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post #6091 of 7015
Dry humour falls flat once more. Forgot the emoticon.

I work in an industry that has done a lot of outsourcing and have managed offshore teams and have seen the local results firsthand.

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Couldn't resist, just scanning some 35mm negatives from a decade or three ago.
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Originally Posted by chrisefi View Post

Here's a good example of where a US company isn't doing anyone a favor by manufacturing themselves.  They could get better quality stuff outside the US.  However, I think their best bet is just to spend a little money fixing whatever the internal breakdown currently is.

Sadly, I agree their quality of late seems to be well below par. Maybe a victim of their own success ?

Not sure about "They could get better quality stuff outside the US". Their raw materials - mainly CXL et al. - is produced in the US and is good stuff. Their selection, manufacturing and QC seems to let them down. Specialisation in production - one man, one station, one task - seems to be part of their production process, judging by the various videos out there, but yet the finished product often fails to meet the consumers expectations.
post #6092 of 7015

My thoughts on these boots are ambivalent. Bought a pair of whitepines from haberdash with gash on outer sole near welt as it looked like the inner top of sole pierced through-definitely not satisfactory. Next pair from that Nordstrom match deal a couple months ago (thanks for the heads up guys!) and all of the lace eyelets were totally misalligned and even placed between the two upper layers ready to fall off-totally f'ed. I am one who absolutely endorses sweat shop free American made anything (how the F*$! couldn't you be, trade deficits anyone). Suffice to say, if these came from some hole in China, I would have never requested an exchange.   

post #6093 of 7015

Here's my 1k Courtlands in the wild.  Have had them about 17 months.  I conditioned them with Lexol when i first got them and then put 2 coats of Obenauf LP on them a few weeks later.  I brushed them about a year ago but since then have just worn them a few times a month, not much but I like the character the CXL gives with wear.   Thought you would enjoy

 

 

 

post #6094 of 7015

721 LTDs on a sunny afternoon.  Haven't worn much shell all winter but finally had some nice weather yesterday. 

 

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Matter of fact, here are some pics of the ones I got for the exchange. I haven't worn them becuase I thought they too were sketch. You can actually see all the thread holes apparently attaching the upper to the sole. You can actually see in the holes lol! Sorry for poor cell pics. Any thoughts on these? 

post #6096 of 7015

Question for anyone who knows for sure:  Where are they actually producing the regular 1K boots?  In what factory specifically and who owns it?

 

I know the shell models are Allen Edmonds.  I just find it hard to believe the regular models are even made by Wolverine considering they refuse to do any repairs or resoles of the product.  Apologies if it's been covered here, I follow the thread but have never seen a clear answer.

post #6097 of 7015

Hi all,

 

quick question, are Wolverine 1000 mile boots (cordovan no.8) suppose to fit *snug* in heel area when it's brand new?

 

Now, in-store, I did one finger test (with foot pushed forward) on US men size 7, and my index finger *barely* fits to back of the heel.

 

Walking was very comfortable, no slippery heel at all, but when standing still on flat surface, I felt that heel was very snug.

 

 

Given that they didn't have half-sizes, I tried US men size 8, and suddenly I felt too much room in length, and heel started slipping, walking was uncomfortable.

 

I'm planning to order 7.5 online, but how much increase in length that I should be expecting? Thanks

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Originally Posted by wesmamyke View Post
 

Question for anyone who knows for sure:  Where are they actually producing the regular 1K boots?  In what factory specifically and who owns it?

 

I know the shell models are Allen Edmonds.  I just find it hard to believe the regular models are even made by Wolverine considering they refuse to do any repairs or resoles of the product.  Apologies if it's been covered here, I follow the thread but have never seen a clear answer.

Wolverine manufactures them in factories in Grand Rapids and Rockford, I believe. I may have those locations wrong.

 

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Originally Posted by namgungh View Post
 

Hi all,

 

quick question, are Wolverine 1000 mile boots (cordovan no.8) suppose to fit *snug* in heel area when it's brand new?

 

Now, in-store, I did one finger test (with foot pushed forward) on US men size 7, and my index finger *barely* fits to back of the heel.

 

Walking was very comfortable, no slippery heel at all, but when standing still on flat surface, I felt that heel was very snug.

 

 

Given that they didn't have half-sizes, I tried US men size 8, and suddenly I felt too much room in length, and heel started slipping, walking was uncomfortable.

 

I'm planning to order 7.5 online, but how much increase in length that I should be expecting? Thanks

Sounds like the 7 fit pretty well.

post #6099 of 7015

Anrobit, which cobbler do you go to? I need a good cobbler in Boston.

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Anrobit, which cobbler do you go to? I need a good cobbler in Boston.

Santacross Distinctive Shoe on Tremont. He's a bit expensive, but he knows his stuff.

post #6101 of 7015

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Originally Posted by Froosh View Post


facepalm.gif After receiving a couple pairs of defective 1ks myself, I pointed Wolverine customer service to this thread with all the QC complaints. They just don't seem to really give a damn. At least they recognize them as defective.

"SF Fashion is not a valid reseller of our product. They are selling seconds and defects. So the issues that are coming from them are something that we cannot help with since they are seconds"

There's a mixup between you and Wolverine in this case. You're referring them to this site, the style forum. But in their response to you, they are referring to "FS Fashion," which is a retailer selling seconds marketed as firsts via Amazon.

 

I got a pair of Rusts from F.S. Fashion, and they sent me 2 left boots, so I exchanged and sized down in the process. It took like 6 weeks to get the new pair. But, the woman I kept calling on the phone always answered or called me back. They ended up getting me first quality boots with absolutely no defects whatsoever. Almost invisible creasing after probably 30 wears. Can't even pick the smallest of nits on them. Oh and they got me the firsts for the same price I originally paid them ($100 below retail shipped)

 

I wish my pair of OSB trenches I just got from Nordstrom were as immaculate as my W1Ks. I've worn them maybe 5 times and just noticed something a little wonky about them. But I think I'll deal w Nordstom or OSB before going any further down that road on here or the Oak Street thread. Or maybe I'll just live with em

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Hello guys! Somewhat new to the forum, and even more of an amateur when it comes to boots. There were way too many posts to search through concerning Wolverines, so I was wondering if I could get some of you more knowledgeable guys' help!

 

I recently purchased my first pair of "real" leather boots, black unworn Wolverine 1000 Miles from a seller who purchased them a year ago, but left them in his closet due to not fitting him. Thus, they remain in pristine, unworn condition straight out of the box. However, I just wanted to ask, would you recommend that I condition them before I wear them and start breaking them in (especially since they've just been sitting in a closet for a year)? And if so, what type/brand of conditioner or product would you recommend I do so with? Furthermore, is there a specific brush you would suggest I use as well to maintain them properly?

 

If you could kindly help me out, I would very much appreciate it!


Edited by ricebomb - 3/24/14 at 12:18am
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Originally Posted by ricebomb View Post

Hello guys! Somewhat new to the forum, and even more of an amateur when it comes to boots. There were way too many posts to search through concerning Wolverines, so I was wondering if I could get some of you more knowledgeable guys' help!

I recently purchased my first pair of "real" leather boots, black unworn Wolverine 1000 Miles from a seller who purchased them a year ago, but left them in his closet due to not fitting him. Thus, they remain in pristine, unworn condition straight out of the box. However, I just wanted to ask, would you recommend that I condition them before I wear them and start breaking them in (especially since they've just been sitting in a closet for a year)? And if so, what type/brand of conditioner or product would you recommend I do so with? Furthermore, is there a specific brush you would suggest I use as well to maintain them properly?

If you could kindly help me out, I would very much appreciate it!

http://www.styleforum.net/t/163864/wolverine-1000-mile-boot-review/5955#post_6967314
post #6105 of 7015

Crane's is a great place to order from.  Used the discount code and got a great deal and fast 2-day shipping.  The Brown 1k Mile look awesome!

 

I thoroughly looked them over and couldn't find any imperfections.  They look great.  After reading this thread I was really concerned about finding scuffs, loose threads, different heights or fitments, etc.

 

No issues.  Happy!  


Edited by chrisefi - 3/26/14 at 4:32pm
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