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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. Mr M

    Mr M Senior member

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    That's good to know. I ordered mine from revolve as well. I wish they have rust colour available as well as the Krause.
     
  2. Meezus

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    Got my 1000 mile's last week, they were very soft and comfortable when I got them, much more room widthwise than the IRs I tried out. Been wearing them around the house for a few days, and no issues. But I wore them for the first full day today, and the balls of my feet are killing me. That doesn't seem like a usual break-in area. I don't know if it's just the hard sole and I need to get used to it/get a cushioned insole, or if there's a sizing issue. There's plenty of room in the toe box side to side, I can't reach the front of the boot with my big toe or 2nd toe, and my 3rd and 4th toes can just barely touch the front if I reach with them. Anyway, hopefully this improves somehow.
    Also I applied VSC then HDLP, glad to know they're protected now. I have noticed my feet are sweating in them more now though. Using crappy medium-thickness cotton socks isn't helping.
    But the boots are beautiful, very happy with the purchase, just hoping I don't need to sell them and size up or something.
     
  3. Crane's

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    Full retail and free shipping. I'll do that "deal" all day long. Ever hear of a place called Crane's? That's where you get a decent deal each and every single day.
     
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  4. roflzlmao

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    Hey, anyone have any experience buying from Haberdash online? I recently just ordered a pair of 1ks during their Black Friday sale and I have heard mixed reviews from this forum and from reddit as well. These are my first pair of expensive shoes. Can anyone ease my mind? haha. Thanks
     
  5. hoodyear

    hoodyear Senior member

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    What exactly are you worried about? They're the same boots no matter where you buy them. They might take longer to get to you since Haberdash got swamped during the sale, but you got a good deal. Most of the criticism I've seen has been about the website itself, not the service.
     
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  6. themonster

    themonster Well-Known Member

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    I really want a pair of these, but I have absolutely no clue which size and width I need. Got measured as a size 8 wide on a brannock scale and tried a 8.5D because that was the only size Nordstrom had in stock. There was about an inch of space between my toes and the tip of the boots, but foot wasn't moving forward due to the narrow width.
     
  7. djblisk

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    Damnit. Got a bunch of water stains on my tan Wolverines from lots of drinking last night.

    Don't think these are coming out.
     
  8. Crane's

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    Do I need to chastise you over this? I specifically mentioned the hazards of a bar in my maintenance and waterproofing posts. Literally everything I have said about caring for your boots is borne out of experience and is not off the cuff malarkey.
     
  9. djblisk

    djblisk Senior member

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    No. I know I know.
     
  10. fathergll

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    Wait, what did you do? You got water stains at the bar?
     
  11. michaeljohnr

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    You can always darken them up with some LP.

    That might cover the water stain, but of course you'll have darker boots.
     
  12. MarioImpemba

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    Lexol and brush 'em and call it good.
     
  13. djblisk

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    Buying lexol and tomorrow.

    Pass on the Obenauf. It changes the color too much.

    I'll just keep wearing it. Oh well, its a boot. Shit happens.
     
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  14. OzzyJones

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    I may get shot down for this but; soak the shit outta them all over to disperse any stains then leave to dry completely before re-conditioning.
     
  15. Mr M

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    My boots today. This is the colour I always want to get. Kiwi cordovan polish wax. Front is military shined.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Crane's

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    That's actually a valid solution. It also works fairly well on salt stains too. The big thing is make sure you dry them by letting them sit in an airy place. No heat and no sun. Plan on doing a serious conditioning job and that includes a light going over on the inside of the boot.
     
  17. TheSizzle

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    Could we see some pictures of these water stains?
     
  18. rexet

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    Is the "Search this thread" function really works?

    I put "indy" and "alden" in the search engin and nothing came up. I am quite sure I have read posts comparing Indy and Wolverine 1k sizing.
    I already have the 1k and now I would like to order some Alden Indy.
     
  19. mixProtocol

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    Yeah, the search has been broken for a while... it only seems to go back about two weeks.
     
  20. wdahab

    wdahab Senior member

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    If you'd taken the time to search this thread, you'd have seen we talk about how the searching this thread feature is broken basically every other week! Ugh! (Actually, I didn't actually know that the search was broken, that's annoying.)

    Basically, with Indy vs. W1K sizing it comes down to this: Almost everyone is sizing their boots incorrectly anyway. My experience with Indy's and W1K is that they are both 100% exactly true to length, but everyone ignores what shoe length means, and they wear them with thin dress socks rather than boot socks. Both have the joint/flex point of the boot almost exactly the same as all of my other shoes, which is actually what you should be measuring. They have significantly more length in front of the toes than other shoes, though, and that's what people get distracted by. Indy's also have a comically large heel area.

    Widths are tricky, but in my opinion, you should get the right length and then focus on whether the boot you want is available in a width that suits you (both run a bit wider than normal shoes). If it's not, then you can either go for the wrong size, or just live without the boot.

    I originally went with the common wisdom of sizing down 1/2 size, and found out how bad an idea that is. Won't make that mistake again.
     

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