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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. indigoknight

    indigoknight Member

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    sorry to mention that 9,5 is abit loose, and 9 is a perfect fit,not to loose nor tight, my actual size is 27,5cm from heel to toe,

    so anyone here suggest i must take 8 or 8,5? because there is no retailer store for wolverine i my country and i cant do fitting, so i will buy it online.
     
  2. dada

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    Hello !
    My first post here... From France
    I've read almost all this thread, for a few weeks now, and ordered one pair at Crane's last week. (hope size will be ok !)
    But one question (can't find any response) :
    Is it really a good idea to put sno-seal or obenauf on it (can find sno-seal in france, obenauf no) ? It will be my main pair of shoes, no hiking or trekking but my work -musician- make me travel, always differents weather, some small rambling...
    Does it worth to waterproof them more than they are originally ?

    Thank you !
     
  3. AmericanLion

    AmericanLion Well-Known Member

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    Most in this thread are going to consent that to get the most out of your boots you should oil them and waterproof them as well. You should check amazon for obes oil and leather preserver. That's what I did. However, supply may be different since I am in the states.
     
  4. dada

    dada Member

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    ok thank you.
    Anyway oil is minimum, I agree.
     
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  5. weshelm

    weshelm New Member

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    This is exactly what I have going on, but much worse, on my black pair. Any idea what is causing some of us to get this kind of wear? The only thing I can think of is that perhaps too much oil softening up the leather plus vigorous water brushing might be causing it. Any thoughts Crane? It doesn't overly bother me on the blacks, but I am thinking about picking up a pair of browns and I don't want to repeat the same mistakes...
     
  6. mw1197

    mw1197 New Member

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    Would this bother you (the distance between the hooks)?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. rexet

    rexet Well-Known Member

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    Salut Dada,

    I am also from France and I ordered my pair from Crane's too.
    You can order some Obenauf LP on the official web site. It is quite expensive regarding the shipping fees but still affordable. That's what I did myself. I also bought some Saphir Greasy Cream for a more weekly treatment.

    Enjoy your boots!
     
  8. dada

    dada Member

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    yep merci !
    But I really wonder if i really need obenauf or other waterproofing...
     
  9. jthap

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    Hi All,

    This is a re-post from the 744 thread...

    The Wolverine 744's are my first pair of shell boots. The fit is perfect, but the boots "sqeak" when I walk in them. Is this normal for this type of boot, and more importantly, will the "squeaking" work its way out?

    Thanks.

    John
     
  10. ShiroiAkuma

    ShiroiAkuma Well-Known Member

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    Please don't double post/cross post. You can wait like everyone else asking a ridiculous question. There boots are almost 100% leather, I haven't ever heard of them doing this but they all break in differently.
     
  11. jthap

    jthap Member

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    If you are such a stickler for forum rules and regulations, I expected that you would have reviewed your reply for proper grammar/English before submitting.

    This forum has guided me well on several purchases (thanks to "real" senior members), so I thought I would post in both places to maximize the number of views.
     
  12. althanis

    althanis Well-Known Member

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    Ignore him, he complains about everyone.
     
  13. milw50717

    milw50717 Well-Known Member

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    So much so that I would probably break out a pair of pliers or a screwdriver and widen them
     
  14. NefariousSabatour

    NefariousSabatour Well-Known Member

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    No. Wear your damn boots.
     
  15. rexet

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    It is even worse on mines and I don't care at all.
     
  16. wdahab

    wdahab Well-Known Member

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    So, after a little over a month with my boots, I've noticed a pretty major defect with them. I'm not really sure how it got by me, but here's an older picture of them. It's kind of tough to see, but once you know what you're looking for, it just pops out at you.

    [​IMG]

    Yeah, so there's an ice cream cone on the right boot. Not sure how that got past quality control, and the left boot doesn't seem to have the same issue. Any advice on how to take care of this, is it fixable? I could take it to my cobbler, but if it ends up costing a lot of money to fix, I really think that Wolverine/Allen Edmonds should take care of the repairs. For the record, I oiled the boots, and gave them a thorough brushing, but they haven't cleared up this issue. I'd hate to have them replaced, since the fit is so perfect, and the ice cream doesn't really interfere with daily wearing of these, but these are basically dress boots and I think that this defect really ruins them for me.

    Anyone else experience this kind of flaw with their boots?
     
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  17. cbfn

    cbfn Well-Known Member

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    Holy hell, that is ridiculously bad QC from Wolverine/AE. I would demand two pairs as repayment.

    To be honest, I laughed my ass off! I was ready to write a harsh reply to someone complaining about different creasing etc.
     
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  18. mikeharo

    mikeharo Well-Known Member

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    I would try sixteen more treatments of oil and whatever everyone else recommends; I'm not going to join the discussion on which treatment is better. You need more protection for these dainty "work boots." Dont forget the hairdryer method. Then I would take them to a cobbler to see what he says. Then you can call Wolverine to make sure the cobbler was correct. Then you can ask on Styleforum until one person says what you were thinking anyway.



    Classic post, absolute genius
     
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  19. JP Marcellino

    JP Marcellino Well-Known Member

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    no. but the other poster had a good suggestion to pull them open.
     
  20. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Well-Known Member

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    Actually, you need to apply ice cream to both boots. Make sure it's fully absorbed before you buff them and wear.
     
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