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 501

post #7501 of 7742
Quote:
Originally Posted by Newberry View Post



Wolverine 1K Prestwick boots for $95 at Nordstrom Rack! Amazing deal if you ask me...


That is the deal of the century for sure!!!!

 

I have that pair in black and the leather is not the same soft buttery smooth with tons of pull you find on the Wolverine 1K's Addison and originals.  Still a good deal but not the same leather.  I have tried every trick I know to make the leather soft like my original 1K's and my Prestwick just don't get soft.

 

best,

bigC

post #7502 of 7742
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Cool. Where these red tagged? Or everyday discount price? Red tagged items are harder to find via computer inventory. Thx.

Hello. They were red tagged
post #7503 of 7742
As promised, here are the boots after leaving them at the cobbler. He said it was best to glue them on and not bother redoing the stitching. I have mixed feelings for a few reasons - the half soles seem too bulky for the refined style of the boot, and the yellow vibram logo is an eyesore to me. For whatever reason (I should have pressed him on it) he said he could not put the slimmer commando half sole on. Weird.


post #7504 of 7742
Quote:
Originally Posted by manowar View Post

As promised, here are the boots after leaving them at the cobbler. He said it was best to glue them on and not bother redoing the stitching. I have mixed feelings for a few reasons - the half soles seem too bulky for the refined style of the boot, and the yellow vibram logo is an eyesore to me. For whatever reason (I should have pressed him on it) he said he could not put the slimmer commando half sole on. Weird.


Interesting, it looks like he took a full Vibram 430 sole and just glued it on rather than stitching, which is how this sole is normally applied. It probably isn't a big deal durability wise, but it is an odd choice, and as you note, much thicker than it needs to be, since that sole is designed to the the main structural outsole, not just a thin covering to an existing outsole.

I have the Vibram 2332 on my Wolverines, photo below. As you can see it is only 5mm thick, and is designed to be glued on. It was installed for $30 locally (including the sole), and I think looks pretty good with the profile of the boot. If you aren't happy with the job done, you might recommend the 2332 and ask them to redo.

post #7505 of 7742
Hi, I have been looking at the wolverine 1000 mile boots on eBay and not knowing a lot about this brand not sure of the correct size to buy. Several of the auction are saying to go down 1/2 size from your normal size. Confused. Lol. My western boots and my dress shoes are different sizes. I need y'all's expert help. Thanks
post #7506 of 7742
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post

Hi, I have been looking at the wolverine 1000 mile boots on eBay and not knowing a lot about this brand not sure of the correct size to buy. Several of the auction are saying to go down 1/2 size from your normal size. Confused. Lol. My western boots and my dress shoes are different sizes. I need y'all's expert help. Thanks

Can you try them on in a bricks and mortar store ?

Do the sellers offer returns ?

What size are you feet when measured in a brannock device ?

What thickness of sick do you plan to wear ?

Do you plan to use any insoles ?

For boots I would always buy my true size and then adjust with insoles or sock thickness. YMMV.
post #7507 of 7742

Gosh, yours look amazing. But I don't know if its worth the trouble, I actually like the solid feel that my thick Vibram sole added. If I stop thinking about how funky it looks I should be fine.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by phidauex View Post


Interesting, it looks like he took a full Vibram 430 sole and just glued it on rather than stitching, which is how this sole is normally applied. It probably isn't a big deal durability wise, but it is an odd choice, and as you note, much thicker than it needs to be, since that sole is designed to the the main structural outsole, not just a thin covering to an existing outsole.

I have the Vibram 2332 on my Wolverines, photo below. As you can see it is only 5mm thick, and is designed to be glued on. It was installed for $30 locally (including the sole), and I think looks pretty good with the profile of the boot. If you aren't happy with the job done, you might recommend the 2332 and ask them to redo.
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
post #7508 of 7742
They both look amazing. Hopefully I'll have a pair soon. smile.gif
post #7509 of 7742
Quote:
Originally Posted by manowar View Post


Sweet, as long as you like it! As I said, I don't think there will be a durability problem. If you don't like the yellow, a fresh black Sharpie would make short work of it. smile.gif
post #7510 of 7742

Hey guys....not near as nice as the Wolverine 1000 mile boots (I'll get there) but I did pick up a nice looking pair of pre-worn Ariat lace up boots....hopefully its a good start. 

 

 

 

post #7511 of 7742
Quote:
Originally Posted by manowar View Post

As promised, here are the boots after leaving them at the cobbler. He said it was best to glue them on and not bother redoing the stitching. I have mixed feelings for a few reasons - the half soles seem too bulky for the refined style of the boot, and the yellow vibram logo is an eyesore to me. For whatever reason (I should have pressed him on it) he said he could not put the slimmer commando half sole on. Weird.

I'm new to W1k.  Just picked up a pair of Morley roughout suede boots for around $130 at the Rack.  I noticed the exposed stitching on the soles.  Is it a good idea to take it to the cobbler and add sole protectors before wearing?  What if I don't and wear through the welt stitching?  Does it mean the boots will start to disintegrate and result in more expensive repair?

post #7512 of 7742
Quote:
Originally Posted by styleforumfan View Post

I'm new to W1k.  Just picked up a pair of Morley roughout suede boots for around $130 at the Rack.  I noticed the exposed stitching on the soles.  Is it a good idea to take it to the cobbler and add sole protectors before wearing?  What if I don't and wear through the welt stitching?  Does it mean the boots will start to disintegrate and result in more expensive repair?

You can get sole protectors (aka half soles, aka Topys (a brand name)) if you want to, and it will extend the life of the sole, but you don't have to. The stitching through the sole is "lock stitched" meaning that even if you wear through the top layer of stitching it will stay together. What you want to avoid is wearing all the way through the first outsole, and get into the midsole or welt - it is easier to resole before you get to that point.
post #7513 of 7742

Just received a pair of W1k Camden chelsea boots 2nds from STP.  Got them for around $180.  I need some advice if I should keep them as I'm not 100% happy with the finish even for 2nds.  The Horween Cambridge leather on mine has a very blotchy, paint strokes like finish.  Is the leather meant to be like this or whoever put the boots together did a sloppy job in applying the varnish?  Thanks.

 

 

 

 


Edited by styleforumfan - 4/4/16 at 10:52pm
post #7514 of 7742

I've actually seen a form of this boot before, except it had multi-color stitching instead of the monotone one on this model.  I didn't like the multi-color one, but this one is interesting.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post
 

Hey guys....not near as nice as the Wolverine 1000 mile boots (I'll get there) but I did pick up a nice looking pair of pre-worn Ariat lace up boots....hopefully its a good start.

 

post #7515 of 7742

Just received brand new Wolverine 1k's in Black earlier today and noticed this.  I know people routinely ask if this dent or that dent is acceptable, but this looks different to me.  Wondering if I should keep them or send them back.  For an un-experienced leather boot buyer, it looks to me like varnish was smoothed over structural damage in order to make it less noticeable.  

 

If anyone has any input/advice I'd appreciate it.  

 

Detail shot: 

 

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