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Wolverine 721LTD Shell Cordovan 1000 Mile Boot Review

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Crane's, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. g.michael

    g.michael Well-Known Member

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    ^^^Great looking boots and great pics!

    One question for you and Crane--what made you choose these over, for example the Alden Cordovan Indy boot with commando sole? I am looking, like Crane, for a light hiking boot that is cordovan and these 721's look great, but I can get a color 8 indy with commando sole for $50 less (and some may argue better quality).

    Thanks
     
  2. bl@ster

    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    Well, sadly the answer to that is that I didn't choose them over the Alden cordo's. I have a boot problem [​IMG]
     
  3. g.michael

    g.michael Well-Known Member

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    Oh I see--well I may not be that far behind you!

    So which fits/feels better?
     
  4. bl@ster

    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    Personally, I prefer the fit of the 1000 Mile Boots to the Alden Indy. The toebox is roomier and less "flat" than the Indy. Your mileage may vary depending on your foot shape.
     
  5. g.michael

    g.michael Well-Known Member

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    What size do you take in the Indy? how is the 11D 721 in comparison? trying to judge fit based on your experience.

    i am a 10C or 10.5B in the indy--not sure the 1000 mile d width would work for me.
    Thanks
     
  6. bl@ster

    bl@ster Well-Known Member

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    I've found the 11D in Wolverine 1000 Mile similar to Alden Indy's 11D. I wear the same size in both.
     
  7. Crane's

    Crane's Well-Known Member

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    Simple answer. We're a Wolverine dealer so I always opt to buy what I sell before buying another brand. Personally I'm one of those people who won't sell you something I don't believe in or wear personally.
     
  8. siabani

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    Guys,

    I bought mine a few months ago. As you know, they run a little big, in the length. For this reason, I bought an 8.5 instead of my normal 9, but it's just a tad narrow for me. I just ordered another pair of 9s and looking to sell my 8.5s on here. I'm not sure how many posts I need before I can post in the Classifieds, though. Anyone know?
     
  9. ddonicht

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    Crane's, can you post some current pics so we can see how they've held up with your use?
     
  10. C Gore

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    Cranes, thanks for all the useful advise with the leather care and such. I just received my pair earlier today and am very grateful to have found this thread.

    I have read through each post and still have questions about the care. For weekend use that will see the occasional drink spill or puddle, does the boot require some form of waterproofing? Or is that strictly needed for the wet fields you frequent?

    I plan to brush and condition prior to wear and wasn't sure about the waterproofing. I have found mixed opinions and want to make sure I go about it the right way because these things are nothing less than illustrious.

    Thank you
     
  11. izzyfuld

    izzyfuld Well-Known Member

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    crane amazing posts and pics! would love to see how they're looking in the new year.
    some fresh pics would be awesome
     
  12. drewheifetz

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    took the words right out of my mouth, gahhh
     
  13. FENWAY

    FENWAY Well-Known Member

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    Great pics Bl@ster....how about an update? Anyone?
     
  14. Dayman

    Dayman Well-Known Member

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    Crane's could you please post a pic of these beat up beauties. I've been dying to see their look after all this time!
     
  15. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    If I'm a 10.5 in Trubalance / Barrie would an 11 be too big? eBay seller has a bunch for cheap
     
  16. FENWAY

    FENWAY Well-Known Member

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    ^ Yes. They fit like Trubalance, get the 10.5
     
  17. Cayman09

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    I just picked up a couple pairs of shoes recently and they are just back from the cobbler from having half soles applied. I opted to put a thinner sole protector on the 721s and a more aggressive Vibram Raptor half sole on the Chromexcel 1000 Mile boots.

    I aquired one of the last 2 pairs of size 10 721s from Wolverine and couldn't be happier with the quality. I have never even considered posting about shoes but these boots are damn impressive. Here they are after a coat of Saphir Renovateur, Saphir cordovan polish, and Renaissance wax applied to the edges and a light coat applied to the leather itself.

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  18. FENWAY

    FENWAY Well-Known Member

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    ^ Very nice. Were the 721s dull...they need a conditioning?
     
  19. Cayman09

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    They had an almost dry appearance and not a deep rich cherry/mahogany color that I have seen on sites like Leffot and Unionmade. I brushed them on and off for a few days before any products were applied but it did little good. I would really like to see some pictures of the boots with some age on them.

    After speaking with the Wolverine 721 specialist about the shoes I was told that there would be another cordovan limited edition 1000 mile boot coming within a few months. She would not specify what it would be but that it would be another limited run in cordovan number 8.
     
  20. Cayman09

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    duplicate post
     
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