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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. newbie91

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    No... It's the addison wing tip (brown)
     
  2. ac_slater

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    Do you use shoe trees?
     
  3. accordion

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    does anyone know if venetian show cream changes the color? I'm thinking of just using that and and some sort of leather stain protector for winterproofing. Obenauf seems too much.
     
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    i've been using venetian shoe cream on my Oak Street Trench Boots (Natural CXL) and no, it does not change the color.
     
  5. accordion

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    does it protect the leather or just a conditioner/polish?
     
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    I would consider emailing wolverine or horween
     
  7. jackdagger12

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    So i recently put on a coat of sno-seal in preparation for the upcoming Michigan winter. It's been pretty effective so far and I dont mind the color change. How long will this coat last? Will the color return to its original form when the coat wears off?
     
  8. Neognosis

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    I'm wearing my color 8's all winter and treating them with nothing but neatsfoot oil.
    we'll see what happens.
     
  9. Bms259

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    I just got my first pair of 1000 Miles in the mail. I've spent a whole lot of time reading through this forum to learn proper care techniques. I settled on using pure neatsfoot oil and then Obenauf's LP. I chose neatsfoot because I had some and because Nick at Horween suggests it, since neatsfoot is the last step before it leaves Horweens.

    Here's my question: how much do I need to oil brand new boots before using Obenauf's LP? I assumed it would need very little, but I used more than I thought I would. And I think it might need more, but it's hard for me to tell since they brand new and I have never used Obenauf's. Should I ere on the side of using too little or too much?

    Right now I'm leaving them sit overnight after applying what I think is a fairly light application.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  10. accordion

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    Is there a difference between pure neatsfoot oil and Fiebing's Neatsfoot Oil Compound?
     
  11. Bms259

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    Yeah -- the compound is made up of neatsfoot oil along with other ingredients. I would never use compound on my stuff. You just don't know what else is in it.

    Pure neatsfoot oil is supposed to be pure.
     
  12. tmchow

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    I read that getting pure neatsfoot oil was difficult (vs some other variation) so I personally opted for obebauf's oil.
     
  13. Bms259

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    Fiebings claims to be the real deal, though they also sell a compound, that I almost bought once unknowingly.
     
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    So then I should avoid all neatsfoot oil products that are not pure neatsfoot oil? If I use that, would I still need venetian cream or something else? This is for winter protection without sno-seal/obenauf/montana pitch.
     
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    Pure neatsfoot is very easy to get if you live in a rural area. I can go to country max this weekend and get a bunch if anyone wants some.
     
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    I'm no expert---hence my question above--but the collective wisdom here seems to be some type of natural boot oil (neatsfoot is recommended by Horween's, and Obenauf's and Filson are poplar options). After the oil, use Obenauf's LP or sno seal

    I'd stay away from neatsfoot compound, mink oil and people who know better than me seem to shy away from Montana pitch. Obenauf's LP might be more desirable than snow seal because it is all natural and snow seal has some silicone in it, but people still seem to get really good mileage out of it.
     
  17. tmchow

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    Id love to get some! All I can find on Amazon is 16, 32 and 64 ounce bottles which is way too much.
     
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    Anyone have advice? I also have blue coloring from my denim on parts of the leather that id also like to clean. On these boots, can I safely use saddle soap and boot oil?
     
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  19. tmchow

    tmchow Well-Known Member

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    FYI, I was browsing Amazon and found a seller (FS Fashion) selling size 1k's in Tan for $232. Only size 8.5 though. Seller has a 97% positive rating:
    http://goo.gl/ThXwLg
    (shortened, because the amazon link I provided was being stripped out for some reason.. if this is against forum rules, I'll remove it completely).
     
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  20. tmchow

    tmchow Well-Known Member

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    Just found this thread over on reddit:http://www.reddit.com/r/malefashion...lueless_on_wolverine_1000_mile_boot_cxl_care/

    Given this advice is coming straight from Nick Horween, it seems credible :). Also, given most of us aren't standing in streams and creeks for hours at a time like Crane, perhaps the Sno-seal / Obenauf's LP is massively overkill and pure neatsfoot oil is sufficient?
     

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