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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. JP Marcellino

    JP Marcellino Affiliate Vendor

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    now they are even getting better looking.

    i agree with winter waterproofing is a good idea, also you could try rubbing out the marks. use some lexol conditioner take a smooth spoon put your hands inside and rub the marks. this should create some heat with the leather and allow the oils to fill and smooth the scuffs. maybe even take some clear dry wax if you have and very lightly apply on the scuffs and rub with the spoon. the point is to to get the grain to lay flat. after this apply the waterproof.

    i don't think i would use any dye unless you know the exact color and like i said the scuffs add character. but at least you could smooth the grain.
     


  2. jrcbandit

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    [​IMG]

    So is there any way to remove light scratches, brushing doesn't seem to help much? After just 2 weeks, the sides of my boots are really scratched up bad, some of it was the boots scratching each other during shipping ;p. It just seems to scratch way more easily than anything else I've ever worn.

    So far all I've applied to the boot is a layer of Obenauf LP.
     


  3. Brian Itzaina

    Brian Itzaina Well-Known Member

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    What size boot/shoe do you wear?
    thanks,
    Brian
     


  4. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    What colour boots you got there ?

    Along with Obeneaufs, I generally polish mine with kiwi or saphir, whichever is to hand.
     


  5. milw50717

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    A layer of shoe polish will also help darken the colour.
     


  6. L.R.

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    LP. Nasty Montreal winters were doing a number on the boots.
     


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    Wear the crap out of them anyway, so what if they're darker? :) If you're wearing them as actual boots (sounds like you are), the LP will just make them last a whole lot longer, and they'll still look great as they patina (maybe even better).
     


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    Best way to oil your boots? My obes leather oil just came in and I am ready to get my boots oiled so I can start wearing them!
     


  9. JonChops

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    I was stoked about these boots after I bought them... But a month in and look:

    [​IMG]

    And here's a comparison of the non unravelling stitching: [​IMG]

    Wolverine wants me to ship them in to them for a return, but I'm guessing the shipping would cost the same as the repair. So I'm either going to throw in the towel on these boots and cut my losses, or take a chance and get the repair at a local cobbler. Does anyone have a recommendation for a cobbler on the west suburbs of Chicago or downtown?

    Also, has anyone had any issues like mine with these boots?
     


  10. FENWAY

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    'Throw in the towel' for an inch of loose thread? Go introduce yourself to any shoe repair guy...easy fix :sarcasm:
     


  11. cbfn

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    Lol, seems like someone is looking for a reason to buy new shoes!
     


  12. digga

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    Wolverine pays for the shipping. Just know that they will only replace boots, they don't repair anything.
     


  13. dukeaw

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    So I just got my boots from the wolverine website. I am a 10.5 new balance, 10 on my pair of slip on loafer dress shoes, just shy of 10.5 on the brannock device, and I ordered a 9.5. They fit amazingly in almost every way. No hot spots, my heal stays locked down.... but my toes dont touch the front at all, even when I kick something. This has led to me kicking stairs by accident, which has scuffed up the front. Does anyone else find this with these shoes or should I have gone down a half size? I've never had shoes that my toes cant reach the front even when stretching the toes.
     


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    I wear size 11D in the 1000 mile boot, but the oxfords run true to size so I wear an 11.5D in those.
     


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    Are you sure? They didn't provide me with a shipping label...
     


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