Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. Brattman

    Brattman Senior member

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    Not exactly a wolverine question, but I'm wondering if anyone can speak to the sizing comparison between red wing and 1000 mile. I have a pair of 1000 mile boots and am considering getting a pair of black red wing oxfords released this SS. If I take a 9.5 in 1000 mile boots, should my size be the same in the red wings? I typically take a US size 10 in other brands (ie, converse, Clark's).
     
  2. KevinL

    KevinL New Member

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    Like others in this thread, I experienced fairly early sole wear after 4 months of walking around in San Francisco. I went to Jack's Shoe Repair on Sutter and resoled with a new JR leather sole and a Vibram topsole.



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    Yes, kop the same size as 1000 miles.
     
  4. Brattman

    Brattman Senior member

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    Thanks for the help!
     
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    I'm thinking about unloading my tan Addisons. I'm just so dissapointed with the current colour. My understanding was Obenaufs would darken them slightly, and they would lighten up again as the LP worked its way out. Instead, I'm stuck with patchy, dark-ish brown boots, which don't seem to have weathered well at all. Originally, until the dyeing/winter, it was one of my all-time favourite purchases. What a let-down.
     
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    I feared this as well which is why I didn't weather proof my tan 1000 miles at all. Sparingly I apply renu leather conditioner/cleaner to them. And you know what? With less product on them than my other 1000 miles, they age the best of all three in terms of patina and creaselessness.
     
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    I have a loose thread coming out of my 1k's upper just above the speed hook.
    Does any one here know how to tie it off?
    Or can I burn the ends and fuse them?
     
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    I had this happen too. I burned it down and haven't had a problem since.
     
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    Be VERY careful of this if you've sno-sealed/LP'd your boots. As I discovered, the addition of beeswax + thread = candle. Didn't damage my shoe, but I had a brief "shit my shoes are on fire" moment with this. Put it out within a few seconds.
     
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    LOL. Thanks for the PSA. I almost want to try this now just to witness it. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks guys will burn them down. I have not added any LP/snowseal yet so no worries.
     
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    Coming up on 1 year of wear.


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    Getting real close to needing a resole as the sole is starting to get soft. Wish there was an online cobbler that would do a Commando for less than a bill...
     
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    ^those look great.

    what do you put on them? i like the shine of them.
     
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    Thanks! I used Saphir Renovateur, which gave them a nice overall satin sheen with lots of brushing. Then, I used Kiwi Neutral on the toe, applied generously, melted it down with a lighter, then brushed and buffed.
     

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