Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. StraightDope

    StraightDope Active Member

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    I get all my boot work done at a place called 5th Avenue Shoe Repair up here in Alaska, and the half sole on the 1K only cost me $24.95 so I couln't resist.
     


  2. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    Can anyone comment on how much these will give in the toebox? As it is, the length is perfect, but my pinky toe presses against the edge of the boot. They are by no means uncomfortable - I had just planned to wear them with thicker socks and perhaps an insole when the weather gets colder.
     


  3. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    Check with Nick at B.Nelson:

    http://www.bnelsonshoes.com

    He does good work in NYC.
     


  4. Brooks

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    I'm glad to know that I didn't buy them locally for $400 and that they are seemingly readily available under $300. I do wear a 9.5... Oh temptations...
     
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  6. tsekh

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    eBay has them (all colors) for less than $300 pretty often. I got mine in #8 color for $223.50 :D
     


  7. phos4us

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    I recently got some tan 1000 mile boots and used the Crane method with Obenauf's LP. I haven't been able to find any examples of how they darken after an application, so for reference, here's how they look after 2 applications the previous night.
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  8. FourMileBurn

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    I know what I'm about to say here can be looked upon as quite blasphemous amongst the purest at heart, but none the less has anybody ever try to dye 1000 mile boots? I say this because I recently purchased some of those two-tone Addisons, and well the two colors are starting to drive me nuts. The shoe is just a little to busy for me. Anyway I was thinking of having the tan dyed to match the brown, or just have them dyed black entirely. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.


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    I know what I'm about to say here can be looked upon as quite blasphemous amongst the purest at heart, but none the less has anybody ever try to dye 1000 mile boots? I say this because I recently purchased some of those two-tone Addisons, and well the two colors are starting to drive me nuts. The shoe is just a little to busy for me. Anyway I was thinking of having the tan dyed to match the brown, or just have them dyed black entirely. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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  10. Brooks

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    Those look great Phos! I like the look much better than the colour right out of the box.
     


  11. dddrees

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    Looking good.


    Been searching for the Crane method, anybody got a link to where it can be found?
     
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  12. EdwardB

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    1. Coat shoe (including where upper meets sole) with Obenauf's LP.
    2. Blowdry/let stand until dry
    3. Buff
    4. Repeat

    On another note, been looking for a decent pair of beater boots that weren't the ubiquitous Red Wings, finally scooped these up for ~300 at TSM a few weeks ago. I was a little worried about the bulbous toe box, but they're less pronounced in real life. Very happy with the purchase and after seeing all of these pictures, definitely going to see what I can do about some Vibram Commando half soles in the near future.
     


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    I'm curious about this as well.
     


  15. jarude

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    Buy them; I'm more pleased with them now than when I got them. FWIW I'm a 9.5 in most things and I got an 8.5 and they are bang-on.


    I have thicker socks in them today and if anything, they're more comfortable. I don't know how it'll feel when I have an insole in there, but I think that'll more be an issue with my feet pressing against the top of the toebox as opposed to the side. I've worn them for four full days and they've given enough to be quite comfortable now.

    Obenaufs combo pack is in the mail. Is it worth giving the boots a liberal coating in the leather oil and let them stand for a day or so before I do the Crane method with LP?
     


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