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post #6316 of 6718

I wouldn't use the express sponge stuff at all.  I used to use it on uniform shoes like ten years ago and from what I remember it is sort of like paint.  Not like the wax polish at all. 

post #6317 of 6718


These things look great with some orange!

Decided to brighten up the office today and my 1k's made the cut.
post #6318 of 6718

yea u are right i have already done it…lol

my nest question is when will the shine fade away( I'm not regretting as i can re-oil them after the kiwi fade away….m i right?)

post #6319 of 6718
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Originally Posted by cj10 View Post

yea u are right i have already done it…lol
my nest question is when will the shine fade away( I'm not regretting as i can re-oil them after the kiwi fade away….m i right?)

Try re-oiling and using a soft brush, it may help remove the shine.

Regular conditioning is going to be the most important thing you can do for your boots. Invest in a supply of something like Obenaufs, Venetian, Filson, Montana Pitch Blend, etc. Some folks will just condition and buff with a soft brush, not polishing their boots at all. It sounds as if you have oil, so you are likely set on this front, try just buffing and see how you like the finish.

There really is no shortcut to getting a good polished finish to your boots, it will involve a thin applications of polish, a brush and some elbow grease. A simple tin of Kiwi paste polish - see below - and a brush will be good enough for getting an occasional shine. You can get fancier polish - Saphir, Meltonian, etc - but kiwi will do and it is pretty much available everywhere.

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post #6320 of 6718

Worked at home this afternoon and had some time to give my 744 LTDs a little love via VSC and the ol' shoe brush.

 

post #6321 of 6718

I hate my wolverine 1K miles. The leather is awful and the stitching is very poor.

 

I'm going to wear them every other day or so, and only brush them once a week, if even that much. I'm going to treat the leather with nothing other than the matching cordovan color shoe cream every month, and oil them with neatsfoot oil three times a year. I'm curious to see what will happen to them.

post #6322 of 6718
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

I hate my wolverine 1K miles. The leather is awful and the stitching is very poor.

I'm going to wear them every other day or so, and only brush them once a week, if even that much. I'm going to treat the leather with nothing other than the matching cordovan color shoe cream every month, and oil them with neatsfoot oil three times a year. I'm curious to see what will happen to them.

They will likely be just fine for a good few years. Too much neatsfoot oil could overly soften the leather, so you may end up with a flaccid bull penis leather look.
post #6323 of 6718

They already have the flaccid bull penis leather look! They had it a little right out of the box, but it has spread across one entire panel!

 

That's one reason I hate them so much!

post #6324 of 6718
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

They already have the flaccid bull penis leather look! They had it a little right out of the box, but it has spread across one entire panel!

That's one reason I hate them so much!

Why not return them again for refund or exchange ?
post #6325 of 6718

Because I already sent back a pair that had an eyelet ripped out of the leather, and this pair is the pair that they sent me to replace that pair. I'm just done with wolverine and chromexcel.

post #6326 of 6718
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Because I already sent back a pair that had an eyelet ripped out of the leather, and this pair is the pair that they sent me to replace that pair. I'm just done with wolverine and chromexcel.

I know, hence the use of the words 'again' and 'refund'.

Why torture yourself, just return for a refund on the basis that you believe them to be defective, sub-standard or whatever as per http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Returns-Exchanges
post #6327 of 6718

It's just not worth the effort to return them.

 

I'll use them for kicking around, doing chores around the house, mowing the lawn, etc.

post #6328 of 6718
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

They already have the flaccid bull penis leather look! They had it a little right out of the box, but it has spread across one entire panel!

That's one reason I hate them so much!
Pics?
post #6329 of 6718
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

It's just not worth the effort to return them.

I'll use them for kicking around, doing chores around the house, mowing the lawn, etc.

That's what you are meant to use them for.
post #6330 of 6718

Pictures:

 

http://www.styleforum.net/t/393324/chromexel-vs-featherstone


 

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That's what you are meant to use them for.

 

 

The materials and construction would seem to indicate that they are meant to LOOK like that's what you use them for, IMO.

 

There's no reason to use a leather-soled boot to do yard work when there are more robust and modern boots available that are actually meant for doing outdoor work, like most of the redwings that are not in the "heritage" collection, and a few that are.

 

Either way, they have failed to fill my expectations, and so I'm saving up for a pair of White's bounty hunters. And if finances don't allow that, I'll replace them with some redwing beckman's or Iron rangers. Those things seem bulletproof compared to the two wolverines I've owned.

 

Though, aside from the flacid bull penis and the scuffiness of the leather, half-assed construction, etc, the boot is very nice. The pattern and form of the boot is very pleasing to the eye, no debate there.

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