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post #6166 of 6602

Got these back from the boot maker today, a bit earlier than expected. I just wasn't getting along with the half rubber fore-sole on the rough out 1K boots.

 

I had an additional rubber protective sole applied over the existing rubber to beef it up a bit... but I still wasn't happy. Then I went looking for and managed to source a range of different sole options including a cats paw-like "Dr. Sole Original" composite rubber sole, but they were super heavy. In the end I decided I have so many heavy duty boots, and with summer coming, I'd go for a lighter option... so the Vibram.

I'm pretty happy with how these turned out... kind of the way that should be, I think.  ;)


 

 

 

 

 


Cheers,
-bornheim

post #6167 of 6602

anyone buy venetian shoe cream from the horween bigcartel shop? same as the amazon.com one?

 

http://horween.bigcartel.com/product/venetian-cream

post #6168 of 6602
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Originally Posted by kbasanti View Post

anyone buy venetian shoe cream from the horween bigcartel shop? same as the amazon.com one?

http://horween.bigcartel.com/product/venetian-cream

Unless you want the small volume and/or the Horween packaging it is cheaper to buy elsewhere in larger quantities.

http://www.zoesmfgco.com/~shop/venetian-shoe-cream/225167/?catId=41761.

http://www.foresupplyco.com/productDetail.asp_Q_catID_E_48_A_subCatID_E_55_A_productID_E_703_A_ZOES_Venetian_Shoe_Cream_E_ZOES_Venetian_Shoe_Cream.

A 32 fl oz tin will last you a lifetime, unless you have more footwear than Imelda Marcos
post #6169 of 6602
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Originally Posted by bornheim View Post

I'm pretty happy with how these turned out... kind of the way that should be, I think.  wink.gif

They do look pretty good, better than than the Red Wing 8173 that they remind me of.

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post #6170 of 6602
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Anyone with experience in the dye coming right off the leather? You can basically rub it off with something like a cloth exposing brown under it

1 f*cks given ?

Send them back as they will only get worse. Even if you find a good way to mask and match the area it will be a never ending job as new areas rub off.

The STP seconds crapshoot continues.
post #6171 of 6602
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Oh and this is my idea of fun. Head on shot of a vicious tornadic supercell thunderstorm 5 minutes from hitting the area.

I hope you sno-seal your camera or at least that it has some decent seals. High winds and driving rain can cause havoc with cameras.
post #6172 of 6602
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


Unless you want the small volume and/or the Horween packaging it is cheaper to buy elsewhere in larger quantities.

http://www.zoesmfgco.com/~shop/venetian-shoe-cream/225167/?catId=41761.

http://www.foresupplyco.com/productDetail.asp_Q_catID_E_48_A_subCatID_E_55_A_productID_E_703_A_ZOES_Venetian_Shoe_Cream_E_ZOES_Venetian_Shoe_Cream.

A 32 fl oz tin will last you a lifetime, unless you have more footwear than Imelda Marcos

 

thank you! how often should i apply it? sorry for all these question, i just purchased my first pair of Wolverines

post #6173 of 6602
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thank you! how often should i apply it? sorry for all these question, i just purchased my first pair of Wolverines

There is no simple answer to that question by way of a magic "every x weeks" formula. It all depends upon how often the boots actually need conditioning, which is going to depend upon such factors as the environment in which they are worn, how much wear, etc, etc.

I would condition before wearing - several light applications are going to be better than one heavy application - and then whenever you feel like the leather needs a bit of TLC. such as when the leather looks dry or a couple of days before you polish them.

I live in a relatively dry state in the US and I condition my boots maybe 6 times a year. Dry, dusty conditions will suck the life out of leather quite quickly. Walking on city streets, less so.
post #6174 of 6602
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

1 f*cks given ?

Send them back as they will only get worse. Even if you find a good way to mask and match the area it will be a never ending job as new areas rub off.

The STP seconds crapshoot continues.
A fuck has been given, yes.

I guess my concern Is going to be the replacements are going to have a more visible defect. Something with the stitching or something.

This one is pretty bad but if the moc toe stitching is fucked up or an eyelet is missing, I'm going to hate it

Seconds should have visual defects and I am really wondering if this dye issue is ever going to be seen by anyone other than me
post #6175 of 6602
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Originally Posted by nevereast View Post

I guess my concern Is going to be the replacements are going to have a more visible defect. Something with the stitching or something.

Crapshoot.
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Seconds should have visual defects and I am really wondering if this dye issue is ever going to be seen by anyone other than me

The reason for boots to be seconds may or may not be visible. Generally speaking, the reason is most likely going to be cosmetic and visible but need not be. With STP you have no way of knowing until you receive the boots and inspect them.

For me that rubbing off of the finish is pretty visible and is on the outside of the foot where I'm pretty sure that people will see it, unless you can mask it and prevent further rubbing off of the finish.

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I would bite the bullet and roll the dice one more time. Return them for exchange. If the next pair is no better then ask for a return for refund.
post #6176 of 6602
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

I hope you sno-seal your camera or at least that it has some decent seals. High winds and driving rain can cause havoc with cameras.

Weather and dust sealed, both the body and the lens. Good to go and if it does fry the insurance company buys me a nice new one.
post #6177 of 6602
Yeah...conflicted...

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post #6178 of 6602
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Originally Posted by nevereast View Post

Yeah...conflicted...

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/exchange-return/

Looking back through the images you have posted it is getting worse and spreading. The areas that rub on your trouser legs are going to get worse and will be visible to others, even when standing. Sitting down and crossing your leg will expose the boot to even more scrutiny. Keeping your feet firmly under the table is going to be a must.

Have you tried covering a small area with boot polish to see how well it matches ? A losing game as more finish rubs off mind.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/exchange-return/
post #6179 of 6602
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/exchange-return/

Looking back through the images you have posted it is getting worse and spreading. The areas that rub on your trouser legs are going to get worse and will be visible to others, even when standing. Sitting down and crossing your leg will expose the boot to even more scrutiny. Keeping your feet firmly under the table is going to be a must.

Have you tried covering a small area with boot polish to see how well it matches ? A losing game as more finish rubs off mind.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/lp2/exchange-return/
The brown you can see is the areas that have not been hit with some meltonian black. It black areas have had some, will try some more tonight.
post #6180 of 6602
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Originally Posted by nevereast View Post

The brown you can see is the areas that have not been hit with some meltonian black. It black areas have had some, will try some more tonight.

Personally, I'd be hitting the RMA button, but your notion of what is acceptable obviously varies from mine. With that in mind, one thing to remember is that closeup photos we are seeing are going to make the marks look more obvious. Maybe stand next to full-length mirror and see how they look from various distances.
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