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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. zrnk

    zrnk Well-Known Member

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    Trying to decide between my first pair of these, I can't decide if I want standard brown, rust or cordovan. Somebody want to sway me in any direction?
     


  2. johnH123

    johnH123 Senior member

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    Rust ages very, very well.
     


  3. zrnk

    zrnk Well-Known Member

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    I am a fan of the rust. It's also a little different shade of brown than the leather jacket I'm planning on getting relatively soonish (also brown), which is good because I don't want them to look too samey when worn together.
     


  4. Mr M

    Mr M Senior member

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    As close as you can get to superman boot without looking like a circus performer. Cordovan 8.


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  5. ronnythebest

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    I am not sure what happened to these boots, but I had a brand new 1st pair that was almost like that from the box - thats it, showing brown raw leather when its supposed to be black. They were sent back right away.
     


  6. ErPupone

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    Hello,

    I've decided to sell my boots since they are slightly too big and I can't get used to it. They went through 2 winters in the Czech Republic (tough ones), and are still in very good condition/shape.

    Only the sole is to be replaced. Being in the CZ I would preferably sell them to someone living within the UE.

    Please let me know or send me a private message if you are interested. Size is a 9,5.

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  7. digga

    digga Senior member

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    ^^wrong thread
     
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  8. ErPupone

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    ow, sorry ! i've found the right one, thank you
     
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  9. Froosh

    Froosh Senior member

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    That is about the most red I have ever seen them! Every other pic is usually a dark wine purplish brown color.
     


  10. Mr M

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    Added thin rubber sole for extra protection for the leather sole.

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  11. g0d5hand

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    Anyone have any good advice for cleaning and general maintenance of brown 1k's? Cleaned my boots the other day and then applied a coat of Red Wing Shoe Cream (Neutral) and wiped off the excess and buffed with a horse hair brush. Walking around today, the first wear since the cleaning and where the boot creases there is a pastie white film. Did I just not buff the shoe enough after cleaning our is this not a good product for conditioning these boots? Live in Canada and haven't found a retailer for Venetian shoe cream yet, but want to condition my boots.
     


  12. mg2380

    mg2380 Well-Known Member

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    Montana Pitch Blend (using the hair dryer method) worked well for my brown 1K's...

    See post 186: http://www.styleforum.net/t/163864/wolverine-1000-mile-boot-review/180
     


  13. Mr M

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    I did similar thing the night before yesterday before going to sleep. Apparently I did not wait for the wax to fully dry so it form the white pasties the following day. Just buff it off with some brush or cloth. I applied Chamberlain's Leather milk No. 3 for deep conditioning and waterproofing. And then applied Kiwi neutral colour carnauba wax for the shine which left the white pasties the next day. I just buff it off with a horsehair brush.
     


  14. DeanC

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    Hello all. Long time reader, first time poster here...

    I just bought my first pair of 1000 Mile Boots at Nordstrom week ago (and yes, this thread and you all share a good part of the credit/blame for that :) ). They were perfectly comfortable right out of the box and I did have to drop a size from my AE Strands for fit. I'm very happy with them so far except I've noticed a defect I missed in the store and I'm not sure if I should return them because of it or not. Can I get an opinion or two?

    Thanks and nice to meet you all.

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  15. Mr M

    Mr M Senior member

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    It's just a scratch. I would not worry too much. I have the scratch on the side of the leather mid sole. And congratulations on getting a comfortable to wear boots and what nice smell they have.
     


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