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post #6391 of 6537

What it needs is less shitposters. I like when people post good, bad or indifferent experiences in all threads, but seems like several people have an irrational crusade against w1k's and really love to belabor a point. Chromexcel scuffs. White's are better. Coconut oil is the best way to treat bull penis. We get it.

post #6392 of 6537
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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

What it needs is less shitposters. I like when people post good, bad or indifferent experiences in all threads, but seems like several people have an irrational crusade against w1k's and really love to belabor a point. Chromexcel scuffs. White's are better. Coconut oil is the best way to treat bull penis. We get it.

Sorry, I don't want to shit this place up. Please return to sycophantism and baking unnecessarily waxed boots.
post #6393 of 6537
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

What this thread needs is some good photos of storms and Wolverine 1K boots being worn in them.

I can do that, sort of. I was wearing my Lathams when I decided to do an overnight two state storm chase for lightning shots. If you live in the midwest then there's a good chance that you experienced the severe Mesoscale Storm Complex that rolled through June 2nd through the 4th. Here's a shot from early morning on the 4th.

I don't take pics of my feet when I'm out chasing. Sorry. I'll post pics of the Lathams a little later. I'm getting ready to chase down another severe weather event that's impacting the area.

"Insanity"

post #6394 of 6537

And nothing of value was lost. :crackup:

 

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post #6395 of 6537

Dont post often but thought I'd share my pair. They're on year 4. Resoled twice locally. Original laces but as you can tell they badly need to be replaced so a new pair is on the way. Been through hell and back and I love them dearly. Sorry but I kind of have to laugh about people freaking out about minor scuffs  or this and that. The right shoe has definitely worn a little bit more due to the creasing, but its never really bothered me. Its leather, each pairs going to be different.

 

 

 

I do have a question though. Theres a small part part of the leather thats split open, is there anything I can cover/seal it with to prevent it from growing?


Edited by eldude - 6/7/14 at 6:33pm
post #6396 of 6537
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Originally Posted by eldude View Post

Dont post often but thought I'd share my pair. They're on year 4. Resoled twice locally. Original laces but as you can tell they badly need to be replaced so a new pair is on the way. Been through hell and back and I love them dearly. Sorry but I kind of have to laugh about people freaking out about minor scuffs  or this and that. The right shoe has definitely worn a little bit more due to the creasing, but its never really bothered me. Its leather, each pairs going to be different.







I do have a question though. Theres a small part part of the leather thats split open, is there anything I can cover/seal it with to prevent it from growing?

What color is that? Rust?
post #6397 of 6537

nope thats brown!

post #6398 of 6537
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Originally Posted by eldude View Post

Dont post often but thought I'd share my pair. They're on year 4. Resoled twice locally. Original laces but as you can tell they badly need to be replaced so a new pair is on the way. Been through hell and back and I love them dearly. Sorry but I kind of have to laugh about people freaking out about minor scuffs  or this and that. The right shoe has definitely worn a little bit more due to the creasing, but its never really bothered me. Its leather, each pairs going to be different.







I do have a question though. Theres a small part part of the leather thats split open, is there anything I can cover/seal it with to prevent it from growing?

Awesome! Where is the split?
post #6399 of 6537

its on a crease down near the sole

 

post #6400 of 6537
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That's a nice shot. Digital is a god send for this kind of stuff as the keeper ratio must be quite low
post #6401 of 6537
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Originally Posted by eldude View Post

its on a crease down near the sole



This is happening on my brown boots too. What's happened is microscopic dirt has gotten into the leather and is cutting it. There's nothing that can be done about it other than keep them as clean as possible so it takes longer for the upper to fail. I know it sucks but this is what happens to leather where it's constantly stressed and creased. You wore them well, continue to do so.
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That's a nice shot. Digital is a god send for this kind of stuff as the keeper ratio must be quite low

Not only is the keeper level low, in this case the ratio was about 50 to one for what I consider a good lightning shot, the opportunity is hard to come by as well. About the only thing worse is probably going after meteors. I would lose my mind if I tried to do this with a film camera not to mention the piles of hundred dollar bills that would get burned up.
post #6402 of 6537
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Originally Posted by eldude View Post
 

Dont post often but thought I'd share my pair. They're on year 4. Resoled twice locally. Original laces but as you can tell they badly need to be replaced so a new pair is on the way. Been through hell and back and I love them dearly. Sorry but I kind of have to laugh about people freaking out about minor scuffs  or this and that. The right shoe has definitely worn a little bit more due to the creasing, but its never really bothered me. Its leather, each pairs going to be different.

 

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Awesome tonal variation. Look good.

post #6403 of 6537
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This is happening on my brown boots too. What's happened is microscopic dirt has gotten into the leather and is cutting it.

 

I have to say, that sounds silly to me.

 

If microscopic dirt alone is enough to split chromexcel open like that... well, that would make me think even less of chromexcel's suitability for footwear.

post #6404 of 6537

1 tiny crease after 4 years of hard wear makes it OK in my book.

post #6405 of 6537
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Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

I have to say, that sounds silly to me.

If microscopic dirt alone is enough to split chromexcel open like that... well, that would make me think even less of chromexcel's suitability for footwear.

That's what has most likely happened whether you think it's silly or not. The damage that dirt does to leather starts internally and works it's way to the surface. it starts as barely visible hairline cracks. Then it gets worse. The same thing happens to leather that is allowed to dry out and is continually flexed. I don't think this is the problem with this guy's boots given the amount of use he's put them through. If they were dry they wouldn't last a year given what he said.

While we're on the subject CXL is an excellent choice to make footwear out of. Your incessant babblings to the contrary is getting to the point of being beyond monotonous and boring. Find something else to bitch about.
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