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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. hoyitsjohnny

    hoyitsjohnny Active Member

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  2. Roostertxp

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    I am thinking about removing the tongue of my boots and getting light weight laces to eliminate some boot weight. Anyone ever tried this? If so, did it make a difference?
     
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    Go buy a pair of whites and the 1000 mile will feel like a slipper.
    Seriously, these boots are not heavy.
     
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    Can anyone give a firsthand description of the differences between the liquid oils and the conditioner paste. I use the Pitch blend paste ( which is good for me) but am curious about how the oil lasts and apply.



    Also is this a similar product to the sno-seal that seems so popular here? A lot of what I've seen looks whiter and more like a cream
    [​IMG]
     
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    Whites?
     
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    Great thread! I fell in love with the 1Ks, unfortunately they are almost unavailable in Germany.
    But I'll be in Fort Lauderdale visiting an old friend in April.

    Do you know where to buy 1Ks in the Lauderdale area? I know Nordstrom carries them, so is this my only source? Does Nordstrom stock all colors, all sizes, or is this more a question of luck? I don't want to order online, need to try them on first.

    I have a 10 1/2 in the Redwing GTs, is the Wolverine the same fit as GTs?
     
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    Damn these boots, as at this moment they are too expensive for me! :p


    Soon... Soon I'll be wearing them!
     
  9. Grayland

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    I wear 10 in both Redwing GT's and Wolverine's 1000. The GT's are a little narrower, but length-wise, both fit fine.
     
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    How does everyone recommend sizing compared to other brands/lasts? Same size as Indy boots? Any other sizing comparisons beyond the GTs?
     
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    Read through the thread. I have explained the differences and when to use each product more than a few times.



    Attempting to base your size by comparing them to something else gives you a starting point at best. I'm fairly convinced most people are wearing the wrong sized boot. They're really not to blame though because good information on how to figure out your size seems to be scarce. I always recommend one uses the same advice given to hikers when they are looking for a new boot. The advice is rock solid and more than a few people on this forum have taken my advice and are very happy they did.

    http://www.trails.com/how_26151_size-hiking-boots.html

    Don't forget, insoles can have a big effect on sizing just like sock choice. Take the time to think it through, make your sock and insole choices before hand and bring them with you when trying on a new boot.
     
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    Back in action. Sno sealing tonight. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Crane's, that is wonderful, thank-you for the link. Now, assuming one has been fit by experts and wears properly sized footwear, how do most size their 1Ks in relation? How is the last compared to other common or popular lasts?
     
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    If they have been properly fitted the size of the 1Ks will fall in a range of plus or minus a half size. Again comparisons between anything is a starting point and nothing more. IF I were to make any general recommendations that's as far as I would go. Plenty of people here have sought my advice on sizing and I ask a lot of questions before I make a specific size recommendation. Again the most common mistake is getting a pair that is too small.
     
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    Forget about my previous question. I decided to go all the way and I just ordered the Obenauf's LP that everyone here seems satisfied with.

    Now I feel like joining a hiking club in my town...
     
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    When the thread is 92 pages long, you can't keep saying this. Put a link in your sig to the best example and then tell people "see link in sig" or something.
     
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    you can easily search the thread.
     
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    The boot tongue plays a role, otherwise it would not be there. Have a think about what are the reasons for it to be still an integral part of shoe and boot design after all these years.

    Personally, I would not cut it off, but if you do please report back with your painful findings.
     
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    Painful would be an understatement. So how much weight are we talking about here? Maybe a quarter ounce? The idea is not only dumb it's stupid.
     
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  20. MarioImpemba

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    Brannock: about a 9.75 / D
    My "TTS" is about a 9.5 / D
    Wolverine 1K's: 9
    Nikes: 10 or 10.5
    Alden Plaza: 9.5
    Alden Barrie: 9 or 9.5
    Red Wing: 9.5
    Most AE's: 9.5
    Ferragamo: 9.5
    New Balance: 10
    Alfred Sargent: 9 UK

    A half-size down in Wolverine's is perfect for me. I've worn them with dress socks, sport socks, and today with thick wool socks. All work fine for this size for me.

    Leffot insists the 721/744 is a different last than classics and is TTS. I firmly believe that is nonesense, and sizing is same as the Classics. So, as Crane's says, there's a lot of discrepancy. Some people in this thread have gone TTS on Classics, some have sized down (2) sizes! Some have upsized. It's all over the place.
     
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