seems to fit juuuuust right, even hitting all of the recommended fit qualities outlined in Crane's blog! However, I have fairly flat feet and pronate inward. To be clear, the boots don't hurt my feet—yet—but I picked up some Super Feet black insoles to give me a little more support so I am not constantly rolling into the inside of the shoe, but the insoles make it a little too snug inside to be reasonable. 

 

I saw earlier that Crane's advise against removing the standard leather insole that comes with the shoe, but has anyone done this to accommodate a different insole? Also, this is my first real pair of leather boots, so is it possible that my feet will eventually break in the leather and have them mold more naturally to my foot ... just forgo the insole?

 

Thanks.

post #5927 of 6648
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Originally Posted by Kartoonstew View Post

I bought my Wolverine 1k's from Nordstrom, wore them for awhile, then returned for a new size ... twice! They are usually pretty generous with returns, so you should be ok. 

Follow up question, gents: after a thorough sizing escapade—documented sometime earlier in this thread—I settled on a size 9, which seems to fit juuuuust right, even hitting all of the recommended fit qualities outlined in Crane's blog! However, I have fairly flat feet and pronate inward. To be clear, the boots don't hurt my feet—yet—but I picked up some Super Feet black insoles to give me a little more support so I am not constantly rolling into the inside of the shoe, but the insoles make it a little too snug inside to be reasonable. 

Sounds like you need a slightly larger boot to accommodate the insole.

Third time's a charm.
post #5928 of 6648
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Sounds like you need a slightly larger boot to accommodate the insole.

Third time's a charm.

Ugh, was hoping that wasn't the case. Maybe these boots are a strange fit for me. Half a size up gives me almost 1.5 inches from my big toe to the tip. It's like walking in clown shoes. The saga continues
post #5929 of 6648
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Originally Posted by Andreas1965 View Post

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.
Sorry to hear that, I've had problems with two pairs in a row that I posted about a few pages back. They just need better quality control. I'm currently being shuffled between Wolverine Canada and Wolverine US so I know how it is. They do seem to want to help though, so we'll see. Will post an update soon I hope.
post #5930 of 6648
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Originally Posted by Kartoonstew View Post

Ugh, was hoping that wasn't the case. Maybe these boots are a strange fit for me. Half a size up gives me almost 1.5 inches from my big toe to the tip. It's like walking in clown shoes. The saga continues

A number of factors can influence the perceived and actual fit - combination of feet + socks + use of insoles/pads + lacing method.

Extra toe room is not necessarily an issue.
post #5931 of 6648
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Originally Posted by Kartoonstew View Post

I bought my Wolverine 1k's from Nordstrom, wore them for awhile, then returned for a new size ... twice! They are usually pretty generous with returns, so you should be ok. 

Follow up question, gents: after a thorough sizing escapade—documented sometime earlier in this thread—I settled on a size 9, which seems to fit juuuuust right, even hitting all of the recommended fit qualities outlined in Crane's blog! However, I have fairly flat feet and pronate inward. To be clear, the boots don't hurt my feet—yet—but I picked up some Super Feet black insoles to give me a little more support so I am not constantly rolling into the inside of the shoe, but the insoles make it a little too snug inside to be reasonable. 

I saw earlier that Crane's advise against removing the standard leather insole that comes with the shoe, but has anyone done this to accommodate a different insole? Also, this is my first real pair of leather boots, so is it possible that my feet will eventually break in the leather and have them mold more naturally to my foot ... just forgo the insole?

Thanks.

I would wear them without the insole if they don't hurt.
post #5932 of 6648
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kartoonstew View Post
 

I bought my Wolverine 1k's from Nordstrom, wore them for awhile, then returned for a new size ... twice! They are usually pretty generous with returns, so you should be ok. 

 

Follow up question, gents: after a thorough sizing escapade—documented sometime earlier in this thread—I settled on a size 9, which seems to fit juuuuust right, even hitting all of the recommended fit qualities outlined in Crane's blog! However, I have fairly flat feet and pronate inward. To be clear, the boots don't hurt my feet—yet—but I picked up some Super Feet black insoles to give me a little more support so I am not constantly rolling into the inside of the shoe, but the insoles make it a little too snug inside to be reasonable. 

 

I saw earlier that Crane's advise against removing the standard leather insole that comes with the shoe, but has anyone done this to accommodate a different insole? Also, this is my first real pair of leather boots, so is it possible that my feet will eventually break in the leather and have them mold more naturally to my foot ... just forgo the insole?

 

Thanks.

Seconding the earlier suggestions. Although the insole isn't full leather, it will still mold to your feet well enough and provide plenty of support.

post #5933 of 6648
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Originally Posted by anrobit View Post
 

Seconding the earlier suggestions. Although the insole isn't full leather, it will still mold to your feet well enough and provide plenty of support.

 

 

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Originally Posted by nevereast View Post


I would wear them without the insole if they don't hurt.

Ok thanks gents. I got sized using a Brannock device as was suggested here, and the 9 seems to be where I should be, and furthermore ... it feels great. An insert just pushes my foot up too high at the bridge, right below the laces. Anyhow, I think I'll release my shoe paranoia and now just ... enjoy these rad boots. (Until my next pair!)

post #5934 of 6648
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Originally Posted by switchhitter View Post
 

Last week I bought a pair of the 1000 Mile Wolverine Courtland Boot in brown.  Received them yesterday and I'm totally loving them.  And what's more incredible is that I got them for only $200 (with free shipping, but I did have to pay $18 for California tax - so total is $218). 

 

I was doing all this research to see where I could find the best deal possible and I stumbled across a link that was maybe one or two years old.  It linked to sneakerhead and to a page that had the Courtlands on it.  The price was $200.  I thought that's far too cheap, so I did research on sneakerhead to determine if they were truly legit.  I couldn't fine enough information to confirm/deny it, so I went ahead and pulled the trigger and ordered (figuring that I could always have the charge reversed on my credit card if need be, if either I didn't get them or they were seconds).

 

Well, they are truly beautiful boots and so so happy I found them (and I've never ever seen them at $200 before).

 

What I believe happened is that sneakerhead had a page for the shoes at $200 that was pulled off their site, but still live (and in fact, if you go to their site and try to search wolverine, nothing comes up).  However, while the page was delisted, it was still live,  It seems that now the page that I hit is also now eliminated and shows as sold out.  

 

But I'm very happy.  I've been going through my history to see if I could find the original link, but it appears that it's been pulled down.  

 

file:///Users/MarkJones/Desktop/Wolverine%201000%20Mile%20Courtland%20Boot%20-%20$200%20%20%20Sneakerhead.com%20-%20w00278.htmlfile:///Users/MarkJones/Desktop/Wolverine%201000%20Mile%20Courtland%20Boot%20-%20$200%20%20%20Sneakerhead.com%20-%20w00278.html

I have a pair of the brown courtlands, as well.  really like the look of this boot, though you don't see much love for it here on the 1K thread (I guess people tend to stick with the plain-toe model). I opted for the courtlands because I already have a pair of ancient (30+ year old) RW's that fill my plain-toe niche (which I have recently put back into my rotation thanks to some advice from anrobit and others on the RW thread) and I wanted something in a moc-toe style that wasn't as "in your face" as the Alden Indys. I have a pair of the Indys too, and while I think the build quality is higher than the courtland, sometimes that bold moc-toe stitching just doesn't work for me (although I like the lower toe profile). I really like the subtlety of the moc-toe stitching on the courtland.

post #5935 of 6648
Is it normal to take over 2 weeks to get a pair of shoes resoled?

The guy showed me a bunch of other pairs he'd done that looked great but damn I want my old boots back

Also 70 for a new leather 30 to add the topy. Should see results Tuesday
post #5936 of 6648
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Originally Posted by Pecan89 View Post

Is it normal to take over 2 weeks to get a pair of shoes resoled?

The guy showed me a bunch of other pairs he'd done that looked great but damn I want my old boots back

Also 70 for a new leather 30 to add the topy. Should see results Tuesday

Depends on how busy the cobbler is, how good their work is, if they have all the materials to hand, the phase of the moon, the prevailing wind direction, how urgent you state the work is and if they like the cut of your jib.

I always leave my boots and generally pick them up a week or so later.
post #5937 of 6648
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Originally Posted by Schucknasty View Post

I have a pair of the brown courtlands, as well.  really like the look of this boot, though you don't see much love for it here on the 1K thread (I guess people tend to stick with the plain-toe model). I opted for the courtlands because I already have a pair of ancient (30+ year old) RW's that fill my plain-toe niche (which I have recently put back into my rotation thanks to some advice from anrobit and others on the RW thread) and I wanted something in a moc-toe style that wasn't as "in your face" as the Alden Indys. I have a pair of the Indys too, and while I think the build quality is higher than the courtland, sometimes that bold moc-toe stitching just doesn't work for me (although I like the lower toe profile). I really like the subtlety of the moc-toe stitching on the courtland.

they don't get as much love because their owners don't post any pictures of them ;-)
post #5938 of 6648
Point taken. I will try to work on getting some up.nod[1].gif
post #5939 of 6648

I've had a decent AE collection of oxfords and loafers for a while (all size 14 EEE), and now I'm starting to build out my boot collection.  My first pair -  RW Iron Rangers copper R&T in size 14 D about three months ago.  They've taken a lot of time (and sore feet) to break in, and they're a little narrow, but we're finally there.  I truly love them.  But, especially being the copper R&T leather, they're a little too casual for me to wear to work.  

 

I recently pulled the trigger on a pair of brown 1k's in size 14 D on ebay.  They arrived today and I was absolutely heartbroken when they turned out to be too narrow.

 

So, my question to everyone is - have you ever seen/heard of 1k's being offered in a 14 EEE?  If not, do you know if Wolverine might take a custom order for this size?

 

 

 

P.S.  I've never posted to the forum before, but I've read a ton.  Crane's is my hero.  I had an old pair of Timberland work boots sitting in my closet and recently revived them.  They had some paint on them, which I removed with some fine grit sandpaper, and then I fed them a couple treatments of Obenauf's LP along with a heat gun (very low dose and I didn't cook the leather...promise).  I wasn't sure how that type of leather would react to the LP, but they turned out looking and feeling amazing!  I don't wear them often, but when I do, the darker color really makes them stand out from the crowd.

post #5940 of 6648
Deal Time

Wolverine 1000 Mile boots.

I'll be looking at inventory numbers and adding/expanding sizes and models to this deal later today.

The code is the word SUNNY20

It should be pretty easy to figure out how much off...

If you don't see the size or model on the site call the store for availability. The deal will work on call in orders too when you mention the code. This deal will run for 72 hours.

http://cranesboots.com/store/products/
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