Thanks, Patrick! Yeah, I will only use when commuting back and forth from college, and that's a total of about 500m of snow each way. Look on the bright side, my balance will be better than ever. I've been looking at the RW GT, but I like the history and craftmanship of the 1K's better.
Also, the 1K's felt fantastic right out of the box. Very little break-in required. I found the GT's very stiff out of the box. I'm sure they'd break in nicely, but I loved that the 1K's were comfortable from day one.
I'm still up in the air about adding a rubber/composite half sole for this winter. We had more snow last year than in the 10 before it. I really like the half soles that can be added to the leather like the Vibram 2341 Raptor:
It's not so beefy to ruin the aesthetics of the sleek leather sole but would add considerable grip...esp if you are walking a lot.
The Vibram #435 is another option that doesn't seem overkill on a boot like the 1K.
Good luck with whatever you end up with. I'm loving my 1K's.