Originally Posted by HORNS
My thanks go out to Cranes for his review of these boots. I just received a pair from my wife today for my birthday, and are my first pair of shell cordovan shoes/boots. I'm traditionally not a fan, at all, of shell, but these, being a surprise from my wife, are definitely an exception. I am definitely happy with the quality, especially considering that I had my heart set on a pair of Red Wing Iron Rangers over 1000 Miles beforehand. My feelings before were my observations of the difference in leather quality and the overall construction, but these special editions have channeled soles, which to my recollection are not present on the regular 1000 Miles. These boots were worn all day and felt like I've had them for five years! My wife especially enjoyed the dichotomy of Crane's masculine, utilitarian review and the other reviews which she called out as effeminate nit-pickers.
LOL. They're boots, and these boots are made for walkin'. That's a song isn't it? Wear them well in any case.
Originally Posted by kitonotik
Im about to pull the trigger on these boots, but the pair that I am looking at seems to be opaque at best and doesnt luster as nicely as the boots you have here. Saw them at the Allen Edmonds store and while the floor sample lusters beautifully, the models in the boxes seem to be dull. If I do buy these boots, what are the recommended steps to get luster out of the leather? Apologies if this has been discussed answered already.
Well once the oils/waxes from the tanning process stops seeping from the leather they'll shine up with a bit of wax. Of course once that happens I tend to re apply snoseal since I care more about keeping them waterproof versus having them spit shined.
Originally Posted by smah
I'm curious how the boots are holding up. Let us know...just got a pair from CCS
...wore 'em around the house, already broken in. Gorgeous boot.
They are holding up just fine. i tend to wear them 4 or 5 days in a row and then let them sit for a couple of days with the trees in them. You know that blizzard last week? I wore them shoveling snow for 3 days without having any problems. They did get a little wet on the inside but that was from snow going down the boots and not from seepage. I wore arctic weight wool socks and my feet did not get cold at all. Oh and those Yak Trax thingamijigs are great on ice and slick wet snow. Since my initial Sno Seal job the only thing I've done maintenance wise was brush them once or twice a week. They look great after they are brushed. It's about time to Sno Seal them again since all this cold white stuff is supposed to start melting in a few days. Ahhhhh nothing like the beginning of Missouri's muck season. It's been a while and I suppose I'll take a pic or two of them and let people decide for themselves on how well they are holding up.