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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. red81

    red81 Senior member

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    for $100 i'd take the risk.

    they are my size...

    but seriously, $100's probably all i'd risk.

    also, i'd take crane's advice over mine, he's an expert on these.
     
  2. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    I sized down from an 9(normal) to an 8 and it was pretty nicely fitted but the ankle seemed loose. And the store did not have a 7.5 to try should I try a size down or will the ankle get better as I wear the boot more? (It wasnt horrible but just not snug)
     
  3. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    Oh an one other question, is it possible to change the color of an boot once i buy it? Like remove some of the dye and re-dye it? Or buy a light color and over dye it to a darker shade?
     
  4. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    Always easier to start light, obviously. You can use a variety of harmful-to-leather chemicals to remove existing color. I've used bleach before. I think any sort of less harmful way will take much more time and elbow grease (Renomat, et al.).

    Most cobblers can re-dye shoes or boots for you, no problem; or you can purchase the dyes and DIY.

    What tone are you trying to achieve?

    I personally would not mess with CXL. And if you were going to, start with natural CXL.

    I would also recommend checking out these threads for further information:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_100
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/235763/the-official-and-awesome-diy-thread/0_100
     
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  5. bertie

    bertie Senior member

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    I'm not an expert but I think CXL uses a unique process which results in a leather that has a higher oil content. It is this process which gives CXL its unique properties and probably why it never really allows for a high shine. If you use some chemicals to try and strip the color you may also change the nature of the leather.

    I've seen okay results on readying calf leather but this may be different.
     
  6. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    So i found my self a new pair of natural colored 1k whitepine boots for 170 new... I wanted to take the deal but i really do not like the color. I like burgandy/brown much more so i was curious if coloring was worth it or just pay 50$ more (on a sale) and get one pre-colored brown/burgandy. Plus I was not a big fan of the canvas upper.

    http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/P.../0/Mens/Whitepine-1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0
    http://img.wolverineworldwide.com/i...d=1000&hei=1040&qlt=70&fmt=jpg&extend=0,0,0,0
     
  7. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

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    Well, Natural CXL is one of the most beautiful leathers you'll ever see. You can't take it's current color as an indication of it's future, it goes from (at the very start) a pale-greenish-tan (if it's had very little sun exposure) and a year later it's a deep, rich golden brown. Dyeing leather, if you're not a professional, is almost never worth it, because you won't be able to penetrate the entire leather. Even for professionals, they really only do a great job when they can start with just the leather, not a finished product. If you want one of the other colors, buy it that color.

    If you're okay with the canvas uppers, I'd say take the natty cxl and watch their transformation. The patina, and way it wears into your foot is just amazing. If you want them a little darker, oil them and then beeswax them. It'll protect them, and can make them get quite a bit darker. But don't try to dye them, seriously.
     
  8. Mateoboom

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    Hey guys,

    So I just bought my first pair of leather boots earlier this week in the Oak Street Navy Camp. I have completely fallen in love with them after two days wear! So I'm now preparing to buy my next and have been looking at the Wolverine 1000 mile. I came across the Wolverine x Filson just now and was wondering if anyone had any info regarding sizing for this boot? I'm assuming it's the same as with the regular Wolverine 1000, but just thought I'd check before I ordered. Still not sure if I want the x Filson or the Wolverine 1000 Rockford, but I'm swaying towards the x Filson I reckon.

    Thanks for any advice in advance!
     
  9. leetpuma

    leetpuma Senior member

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    I managed to grab a pair of the Addison's in brown/tan. :)

    I have no idea how to take care of them... (I live in Texas so there is no real snow here)
    Should I just get some Obenauf's? Do I want wax or oil?
    I have some Mink Oil lying around is that useful?(Or will it rot the shoes since it is animal fat?)
    Should I get a brush? Do I want a horse-hair one? link

    Is there a known Vibram sole that fits these shoes well?
    I am looking for a thin-ish one to prevent wear. I am a student and walk around a good bit.


    Thanks guys!!!
     
  10. el es dee

    el es dee Senior member

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    I wear an 11 in the regular 1k's and a 10.5 in the Emersons.
     
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    Hrmm, so is it possible to give the 1k boots a rich luster? Not looking for a high polish shine.
     
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    yes
     
  14. RAYZ-ACE

    RAYZ-ACE Active Member

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    If you read through/skim over the thread all your questions have been answered. Filson boot oil is what you want, or obenauf's oil (crane has discussed the issues of using mink oil) if you want to waterproof them sno-seal. and there is plenty of half soles that can be used, i believe vibram stresa is a fairly common one used.
     
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  15. DesmondD

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    Do any Aussies on the forum know of anywhere that stocks the plain toe 1000 Mile boots in Perth, Western Australia? Would love to try on some pairs for size before buying. Thanks!
     
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    I think so - I've gotten mine to look pretty good with a bit of elbow grease.
     
  17. cinnabar

    cinnabar Well-Known Member

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    So I bought a pair of 1Ks and think I may need to size down another 1/2. I can slide my foot forward and fit a finger behind my heel with casual socks. This is my first pair of boots so I don't really know how to gauge what sort of room should be left for foot expansion. Thoughts are appreciated!
     
  18. kiyo1978

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    After sifting through the thread, I couldn't seem to find a definitive answer on the size comparison between the 1000 mile and Iron Rangers. I have 8.5's in the IR's and they are the right size, but plenty of room in the toe block length wise.

    Has anyone sized down 1/2 size from IR's to the 100 miles? Or is it 1000 miles = Iron Rangers all day every day?

    Thanks :)

    ( By the way im in Australia and can't find anywhere to try em on )
     
  19. ClambakeSkate

    ClambakeSkate Senior member

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    I have Iron Rangers and 1K Miles in the same size.

    The IRs are definitely a tiny bit longer, but also narrower through the arch. Both are very comfy boots to me.

    I'd suggest getting the same size.
     
  20. DesmondD

    DesmondD Well-Known Member

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    Pretty annoying living Down Under sometimes... (shopping wise anyway) I'm in the same boat, mate.
    For anyone else that's interested, I emailed Wolverine Australia a few days ago about brick and mortar stores in Aus and got the following reply:

    Thank you for your email regarding the Wolverine 1000 Mile boot.

    Unfortunately we have sold out of this style and there are no stores in WA that purchased this when we had stock. There is a store I can recommend called The Walking Company. They are located in Melbourne, Victoria.


    Unfortunately the Wolverine brand is currently in the middle of being sold to another distributor. Once this takes place, the new distributor will hopefully order this stock into Australia again. At the moment we do not know who this is so I cannot advise. I would say if this stock was due to arrive in Australia again it would be around the middle of this year or after.

    Seems like we're going to be out of luck for quite a while - The Walking Company is out of stock. The only other place you could try is Prime in Melbourne - their website suggests they have 1000 mile boots.
     

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