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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. anrobit

    anrobit Senior member

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    Okay, let's compare them to a White's or Nick's boot, which also blows them out of the water. That's 450ish.

    I will agree that Wolverine is the best boot in it's price point, when that price point dips down to 200 or less (which is certainly possible secondhand or with seconds).
     
  2. Crane's

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    Yes, dumping paint on good leather makes it better. I shouldn't have thrown away my work boots after getting paint and stain on them from building a few houses and decks. Oh the money I could have made with those transformed custom boots.
     
  3. lefty

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    OJFC - no one is talking about the leather, quality or style of the viberg boot (though that toe is a little feminine). We talking about the stupid paint job. How fucking hard is this to understand?

    What do you guys think I could upcharge for a pair that I've pissed on?

    lefty
     
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  4. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    They're both apples, but one's bigger, and it has less worms in it. It's like comparing a Hyundai Genesis to an M3. Viberg even has a brown CXL boot with a leather sole:

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  5. anrobit

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    You literally couldn't see the forest for all the trees, even if it hit you right in the face.

    BTW lefty, the primary upcharge for those painted leather boots is the leather itself, not the paint. If you'll look, you'll see that Viberg's horsehide makeups are also more expensive.
     
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  6. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    For the curious: http://viberg.com/blogs/journal/10037089-painted-horsehide

    And if you liked that, you'll love this: http://viberg.com/blogs/journal/8367827-distressed-service-boot
     
  7. ClassAct

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    Hey great thread. Inspired by the 1k pics on here. Need some fit advice of my own now that I'm convinced I need a pair. (Wolverine 1000)

    I'm a size 7.5G width in Grenson and a 7.5 in Red Wing chukkas. In terms of trainers I am 8.5 in Vans and 8 in Converse.

    Should I go with 7.5 in wolverine's or should I go 7 and then let them stretch and mould to my foot over time?

    Cheers :)
     
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  8. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    If the boot doesn't fit out of the box, it doesn't fit. Buying with the hopes that stretching will make it so is not a good idea.
     
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  9. Crane's

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    Au contraire Sherri! Dumping paint on good leather is ignorant, stupid and is known to screw up good leather. Not only do I see the forest and the trees but the magic mushrooms that people eat that causes them to go blind.
     
  10. anrobit

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    I would suggest a 7.5. Sizing into a shoe and expecting it to stretch is usually a recipe for disaster.

    I think a tannery that has been operating for more than a hundred years knows what they're doing with leather, possibly even better than you.
     
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  11. thams

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    This thread is fucked.
     
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  12. Crane's

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    Telling me your size in other than a properly fitting Wolverine 1K boot doesn't mean a thing. One thing for sure is you do not buy a smaller size hoping it will fit by stretching. Your foot will lose. This is how you find the starting point size that I need to know in order to recommend a size for you.

    http://cranesboots.com/getting-right-size/
     
  13. ClassAct

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    Well I am not sure if 7.5 is the optimum fit in this boot. Based on my measurements would you say stick to 7.5 or size down to 7? (I added in trainer measurements for some better context). I have a wide but short foot shape. Unfortunately not near a store that I can try them on but there seems to be a lot of first hand experience here.
     
  14. anrobit

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    You can always order from Nordstroms and return. Get properly measured on a Brannock device and work from there. If you have a wide foot, you will likely need a wide size, but it's impossible to know without getting your foot measured.
     
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    Do high street shoe stores have these devices?
     
  17. anrobit

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    Almost any shoe store worth it's salt will have one and employees that know how to use it. Some stores don't have employees that know how to use it, so I advise that you look up how to use it before going
     
  18. misterjuiceman

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    If you can figure out your size, Amazon has the 7 and 7.5D for around $280. Nordstrom is great too since they have such an easy system for returns, and it's free. I'd say if you're paying full price (or close to it) for the 1K plain toe, you might be better off looking toward White's or Nick's, since you're pretty close to their realm. You'll get better construction quality and materials (nicer uppers, a leather insole as opposed to Wolverine's fiber board one). You'll be back to square one for sizing, though.
     
  19. anrobit

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    If you order through Baker's Boots, you get a sizing guarantee.
     
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    This threak is like a car crash, I can't look away.
     

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