Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rollin Tumble, Feb 1, 2010.
About a half size up should be fine. Try insoles with your current boots and see how they feel.
Personally I wear a half size down (10.5) from my brannock measured size (11B) with thick socks and insoles and I'd still like them a bit tighter than what they are. Narrow feet are a curse...
I hear that. I've got 9.5 B feet and always have a hell of a time trying to find anything that fits decent. I ended up going with a 8.5 in the 1000 miles and the fit seems to be alright, though not ideal.
In terms of narrow OTR dress shoes, I've found nothing better than AEs (sized down 5 last usually).
Yeah I've been meaning to give those a shot in the B width. It's too bad that no one around me stocks any narrow sizes
Try amazon during one of their sales (they had one last week). With free returns (if the shoe doesn't fit as advertised) that's one less headache for you.
Edit: you can actually try them any time, as long as the order is fulfilled via Amazon. I specifically mentioned the sales since that would be a time to try them at a lower price.
Endless.com (amazon's shoe company) does free returns as well & free or very cheap courier shipping and almost always has 20-30% off codes as well.
^ very smart. I don't know why I didn't mention endless specifically.
Inexpensive Sno-Seal, widely available at most super-grocery stores.
1. Heat oven to 170F (lowest my oven would go)
2. Place boots inside on a piece of cardboard (I used a pizza box)
3. Bake 5-10 minutes or until toasty
4. Remove from oven
5. Apply SnoSeal with fingers, liberally (it will soak in to the warm leather easily)
6. Use a toothbrush or paintbrush on the welt, in cracks, on seams
7. Dry wipe
A hair-dryer seems like much more effort, and even the instructions on the SnoSeal package say to just oven it.
Obenauf HD is a pricier alternative.
I`d rather apply Obenauf or Snoseal FIRST and then into the oven. Obenaufs melt as soon as you rub it anyways.
Who knows how long some leather has been on shelf prior to being constructed? Even if Wolverine conditions them prior to boxing, who knows how long the retailer have had the boots boxed in the shelf? From the 1k I have had in the past, the leather was dry off the box and tossing it in the oven as is would have cooked it good.
I`d just keep an eye on it until the LP or whatever you`re using gets absorbed into the leather and quickly pull out. If anything, a blow dryer works just as well and opening up the pores and if anything, I`d have just as good a success leaving the boots under the sun with my trees in while the leather opens up just enough for the LP and wipe away the excess.
Mario: yours looked great off the oven though
Wow. I can't believe this thread is already 1,571 posts in. I hope Wolverine knows what a following these boots are creating.
So an update. My rust 1Ks are now two seasons old. They get scuffed. I rub the scuffs in then brush em out, and then my boots just have more character. My regimen for keeping them nice is pretty much to use the LP once per season (two coats). Any time in between that they need a good cleaning I use some Lexol, followed by Reno followed by some major brushing.
I continue to be amazed at what you can do to 1000 Mile boots and just keep bringing them back. Of course nobody knows this better than Crane's.
A note on topy half soles. If you're on the fence, just do it. My topys are in great shape after two seasons and the boots' look and feel have suffered nothing from them.
On a job-site for a week with the 1K's, worn daily. They were very comfortable - no complaints. About to see how clean I can make them again
Guys is it redundant to use Obenauf's AND SnoSeal? Or is it a good idea to use them in conjunction with each other?
I've got both on my desk ready to apply. If both are suitable to be used together - which first?
And is the hairdryer/heat method suggested for Obenauf's too?
From what I understand, yes, it would be redundant. They seem to be two different ways to go about the same thing. Do yourself a favor though and search this thread using 'Obenauf' as the search term and see if it's popped up in the past (by popped up, I mean obenauf vs snoseal.... of course obenauf has popped up).
Perfectly suitable for the office on Monday; still don't understand people insisting these can't be versatile boots for office and play.
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