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. Do not use saddle soap as a cleaner. Contrary to it's name, saddle soap is not primarily a cleaning product and is a poor cleaner of leather.
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post #6407 of 6682
^this.

After what I've read it's advised to condition lightly after the leather has been overly wet. It's better to condition lightly a bit more often than only a few heavy coats.
post #6408 of 6682
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Even if it sounds silly, this is usually what leads to cracking in leather. Dry leather only speeds up this process.

EDIT: Found a post from DW to back up the claim.

 

 

Except that the picture shows a tear, not a crack.

 

That's clearly a spot where the fragile chromexcel was sliced open by something.

post #6409 of 6682
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That's clearly a spot where the fragile chromexcel was sliced open by something.


Fragile ?

Tell it to the Marines

Seriously
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Fragile ?

Tell it to the Marines

Seriously

For the record, they're likely using the flesh side for that boot, rather than the grain side. It's not really a fair comparison.
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For the record, they're likely using the flesh side for that boot, rather than the grain side. It's not really a fair comparison.

So, less 'fragile' flesh side out ?
post #6412 of 6682
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its on a crease down near the sole

 

 

 

That's not a crease gone bad.. In fact, it runs perpendicular to the creasing that is right beneath it. It's a cut through the creasing.

 

How many times have those been resoled? 

 

 

As for the Marines, that's interesting you bring them up. I work with and for the United States Marine Corp.

 

Of all the Marines I have seen and worked with in the field, none of them were wearing boots made with chromexcel.

 

Even though the link posted has a date of 2012 on it, I am relatively confident that it is historical and not a current press release.

 

No active US Marines in the field that I've ever worked with have been issued boots made with chromexcel. I might be mistaken, but their boots all seem to be made with a different leather and are mostly nylon. 

 

Here's what they seem to be wearing:

 

http://www.marineshop.net/browse.cfm/boots-accessories/2,854.html?viewfrom=13&sortby=NAME

 

Maybe the rough out strips of leather are chromexcel, I don't know.

 

All I know is that both pairs of chromexcel wolverines I've had were very disappointing. In my first pair, the an eyelet ripped right out from the leather. In the second, the leather has become very wrinkled and shapeless. It looks like my right foot is just encased in a cordovan colored wrinkly blob. 

 

 

But, that's just a sample of two, and some have pointed out that it is possible that Wolverine uses a chromexcel that is inferior to what Viberg and Whites is using, so that may indeed be possible.


Edited by Neognosis - 6/10/14 at 5:11am
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Even though the link posted has a date of 2012 on it, I am relatively confident that it is historical and not a current press release.

http://horween.com/history/boondockers/

Replica by Viberg from the above

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How many times have those been resoled? 

 

 

 

 

2x

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Hey all .. I'm looking at grabbing a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile boots .. I'm looking at the 1000 boot Cordovan 8 (w00137) and the Montgomery 1000 Mile (w05311) [Garrison collection].. The cordovan 8's were standing out the most, but they don't have a rubber outsole..

 

I was really looking for something that would withstand the wet environment here in Louisiana.. would the Montgomery be the suggested model or should I end up going down a different path?

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Hey all .. I'm looking at grabbing a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile boots .. I'm looking at the 1000 boot Cordovan 8 (w00137) and the Montgomery 1000 Mile (w05311) [Garrison collection].. The cordovan 8's were standing out the most, but they don't have a rubber outsole..

I was really looking for something that would withstand the wet environment here in Louisiana.. would the Montgomery be the suggested model or should I end up going down a different path?
Find a pair of 1k mile Austens, add a half sole to the 1k miles, or buy the 1k mile courtlands

FYI the Montgomery boots are not hand made in America. They are from china. Nothing wrong with that IMO but just so you know they are not part of the 1000 mile collection
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Find a pair of 1k mile Austens, add a half sole to the 1k miles, or buy the 1k mile courtlands

FYI the Montgomery boots are not hand made in America. They are from china. Nothing wrong with that IMO but just so you know they are not part of the 1000 mile collection

 

thanks and good to know about the Montgomery's and where they are made.  Are the Austin's discontinued or something? 

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thanks and good to know about the Montgomery's and where they are made.  Are the Austin's discontinued or something? 

I don't see them on wolverines site so I think so... Might find some good sales then

It's too bad.. My Austens are my favorite pair
post #6419 of 6682
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thanks and good to know about the Montgomery's and where they are made.  Are the Austin's discontinued or something? 

Amazon still has some Austen's for sale. 

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Amazon still has some Austen's for sale. 

 

Thanks -- seeing if I can find them for a little bit better price.  Does anyone know the MFG # of the Austen's?  That way I can call a few local shops too and see if anyone has old stock..

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