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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. seer

    seer Senior member

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    Quote: I'm not big on shell, but those are stunning boots!
     
  2. ShiroiAkuma

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    Looks like you might be miss using those AE Bayfields. They weren't made for deep woods hunting or the sorts.
     
  3. Cold Iron

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    Miss use a pair of boots made of CXL?! Isn't that blasphemy to some people LOL. They are not dress boots although I do own a number of those including the AE walnut shell Daltons which I am wearing today. I do know the difference....

    One poster on SF used his Bayfield's in Alaska hiking. And on the AE site a reviewer said he shoveled horse shit out of the barn and trailer all day then brushed them off and went to dinner that evening with no ill effect. They do fit extremely well. But the CXL is more work than it is worth IMO.
     
  4. jarude

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    I gave my pair of 1k's 2 coats of Obenauf's leather oil and 2 coats of LP this weekend. I took before/after shots and even between what I remember of the before and after and looking at the pictures, they aren't noticeably darker. I'm kinda disappointed, actually - I was hoping to darken them a bit.

    Still loving them, though. I wore some Clarks DB's to the bar this weekend since I didn't want to scuff up my 1k's and all I could think of was how awful they were; this was my first quality footwear purchase and I'm glad I made it.
     
  5. Spencer

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    ^^^^

    Gave my Black pair of W1K's one coat of LP's last night, and they look nice. Obviously the color didn’t change, and I only went 1 coat since I highly doubt they’ll see snow here in L.A. or really too much rain, but the boots do seem to have a different look/texture to them now.

    Just picked up a pair of Brown W1K's from Cranes and am going to give them the same treatment tonight. Question, with any residual LP oil, do you guys just wipe it clean with a rag? When I did my blacks last night, an overwhelming majority of the oil took to the boots, but there were some spots/streaks that remained so I just wiped it down.
     
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    Yep. Just wipe off excess with a rag
     
  7. Spencer

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    :fonz:
     
  8. turdburglar

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    Got my brown 1K's from Cranes and applied a good coat of Montana Pitch Blend. Can't wait to wear these.. like jarude, my Clark DBs have been my only boot so I can finally stop wearing those for the time being :)
     
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  9. mike134

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    will Crane's be having any black friday events? Hopefully on tan addisons which happen to be in stock?
     
  10. Crane's

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    Well we deal all the time. It's common knowledge that we'll do our best to match prices as long as we're matching legitimate entities and not some liquidator or seconds to first quality kind of malarkey. I'm only going to shelve a few pairs of boots at any one time but we can get anything in the line in a matter of a few days.
     
  11. Crane's

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    So here's my latest inventory. I have the original 1K in brown in the following sizes and counts. 1 pair in 9D, 3 pairs in 10D, and 1 pair in 10.5D. In rust I have one pair of 9.5D. I'm also bringing in a couple more of the messengers in olive.

    You know the drill if you're interested....
     
  12. bik2101

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    do the 1000 mile boots come in size 6 or 6.5? everywhere i;ve looked online, the smallest size seems to be 7
     
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    Nope, not in men's sizes at least.
     
  14. brokeassp

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    just go with 7 if that`s your brannock size. It isn`t bad at all if you go tts esp. if you wear wool socks
     
  15. seer

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    Did I read that the US made 1000 mile series are made by Allen Edmonds?
     
  16. Moridin

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    So my 12Ds came in last night, and much to my relief they FIT !!!!. Shoe was nice and comfortable, a tab bit long, but my foot was snug.

    I cant wait to start wearing them, im going to try to pickup some Sno Seal on the way home.

    Just wanted to ask, as these shoes came with the Wolverine Shoe Care kit, should i use that LP and cleaner, or get something else ?

    These are my first real boots that i want to take care of, the redwings ive just kinda worn, but i might as well seal them.

    I have gone thru most of the posts in this thread, and it seems like ppl oil them W1k first and then snoseal them, is this correct ? and which oil should i use.

    Thanks for the help, and big thanks to Crane, his pics sealed the deal on these shoes for me.
     
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    damn it..
     
  18. Crane's

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    Hey I want to see pics of the complete care kit you received.

    Oil first, snoseal or LP a few days later. Filson boot oil is what I use and recommend. It contains essential oils that are used in the vegetable tanning process and as far as I know nothing else. The Wolverine oil has pine tar in it which may or may not be good for leather in the long run. I have it and use it when I'm out of Filson oil and so far my only complaint is it's sticky.
     
  19. Moridin

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    This is not my pic, but its exactly what i got.

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    Ok time to find the filson oil locally. If not i will be calling your store. I havent even worn the 1ks yet, and im already thinking about getting another pair soon.
     
  20. Crane's

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    Interesting, it looks like the same stuff as what's in the care kit that comes in the waxed cotton banker's bag. The brush is different but other than that it's the same. I'm going to have to get some of these in too. They should be much cheaper than the 1K luggage version. Now just so everyone knows this kit will work just fine if you don't go out and do the stupid stuff that I do.
     

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