Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

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    So, after a little over a month with my boots, I've noticed a pretty major defect with them. I'm not really sure how it got by me, but here's an older picture of them. It's kind of tough to see, but once you know what you're looking for, it just pops out at you.

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    Yeah, so there's an ice cream cone on the right boot. Not sure how that got past quality control, and the left boot doesn't seem to have the same issue. Any advice on how to take care of this, is it fixable? I could take it to my cobbler, but if it ends up costing a lot of money to fix, I really think that Wolverine/Allen Edmonds should take care of the repairs. For the record, I oiled the boots, and gave them a thorough brushing, but they haven't cleared up this issue. I'd hate to have them replaced, since the fit is so perfect, and the ice cream doesn't really interfere with daily wearing of these, but these are basically dress boots and I think that this defect really ruins them for me.

    Anyone else experience this kind of flaw with their boots?
     
  2. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Holy hell, that is ridiculously bad QC from Wolverine/AE. I would demand two pairs as repayment.

    To be honest, I laughed my ass off! I was ready to write a harsh reply to someone complaining about different creasing etc.
     
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    I would try sixteen more treatments of oil and whatever everyone else recommends; I'm not going to join the discussion on which treatment is better. You need more protection for these dainty "work boots." Dont forget the hairdryer method. Then I would take them to a cobbler to see what he says. Then you can call Wolverine to make sure the cobbler was correct. Then you can ask on Styleforum until one person says what you were thinking anyway.



    Classic post, absolute genius
     
  4. JP Marcellino

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    no. but the other poster had a good suggestion to pull them open.
     
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    Actually, you need to apply ice cream to both boots. Make sure it's fully absorbed before you buff them and wear.
     
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    Love that new Sno-Seal product!
     
  7. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

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    Well, I decided to go the cobbler route, any recommendation on a good cobbler? I asked my roommate, and he suggested cherry, but I did some research, and some people seem to think apple cobbler works better, especially with vanilla ice cream. Anyone have experience with either of those cobblers with their boots? Ugh, I really just don't know what to do, too many choices.
     
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    Hilarious - didn't see that coming....but while we are on the topic, I would say it depends on the ice cream flavor. You don't want to go ruining the cobbler by mismatching it with the ice cream. Since the ice cream is a pre existing condition, I'd say you must be judicious in choosing cobbler. If the ice cream is indeed vanilla, stick with the America theme (made is USA footwear) and go for apple.
     
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    Absolutely friggin hilarious!! Pure genius.

    Now in your case I recommend you find some hot coal tar and dip your boots in it. That will remove the defect no problem and your boots will be impervious to just about anything. Oh and yes they will darken quite a bit but hey black is good right? Now keep in mind they might be a little stiff at first but after six or seven months of wear they should loosen up a bit. Then again they just might fall apart before then. It's OK though, really. Screw it, liberal doses of gasoline and a torch will surely solve your problem.
     
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    Oh better make a special note on this recommendation. If anyone else takes this advice you are strictly on your own, not to mention really dumb too. This is a very special recommendation due to the severity of the aforementioned problem and is specific to only this defect and user.
     
  11. muzach

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    Dude, that's not a defect. You got one of the ultra rare Wolverine x Baskin Robbins collab 1K's. Only 31 pairs were made. Don't take them to the cobbler, they belong in a museum!
     
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    sorry, but obviously your shoes have been tampered with. I would be very concerned that your shoes may be a part of a crime - it doesn't look like this object came from the factory to me and these might have come from a mall (not a highly reputable shoe store like Leather Soul. I would suggest that you take as many pictures as possible and send them to the FBI - this might require some Federal government research monies to find out exactly what your shoes have been involved with.. or perhaps like muzach suggests - maybe just a collab with a small independent ice cream maker - perhaps Jeni's ice cream - http://www.jenis.com/perennial-flavors/ in perhaps roxbury road flavor? I would give this hours of consideration on my next step on how to address this issue.
     
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    I am about to buy a pair of these boots in 8 (I wear 8 in Clarks Desert Boots), but want to make sure they fit right. If I go try them on at a store that sells them, how should they fit? Should I take into consideration that I might be wearing thicker socks?

    Also how do I contact Crane's? As I will probably be ordering from there once I try them on somewhere else.

    Thanks!
     
  14. althanis

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    Ok let's stop flogging a dead horse.

    Anyway, does anyone know where I can get my 1k Miles resoled in Toronto?
     
  15. NefariousSabatour

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    you guys need to get out more.
     

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