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post #7711 of 7742
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Okay, good stuff thanks man. One last thing, I want to add a Topy half sole, is it best I do this after I've fully broken in or while it's still relatively new?

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I don't think that it really matters, but I have always worn for a couple of weeks before getting the Topy applied.

Anyone else have experience?

I've read that the butyl leather soles on these are oily and the adhesives used to glue the half sole sometimes have trouble sticking to it. I'm guessing wearing the leather sole down a bit is not a bad idea?

Does anyone have recommendations for an affordable cobbler in NYC, preferably downtown?

I've read of B Nelson and Minas Shoe Repair. I'd like to have a half sole fitted before the winter weather hits the city.
Edited by Phrost - 10/11/16 at 9:51am
post #7712 of 7742
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It is fall and better boot weather, just thought I'd share a profile pic of the collection so far.

Dude, oh my God.  This is your collection?  I salute you.

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Dude, oh my God.  This is your collection?  I salute you.
Looks like a shoe store. A great shoe store at that!! What size are you, I need to shop in your closet. Hsha. Great job
post #7714 of 7742
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It is fall and better boot weather, just thought I'd share a profile pic of the collection so far. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Man, it looks like you have every color 1000 Mile boot produced. What's your favorite between the Brown, Cordovan No 8, and Rust?
post #7715 of 7742
Be wary of Minas Shoe Repair in downtown NYC. The man and his wife are friendly and fast (1 day turnaround) but he's very sloppy with his work. It wasn't the cheapest at $38, either.

I brought a practically brand new (worn once) pair of Wolverine 1K boots to him to have rubber sole protectors glued on. I looked over the soles at the shop, but now that I'm home, I see a bunch of new scratches/marks on the leather, likely from handling and the tools he used. I understand that that doing this isn't the gentlest work, but it's sloppy.

The marks are mostly superficial and other than the pock marks on the inner vamp of the right shoe, most would have likely come with general wear, but there's this nick/gouge on the tongue that pisses me off. The top layer of the leather is gouged enough that the suede is visible and hanging. I've used a toothpick with glue to do the best I can.

What's ironic is that I was thinking of buying the supplies and doing it myself, as it's not the most difficult task, but I opted to have a professional do it. This is a reminder to take your time and inspect everything before you pay and leave the shop. No one cares more about you and your belongings like you do.




Edited by Phrost - 10/14/16 at 9:53pm
post #7716 of 7742
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It is fall and better boot weather, just thought I'd share a profile pic of the collection so far.
 
 

There's more leather in your closet than in many pastures.

post #7717 of 7742
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There's more leather in your closet than in many pastures.


That's funny but true!!  On the other hand I sure wish that was my closet.....LOL

Like to know what size they are!!   Sell, Sell, Sell....:)

post #7718 of 7742

The dark brown in the classic is my favorite, I like how it ages best. My favorite boot is my Krause in Rust. I don't have all the colors that I want yet...still trying to find a good deal on some blue suede. 

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My Wolvies about 2 years ago when new

 

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And today.  They are in need of resoling but they are still my go to boot.  Still bothers me that I couldn't keep the threading white

 

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Damn I miss my old camera phone. The internet was barely usable and app support was horrendous but my gawd the picture quality was light years better than anything offered today. I need to dig it up, pop a SD card in it and use it as a dedicated shooter

post #7720 of 7742
Nice. I think they look better now than new. That's just me. I finally found me a good used pair and can't wait to get them 😁😁
post #7721 of 7742

Has this new design your 1000 mile boots been posted yet?

 

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/1000-mile-custom/27645M.html?icid=CustomLP_Product1

post #7722 of 7742
I have weird feet ( my left is flatter and more volume than the right ) , and I was struggling finding a pair of boot that fits. Had a long journey with red wings but nothing seemed to fit and every pair was sold after a while . Until I decided to give Wolverines a try . Better looking , wider toebox , and just my opinion : sb tannery has good leather but Horween is one class above . 1000 miles all the way . Only downside the leather sole that gets worn fast in the wet British weather .

post #7723 of 7742
They look great. Getting my first pair soon. They will be pre-worn and j can't wait to check them out.
post #7724 of 7742
Saw a pair of Wolverine Kilometer boots in brown for $160 at Nordstrom Rack. Made in USA and with a dainite sole. Really liked the leather on the boot but I already have a lot of brown lace-up boots.
post #7725 of 7742
Thanks for the tip. A few weeks ago I was able to get the wolverine Oxfords their at a great price. Black and brown. Now just need someone to break them in for me. Lol
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