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post #7696 of 7742
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Originally Posted by kingtopher View Post

Just ordered and received a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots in the Cordovan No. 8 color. It's my first pair of GYW shoes so I'm probably just being paranoid, but I wanted to make sure. These are new, so I'm guessing they've maybe just been tried on before, so is this just normal wrinkling or is it loose grain?

You can also see a black spot on the toe of one shoe, but I'm not sure that's really that big of a deal, I mostly just want to make sure it's just normal wrinkling and not a loose grain type of defect.

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I see that a lot in chromexcel leather. I honestly don't like it, but I think it's normal.
post #7697 of 7742
Yeah some folks at GYW said the same thing. I wish it was on the side or somewhere a little less prominent than the vamp on both of them. And right where it is going to crease anyway. I think I'm going to roll the dice and try another pair.
post #7698 of 7742
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Originally Posted by kingtopher View Post

Yeah some folks at GYW said the same thing. I wish it was on the side or somewhere a little less prominent than the vamp on both of them. And right where it is going to crease anyway. I think I'm going to roll the dice and try another pair.

Nice. It is normal, but I would exchange them too of they were my pair. Try to get the best pair possible.
post #7699 of 7742

The day after I ordered those Cordovan No. 8 Wolverines I saw that Amazon's Warehouse Deals had put up a listing for a pair of Brown Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots in "Good" condition in 10.5D for what came out to around $140 after tax, so I ordered those as well because I figured with free shipping, why not. And imagine my surprise when they came today in better condition than the new Cordovan ones were. They don't look like they've even been tried on, and would be perfect except that instead of being 10.5D they're 10.5EEE which doesn't work for me at all. What a disappointment! I thought I was getting the deal of my year, but of course it was too good to be true.

post #7700 of 7742
Awhile back I posted that I was having my 1k's re-soled by B Nelson Shoes in New York. They arrived home today with their new additions. I really like them. They'll primarily be for fall/winter casual wear, we get a lot of crazy weather here in WY and I will spend some time outside. Here are a couple before and afters. The pictures don't do them justice, they're absolutely perfect. Can't sing the praises of B Nelson and Nick enough. They were responsive, prompt and informative. I highly recommend them based on this experience. It took around 3 1/2 weeks total, counting the Labor Day holiday for mailing and return shipping. They added a Vibram Stowe and a new midsole. The price was $155, which I consider reasonable for this type and quality of work. They also included new laces (not pictured) and polished/shined them back to life. I can just imagine how they will do on dress shoes or something nicer than 1k's. These boots are a little over 2 1/2 years old. They've seen a lot of abuse over the years from construction sites, to snow, rain, mud, a topy job (later removed) and now they're good for at least another 2 1/2 years.

Thanks Nick and B Nelson Shoes!

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wow....great job and awesome boots!!  Before and after!!

post #7702 of 7742
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Originally Posted by brewski View Post

Awhile back I posted that I was having my 1k's re-soled by B Nelson Shoes in New York. They arrived home today with their new additions. I really like them. They'll primarily be for fall/winter casual wear, we get a lot of crazy weather here in WY and I will spend some time outside. Here are a couple before and afters. The pictures don't do them justice, they're absolutely perfect. Can't sing the praises of B Nelson and Nick enough. They were responsive, prompt and informative. I highly recommend them based on this experience. It took around 3 1/2 weeks total, counting the Labor Day holiday for mailing and return shipping. They added a Vibram Stowe and a new midsole. The price was $155, which I consider reasonable for this type and quality of work. They also included new laces (not pictured) and polished/shined them back to life. I can just imagine how they will do on dress shoes or something nicer than 1k's. These boots are a little over 2 1/2 years old. They've seen a lot of abuse over the years from construction sites, to snow, rain, mud, a topy job (later removed) and now they're good for at least another 2 1/2 years.

Thanks Nick and B Nelson Shoes!

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Still on the look out for a great





 
I'm still on the look out for a great used pair just like these (before) before investing in a new pair......but it seems everyone keeps them forever....LOL!   That's awesome!!
post #7703 of 7742
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Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post


Keep an eye on eBay. I just grabbed a second pair not too long ago worn only 2 times and paid $140. They were brand new, not even any sole scuffs.
Try your hand with "or best offer" boots, sometimes people just want to sell them and they'll accept most decent offers.
post #7704 of 7742
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Originally Posted by brewski View Post

Keep an eye on eBay. I just grabbed a second pair not too long ago worn only 2 times and paid $140. They were brand new, not even any sole scuffs.
Try your hand with "or best offer" boots, sometimes people just want to sell them and they'll accept most decent offers.
I look often. I think everyone just has smaller feet than I do. I'm cool with them being used for my fiery pair.
post #7705 of 7742
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Originally Posted by Chawk806 View Post

I look often. I think everyone just has smaller feet than I do. I'm cool with them being used for my fiery pair.

What size are you after? I can keep my eye out.
Also Nordstrom Rack has bigger sizes semi-often if you can get to a store, they're pretty steep discounts off new.
post #7706 of 7742

What size are you, I may have a couple extras?

post #7707 of 7742
10.5 - 11.5. Depending on brand and style. Thank you!!
post #7708 of 7742
Hi all. I have an issue with my new 1k miles .

The roght foot gets bothered by something under my arch like a lump, just before where the heel starts . What is this ? I read on the internet something about leather have been cut inside very thick etc . Is this a defect ? Is it a matter of breaking in the sole ? Will it get better with break in ? Also I want to note that the right boot seam is stitched a bit further back in comparison to the left and the two stitchings are closer to each other . The funny thing is that throughout the day the lump is like moving and the pressure slightly changes position but that may be my idea .

PS : the left foot has this feeling as well in a much less degree

Ps2: the feeling of the lump is more intense when I walk on hard surfaces , much less on a carpet .


Any help appreciated..
post #7709 of 7742

Didn't know the wolverines were lighter. Too bad there's not a store I can go and try them out. 

post #7710 of 7742
It is fall and better boot weather, just thought I'd share a profile pic of the collection so far.
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