Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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  1. moonshine

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    No, the scuffed sole won't be a problem. It will actually help to bond the rubber sole to the shoe by giving the leather more surface area and a rough surface to retain the glue used to install the half sole.

    And while I appreciate the modded sole, I still like the look of the leather sole the best! But with a less aggressive sole choice (Vibram 430?) they wouldn't look as "rough".
     
  2. tsekh

    tsekh Senior member

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    Just received my pair of "Cordovan #8" 1000 Mile boot today. As expected, it is not shell cordovan but CXL in burgundy. I bought it from the seller elite_hero on eBay, and weirdly, the boots was sent from Wolverine to me directly... at least that's what it said in the return address.

    Anyway, the boots is definitely not factory second as the construction is perfect and I don't see any flaw in it. Color wise, it's more red than my Brown 1000 mile boot and not as red as the Rust color. So it fits right between Brown and Rust.
     
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    Congrats, definitely sounds like you got a great deal.

    Luv to see pics of all three together if you get a chance.
     
  4. mntran19

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    I just bought my first pair of brown 1000 miles and would appreciate any help on instructions on how to treat the leather. I read through the thread but don't have a clear answer on what to do. I bought Obenauf's LP and boot oil, from what I read I believe the instructions are to cover with LP, blowdry and wait, then cover it with LP again and blowdry. When would I use the boot oil? Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    In between applications of the LP
     
  6. dusttruffle

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    a little warning. obernaufs does darken the leather, i just did my rusts and it did darked a little, but in natural light it is hardly a noticeable difference. however i have heard the boot oil significantly darkens leather.
     
  7. mntran19

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    is it possible to get away without using the boot leather? i really like the color the way it is, i dont want it significantly darker.
     
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    The boots are going to darken like it or not. That is the nature of this kind of leather and there is nothing you can do about it.

    You treat the leather with boot oil before you use snoseal or LP. Boot oil is your primary conditioner. LP or snoseal is used to waterproof the boot or to further protect them from nasty environments.
     
  9. bellyhungry

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    PSA for those interested...

    Club Monaco has a 25% promo code that applies to third party items, which include the W1K boots in brown and black. From what I last checked, the sizing are going fast.
     
  10. tsekh

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    [​IMG]

    Taken with cellphone. "Cordovan No. 8" (that's how it is written on the box too) next to my brown. The color of the boots is darker in person, but perhaps the strong sunlight makes it look really red.
     
  11. Remeny

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    Anyone?
     
  12. Remeny

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    Funny how light can play with color. The cordovan look virtually identical to the rust.

    So which color is your favorite?
     
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  13. tsekh

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    Will see how the color of the #8 change as I wear.

    It's actually quite different from the Rust. The rust is more red, and the #8 is a lot more purple. Camera and lighting affect the color in the photos, so it's hard to do a comparison without putting them together in the same photos. Yet I don't own a pair of Rust.
     
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    The Vibram 430 sole reminds me of the mouth of an eel/alien:

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