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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. althanis

    althanis Senior member

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    I use custom made orthotics in my 1Ks. I usually wear a size 8 in stuff, and this 8 was pretty big. It's stretched a bit too, so I actually wear the insoles and thick socks and it's snug for the winter.
     
  2. squyntz1

    squyntz1 Active Member

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    I use the superfeet copper dmp footbeds.
     
  3. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

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    I use the Wolverine insoles. Watch that tight fit with thick socks thing. Compressing your insulation layer kills it's effectiveness.
     
  4. squyntz1

    squyntz1 Active Member

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    How does a retracting heel look like?
     
  5. frenchji

    frenchji Member

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    That's good to hear! Just bought a pair from him. Really good price and I got them 2 days after I bought them!
     
  6. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Sorry if retracting is not a proper term, I may have thrown people off with that.
     
  7. natels

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    I'm looking to condition my boots. I sno-sealed them when I first bought them which darkened them a ton, but I happened to like the result. Though I have Obenaufs Leather Oil and fear it will darken only darken them more. Is there a conditioner I can use that will not tint the leather?
     
  8. squyntz1

    squyntz1 Active Member

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    Wow, that's not normal. That's great Leosquare sent you replacements.
     
  9. Cold Iron

    Cold Iron Senior member

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    Bickmore Bick 4 or AE leather lotion.
     
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  10. cubs87

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    Hey guys, just got a pair of W1k brown for Christmas, super excited for them. I've been working on reading all 174 pages, but it's not easy task....I do not think I am going to Sno-Seal them, but is there anything else I should do to them before I wear them out for the first time?

    Thanks!
     
  11. muzach

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    Obenauf's LP or Montana Pitch-Blend Leather Dressing. I've been regularly using the MPB on my brown 1K's, have worn them every day for over a year, and they're still looking great.
     
  12. squyntz1

    squyntz1 Active Member

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    Obenauf LP does darken the boot. You might want to try a neutral colored leather conditioner, like Venetian Shoe Cream or Saphir Renovateur.
     
  13. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Are the tan 1Ks CXL?
     
  14. Roguls

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    More people on these boards need your advice.
     
  15. benjamin831

    benjamin831 Senior member

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    Any idea how I can get the toe box settle like this?

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    A hammer, large vice or kicking the stuffing out of many rocky hillsides?

    YMMV

    Shots like that look like set pieces to me, ones that have been staged rather than being the result of natural wear. Would love to hear the story otherwise.
     
  17. Winterbourne

    Winterbourne Senior member

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    Hey guys, little update. I've returned my tan 1Ks to the eBay merchant and immediately ordered from Crane's where I got the rust 1Ks for a lower price and shipped to my door in no time. Yes, friends, definitely call these guys first if you're in the market for 1Ks. I'm getting them topy'd today and should be wearing them by the end of the week.
     
  18. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

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    The tan boots are made of Predator leather these days. It's slightly different than CXL but good leather nonetheless. Care for them the same way you would CXL.



    I'm the consummate expert at kicking rocks and my toe boxes do not look like that. Those things look like the were run over by a car.



    Hey thanks and don't forget to treat them before you head out with them. Post pics after you beat them a while.
     
  19. indigoeagle

    indigoeagle Senior member

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    Where's the pic from?
    It'd be great to hear how it got to this.
     
  20. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    I'm not sure how reinforced Wolverine's are in the toe, but I hit my Red Wings repeatedly with a hammer until my arm was tired and the toe always just sprung back.
     

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