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post #6421 of 6940

Just got a pair of rust 1k's in. Haven't had a chance to wear them out yet. I have a bottle of Venetian Shoe Cream and was wondering if it's recommended to put it on the boots out of the box or should they be fine without it?

post #6422 of 6940
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Originally Posted by chris45 View Post

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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post #6423 of 6940
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Excellent -- thanks .. w05297 is the number the stores like to look it up as.

post #6424 of 6940
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Originally Posted by nevereast View Post

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

 

I love the Austens. Please post pics if you can; it's hard to find many pics of worn ones!

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I love the Austens. Please post pics if you can; it's hard to find many pics of worn ones!
Here are a few
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post #6426 of 6940

Alps approved 👍👍👍
post #6427 of 6940

So my dumbass cobbler "cleaned" up my 1000 Miles with brown shoe polish without my permission after I took them in to get a half sole.  Now they are this nasty, glossy shade of brown.  The leather exhibits no wear or pull-up whatsoever and looks like it has been painted.  Makes the shoes look like cheap plastic.  Is there any way to remove the shoe polish and restore the original leather patina or am I screwed?

post #6428 of 6940

You should have let your "dumbass" cobbler know that you were intentionally trying to make your boots look like they are 10 years old and belong to a hobo.

post #6429 of 6940

Same thing almost happen to mine. But I insist watching him installing the half-sole.

post #6430 of 6940

 

Factory First. Wolverine customer support has dropped off the face of the earth on me twice, now. Am I being unreasonable to want these replaced?

I realize that the glue is *supposed* to hold when the stitches are gone, but the first thing the cobbler will need to do to put a vibram on these new boots is grind off the stitching.

These are supposed to last a lifetime, and if Wolverine won't own up to their lousy QC now, they sure won't take care of me down the road if the glue fails too.

 

I own 3 pair and there is no denying their comfort, but Red Wing puts them to absolute shame in terms of both QC and customer service.

 

edit: Same boots as in my first post. I decided I was being ridiculous about the banding on the leather and decided to keep them. Stuck them back in the box to get vibram's on at a later date, which was going to be 2 weeks ago.


Edited by unchangeable - 6/19/14 at 3:47pm
post #6431 of 6940
My cobbler got gunk all over the sides of my boots I assume its the adhesive from the topy. Its not the end of the world but still
post #6432 of 6940
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These are supposed to last a lifetime

 

I don't think that's true. I think the name 1000 Mile is a good indication of just about how long they will last... about a year if you wear them daily and walk 3 miles or so each day.

 

 

That's a bit of hyperbole there.

post #6433 of 6940
not sure if this is a common problem but both my half leather insoles fell apart. i tried to glue it back but it continues to separate since the foam does not adhere well. any ideas besides taking it to a cobbler or buying a full insole? i would only like to repair it

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post #6434 of 6940
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not sure if this is a common problem but both my half leather insoles fell apart. i tried to glue it back but it continues to separate since the foam does not adhere well. any ideas besides taking it to a cobbler or buying a full insole? i would only like to repair it

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I'd throw a thin insole in and be done with it.

 

Here are some options: 

 

http://www.superfeet.com/en-us/insoles-and-sandals/carbon-73511

 

http://www.superfeet.com/en-us/insoles-and-sandals/black

 

Less pricey options: 

 

https://www.spenco.com/product.aspx?keywords=thin&ProdId=57#.U6htW5RdXTo

 

https://sofsole.com/product/Thin_Fit

post #6435 of 6940

gotcha, thanks! im gonna cop a set to see if i like them in my wolverines. if anything, they will go into my casual work shoes
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Originally Posted by thelastquestion View Post

That's not the insole, but the heel pad. It's not uncommon for the heel pad to come unglued after continued wear. Shoe goo or gorilla glue are good solutions

ah i see, thanks for the tip! i'll look into that
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