Wolverine 1000 Mile Addison Boot

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    I ordered a pair from Revolve and about one week later, finally received them in the mail. I just took them to the cobbler's the other day to get Topy put on the soles; I'll be picking them up on Friday and I can hardly wait! These boots look sick! In fact, even better than they appeared on any site/blog. The brown leather has such an incredibly rich color and texture, which I'm certain will only look better with time and wear. I can only imagine how amazing the patina will be on these. I was somewhat anxious about ordering them online because I didn't know what to expect as far as sizing was concerned. I kept reading: "GO DOWN 1/2 A SIZE!" and "GO DOWN A FULL SIZE!"; I typically wear an 11 US/44 UK (dress shoes, Clarks) and have gotten away with a 10.5 US in my Chucks, but I decided to go with a 10 US (D) -- basically, one FULL size down, in the 1000 Mile's and they fit perfectly! My feet are a little wider too, and any tightness I feel on the side isn't anything unusual; I've had to go through this break-in process with every other pair of shoes I own. No sweat. My only complaint is that the tongue on the right boot is slightly askew, but really, it wouldn't be noticeable to anybody but me... probably because of my OCD. Other than that, the craftsmanship seems top-notch! Leather quality: impeccable. And surprisingly, these boots are fairly slim, so you may even be able to dress them up with a slick tweed three-piece suit. Anyway, I decided to post a few pictures of the boots, straight outta the box! I'll try to post new pictures of their break-in process periodically. http://flic.kr/p/9dubCU http://flic.kr/p/9drcTn http://flic.kr/p/9duh55 http://flic.kr/p/9drddn http://flic.kr/p/9duiw3 http://flic.kr/p/9duiXm http://flic.kr/p/9drfdM http://flic.kr/p/9dukbS http://flic.kr/p/9dukCQ *I just created my Flickr account; I'm assuming this is why the photos aren't loading. I'm trying to fix this...
     


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    ^ would be better if you posted your photos with image tags - type "[​IMG]" after (without the double-quotes).
     


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    ^ would be better if you posted your photos with image tags - type "[​IMG]" after (without the double-quotes).

    I've been trying that but it doesn't seem to work. My settings on Flikr are set to "Public" as well, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any ideas?
     


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    I've been trying that but it doesn't seem to work. My settings on Flikr are set to "Public" as well, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any ideas?

    Yes, the internet is banishing you for putting topy's on your Wolverine boots.
     


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    Yes, the internet is banishing you for putting topy's on your Wolverine boots.

    The interweb gods are exercising divine retribution?

    Yeah, I know it may be some sort of fashion faux paux, but I live between two of the harshest climates in North America; Vancouver (Not really harsh, but definitely one of the rainiest cities in the world) and Edmonton (with its 7 month winters. You know that crazy snow storm NYC had a few weeks back? That's nothing unusual here. We had the same blizzard conditions for 2 weeks straight, only the temperatures hovered at a consistent -25°C/-13°F the entire time.) My point is: leather sole shoes would not last long; I know, I own a few pairs.
     


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    The interweb gods are exercising divine retribution?

    Yeah, I know it may be some sort of fashion faux paux, but I live between two of the harshest climates in North America; Vancouver (Not really harsh, but definitely one of the rainiest cities in the world) and Edmonton (with its 7 month winters. You know that crazy snow storm NYC had a few weeks back? That's nothing unusual here. We had the same blizzard conditions for 2 weeks straight, only the temperatures hovered at a consistent -25°C/-13°F the entire time.) My point is: leather sole shoes would not last long; I know, I own a few pairs.


    We had the same thing like yesterday. Just get cammando soles, or dianites on them.
     


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    H20 - get those pics working, I'd love to see them!

    Where is the best place to get these without paying full retail? Revolve seems to always have active coupon codes, but they are always out of stock of the size I need.
     


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    I just got my Addison's yesterday from Leffot. Here are a few pics of them. I really like the color they need a couple more miles to break in.

    nice boots... dig those laces... price wise.. better than the ALDENS and TRICKERS... that should be your next project...
     


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    Sorry guys, I still can't get the IMG tags to work properly. What a bitch. For now, you should be able to just click on the links I provided and they'll take you to my photo stream on Flickr.

    I picked my boots up from the cobbler today, and even with the Topy on, they look handsome as hell! Even the guys at the cobbler's told me they were discussing the boot earlier in the day and were impressed with their craftsmanship/aesthetic.

    Anyway, I just put some Red Wing All-Natural Conditioner (exact same product as Montana's Pitch Blend Leather Conditioner) on 'em tonight, and it really brought out the cherry tones in the leather. Honestly, they look even better than they did out of the box. I'll try to get some more pictures of them up over the weekend.
     


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    Do you have any expirence with them when it comes to rain.

    I'm thinking of getting the tan pair but wanted to know how strong they, if at all.
     


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    Do you have any expirence with them when it comes to rain.

    I'm thinking of getting the tan pair but wanted to know how strong they, if at all.


    Treat em with some waterproofing. They're work boots.
     


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    Waterproofing should affect their coloration?
     


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    Waterproofing should affect their coloration?
    You can try waterproofing them with some sort of silicon based spray; that should leave the boot in its natural color... but I'd test that out on a small patch on the back of the boot first. Those Addisons in Inferno look deadly! I want them too! My brown ones are breaking in quite nicely! So far I've added two coats of the Red Wing Leather Conditioner and the patina looks incredible. I've gotten a ton of compliments about them already, from dudes and pretty ladies alike. I'm even thinking of getting the original 1000 Miles later this year. Something a little more cazj (?) would be nice! Also: sorry for the lack of picture updates. I've been lazy. :/
     


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    I really wan tot use them when there's rain and wanted to make sure they won't go to hell when I do.
     


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