Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    Chromexcel W1K's will never polish up like RW GT's/Beckmans, so abuse or not is a moot point. I would adhere to the Crane Method.
     


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    for the obenauf's stuff, isn't the oil and LP pretty much the same things? just that the LP is more, i guess, heavier?
     


  3. Crane's

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    Oil, even though it may have some waterproofing qualities, is mainly used to keep the leather nourished. The heavier stuff is more for waterproofing. You'll use the oil more than the proofing compound.
     


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    They look fine to me. Walking with your boot for a few hours outdoor will get blemishes worse than this. A little bit of oil/wax plus a few brushes and you won't notice them.
     


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    Better traction and you don't wear down the leather outsole. Much cheaper to replace a topy than to have a boot reconstructed. I went Vibram. Always Vibram.
     


  6. Crane's

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    Those are scuffs and not blemishes. Below is what one of my boots looks like right now. I have shown over the years that I can take these boots when they look like this rough, clean them up and go out to dinner with boots that you would never have guessed looked like this an hour earlier. Search my posts and you'll know how to do it.

    [​IMG]
     


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    Is Bick 4 Leather Conditioner a good substitute for obenauf?
     


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    +1. Nothing to worry about
     


  9. mg2380

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I'll see what a coating of oil & protectant will do. I was thinking about using neetsfoot oil & Montana Pitch Blend (since I already own both). I'm still a bit bummed they came out of the box with those marks... But I digress, nothing in life is perfect. I'm still happy to own such a great pair of boots. [​IMG]
     


  10. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    ^ Dude those are nothing. I get not wanting to beat the fuck out of your boots. But some "smaller" nicks and blemishes will just add character and help the boots patina real well. Remember these aren’t some dandy ass Edward Green boots or something. Wear'em like you enjoy them!
     


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    mg2380 Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha! Will do!
     


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    I appreciate it thanks
     


  14. mg2380

    mg2380 Well-Known Member

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    I also want to reiterate that I didn't scuff my boots. They came from Wolverine that way. That's the only reason I was questioning things. Anywho, I just dropped them off to get half soles put on (Vibram Raptor). I figured with Colorado winters, it was a smart move.
     


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    They can get minor scuffs from bouncing around inside the box while in the hands of your favorite carrier.

    Raptor half soles. Yep, really good in the slick white stuff and just about anything else for that matter. I match the half sole up with a lugged heel plate. The combo works really good for me and what I do.
     


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