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Wolverine 1000 Mile > Red Wing Gentleman Traveler

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sockpuppets, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. sockpuppets

    sockpuppets Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand why the GT is so popular, they fit awfully narrow. I felt like throwing mine out the window. Just got a pair of Wolverine 1000 mile and it's like night and day. Quality of construction seems better, too. Watch for a pair of GT black us 10 going on eBay, no reserve. [​IMG] Paid $240 for the Wolverines and 200 on the GT.
     
  2. Astan

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    I fucking love my 1k mile boots. Soooooo nice. In my humble opinion, everyone needs a pair. And they aren't expensive, by any means. I bought mine at full price and even then they are worth every penny. Next is something from Alden, maybe Indy in chromexel (I hate the top stitching on the Indy boot though...not sure what to do).
     
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    Umm yeah, this couldn't have gone in the GT or 1000 mile threads where this discussion comes up every tenth post. Real men aren't afraid to break in a pair of Red Wings.
     
  4. sockpuppets

    sockpuppets Well-Known Member

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    Umm yeah, this couldn't have gone in the GT or 1000 mile threads where this discussion comes up every tenth post. Real men aren't afraid to break in a pair of Red Wings.

    I don't live here like you. You don't have to be an ass about it, princess.
     
  5. jet

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    mods please merge threads
     
  6. bananananana

    bananananana Well-Known Member

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    Do you have pics or reasons why the 1000 mile is better? Otherwise, WTF is the point.
     
  7. Stylin-1

    Stylin-1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't live here like you. You don't have to be an ass about it, princess.

    Yeah, an average of 1.03 posts/day really constitutes living here.
     
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    Do you have pics or reasons why the 1000 mile is better? Otherwise, WTF is the point.


    Basically this. I am tossing up the two right now and want a reason!
     
  9. sockpuppets

    sockpuppets Well-Known Member

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    The fit and fish on the wolverine seems better. The Wolverine is true to size and doesn't require much of a break in period. After wearing the GT for 2 weeks they tore my feet apart and still weren't broken in. The aesthetics of the wolverine appeal to me more than the GT, in particular the material and wooden styling of the sole. I'm normally an 11, the GT 10 fit my toes and heel but absolutely were too narrow in the middle.

    Pics, well I could take some but there are photos of both readily available. They're similar, but having them side by side the Wolverine feels like a more quality shoe. Also, I prefer the top few lace holders to be open vs eyelet on the GT, they're easier to put on and off.
     
  10. Rosenberg

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    Yes, the 1000 mile is better. The leather especially. There really is no argument for the GT when it comes to leather quality, its just ok.
     
  11. MortyGras

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    So.. basically you made a thread to say that you like the Wolverine 1000 mile boot?
     
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    you really feel they are true to size? I'm a 12 in a lot of shoes, an 11.5 in Alden Indy and I took an 11 in the 1K Mile boot. These boots run huge. The quality is very high though, better then the GT for sure. Fit wasn't great for me so I no longer have these but a nice boot for sure.
     
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    redwing sizing is pretty dumb (1.5 sizes large??? my foot measure almost 9 and 7.5 fit), the leather takes a lot to break in(black cherry anyway, Get Smart says the tan ones are easy to break in), and their QA is a bit suspect, but other than that I love them!

    They aren't narrow, Id say medium as my foot is medium/borderline wide.

    The black cherry color w/ white stiching is the best part IMO...after break-in GTs are really very comfortable, like wearing sneakers.

    of course to each thier own
     
  14. sockpuppets

    sockpuppets Well-Known Member

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    So.. basically you made a thread to say that you like the Wolverine 1000 mile boot?

    What's with you girls getting your panties in a bunch over a thread? If it's an issue let a mod handle it. If it really gets you irritated you're probably uptight.
     
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    you really feel they are true to size? I'm a 12 in a lot of shoes, an 11.5 in Alden Indy and I took an 11 in the 1K Mile boot. These boots run huge. The quality is very high though, better then the GT for sure. Fit wasn't great for me so I no longer have these but a nice boot for sure.

    Well, unless this 11 stretches out quite a bit I'd call it true to size. I'm normally an 11 and it fits me very well, neither tight nor loose.
     
  16. Stylin-1

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    redwing sizing is pretty dumb (1.5 sizes large??? my foot measure almost 9 and 7.5 fit), the leather takes a lot to break in(black cherry anyway, Get Smart says the tan ones are easy to break in), and their QA is a bit suspect, but other than that I love them!

    They aren't narrow, Id say medium as my foot is medium/borderline wide.

    The black cherry color w/ white stiching is the best part IMO...after break-in GTs are really very comfortable, like wearing sneakers.

    of course to each thier own


    Black cherry kills all 1000 mile colors. I don't find them narrow either, and I'm just on the cusp of being an E width. I think most people just don't give them a chance to break in. One area the 1000 excels in is the soles/heel, but I had my cobbler put a stacked leather heel on my GTs, which is how RW should have done it.
     
  17. the shah

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    The fit and fish on the wolverine seems better. The Wolverine is true to size and doesn't require much of a break in period. After wearing the GT for 2 weeks they tore my feet apart and still weren't broken in. The aesthetics of the wolverine appeal to me more than the GT, in particular the material and wooden styling of the sole. I'm normally an 11, the GT 10 fit my toes and heel but absolutely were too narrow in the middle.

    Pics, well I could take some but there are photos of both readily available. They're similar, but having them side by side the Wolverine feels like a more quality shoe. Also, I prefer the top few lace holders to be open vs eyelet on the GT, they're easier to put on and off.


    sounds like you just have problems with your feet
     
  18. sockpuppets

    sockpuppets Well-Known Member

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    sounds like you just have problems with your feet

    Perhaps. I don't have fantastic arches but the foo foo corrective ones are way too thick to use. I hopped on one of those footmapping machines at CVS that measures your foot pressure, etc and it recommended the "540" orthotic inserts. I bought them but they don't fit well in any of my shoes.

    In the past week I have purchased the wolverine 1000's, Timberland tackheads and a pair of allen edmonds, all of which fit just fine.
     
  19. the shah

    the shah Well-Known Member

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    forget cvs go to a running store
     
  20. thomasec

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    Would the 1000 Mile boots work with a pair of slim-straight jeans, like the Skull 5010XX's?
     

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