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post #6571 of 6652
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Originally Posted by meso View Post



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.


Great comparison. When comparing to something of approximately the same price, I would also say the Redwing Beckman is a much better boot. When thinking back on shoe and or boot purchases I have made if I had it to do all over again the 1000 mile boot isn't one I would do again no matter what the price was.


Edited by dddrees - 8/18/14 at 4:11am
post #6572 of 6652

Question for anyone who has used Obenauf's LP to protect their 1000 Miles:

 

I recently applied the Obenauf's LP a few weeks ago to brand new 1000 Miles.  I've been wearing my boots a lot to break them in and I plan on wearing these things for most occasions...where appropriate.

 

This weekend my boots got a bit dusty (but not dirty or muddy), what method do you use to clean them up every so often?  Would just a damp cloth work?  Would using a lotion on top of the already applied LP be appropriate?

 

Thanks.

post #6573 of 6652
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Originally Posted by therewasatime View Post
 

Question for anyone who has used Obenauf's LP to protect their 1000 Miles:

 

I recently applied the Obenauf's LP a few weeks ago to brand new 1000 Miles.  I've been wearing my boots a lot to break them in and I plan on wearing these things for most occasions...where appropriate.

 

This weekend my boots got a bit dusty (but not dirty or muddy), what method do you use to clean them up every so often?  Would just a damp cloth work?  Would using a lotion on top of the already applied LP be appropriate?

 

Thanks.

Get a decent brush and give them a brushing. A damp cloth if there is actual stuck on mud or dirt.

 

I wouldnt go as far as putting more product on. I usually apply a protectant like Obenauf's once a year or once every 6 months if its a boot I really beat on in the winter.

post #6574 of 6652
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Originally Posted by striker View Post

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.

$300 is entry level for a decent pair of boots.
post #6575 of 6652
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Originally Posted by therewasatime View Post
 

Question for anyone who has used Obenauf's LP to protect their 1000 Miles:

 

I recently applied the Obenauf's LP a few weeks ago to brand new 1000 Miles.  I've been wearing my boots a lot to break them in and I plan on wearing these things for most occasions...where appropriate.

 

This weekend my boots got a bit dusty (but not dirty or muddy), what method do you use to clean them up every so often?  Would just a damp cloth work?  Would using a lotion on top of the already applied LP be appropriate?

 

Thanks.

 

You're most likely talking about a pair with the CXL leather.  You really can't go wrong by just wiping them down with a damp cloth and then brushing them with a horse hair brush.

I've found that trying to use a conditioner on top of leather thats been recently treated with an application of Obenauf's LP is relatively pointless.  The conditioner can be applied and will most likely clean off whatever dust is on the boot if you use a cloth to wipe it, but it won't do any more than water on a damp cloth will do.  The Obenauf's LP creates a barrier, and is intended to keep water or conditioner from penetrating into the leather..... so if you try to use a conditioner, it will not do any "conditioning" because it can't penetrate the leather.

 

Ben

post #6576 of 6652
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Originally Posted by clintfisher View Post

Solid! Just called up Cranes and snagged a pair.

I checked to see if a pair were ordered last week. Nobody at the store seems to know about it. Might need to call the store again...
post #6577 of 6652

Wolverines may be inferior to Red Wings from a construction standpoint, but Wolverines certainly look a hell of a lot better, and this is a style forum after all. I felt like Ronald McDonald wearing my black-cherry Beckman's.

 

I'm pretty fucking confident that Wolverine's will be up to the task of handling all the carpet in the office and those degenerative sticky whiskey-bar floors on the weekends for most wearers.

 

The kicker is in the versatility of a ~$250 boot that typically is an entry point for most people in to nicer footwear.

 

If you want to go hiking or do some occasional construction or shovel snow in them, they can certainly handle it, and then just be wiped down and brushed to be presentable for work on Monday.

 

They may not be lifetime boots, but you'll definitely get years out of them (provided you didn't get bull penis leather or a pair with construction defects).

 

They're also made in the usa, which matters to some people, and is hard to find in something comparable for the price outside of the usuals (Chippewa, Red Wing, etc.).

 

For some people, $150 more is too much of a jump to make to get to White's, at least initially.

 

I mean, do ya'll drive Camry's? It's not always about the most practical choice.

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Hi everyone! I just recently bought a pair of 1k from FS Fashion and it arrived today. One boot is fine but the other one has uneven stiching at the back. What do you guys think? I would send it back for a refund or exchange but I live in Australia and it would be expensive to post it. Should I just accept it?

pic http://imgur.com/YOCl1nn
Edited by pfoosh - 8/18/14 at 5:55pm
post #6579 of 6652

heh, as if on cue....

post #6580 of 6652
Unfortunately thats just how wolverines are. There is no guarantee that you will get a perfect pair the second time around as well. It is not worth the effort and money to send them back for exchange.

Enjoy them for what they are and next time, consider better boots. I have a pair of wolverine 1K and I would not be buying them again when mine goes.
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I'm somewhat irritated considering their cost. I may just sell them because they don't seem to fit too well. I initially bought a pair which I thought was too large around the heel area. Then I bought this current pair half a size down but with a bigger width and it seems even more loose than the previous one. It was too comfortable!

 

What other boots would you recommend that have a similar style but is 'better'?

post #6582 of 6652
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Originally Posted by pfoosh View Post

I'm somewhat irritated considering their cost. I may just sell them because they don't seem to fit too well. I initially bought a pair which I thought was too large around the heel area. Then I bought this current pair half a size down but with a bigger width and it seems even more loose than the previous one. It was too comfortable!

What other boots would you recommend that have a similar style but is 'better'?

Trenches:

http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/brown-trench-boot
post #6583 of 6652

^ The man speaks the truth. Or Rancourt. 

 

Here is my wolverine made from Syphilis infected bull's penis leather.

 

post #6584 of 6652

Damn, that's awful.

 

I would prefer my formless, wrinkly blobby flaccid bull penis wolverines to syphilis bull penis...

post #6585 of 6652

It all depends. I have Oak Street Trench Boots and Wolverine McCleans, both in Brown Chromexcel, and only the Oak Streets have any veins. Other than the price tag, nothing about the Oak Streets scream higher quality.

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