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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. loug

    loug Well-Known Member

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    Russell 1000 Mile Field Boot, saw 1000 Mile and started to take for granted it was made in the USA. Can't take anything for granted anymore.
     
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    Cloth tape applied to the hooks. You can get it at CVS.
     
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    Went out and bought redwing beckmans as my winter boot. Paid 330 for black cherry. Instantly regretted it. Returned them the next morning

    Cranes has 1000 mile Austens at 360. I think I will be much happier with those
     
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    Style never goes out of fashion.

    Maybe it was meant as a joke.
     
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    WTF is this nonsense!? The speedhooks aren't gonna damage denim. I've worn my boots with dress trousers and other than occasionally catching the hem stitch there's been no damage. (Been wearing the boots for 4+ years) Try lacing them up above the holes maybe?
     
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    LOL
     
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    Wear yer jawnz and bootz for de sick fadez
     
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    40 plus years of wearing boots with speed hooks and jeans. Nope, can't remember having a problem. While we're on the subject. Use the damn speed hooks and lace the boots up properly.
     
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    Speedhooks damaging jeans? Better watch out for keys in your pocket too

    Are most of you guys commenting on heel slip using all the speed hooks? Really makes a difference. Really think the wrap around the ankle then not using the speed hooks is unattractive and impractical
    Depending on what I'm doing I'll lace up 1 or 3 of the hooks

    For time to time I'll hit the sole with some PitchBlend. What's some of you guys policy on oiling the sole?
     
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    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    IMO this looks fantastic. Are you happy with how they turned out?
     
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    Haha I didn't realised they were joking. Sorry kinda new to boots and stuff so didn't want to do anything "wrong." My denim is kinda precious to me, especially when it cost more than the boots itself. Anyway so I should lace em up to the highest hook?
    Also, almost slipped on the street today in these boots. Any advise on how to make the soles more slip resistant? Besides adding another sole?
     
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    Thanks. Ya, I got what I wanted, in a runaround way, lol. Wanted a commando sole. We'll see how it holds up.
     
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    Leather soles are going to be slippery, especially when they are new. They'll get a little bit better once worn in, but you could add a Topy sole.
     
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    Mario,if the job was done reasonably well they'll be fine. My brown 1Ks are going on 3 years commando style without any issues other than they're about due for replacement from wear.
     
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    Yes, when the boots are laced up traditionally a very slight heel slip is to be expected. There are several ways you can make this less noticeable if it really bothers you. Buy custom fitted boots, try different socks, add some form of insole or learn how to tie them using the heel lock lacing method.

    Treating the bottom of the soles? I tried that once thanks to some SF prodding. Never again. Walking on old worn asphalt in the summer was like walking on wet snot covered ice in the rain.
     
  19. loug

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    try wrapping postal rubber bands around the front of the boot. this will add a little rubber to the sole inexpensively. heard leather soles worn on rainy days can be slippryer than dog crap on a rainy day but haven't had any problems. not weaing leather soles in the rain.
     
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    Lacing a boot. This is something that really hasn't been touched on much but learning a few tricks from the hiking crowd will most likely solve a whole lot of issues that people have with sizing and certain fit issues. I can think of a few lacing tricks that would most likely solve a lot of these issues. The heel lock is one of them, so is window paning and section locks. Here's two videos that explain some of the issues and how to deal with them by doing nothing more than changing lacing patterns. These few little tricks are worth knowing and using.


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