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post #5986 of 6601
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Originally Posted by frank r View Post

i've now almost read through this entire thread. over a couple weeks.

i've been a member here awhile, just don't ever feel the need to post. anyway, i was curious if the Courtlands run a touch wider than the standard 1000 miles? seems moc toes often do. i'm a 9 1/2 D left foot, but my right is just about an E. I tried the 9 1/2 on at Nordstrom, but i felt they were a bit too snug on the sides of my feet. they didn't have the Courtland to compare. thanks.

and by the way, i've really enjoyed all of your posts, Cranes! i'm looking for a boot to WEAR. lots of woods behind me with gullies and creeks and adventure.

Awesome! Go on out and tread where angels fear to go. They'll take just about anything you can throw at them and then some.
post #5987 of 6601
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post


Awesome! Go on out and tread where angels fear to go. They'll take just about anything you can throw at them and then some.


ha. yeah, you've certainly proven that and you're honestly the reason i've been looking at the 1000 mile as an option.

post #5988 of 6601

First, a photo of my own 1k's. Got these from Crane's in January last year, probably 125-150 wears. I love these boots, and they're looking better every day!

 

 

Given how much I've enjoyed the 1k's, I got my gf a pair of Wolverine's Sophias for her birthday (http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/29407W/0/Womens/Sophia-1000-Mile-Boot). It's been maybe two months, and when I was showing her how to care for them (she's wearing them more gently than I am), I noticed some looseness in the stitching on the side. You can see what's going on in the photos: the stitching which attaches the lower to the upper is loose, so that if you take the upper in one hand and the lower in the other, you can move them maybe a quarter-inch over each other.

 

 

This seems like something that affects the structure of the boot, right?

post #5989 of 6601
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 The two boots will not crease exactly the same, this is to be expected

 

Why is this to be expected? I've never had a pair of docs that where the two looked significantly different. I'm asking because one of the boots in my first pair looked as if it had been 1000 miles when i wore it on the 2nd time. I didn't even hike around in them I just wore them to dinner. I don't expect them to look knew but this thing just looked like it had 100 creases in it.

Wolverine sent a new pair and the ankle of one of the replacements looks like its made from a piece of leather from the bottom edge of the hide. It has a cellulite pattern and feels flimsy. These are pretty expensive boots and I've never had a similar issue from any of my other serious boots. Maybe I should just get Red Wings.

post #5990 of 6601
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Originally Posted by nashsnazzy View Post

Why is this to be expected?

Well for starters your feet are different to each other.

I am talking about the individual creases, not the coconut creasing that some consider to be a defect.
post #5991 of 6601
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Originally Posted by Sarpedon View Post

This seems like something that affects the structure of the boot, right?

That's unacceptable. More people need to contact Wolverine customer service about these issues so they start giving a damn.
post #5992 of 6601
Thinking of taking a pair of Wolverine 1000 miles boots with me when I go to Europe. Just wondering if I put commando soles on them, would they be suitable for hiking?
post #5993 of 6601
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Thinking of taking a pair of Wolverine 1000 miles boots with me when I go to Europe. Just wondering if I put commando soles on them, would they be suitable for hiking?

I don't recommend hiking with work boots. I have a pair of 1k mile courtlands and I don't find them durable or comfortable enough for extended off road wear. You should  look into some hiking boot brands like Hanwag or Lowa.

post #5994 of 6601
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


Well for starters your feet are different to each other.

I am talking about the individual creases, not the coconut creasing that some consider to be a defect.


Gotcha, yea this was some extreme creasing on the 2nd wear on one of the boots. After about 3 months the one boot looked worse than a pair of boots that I've had for 20 years while the other just had typical relief marks in the toe box.

post #5995 of 6601
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Originally Posted by Nullson View Post

I don't recommend hiking with work boots. I have a pair of 1k mile courtlands and I don't find them durable or comfortable enough for extended off road wear. You should  look into some hiking boot brands like Hanwag or Lowa.

Simply untrue, there's four years worth of detailed information posted by me that proves otherwise.
post #5996 of 6601
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Originally Posted by Crane's View Post

Simply untrue, there's four years worth of detailed information posted by me that proves otherwise.

I think it would be wise to determine what "hiking in Europe" actually means. Is it a quick amble across some alpine fields or along canal paths in favourable conditions, or is it long distance hiking in the Pyrenees or the Tyrol?

For light hiking, one could argue that any footwear will work. Indeed, grockles can be seen wearing trainers and flip-flops quite often. For serious long distance multi-day hiking in challenging conditions, then a real hiking boot is going to be the better choice.

Edit - Just to be clear I am not disagreeing with you that the 1K can be used for light hiking. For more challenging conditions with some load on the back then a hiking boot may simply be the better choice.
Edited by milw50717 - 3/12/14 at 12:40pm
post #5997 of 6601
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

I think it would be wise to determine what "hiking in Europe" actually means. Is it a quick amble across some alpine fields or along canal paths in favourable conditions, or is it long distance hiking in the Pyrenees or the Tyrol?

For light hiking, one could argue that any footwear will work. Indeed, grockles can be seen wearing trainers and flip-flops quite often. For serious long distance multi-day hiking in challenging conditions, then a real hiking boot is going to be the better choice.

Yeah I see your point. Most people who say they hike haven't been on a grade 3 or higher trail and about all that's needed for that is a decent shoe.
post #5998 of 6601

Hey Crane,

 

I'm just wondering if that code is still available (SPRING20) because I won't be able to order anything until tomorrow. Also, are you a authorized retailer for Wolverine? My friend is arguing with me that it's not legit.

 

I will be phoning Wolverine tomorrow about it, but a confirmation of any sort will suffice.

 

Thanks a lot.

post #5999 of 6601

Oh, and I almost forgot. What's your opinion on the Alden Indy's vs. Wolverine 1000 Mile boot? A lot of reviews say Alden's are better overall.

 

Thanks again for the help!

post #6000 of 6601
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Originally Posted by toby1992 View Post

Hey Crane,

I'm just wondering if that code is still available (SPRING20) because I won't be able to order anything until tomorrow. Also, are you a authorized retailer for Wolverine? My friend is arguing with me that it's not legit.

I will be phoning Wolverine tomorrow about it, but a confirmation of any sort will suffice.

Thanks a lot.

Have a look at the link in his signature - http://cranesboots.com/

From http://cranesboots.com/store/products/
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Cranes Country Store is an authorized Wolverine and Oak Street Bootmakers dealer. If you don’t see the style or size boot you’re interested in feel free to call the store for pricing and availability. Our number is 573-254-3311. Cranes Country Store is open 8am til 6pm Monday through Saturday. Thanks.
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