or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review - Page 438

post #6556 of 6763
Quote:
Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

No burnishing. And I agree that they look better with no burnishing.

Solid! Just called up Cranes and snagged a pair.
post #6557 of 6763
Quote:
Originally Posted by f800gs View Post

I picked up the McClean last week. Looks like just a captoe brown 1000 mile boot.
Only available in the one make up brown captoe.

Excellent fit and finish made in USA etc.

I really like mine for the price this is a no brainer.

I just picked up the same as part of Nordstrom's sale. I'm worried about the insole. Is it OK if it's peeling back like this? Is it something I could cheaply fix? Or should I be worried about the quality of the boot overall? Basically, trying to figure out if I should return these or not. (I actually picked up both a 11.5 and 12 for sizing, and both had this issue)

 

Before pulling back the heel insole:

 

After gently pulling back the heel insole:

 

post #6558 of 6763

I would love to see the 1000 mile boot coming with a dainite/rubber sole as an option

post #6559 of 6763
Quote:
Originally Posted by hrothgar123 View Post
 

I just picked up the same as part of Nordstrom's sale. I'm worried about the insole. Is it OK if it's peeling back like this? Is it something I could cheaply fix? Or should I be worried about the quality of the boot overall? Basically, trying to figure out if I should return these or not. (I actually picked up both a 11.5 and 12 for sizing, and both had this issue)

 

Before pulling back the heel insole:

 

After gently pulling back the heel insole:

 

 

 

 

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots are made with quality in general, so I don't think I'd be concerned about this in the sense that it's a sign that the entire boot would fall apart.  However, it's a little annoying and troubling.  It's mostly just adhesive that did not adhere for whatever reason.  Maybe too much oil in the leather of the insole, or something like that.

You could very easily find an adhesive and glue it back down, and you could add a thin insole to cover it up too if you like.  Assuming you get the right adhesive, if should stay just fine and it's in a spot where no one can see it.

If you got them from Nordstroms, you could send it back for an exchange just as easy as well since they accept exchanges and have free shipping both ways.

In my opinion it comes down to whether you want to mess with sending them back, or whether you want to mess with finding the right kind of adhesive to glue it back down.  Either way would be fine IMO.

 

Ben

post #6560 of 6763

Thanks, Ben! Appreciate the sanity check.

post #6561 of 6763
Quote:
Originally Posted by bl@ster View Post

Just k0pped the new 1000 Mile Boot in Bison leather that's new for Fall '14. The Bison is somewhat thin so they are leather lined. Here are pics:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



I'm thinking about getting these in brown. I'm a big fan of leather, like pebble grain, that has 'natural' creases in it. How are you liking them so far?
post #6562 of 6763
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post
 

Everything on this page, plus the 721 and 744's I'm confident are all the exact same last: http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/1000MileCollection


The 721 and the 744 were made by AE.

While Im not 100% certain, I believe the sole on these two is different than the standard models.

 

Thou since I own both, I will say the fit is the same.

post #6563 of 6763
Love the 721 I have been looking for a pair forever. 744s are still available without too much trouble.
post #6564 of 6763
Quote:
Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots are made with quality in general

 

 

That has not been my experience.

 

Which sucks, because I greatly like the way the boots look, and how they fit me.

 

But I've been through two pairs this year, and both had/have significant quality problems. I don't think I'll buy another pair, unless I find them significantly discounted.

post #6565 of 6763

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neognosis View Post

 

That has not been my experience.

 

Which sucks, because I greatly like the way the boots look, and how they fit me.

 

But I've been through two pairs this year, and both had/have significant quality problems. I don't think I'll buy another pair, unless I find them significantly discounted.

 

I will say, compared to Alden or maybe even Red Wing, Wolverine 1000 Mile quality may not live up to those..... although I can't say for sure.  I've had good experience with all of those brands, but Alden is far and away the highest quality from the factory.  I've struggled with the fit on my 1000 mile boots more than anything..... which may taint my opinion of them compared to Alden and Red Wing..... but I can't say that the quality of my 1000 Mile boots are bad by any stretch of the imagination.

 

Ben

post #6566 of 6763

I agree, I got the 1000 mile and the Alden Indy Boot. Alden is fantastic quality product, but the Wolverine is still great quality a much better quality than most of the shoes in the market

post #6567 of 6763
Quote:
Originally Posted by mistercitizen View Post

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots are made with quality in general
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eastman View Post

the Wolverine is still great quality a much better quality than most of the shoes in the market

As always, compared with what? Their leather selection, construction and finishing are all well behind, say, White's. Saying 1000 mile boots are behind Alden is pretty ridiculous. I even kept a pair of redwing Beckmans for kicks but would never let a pair of 1000 miles back in the house.
post #6568 of 6763

I'm thinking about waterproofing my rust's. How much will the colour change if sno-seal them. I really do not want to lose the beautiful rust colour. Anyone have pics?

post #6569 of 6763
If we go by Recommended Retail Pricing, the Wolverines are poor value compared to Aldens or even Red wings. They would be fair value only at $100 less than what they are selling them for.

IMHO, quality control is atrocious for something $300 n up. But then again, I don't know many stupid enough to pay that kind of prices.
post #6570 of 6763

For the Nordstrom sale price, they are of excellent value.  The quality of my pair delivered was spot on, no complaints.

 

Of course if you compare to Alden, Viberg, Oak Boot, Churchs, Tricker's, then those brands are doin it better but cost a lot more.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Streetwear and Denim
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Streetwear and Denim › Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review