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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rollin Tumble, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Arethusa

    Arethusa Well-Known Member

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    How do you rate Lexol conditioner against (say) RW boot oil as a conditioner prior to applying LP?
     
  2. Crane's

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    I prefer boot oil but lexol should be just fine.
     
  3. Arethusa

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    What's the difference? Is it just that lexol's an emulsion? I've been using Lexol for a while to condition stuff periodically, and I don't get the same issues with darkening you report with boot oil (LP is another story), so I'm curious why you'd prefer it.

    Also, any chance of getting that brown/rust/cordovan comparison pic shot with a proper dslr in 5500k and daylight? I think this thread's finally won me over, and I'm trying to decide between rust and cordovan. The promo shot SF is using for that charity auction is confusing me.
     
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  4. Crane's

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    Lexol is a lighter treatment. A page back I posted a color corrected image for color comparison.
     
  5. bellyhungry

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    The Cordovan 8 would be my first choice had I not already owned a pair of Beckman in Black Cherry.
     
  6. BostonHedonist

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    Thanks! I'll check those out.
     
  7. Froosh

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    There doesn't seem to be much info about them for some reason. I'm trying to decide between these and the Beckmans but I would love to see some pics of a worn or obenaufs treated pair.
     
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    Where can one buy a pair of the Cordovan 8 1000 Miles?
     
  9. squyntz1

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    Ask Crane's.
     
  10. digga

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    Nordstrom shows them online, perhaps they stock them in the stores too.
     
  11. dgoldberg

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    Just got my first pair of 1000 mile boots. Beautiful. I had to size down 1 full size, as a 1/2 size was still way too big. However, they are a bit tight (not super tight) just a little. They stretch over time, right?
     
  12. kpag

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    When I first got mine they seemed to fit great but after walking I noticed they felt tight and uncomfortable. I was worried they wouldn't work for me but after a day they were as comfortable as can be.
     
  13. haiglarsen

    haiglarsen Well-Known Member

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    People need to be mindful that their feet can enlarge significantly throughout the day when sizing for boots. If you do any periods of extended walking, your feet are going to swell up and make your previously well fitting boots feel like a torture device until they shrink back down. Chromexel is more forgiving/stretchy than some leather boots I've owned, but generally when it's your foot vs. leather, the leather is going to win.
     
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  14. Arethusa

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    I still can't get over how breathtakingly stupid it is to try and stretch your boots like jeans.
     
  15. dgoldberg

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    I'm not suggesting that I stretch them, but asking if they stretch after a few days/weeks of use.
     
  16. Arethusa

    Arethusa Well-Known Member

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    It's just not a relevant question to ask about shoes. Just get your foot size and buy that size. Workboots like this are not supposed to fit like socks or dress shoes or a pair of raw denim that you stretch out over a few months.
     
  17. kpag

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    I understand that feet swell and shrink. I was simply staying that they weren't perfectly comfortable out of the box. Some have suggested that there is no break in time with these boots. While its true that the leather is soft and supple they still need a bit of walking time to conform to your feet before being as comfortable as they will be. It sounded like what the guy was asking was similar to what I felt; that is, they were snug but not overly tight OOTB. After a day of walking and letting the boots mold to my feet they were just fine.
     
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  19. squyntz1

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    Are the boots to short? Too narrow? Too late to exchange them?
     
  20. Phantoom

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    Quick question: Is there an easy way to differentiate factory seconds (particularly for the Krause)? Thanks.

    I'm concerned about online purchasing. Will the box indicate it? If there is no box, will it be marked somewhere on the sole?
     
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