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post #376 of 611
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Originally Posted by leosquareboots View Post

Its the new limited shell cordovan boot coming out from Wolverine. They will be on sale september first, for $760 and will be limited to 1000 pairs. I've been spaminated again! Maybe I'll learn this time!

FTFY

Already did. Perhaps you're familiar with a guy named Josh Lizotte? I'm going to give him a call and discuss a few things with him. Let's see how you "like" that. LOL!
Edited by Crane's - 6/29/12 at 9:13am
post #377 of 611
How are you. I am fairly new to Wolverine boots. I noticed the 1000 Mile line and fell in love. With in the past year I now own two pair of 1000 Mile boots. Yesterday I was able to hunt down a pair of the 721 LTD Shell Cordovan in my size US 11. My true size is 12. The store manager told me that when he called Wolverine he was told that I had just purchased the last pair in Wolverine's factory. He Was thoroughly entertained at the idea that I had the last pair of the 1000 boots made in the entire USA. So I decided to join this site and share that info with everyone here. I am happy to own the boots and will always appreciate knowing they were the last pair from Wolverine. They should be arriving soon. I can't wait. and I'm ordering the 744 LTD early. Next time I may not be so lucky.
post #378 of 611
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Originally Posted by Buffalosoldier View Post

How are you. I am fairly new to Wolverine boots. I noticed the 1000 Mile line and fell in love. With in the past year I now own two pair of 1000 Mile boots. Yesterday I was able to hunt down a pair of the 721 LTD Shell Cordovan in my size US 11. My true size is 12. The store manager told me that when he called Wolverine he was told that I had just purchased the last pair in Wolverine's factory. He Was thoroughly entertained at the idea that I had the last pair of the 1000 boots made in the entire USA. So I decided to join this site and share that info with everyone here. I am happy to own the boots and will always appreciate knowing they were the last pair from Wolverine. They should be arriving soon. I can't wait. and I'm ordering the 744 LTD early. Next time I may not be so lucky.


Does this mean that they are no longer making the 1000 mile boot in the US?

post #379 of 611
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Does this mean that they are no longer making the 1000 mile boot in the US?

It's the shell cordovan version, which is the 721 LTD model, that was limited to a run of 1,000. I think that's what he's referring to. The 744 will be another limited edition run. The non-shell 1000 mile boots are still around as usual.
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


It's the shell cordovan version, which is the 721 LTD model, that was limited to a run of 1,000. I think that's what he's referring to. The 744 will be another limited edition run. The non-shell 1000 mile boots are still around as usual.


Ok, thanks

post #381 of 611

I apologize if my message was not directed correctly.   I was referring to the last pair of the limited production of the 1000 Mile 721 LTD Shell Cordovan boot.  There where only 1000 boots total produced for the 721 LTD Shell Cordovan.  Wolverine apparently had one last pair still in the factory.  That is the pair that I bought yesterday.  So I got the last of the 721 LTD series.  I don't know if it is actually number 1000 or just the last pair still in the factory.  I will know that soon enough.   And since I am uploading another message here I will share this as well.  I live in Chicago and decided to visit the Horween tannery here on the north side.  I was taken on a tour of the facilities including the Shell Cordovan area.  It is very interesting to see the work and craftsmanship that goes into creating the finished product.  I was shown a complete finished Cordovan horsehide ready for shoe making.  Even looking at a completed Cordovan hide shining under the light made me want a pair of Cordovan boots more.    Where you aware that ONE pair of boots come from ONE horse?  The rear hide (ASS) as I was told produces one pair of boots.  One boot from each side (cheek).    It is a very beautiful hide to see prior to construction.  The Horween guide told me right out that all of the top shoe makers use the Horween Cordovan.  Even Wolverine.  And what I like about it the most.  The hide is done in the USA and the boot is made in the USA.  Worth every dollar to me.  
 

post #382 of 611

So is this place legit to put a pre-order in?: http://shop.fitzs.com/744ltd-wolverine-1000-mile-boot-w00744/

 

I can't remember, do we have ANY details on it? Hard for me to put down a deposit without some info.

post #383 of 611
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Originally Posted by Buffalosoldier View Post

How are you. I am fairly new to Wolverine boots. I noticed the 1000 Mile line and fell in love. With in the past year I now own two pair of 1000 Mile boots. Yesterday I was able to hunt down a pair of the 721 LTD Shell Cordovan in my size US 11. My true size is 12. The store manager told me that when he called Wolverine he was told that I had just purchased the last pair in Wolverine's factory. He Was thoroughly entertained at the idea that I had the last pair of the 1000 boots made in the entire USA. So I decided to join this site and share that info with everyone here. I am happy to own the boots and will always appreciate knowing they were the last pair from Wolverine. They should be arriving soon. I can't wait. and I'm ordering the 744 LTD early. Next time I may not be so lucky.

Since each pair of boot is numbered. Perhaps you will get #1000.
post #384 of 611
Buffalosoldier, I live in Chicago area as well. How does one get to visit Horween factory? Do they have regular public tour or something? I'd definitely want to see the process and visit the factory, well, when the weather is a bit cooler.
Edited by tsekh - 7/6/12 at 5:43pm
post #385 of 611

MarioImpemba, yes that is exactly where I bought my 721 LTDs.  I talked to the manager "Bob" on the phone.  He called Wolverine to see if there were boots available.  I paid for my order and the boots are being shipped direct from Wolverine to me.  And you can put in a pre-order with Bob at Fitzgerald's Mens store for the 744 LTD.  1-616-957-2531 ask for Bob.  I would imagine it helps talking to a real person when you are spending nearly a grand.  That is what I did. 
 

post #386 of 611
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Originally Posted by tsekh View Post

Buffalosoldier, I live in Chicago area as well. How does one get to visit Horween factory? Do they have regular public tour or something? I'd definitely want to see the process and visit the factory, well, when the weather is a bit cooler.
Same I am local as well. Looking to visit the Horween facility around fall when it is cooler
post #387 of 611

tsekh, no there are no public tours.  Its just that the place is full of laid back hard working regular guys who are proud of what they do.  Most of them are happy to show you around.  Provided you are not getting in their way.  Which depending on where you are in the building is easy to do.  Drive your car to the rear of the building.  Looks like an alley.  That is the way in.  The hook is that Horween sells hides to walk ins.  That was my initial purpose to visit.  And I did buy two spreads of Horse hide.  I am making cases for my lap top, IPad and IPhone.  I wanted unique cases with character.  While I was there shopping for a hide I asked about the factory.  And off we went.  I was impressed not just by the operation but by the men that work there.  Reminded me of what it was like long ago all over this country when people worked the way they work.  No cookie cutter stuff.  Skill and an eye for the beauty of their work.  You shouldn't have a problem getting in.   I am certain you will meet and greet properly upon arrival.  All will go well.   

post #388 of 611

No details on the 744 LTD.  None.  Wolverine will not release photos until the pre-set release date.  I'm waiting until I see them first.  But I would act fast if I like them. 

post #389 of 611

Here is shot of a completed Shell Cordovan hide ready for boot construction.   Two sections make one pair.  And there are only two sections from one horse.  The hind quarter.  I believe the photo shows one of the two hind sections.  img_0063.jpg
 

post #390 of 611

First post here!

I found strange pic on Facebook of the 744LTD posted by the same person that posted pics here ... The color is very disturbing, very greenish ... Do you guys know if it is a fake or the real shoes ?

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