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The color is beautiful on those, and exactly what I'm looking for.

 

Did you use the hair dryer method when applying your Obenaufs?

 

I see that most people use Obenaufs a few times a year, but what are people doing for their boots in the meantime? Would some venetian shoe cream do them well every month or so?

 

thanks! im really happy with how my boots turned out after putting on the Obenaufs..i didnt use the hair dryer or the spoon method, but i did put them out on my patio in the sun...i wouldn't recommend this though bc it might dry out the leather. i think the hair dryer method would be best. i just dont have one in my apartment. i did rub them in quite a bit with my bare hands tho lol. 

 

in terms of the shoe cream and regular maintenance, that is something that i would like to learn as well. i just put on 3 layers of Obenauds last year, and havent done anything else with these....should i be? 

post #6122 of 6762

On a brannock, I'm a 10D.  I went with 9.5 D and they're fine with thick socks.  Thinner socks, I'd definitely go down a full size.

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I was just about to treat my new 1K's with Sno Seal and I'm wondering if I should do this first or treat them with some sort of Filson oil or something first?

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I was just about to treat my new 1K's with Sno Seal and I'm wondering if I should do this first or treat them with some sort of Filson oil or something first?

Condition before using snoseal. Some sort of Filson oil would be OK.
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I just purchased a pair of these and found a loose thread.  Does anyone know if the threads are locked in somewhere and I could burn it down, or if it will be a problem?  I've seen other loose threads in the same spot on this forum.  I couldn't resist tugging on it like an idiot to see if it was loose and it pulled out a little. 

 

 

 

Also, I have seen how some of these boots can develop bad wrinkles depending on the cut of leather and foot shape.  One of the boots is already wrinkling worse than the other just from trying on in the store.  Could anyone tell me if this looks like it will get really bad?  It looks better in the pic than in person.

 

 

 

I purchased some Red Wings in 9.5 which broke in to be too loose.  I purchased these in 9.  I tried both 9.5 and 9 with wool socks, and the 9.5s were roomier.  Both felt decent.  I was afraid of having the same experience as the Red Wings and being stuck with a loose boot.  I have a narrow foot, long heel to ball (11 at least) and shorter heel to toe (10).

 

Thanks very much for reading and for any advice!


Edited by 7strung - 3/26/14 at 10:16pm
post #6126 of 6762
Hi all,
 
Are Wolverine 1k boots suppose to fit very snug on heel area and absolutely no slippery when walking?
 
with thick winter sock,
I tried 7 US men, very snug on heel and absolutely no slippery. walking was comfortable for <5 min.
I tried 8 US men, heel was slippery and walking was uncomfortable for <5min.
 
I want to purchase 7 US men online, but wondering if *very snug* on heel is going to be uncomfortable with feet swelled over long-time of walking.
Should I get 7 and expect them to get loose? or 7.5 ?
 
How much length difference in wolverine 1k when half sizing up?
post #6127 of 6762
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with thick winter sock,
I tried 7 US men, very snug on heel and absolutely no slippery. walking was comfortable for <5 min.
I tried 8 US men, heel was slippery and walking was uncomfortable for <5min.

You try on two pairs of boots in a store for < 10 mins and then plan on buying online. Nice.

Did they measure your feet and offer any advice on sizing ?
post #6128 of 6762
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Originally Posted by 7strung View Post

.  One of the boots is already wrinkling worse than the other just from trying on in the store.  Could anyone tell me if this looks like it will get really bad?  It looks better in the pic than in person.

You have my personal guarantee that they will not implode and cause a black hole that will rip the fabric of the universe,

Have you tried coconut oil ?
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Needy newbies

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post #6130 of 6762
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You have my personal guarantee that they will not implode and cause a black hole that will rip the fabric of the universe,

Have you tried coconut oil ?

 

Is the loose thread on my boots holding the fabric of the universe together?  Cause if so I should probably exchange them for another pair... 

 

Thanks for being so helpful in the past, by the way.  You helped me with my Red Wing stuff.

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Is the loose thread on my boots holding the fabric of the universe together?  Cause if so I should probably exchange them for another pair... 

Thanks for being so helpful in the past, by the way.  You helped me with my Red Wing stuff.

Yeah, sorry i was in a strange mood last night.

It really is not going to be possible for us to tell the integrity of the stitching from even the detailed pieces that you posted. The loose stitching can be trimmed, some glue applied and then pushed into one of the holes with a pin, needle or awl. This will only help with the cosmetics, not necessarily with the strength of the stitching. Maybe take them to a cobbler to seek their opinion or just exchange them if you are unhappy/
post #6132 of 6762

I had the same thing happen to one of my boots more than a year ago.  Burned off the string and have had no problems.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by 7strung View Post
 

I just purchased a pair of these and found a loose thread.  Does anyone know if the threads are locked in somewhere and I could burn it down, or if it will be a problem?  I've seen other loose threads in the same spot on this forum.  I couldn't resist tugging on it like an idiot to see if it was loose and it pulled out a little. 

 

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Yeah, sorry i was in a strange mood last night.

It really is not going to be possible for us to tell the integrity of the stitching from even the detailed pieces that you posted. The loose stitching can be trimmed, some glue applied and then pushed into one of the holes with a pin, needle or awl. This will only help with the cosmetics, not necessarily with the strength of the stitching. Maybe take them to a cobbler to seek their opinion or just exchange them if you are unhappy/

Haahahaha, milw50717 I like your style.  You're not really like a grumpy dude at all.  You're just kinda cynical and witty.  I'm the same way.  You actually have alot of good answers, too.

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Does anyone know how often Wolverine does limited shell cordovan releases like the 721 or 744?

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Does anyone know how often Wolverine does limited shell cordovan releases like the 721 or 744?

As far as I know, those are the only two limited shell cordovan releases they've done since the heritage line has started. 

 

Perhaps Crane's, as a retailer, will know more about upcoming releases.

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