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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. mg2380

    mg2380 Well-Known Member

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    I'm using these laces:

    http://benjos.com/store/boots-54s-7-9-eyelet-speedhooks/
     
  2. schismo

    schismo New Member

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    I just got my 1000 Mile from STP today. Perfect fit and love the brown colour, only has a few minor scuffs and extra glue residue.
    Anyway, it is rainy day today, so I am not going to wear them out yet. From reading this thread it seems they need to have Obenauf LP applied to them. I cannot get that product in Australia, so I have just treated them with KIWI Dubbin Neutral. Hope that is okay. Looking forward to wearing them tomorrow.
     
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  3. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Just got my Bradford order from STP. They sent Addison's instead (which I already have). Lame! Sending back :(
     
  4. KarlM

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    Hey everyone,
    My first time posting here. Ok, the answer is probably in this thread here someplace but since its over 200 pages I'll just ask. I just picked up some 1000 mile boots in size 9 and size 9.5. The 9.5's seem a bit long and there's a lot of room (too much?) in the toe box but otherwise feel great, very little heel slippage which will probably go away over time I think. The 9's feel kind of tight along the sides but feel about right lengthwise and in the toes, with no heel slippage. I'm wearing mid weight socks. I usually wear 9.5 in dress shoes and work boots, size 10.5 - 11 in sneakers depending on brand. So which do you think I should keep? Will they stretch? Is extra room in the toe box normal for most of you? Thanks.
     
  5. Dave_SFU

    Dave_SFU Senior member

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    Got my two pairs of Addisons from STP yesterday. The dark bark/black pair has uneven stitching on the pack of the right boot, nothing to cry over. The tan/black pair is marked "blemish" and the only thing i could see wrong was a small dot of black on the tan section which i was able to wipe off with my thumb. Perfect fit, went down .5 size from my usual boot size
     
  6. djblisk

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    I was able to get 2 of the factory seconds from Sierra trading company. 1 looks great. But my black one has this fault below. Should I just return or see if someone can fix it? Remember price was only around $150 shipped.

    [​IMG]
     
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    wdahab Senior member

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    Those are bad enough that STP ought to replace them (if they are still available in your size) or might let you apply the super-discount to another similar style (if they're not). They do tend to have excellent customer support. That pair isn't in "seconds" condition, it's fully destroyed.
     
  9. djblisk

    djblisk Senior member

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    Yah.

    There were no more blacks in my size but they somehow found a Cordovon!!! They are sending it me right now in exchange for this black pair.
     
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    I'm sure you know this but it's cordovan colored (ie. it's not shell) LOL
     
  11. who8mahrice

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    STP has a bunch of them in stock again (all 2nds). However, it seems that my previous order using a 35% off coupon was an error as their exclusions include Wolverine. Coupons no longer work on them. The 8.5 Browns I ordered that were cancelled due to stock are now back in stock, can't get it for the same price anymore though. Too bad, was really eager to pick those up.

    *edit* customer service made an exception for me and price corrected it once I ordered. Don't forget to order through the phone app for free shipping.
     
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  12. schismo

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    I think STP was surprised by the success of the sale and are now getting a bit money hungry. I used that 35% off coupon and free shipping through the app, cost me about $141AUD (plus international transaction fee) for the shoes + $40 shipping to Australia through Comgateway.
    I would not pay anymore than that. They are very nice, but for seconds $150 or so is about the absolute most I would pay.
     
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    Buying those STPs is like playing Russian roulette. Some of them shouldn't even be sold at any price.

    The manufacturing must be pretty lax to keep producing seconds like these.
     
  15. schismo

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    I would have been extremely unimpressed if I had something like the big cuts in the toe or upper part, especially since it would not be possible to return them. My pair though I really cannot fault, the minor blemishes would have occured after a few wears anyway and after using the KIWI Dubbin the boot has come up great. They do kind of seem more like the Rust colour than brown to me though. Kinda dissapointing the way STP just stuff them in a generic box with no documents or cloth etc as well but overall very impressed because these boots cost $400+ in Australia and only stocked in a few stores.
     
  16. striker

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    Mate, it takes balls to use a freight forwarder with these deals, should anything go wrong, you are out AUD80 both ways to return them. Not such a good deal then. The mystic and lure of American made goods is still very strong, judging how well and expensive brands like quoddy, RW, Aldens sell across the pond and in japan.

    For the prices they charge down under for retail, I'd rather get a home brand like RM Williams.
     
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  17. Crane's

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    It never ceases to amaze me what people will call good when they "save" a few bucks on such a "great deal".
     
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    I got my 1000 mile boots and the only blemish was a little gouge in the leather on the back of the boot. I'm sure I'll do worse things to them while I'm sitting at my desk at work.
     
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    "Save" = ~60% off = GREAT DEAL. Oh, you sell them too. I see why you're hating.
     
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    I think there was a wide, wide range on the quality of boots that came out of the deal, and it's unfair to take a hardline stance on either way. For example, no one would be surprised, looking at the pair of Addisons I got, (in a style and color I'd wanted for a while) that I'd consider them in exceptional quality, with nary a blemish on them, and that for me, the deal was absolutely great.

    However, I doubt Crane's was referring to people like me, who got a great pair of boots at a great price. He might be peeved at Wolverine and/or STP for the unfair competition, but that's certainly fair. I know that plenty of vendors were super-pissed at Allen Edmonds when they put the shell versions on super-cheap clearance earlier this year, and I thought that was fair as well.

    That said, along with Crane's, I'm shocked anyone would have looked at some of the damaged goods people are getting and consider them good or even acceptable at the price. For example, the boots up above with the big slice on the stitching, or people posting on reddit with holes in the side of the leather, those are unacceptable at just about any price, let alone $150. So, I as well am surprised at what people will consider "good" when they save (more than) a few bucks on this deal.

    Also, the 12" Sophia's I got for my GF went over super-well, she loves 'em and is planning on wearing them forever and always.
     

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