Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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  1. Ketawa

    Ketawa Senior member

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    Take a look at this post from earlier in the thread.

     
  2. NamlikeaG6

    NamlikeaG6 Active Member

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    From the look of the picture, the Beckman seems to be the sleekest EXCEPT FOR THE RUGGED SOLE :(
    Is there a version with leather sole?
    Thanks.
     
  3. linafelt

    linafelt Senior member

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    The Wolverines are much less bulky in person. I've just tried on both, and the Wolverine feels more like a shoe than a workboot to me. And with pants covering your ankles it looks more like a shoe than a boot. Whereas the Beckman feels and looks (with the round toe) like a boot.
     
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    Argh more confused than ever.

    Both the 10 and 9.5 fit fine. I think maybe the 9.5 was the best fit. I wore pretty thin socks but that's what I'd wear as I see these as spring and fall boots.

    Is it crazy that I would size down 1.5? Does anyone else go down 1.5?

    I wear 11D in just about everything. For chucks and Clark's I'm a 10.5.

    Thanks
     
  5. NamlikeaG6

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    I usually wear anything from size 10 to size 11 (10 for dress and 11 for casual) but recently I got a pair of Loake Pimlico and size 9UK and I felt as though it could have been an even better fit if I would have gone down 1.5 size from US sizing rather than just 1. (Factory recommended 0.5...) Tried on some red wings as well and 10 was a bit big... Something about boots that just fits large for me.
     
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    If you have to size down 1.5 sizes you have something very wrong going on.
     
  7. NamlikeaG6

    NamlikeaG6 Active Member

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    From the side, the Wolverines look much better and "slimmer" to me as well. Now, only if I could find a pair around $200 to 250... :D
     
  8. NamlikeaG6

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    A 10D in the park avenue is TIGHT on my feet so sizing down 1.5 sounds crazy but... 9UK in pimlico is comfortable but definitely isn't as snug as I thought it would be, even when I'm wearing very thick winter socks.
     
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    tricky Senior member

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    Thanks guys. It does seem weird to size down so much. I'll have to go back and try them on again. I went back and forth like 10 times and couldn't decide.

    The 10.5 I'm selling are definitely too big though.
     
  10. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    I sold all my Red Wings because I could not get over the Ronald McDonald bulbous toe shape on all Red Wings.
     
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    Sorry guys I have read numerous posts, and know to size down 1/2 size from dress shoe and 1 full size from regular shoes like Nike, but I am just wanted to clarify something.

    I wear a 9.5 in Nikes so I am thinking to size down to an 8.5, but is that assuming I am wearing THIN dress socks? I plan on wearing normal black cotton socks (NOT thick wool socks).

    Or should I order a 9 and that should fit me when I wear regular cotton socks? Does stretching due to wear come into account? I don't want the boot to fit then become looser after a few months.

    Thanks!
     
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    For reference, I wear an 11 in Nike, 10.5 in Converse and Sperry, 11 in Clarks DB (although I should wear a 10.5), 11 in Cole Haan and a 10.5 in 1K's.

    Everything other than 1K's are with regular socks. I wear midweight wool socks with 1K's. I initially bought 10D in the 1K's but they were too tight, even with thin socks.

    On another note, the 10.5D Alden Indy in True Balance felt significantly narrower and smaller than the 10.5D 1K.
     
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    What are you on the brannock device? Go 1/2 down from there. Sounds like you`ve been wearing shoes that are a bit too big
     
  14. lascaux

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    have you tried red wing iron rangers?
     
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