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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. dddrees

    dddrees Distinguished Member

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    Looks good, thanks for the comparison PIC.
     


  2. onefishbluefish

    onefishbluefish New Member

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    That looks so good. Can you comment on the Cordovan No. 8 color as compared to the Beckman's Black Cherry?

    Also, if one already owns a pair of Beckmans in Black Cherry, would Rust or Brown be the better color for W1K if the goal is to have the most variety (I assume the #8 would be closest)?
     


  3. haiglarsen

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    tsekh Senior Member

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    I don't have the Beckman, but since the black cherry color is also burgundy, I would say go for the brown. The brown 1000 mile boot actually looks a little bit purple/red under sunlight, but the overall color is much darker than the #8.
     


  5. bellyhungry

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    I have the Beckman in Black Cherry. When I decided to buy the W1K, I decided to go for the Brown instead of Rust precisely for the reason that I don't want two pairs of boots that have similar color.

    When I did my research, I didn't come across the Cordovan #8 - I don't think it is even on their official website.
     


  6. StraightDope

    StraightDope Active Member

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    My brown 1K's with a new Vibram Commando half sole, Love em[​IMG]





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  7. onefishbluefish

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    Thanks for the advice. Are the rust and cherry that similar? I came across bellyhungry's photo, and the cherry and brown look pretty similar here. Maybe it's just the lighting. Would you mind taking a photo of your boots as well?

    Next to my RW Beckman that has been worn 4-5 times and broken in. Color wise: RW is black cherry while the W1K is brown.
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  8. digga

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    It could just be the photo, but those Red Wings look a lot more like the cigar color than black cherry to me.
     


  9. bellyhungry

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    :fistbump:



    It is due to the lighting. Under overcast sky or artificial lighting, the Black Cherry looks almost brown.

    Will take some outdoor pics under sunny sky weather permitting...
     


  10. izzyfuld

    izzyfuld Well-Known Member

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    where do you get your cobble work done?
    and does anybody know of a good place in nyc that would do this?
     


  11. mike134

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    Crane, what kind of boot oil do you use? I see you talk about snoseal all the time, but you don't mention your boot oil very often.
     


  12. Brooks

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    Filson's according to this post:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/205531/...rdovan-1000-mile-boot-review/480#post_5784630

    He's said somewhere else in this thread though that he only uses it because it's readily available to him but Obenauf's works just as well.
     
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  13. Brooks

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    I've found a pair for $260 and I don't think I can pass it up even though I know I should.
     


  14. Crane's

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    Hmmm and along those lines I just happen to have 2 pair of browns in size 9.5 and 10.5 sitting around in the back room at the store.
     


  15. jarude

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    I just grabbed some for $250. Pretty pleased with them so far; Obenauf's is in the mail and I think I'm going to get a commando sole put on them since they have little traction as is.
     


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