Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. Remeny

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    You guys should grab these while you can! Great deal and wonderful people to deal with.
     


  2. Crane's

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    Oil first then snoseal. Oil is what you'll use most of the time to condition them. The waterproofing is done on a need to do basis. In my case that can be quite often. Of course when it's warm out I've graduated to fully immersing them so snosealing them is kind of pointless. Now that it's cold out that'll change. Wet feet out hiking is one thing. Cold wet feet is another animal altogether and it's one I don't like.
     


  3. MarioImpemba

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    The leather will give enough to alleviate minor fit issues.
     


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    Thank you.
     


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  6. MarioImpemba

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    I still stand by my Modified Crane Method of baking the shoes. Seems easier than a blow dryer.
     


  7. dddrees

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    Maybe, but I highly doubt if my wife will let me bake boots in her oven


    I plan on my marriage lasting a while longer.
     
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    You should be OK. Clean them before you use the LP though.
     


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    Thanks again for replying so soon.


    I've ordered some LP and it should be here tommorrow.


    Thinking it might be good to apply this to my 2 pair of Red Wing GTs before this winter.
     


  10. StraightDope

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    I've been using Cadillacs boot and shoe care on the boots since I first bought them, it is a less aggressive way to condition and waterproof the upper leather of the boots instead of using Obenaufs on them. I only use Obenaufs on the soles and outer edge as it changes the color and shine of the boot dramatically but protects where I need it the most. We just got our first snowfall of the year where I live and the boots did great in a few inches of wet sloppy snow.
     


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    These look amazing. in fact, making me wish i would have gone brown over the rust. they look great.

    did you order your sole and bring it to a cobbler, or is a cobbler well stocked with Vibram options and sizes?

     


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    these are rust. i too am really jealous of these.
     


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    I moved out of NYC 1.5 years ago, so don't know if he's still there, but there's a great cobbler on West 10th Street, just west of 6th Ave. he's between a coffee shop and pet shop. great price, and he always did outstanding work with my Luccheses
     


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    Hey thanks, and yeah my cobbler had these in stock as well as the raptor half sole and just a thin rubber sole with no pattern on it. They are doing great in the snow right now so I am very happy with the investment.
     


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    The 9.5 brown 1Ks went bye bye this morning. I'm pretty sure the 10.5s are still around. You all know the drill by now if you want them...
     


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