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My feet get really hot in the summer. Since I love the Wolverine 1000 Mile brand, I wanted a pair that would be comfortable enough to wear when the temperature gets high. I found this Wolverine 1K shoe that's basically the same thing as the original boot except low top. Problem was I wanted it the dark brown color as the popular original 1K boot. I remembered Red Wing Boot Oil changed the color of some of my footwear in the past and I applied it on this 1K shoe. At first I was afraid of the outcome but I'm actually very pleased with the result. I just had to be careful not to use to much or else it would have darkened it TO much.
post #7547 of 7742
I sent my Wolverine 1000 Miles in brown back today! I explained to them that getting such poor second quality is ridiculous. I ordered direct from Wolverine, bit the bullet and paid more to avoid the.. "getting factory seconds" problem lol.

I feel like its winning the leather lottery .

But, I like the 1000 mile boots and wolverine company so much that I'm really looking forward to getting my new pair.

I sent them a email asking if they could do a second quality inspection for me. I paid full retail $360 for my boots. Please let my 2ND pair be perfect and to make sure no issues reside underneath.

I'm gonna be working these boots for the next 3-5 years with the usual resole here and there. And that's rotating with other 1000 mile pairs I'm ordering shortly.

Luckily shipping is free! Free to send back also, and they send the exchanged pair free too!

Will post back when the exchanged pair is in my hands from wolverine.
post #7548 of 7742
Also, the Wolverine 1000 mile boot is fine for summer. Feet get hot, or warm, and begin to sweat in any shoe or boot, no matter the season!

These are unlined, uninsulated work boots! They are about as warm as dress shoes, only more of your ankles are covered. Perfect for all weather. It's just bare leather inside. They feel great, and smell nice and clean to.

They are great boots. If your picky, spend the additional money and get first quality.

A factory second is a mistake trying to make a good 1000 mile boot.

First quality is a 1000 mile boot.
post #7549 of 7742
Help me out here. I want my boots re-soled, the sole and look I am after is attached in the photo. I realize these boots were produced by Wolverine and are discontinued, I just want that look.
My questions are:
-who can do this? I want a good cobbler to treat my boots right. I don't mind sending them off (but not for too long smile.gif)
-what do I ask for? What is the sole called?
-have you had this done, and how much did it cost?
-opinions for/against? Should I do another leather sole instead?

Thanks!
post #7550 of 7742
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Originally Posted by brewski View Post

Help me out here. I want my boots re-soled, the sole and look I am after is attached in the photo. I realize these boots were produced by Wolverine and are discontinued, I just want that look.
My questions are:
-who can do this? I want a good cobbler to treat my boots right. I don't mind sending them off (but not for too long smile.gif)
-what do I ask for? What is the sole called?
-have you had this done, and how much did it cost?
-opinions for/against? Should I do another leather sole instead?

Thanks!ah​T

That's the Prestwick boot. It's a nice boot. Comfy.  I've seen some new ones on the bay from time to time.

 

I would ask a cobbler to put on a "Vibram Christy wedge sole". I  say they would charge $50-75.  They would remove the old sole. Sand it down and glue the vibram to it. Better that they have the sole in stock. If not, they would have to order it. May cost more $$$.

post #7551 of 7742
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post

That's the Prestwick boot. It's a nice boot. Comfy.  I've seen some new ones on the bay from time to time.
I would ask a cobbler to put on a "Vibram Christy wedge sole". I  say they would charge $50-75.  They would remove the old sole. Sand it down and glue the vibram to it. Better that they have the sole in stock. If not, they would have to order it. May cost more $$$.

Who should I use? I'm in Jackson Hole, WY and I'm not sure if there are any cobblers in my area, or that I'd want to use them. I can mail the boots out if necessary.
post #7552 of 7742
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Originally Posted by brewski View Post


Who should I use? I'm in Jackson Hole, WY and I'm not sure if there are any cobblers in my area, or that I'd want to use them. I can mail the boots out if necessary.


Someone who would do it would be Nick Valenti in NYC. Price may go up to $100-$150 since he covers shipping. You can print out a label. Google B Nelson shoes​.

post #7553 of 7742
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post


Someone who would do it would be Nick Valenti in NYC. Price may go up to $100-$150 since he covers shipping. You can print out a label. Google B Nelson shoes​.

I just contacted them, hopefully they reply soon. Thanks for your advice!
post #7554 of 7742
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Originally Posted by coolarrow View Post


Someone who would do it would be Nick Valenti in NYC. Price may go up to $100-$150 since he covers shipping. You can print out a label. Google B Nelson shoes​.

I just spoke with Nick Valenti, he will do it for $155, shipping and total reconditioning included.

Will post results.
post #7555 of 7742
I would use B Nelson. A gentleman on another forum had (2) pairs of Alden's shoes , they were both $700+ new per pair. They were shell cordovan so yes there high priced.

He sent one pair to B. Nelson. And the other to Alden . He was getting a full restore on both of them, the quality of work that B. Nelson shoes did was phenomenal,for alot less money! Also, he follows up with you email, or by phone throughout the entire process and takes only about 10-14 days to get them back to your door.

I'm not saying that Alden restore was not perfect, because it was! Just nearly $200 and it took 6-8 weeks.

B. Nelson offers a great value. I look forward to using him with my Alden resole, and my Wolverine 1000 mile resole.
post #7556 of 7742
So I bought a pair of "cordovan" Wolverine 1000 Miles on eBay, they were a shop display set. Does this mean "cordovan colored" or does it mean "shell cordovan"? Got them for $140. What color do you think these are (I'm leaning toward Rust) and how do you care for cordovan vs regular leather? My concern is that these are not actually cordovan due to the coloring and the low shine on the boots, but that could be due to no polishing/brushing, I think.
post #7557 of 7742
These boots are not real cordovan. But, that's OK! They are great boots, either way, they are Horween chromexcel leather. And they are 1000 mile boots. Good year welted, and built in USA.

They made a limited 721 model of the Wolverine 1000 mile boots they were $721 new,and IN THE MUCH DESIRED REAL SHELL CORDOVAN! They only made 1,000 pairs.

Either way $140 is a good buy. They may be factory seconds, or defective. But this happens alot with Wolverine 1000 mile boots. In order to get a perfect first quality pair of Wolverine 1000 mile boots, you gotta pay full MSRP.

I just paid $326 buying direct from Wolverine , and they were defective! Waiting on the exchanges to come back..

Shell Cordovan is expensive. Your gonna pay the price for the qualities. But I'm still really fond of the chromexcel leather.

It's look to me that you got a good pair, with only a little loose grain creasing on the left boot " thick wrinkles" but, it's not very bad. This is the reason I exchanged mine. But, it was much much more severe. And considering I paid full retail, it was not acceptable.


Enjoy!

$140 was a steal! Enjoy one of the best boots made! I love mine. Can't wait to get them back.
Edited by tps3443 - 5/27/16 at 8:03pm
post #7558 of 7742
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Originally Posted by brewski View Post

So I bought a pair of "cordovan" Wolverine 1000 Miles on eBay, they were a shop display set. Does this mean "cordovan colored" or does it mean "shell cordovan"? Got them for $140. What color do you think these are (I'm leaning toward Rust) and how do you care for cordovan vs regular leather? My concern is that these are not actually cordovan due to the coloring and the low shine on the boots, but that could be due to no polishing/brushing, I think.

I'm no leather expert but I think the color is just called Cordovan because if you check online, you'll see that the color cordovan costs the same as any other original 1000 Mile boot. If it was shell cordovan than it would most likely cost more.
post #7559 of 7742
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Originally Posted by Newberry View Post



I'm no leather expert but I think the color is just called Cordovan because if you check online, you'll see that the color cordovan costs the same as any other original 1000 Mile boot. If it was shell cordovan than it would most likely cost more.

That's what I thought, thanks. Do you have a link to that color on their website? I couldn't find what you saw.
post #7560 of 7742
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Originally Posted by brewski View Post

That's what I thought, thanks. Do you have a link to that color on their website? I couldn't find what you saw.

On their main site you can actually look it up Cordovan No. 8 but in the pic you posted, I'm thinking it looks more like Rust. Still great looking boots and a steal for 140
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