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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. klp2332

    klp2332 Well-Known Member

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    Vibram Stresa's, most likely, as mentioned in the post.
     
  2. rexet

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    Am I the only one with the half sole peeling off in the front?
    I guess I need to test another cobbler.
     
  3. Crane's

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    Patek! Call the store immediately about the women's boots we talked about earlier.
     
  4. kpag

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    Nope. If you look a few pages back you'll see a picture I posted of the exact same problem. Took the boot back in and they fixed it but it looks like it may be peeling back already after only a couple of wears.
     
  5. MarioImpemba

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    But Patek wanted women's bots. Please let me know if you stock Fembots, as I will be calling then, too.
     
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    Damnit!
    So what are our choices ? Either a screwed iron or removing everything and beat them raw until the sole has to be remake as new...
     
  7. bik2101

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    or try a new cobbler. There are quite a few posts here I've seen that have had a half sole put on and have had no issues (myself included)
     
  8. jrcbandit

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    So how much room is too much in the toe box? I am a size 9, I tried an 8.5 at a store which felt comfortable on the sides, slightly loose on the heel, and a ton of room in the toe box. I ordered an 8 online but I'm afraid it won't be wide enough, while size Eee would be too wide. Thanks.
     
  9. mg2380

    mg2380 Well-Known Member

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    My Vibram half soles have been on for 2 months now with zero issues... I'd try a different cobbler if I were you.
     
  10. Crane's

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    Yeah that's what I would do. I've had no issues with either half sole job and if anyone is going to it would be me.
     
  11. mp906

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    Who do you use?
     
  12. Patek

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    Just ordered my girlfriend her second pair of 1000 miles. I have not purchased a pair for myself yet as I have too many other boots. She loved the pair I got her so I ordered a second pair since she wears the first pair all the time and needs to rotate.

    Yes, I have to teach my girlfriend about shoe rotation. I do have about 5X the shoes she has. :embar:
     
  13. gardenbuffet

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    The scratch marks on the tongue due to the backside of the eyelids.. they are expected right?
     
  14. milw50717

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    Only if you use the laces :)

    Yes, to be expected.
     
  15. jfclark

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    My cobbler (who is highly recommended on these boards) recommended against putting half soles on my 1ks because he thought there was a high chance they would peel off...
     
  16. vacuity

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    Oh, derp. I didn't even see that. [​IMG]

    They look nice. I was leaning towards the Mirror Half Sole (#2324) or the Richard Half Sole (#2337), both of which I guess are thin and "dressy", so it's nice to have some action shots of a similar style. Thanks!
     
  17. bik2101

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    well i'm just saying that because clearly enough members in this thread have put on a half sole with no problems. so it's obviously not an issue with the boots. must be a matter of how each cobbler is putting them on.
     
  18. mw1197

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    Thanks. That's kind of what I'm considering doing now. It does seem like the toe box would be huge but if there's barely any heel slip it seems like it should be good. Technically I could just continue wearing these, but it's slightly uncomfortable at times and I wonder about long term effects.

    I'm usually 9.5 and ordered 8 after trying it on in a store (don't remember having the same issue with width back then). I might have to size up to 8.5 but in line with that it sounds like 8 might be fine for you.
     
  19. mw1197

    mw1197 New Member

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    double post
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2013
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    Do you think an screwed iron would kill the look of the boots? I think it could be the solution:

    [​IMG]
     

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