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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Senior member

    May 16, 2012
    Thanks for the tips, guys
  2. azcodito

    azcodito Active Member

    Jul 9, 2013
    Does any one have any experience with the Courtland 1000 mile boot?


    I exchanged my Rockford's in to STP because the side stitching was coming undone. I loved the over all look and feel of these boots, almost reminded me of the alden's indy, and the rubber bottom is a really nice touch. For those of you who are always wanting to put on a half sole you don't have to with this shoe. The overall ruggedness is not lost and they fit true to 1000 mile fit.
    Before I took them out on the town I wore them around the house a few times and just couldn't get used to the look. I wanted a more dress look that I could use to church and out on the town so I sent these ones back and had them send me the Original 1000 mile in Rust.
  3. DustyDust

    DustyDust Active Member

    May 20, 2012

    Nice addition. I'm still a fan of the Rusts. Also, at what point will more sellers begin to stock smaller sizes? As we know, these boots run big (I'm a 6.5). Even if I wanted this pair, the smaller available at Need Supply is 8!
  4. digga

    digga Senior member

    Apr 24, 2012
    Saint Louis
    Need supply can special order other sizes if they are available. Not sure if their return policy changes for special orders.
  5. Rolloo

    Rolloo Member

    Jul 26, 2013
    Hey brahs, just wondering how these boots are supposed to fit when you put them on?

    I ordered a 1/2" size down from my true-to-fit size. Now I'm wondering if I was supposed to go an 1" down.

    -My toe area / length fit is perfect, as is just about every other area in the boot except the heel
    -As I walk, I experience slight heel slippage

    Was I supposed to buy a boot that was tight with no heel slippage and break it in? Or will the heel slippage etc I'm currently experiencing eventually go away?

    RAYZ-ACE Active Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    ^not sure if it will help but maybe try adding an insole to your boot,
  7. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

    Jun 4, 2008
    Chasing tornadoes across the plains.

    Slight heel slip is normal in a workboot.
  8. azcodito

    azcodito Active Member

    Jul 9, 2013
    Have you tried the womens boots?
  9. -JR-

    -JR- Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Just ordered the Wolverine Plainsman (6", soft toe), got a few questions-

    1) Does Wolverine plan on releasing a replacement of this boot of comparable specs and style? I find the Horween leather, hooks up to the top, classic design, and this specific vibram sole to be a great combo. Why exactly did thos line get the hook? Perfect workboot, on paper at least-haven't got mine yet!

    2) I wear between 12-13, so I decided to get 12 D. I just wore my Chuck Taylors today and it seems my feet have grown wide, but length is fine. Toe box is TIGHT. I hear these boots run a bit wide and to order half size down, am I ok here? Next option available was 3E, which seems a bit wide...

    3) Obenauf's reccommended? Standard heat and apply twice method? Or should I bother?

    Anyone else got experience with these boots?

    Last edited: Jul 27, 2013
  10. irishexpat

    irishexpat Member

    Jun 23, 2013
    I've read a lot of this thread....and I still have a fairly specific question.

    I went out today and bought brown 1ks. I plan on doing some light wear on them to break them in, but keeping them pretty clean for my wedding in October. After that...these will probably become much more every-day wear.

    With that in mind, here is my question: What should I put on my boots now to protect them between now and October? I will not be wearing them in adverse conditions, and I don't really want the color to change. After the wedding in october, I'm planning on doing the whole Filsons Boot Oil/ Obernaufs LP treatment to make them ready for life (and I won't mind about the color darkening). But I really like the color/sheen that they have out of the box for the wedding. What should I do to protect them without altering them until October?

    Right now in my possession I have:

    Meltonian Cleaner/Conditioner (from a Frye Harness purchase)


    Dr. Marten's Wonder Balsam (from some docs...obviously)


    Will either of those products do what I want?

    Additional things I found on Amazon:



    are any of these what I want?
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2013
  11. TheAussie00

    TheAussie00 Member

    May 7, 2013
    Hey guys, I've had my 1000 miles for almost 4 months now. They were going great until about 1-2 months in when I noticed the right boot creasing considerably near the toe. I realise this has been posted in the thread before, but in my case the crease has been pushing into my right big toe knuckle and causing a stretching sort of pain in my joint and toe area of my foot, which can still be felt days afterwards.

    I've been using shoe trees every day, when the problem started I stopped using a tree almost completely for the left boot (other than to dry the inside for a few mins) in the hope they would even up somehow, but still only the right boot has the problem and obvious creases. Despite dozens of wears since then (even focusing on using my left boot more for springing off to avoid creasing the right) in the hope it'll go away, the pain persists. One thing I noticed recently was that the inside patterning of the shoes isn't identical, the gap between the side of the shoe and the stitching is at least 2cm greater on my right shoe, while the outer side of the boots has almost the same distance.

    Relating to this, when I first tried on my boots I noticed the left boot was tighter, but didn't really consider it much. It still seems to be the case - I can always tie my right boot harder than my left. My guess is that because the right boot has more space/height, it's creased faster (even with the addition of a shoe tree), and a mixture of this and the askew patterning is what's causing my foot pain.

    Ideally I'd wanna replace them, but wouldn't be sure how to go about it with a used pair, I bought them through shoe parlour on amazon. Ultimately I suppose I'm just looking for some feedback on the problem.




    (Lack of crease on left boot)


    (The uneven patterning on the inside of boots)


    (Closer patterning on outside of boots)
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013
  12. benjamin550

    benjamin550 Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    First off, thanks for all the great info, this thread is a wealth of resource for these boots, and had lead me to research a lot more about the other boots mentioned here as well.

    I just received a pair of 1000 miles boots in brown and the fit is good, I tried on several sizes and had to go with an 8EEE because of my wide feet. However after several days of wear im noticing some pain in my knees, calves, etc... my guess would be because of the lack of shock absorption, and my legs aren't used to a hard, leather soled boot. Im not against suffering through the pain to let the boot form to my feet, but I would like to know if this is normal, and how much the footbed will actually form to my feet to maybe correct these issues? I really couldn't find anyone else complaining of pain on this thread or anywhere else. I've tried the superfeet black and blue insoles, which I am used to in my other shoes but the fit became much too tight and honestly I'd love to take advantage of the natural construction of the boot without throwing an insole in that completely changes the design. Maybe a thin leather insole would do the trick, or do i need to suffer through it?

  13. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

    Apr 14, 2011
    Do you need a full insole, maybe a half or heel will suffice?

    You can also put a rubber sole on top of the outer leather sole- Topys, Vibram or other.
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2013
  14. mg2380

    mg2380 Well-Known Member

    Nov 26, 2012
    If you don't mind, give me heads up on how they fit (when you get them of course). I plan on buying a pair... Thanks!
  15. iceblink

    iceblink Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    Anyone know if revolve clothing still does that 30% off first purchase for 1000 miles?
  16. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

    Apr 20, 2012
    They do not.
  17. milesbeyond

    milesbeyond Well-Known Member

    Oct 19, 2012
    If anyone is a size 10D and looking for brown...today is your lucky day.

    Epaulet NY has been selling off their 1K's for a couple of months on sale, but looks like they found one last pair and have them listed at $115. I have no reason to believe these are seconds as their description doesn't call them out as such and plus, they're just really good folks. Final sale (but that's the case on anything sale from them)

    As I type this, I regret it as I want to pick these up as a second pair (I have a 10.5 in rust I wear in the winter with thick socks...could probably fit in these with dress socks)

    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013
  18. Brooks

    Brooks Senior member

    Jul 12, 2011
    I just tried and they're sold out *sigh*
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013
  19. poena

    poena Senior member

    Sep 5, 2008
    I got a pair of the seconds from STP in 8.5

    anyone want to trade for a size 9?
  20. hooker4186

    hooker4186 Senior member

    Dec 2, 2008

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