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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. DustyDust

    DustyDust Active Member

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    I have used this thread for information before buying 1K boots. I'd like to share my experience as to help those who intend to purchase these boots.

    My Brannock measurement is 7.5D

    7D Allen Edmonds "Clifton"
    7E Red Wings Wabasha "Chukka"
    7 Sperry Top Siders
    7.5 - 8 Sneakers (New Balance / Nike)
    8 Hunter rain boots

    Long story short, the Wolverine 1K boots fit nicely at size 6.5D

    I wanted the Rust color, but settled on Brown as I was informed that 6.5 in Rust can no longer be found. That may or may not be the case.

    As far as I can tell, no defects in the shoe. Smell great, and fit great, right out of the box.

    I do not plan on putting a half-sole on. I want to see how these boots do as is. I plan on wearing them on dry days only.

    Words of wisdom: wear the boots, make them your own, they are meant to age with you...

    Thanks to all who contribute, it has helped me in my purchase
     
  2. bik2101

    bik2101 Well-Known Member

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    what? they make them in a size 6.5??
     
  3. DustyDust

    DustyDust Active Member

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    Yes! They do make a 6.5. Check the Wolverine website. They currently have them in black and brown. Everybody (several stores) told me they did not make them in 6.5. However, I called Wolverine, they do, they are on my feet now.

    I initially ordered a 7. But they were too long.
     
  4. bik2101

    bik2101 Well-Known Member

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    damn haha.. wish i knew this earlier. oh well. 7s fit fine for me with thick socks. maybe if i can fine rusts in 6.5 i'll pick up a pair later on. i was also told by everyone that size 7 was the smallest.
     
  5. Crane's

    Crane's Well-Known Member

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    News to me but they do add sizes and widths as we've seen over the last year.
     
  6. StraightDope

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    It's funny all this talk about half soles falling off made me check mine. And sure enough it was peeling off in the inside edge of both boots! The cobbler even shaved a thin layer off before putting the half sole on and it still started peeling back. I pulled it all the way off the boot and don't think I'll be putting half soles back on. I also realized I like the look of them without the half sole much better anyway.
     
  7. Gruntle

    Gruntle Well-Known Member

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    I think all this talk of half soles falling off an be attributed to bad craftsmanship. I had my my 1 k boots and Addison boots done and ther'ye still holding up. And I've had my boots almost 2 years now with regular wear.
     
  8. cuddleclutch

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    Hi Yall,

    So I bought some 1000 mile boots recently, and I was real excited about them, until they started wearing in in this really wonky way. I I love how these fit and feel, they broke in very quickly and are comfy; but after looking at pics of used 1000 miles, I feel like these look really bad, especially the big crease forming along the toe cap. I'd love to hear some opinions about this... I've been trying to talk with Wolverine about a return or exchange, but so far they say this kind of wear is normal. What do you all think? This pic is after only 4 days of wear!

    (Also: I know there is a lot of talk about what leather conditioners to use on this forum, but it's 200 pages long and kinda overwhelming. Any simple advice about an affordable shoe cream to use? Is mink oil the same as shoe cream, should I use one over the other? I have Neatsfoot Oil already, is that an ok conditioner to use? Also, what should I use on the sole after rain... don't plan to wear these in the rain a lot, but sometimes it's unavoidable.)

    [​IMG]
     
  9. zxing

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    So my boots arrived last week and they are amazing. Just a quick question about care. I have already Sno-Sealed the boots. Do I need to apply any oil to them, and if so, what kind? Would Obenauf's leather oil (not LP) be a good choice?
     
  10. rexet

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    If you don't care darken them a bit then yes.
     
  11. Crane's

    Crane's Well-Known Member

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    Now for something completely unexpected from the ye old boot killer. We got in a size run of the 1883 Collection shoes called the Horace. It's a wingtip brogue with a sole that is colorful to say the least. Oh and if you don't like the boring laces they come with Wolverine sends a long a set that matches the sole. Dave being the Mizzou fan that he is got a pair that's pictured in the link below. Mizzou's colors are black and gold so when he goes to the games he figured why not. Me being a little bit reserved I opted for a nice brown pair with a screaming red sole. You would think that they would look terrible but the surprising thing is they don't. Personally I like a little contrast and color and these shoes meld well with my personality and personal style. Who'd a thought right? They aren't made in the USA 1000 mile boots or shoes but then again neither is the price. The uppers are full grain leather so that I like. They're also light as a feather and no I won't be hiking in them. Strolls around the neighborhood and around town yeah. Retail is 125 bucks but by now everyone knows how we work and what to do in that regard.

    What Dave's wearing.
     
  12. wdahab

    wdahab Well-Known Member

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    Lots of snow up here in the Northeast this weekend. I re-sno-sealed my 744s last week since I don't think the first time took hold properly. Wore them out today (giving my beans a rest) and they stood up great. Snow in all the cracks, walking in melted slush, completely sealed tight. Got a bit cold as the snow melted, sort of felt like the water had melted and penetrated, but quickly realized that it was just the chill through the unlined leather. When I got them home, they were covered in beaded water, not the slightest bit of absorption. Brushed them off, and they looked even better than they did beforehand. [​IMG]
     
  13. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    Love your living brush!
     
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  15. Winterbourne

    Winterbourne Well-Known Member

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    This kind of creasing occurs with all of my boots not just the 1ks, and others had mentioned (in this thread) it's just a result of our foot shape that dictates what type of creasing will happen. My rust 1ks look exactly like that except for I get the creasing on the right foot. Shoe trees might stave off some of the creasing but certain isn't not all of it. That said, I don't think it really diminishes the aesthetic of the boot much at all and it certainly seems to impact the rusts more than others (judge for yourself with my side-by-side pic on page 193).
     
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  16. bl@ster

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    LOL. Ya, great p*ssy.
     
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  17. garsag

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    Just bought my Wolverines today. Anything I should do to them before breaking them in in current New York weather?
     
  18. wdahab

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    If you want to wear them in *current* NY weather, I'd say you needed to get them about a week or two ago. :) Getting them really weather-resistant needs a little bit of prep. To get them ready for this slop/ice/snow you need a grippy half-sole and to sno-seal them. Otherwise you'll risk falling on your ass, and getting your feet all wet when you step in a puddle. I've been wearing mine in this slop (about 15" out where I am on LI), after going through such prep, and my feet have stayed nice and dry. That said, this is pretty intense conditions. I think a half-sole is a good idea in general, but the sno-seal is really because I wear them in slop, snow, sand and ocean water. If you're just going to wear them in NYC, and avoid puddles, you probably don't need all that.
     
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    I know the availability of the Krause cap toe boot is still pretty spotty, but does anyone have a pair who can report back? Would love some real pics, maybe with some wear. But also a report on fit and feel? Do they have any arch support, etc?

    Thanks.
     

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