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Originally Posted by Caligari View Post

Have a brand new pair of 1000 miles in black for sale for $210 plus shipping. Box, receipt and box candy.
What size ?
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Originally Posted by snapehead View Post

V interesting, thanks for your response. Given I'm considering getting a new pair altogether to replace these I think I will still give it a go. I will post pictures and let people know how it goes.

Posting in case you are still following the thread. I've dyed natural CXL before, it takes to dye really well, but I recommend using an alcohol carried dye like Saphir or Angelus, rather than a water-based dye. I stripped with Angelus dye stripper, but really that just pulls the top layer of the finish off - it doesn't really remove the dye, just lightens things up slightly, and remove impediments to the dye soaking in.

Don't use the provided applicators - get a few small nice paintbrushes, the 1/2" wedge brush was most useful. You'll need a lot of precision to apply the dye evenly.

Here is an instructable I wrote on dying my natural CXL OSB Trench Oxfords - I wear them about twice a week and the dye has held up great, no weird chocking, fading or bleeding.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Dye-Your-Shoes-or-other-leather-goods/
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Two questions, has anyone else experienced speed hocks ripping out, I' lost two now, and is it easy to get them resoled with commando soles.

Thanks,

Stewart

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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Two questions, has anyone else experienced speed hocks ripping out, I' lost two now, and is it easy to get them resoled with commando soles.

Not a common problem methinks. Maybe contact Wolverine to see what they have say about the situation.

Wolverine 1Ks can indeed by resoled with a commando sole. Have a look back through this thread and you will find examples.
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Originally Posted by TactileOne View Post

Two questions, has anyone else experienced speed hocks ripping out, I' lost two now, and is it easy to get them resoled with commando soles.

Thanks,

Stewart


Never had one rip out, but I've had two hooks physically bend enough to break. Not sure if I caught them on something or what, but they seem to be more malleable than on other boots.
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I can get these red Duvall 1K boots for $150 brand new. I'm still debating if I should buy it or not. What do you guys think about them?
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I'd definitely cop those for that price even if I didn't need them.

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I just purchased my 3rd pair of Wolverine 1000's.

Pair #1 was a Addison 1000's in brown and have them on my 3rd sole now.  Love the feel and comfort and the most comfortable shoes I own bar none, but then I purchased the Prestwick boots in black above which use a Horween distressed leather vs. CXL and ohhh boy do I regret buying those Prestwick 1K's.  They are heavier and the leather is hard like true work boots.  I tried several coats of Obenauf cream and Leather Honey oil and nothing will soften the leather despite wearing them for 30ish days now.

 

 

 

 

Now the 3rd pair, which is just absolutely perfect.  Soft leather and  lightweight boots with versatile color that will just get better in due time.

 

Before Leather Honey Oil conditioner

 

 

 

After leather Honey conditioner:

 

 

 

 


Edited by bigchelis - 1/25/16 at 3:52pm
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Any of you guys need a resole yet? I've had my Krauses for, probably, a little more than 2 years now. I only wear them around town, no hiking or working in them, but I do wear them quite often. The right boot has a hole in the sole. I thought that was sorta quick to need a resole.

Also, my local cobbler quoted me 165 for resoles with JR soles. Price seems high to me. Any opinions?


Thanks.
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JR soles are high end, so see if they do a cheaper alternative. Consider also looking for other cobblers to see what price they charge. The last pair of leather soled boots I had resoled was around $80 which included new heels.

Once resoled think about getting a Topy thin rubber sole applied over the leather. These usually run around $40 and are hard wearing and cheaper to replace than a full leather resole.
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Does anyone know if its necessary to apply edge dressing on 1K boots? I only use it on my dress shoes but now im wondering if I should use it on my 1K boots as well...
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Does anyone know if its necessary to apply edge dressing on 1K boots? I only use it on my dress shoes but now im wondering if I should use it on my 1K boots as well...

Sam rules as for shoes really. There is no absolute need to so, but there is no harm in doing so.
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Originally Posted by llltronlll View Post

Any of you guys need a resole yet? I've had my Krauses for, probably, a little more than 2 years now. I only wear them around town, no hiking or working in them, but I do wear them quite often. The right boot has a hole in the sole. I thought that was sorta quick to need a resole.

Also, my local cobbler quoted me 165 for resoles with JR soles. Price seems high to me. Any opinions?


Thanks.
I would check with other shoe repair shops. Even here in NY, a good shoe repair can do it for $120ish. Non JR soles go for around $80.
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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post

Sam rules as for shoes really. There is no absolute need to so, but there is no harm in doing so.

+1. I feel like it's only really an aesthetic thing.
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FINALLY took my tan 1000 Miles to get a Vibram half sole put on them. I have hardly worn them for the last year waiting for the rubber addition... will post pictures sometime when I get them back.

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Looks to me like once you get your boots broken in good you never let them go. You just resole. wink.gif
Anyone have pics of their boots after wearing them for years!?
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