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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. Crane's

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    Morleys are up on the site and I reactivated the Cordovan original 1Ks since replenishment happens tomorrow.
     
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  2. DaMoose

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    Thanks for all the good info in this thread. And in advance to anyone who answers me below

    Two quick questions about my boots based on the pictures below.
    1. The CXL tan leather seems to attract dirt like crazy? Is that right or is there something I’m doing wrong? Boots have obenauf oil and LP on them but not anything else. This does seem to be common -- see pictures of some other tans back on post 4988 -- so I’m guessing it’s just the leather?
    2. On sizing as you can see below in the second picture there is a bit of a jut out in the leather where my foot juts. These are 11.5 and I’m 12E maybe 12EE if measured on a branrock. Boots are comfortable on length and feel fine (essentially think my foot around there is wide but not very tall). Asking as I’m thinking of getting a pair of Krause and wondering if I should go up to a 12 instead. Do you think that jut would be less prominent in that case?

    BTW, a couple pages back someone was asking about tan versus brown/rust in terms of which color should I get. In hindsight I think I’d go with the rust over the tan, or the #8 color. Why? (1) more versatile and (2) don’t show dirt as much.

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  3. boibleu22

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    I have always contributed the dirt factor to the obenaufs, but I could be completely wrong. my black ones are ALWAYS dirty.
     
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    I like the consistency of color on your tans. Mine have a crapload of burnishing on the toes which I hate.

     
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    I'm letting the current sale run until this evening sometime.
     
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    I think it might be part of it, but I have other boots I've used Obeanufs on that don't pick up dirt in the same way at all. But those are a quite different leather. So maybe the combo of CXL and Obeanufs?



    Kicking the brake of a stroller with them all the time doubtless helped getting rid of any for me. Combined with a quite through lexol cleaning a couple of months ago. And the dirt sticking to the toes --along with the sides -- has killed whatever burnishing there once was.
     
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    I find lighter colors of chromexcel generally more likely to pick up discoloration.

    Heavier oils and waxes can contribute to dirt accumulation, but that's often only really a problem in creases. It's hard to say if that's what's happening in your case. It could just be the conditions you use them in.

    Here are my tan addisons. I don't really do much more with them than wear them in dry, urban conditions about once per week. They picked up that dark spot pretty easily.

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  8. DaMoose

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    Mine are mainly city, though more in wetter weather -- I've got half soles on them and they're my boots for wet but doesn't require rubber to wade through puddles/slush. But it sounds like the answer is that the leather just picks up dirt as the black on yours looks similar to what mine are picking up. Given that, considering just embracing it and letting some more of the dirt build.

    Anyone with thoughts on my original question #2 also appreciated.
     
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    If you are an EE you shouldn't be wearing a D width boot in any size. You should be wearing either an 11.5 or 12 EEE.
     
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    I don't think I'm ready for a kid just yet but I might try the lexol cleaning tip haha

     
  11. Gauss17

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    Has anyone ever tried to get a custom wolverine 1000 mile boot made? Like for example, that same boot with a different sole?
     
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    It won't happen.
     
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    Crane's, do you know if Wolverine has switched back to stitched aloft soles for the original 1ks this year?
     
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    I would have to take a look at a couple of pairs when I'm at the store. In my opinion from a practical stand point, it doesn't matter if they're channeled or not. Channeling looks better but that's really about it.
     
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    I've been waiting a really long time for a good deal on these badboys and today my patience finally paid off. I bought the Wolverine 1000 Mile Rockfords in brown on Amazon for $200 brand new. I had a $25 gift card which I used which brought my grand total to $175 shipped. I am really excited to get them but I do have a question:

    I have Red Wing Boot Oil can I use this on the Rockfords? If not, then what oil/cream should I get?
     
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    Why do think that you cannot use the boot oil on your boots ?
     
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    I know CXL leather can be picky with what is used, and want to make sure im using the correct oil on them.
     
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    Perhaps, you missed the 'coconut wars' of earlier this year ?

    Wolverine in partnership with Horween recommend MBP. Horween have variously recommended neatsfoot and VSC. Others in this thread have used products by AE, Skidmore, Red Wing, Filson, Obenauf's, Bicks, Pecards, Huberts, Snoseal, kiwi, saphir, Lexol and/or coconut oil.

    I don't think that CXL is as fussy as you think. The wearer is likely to be fussier regarding the type of look they want from CXL and a shoe/boot care product.
     
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    Forgive my ignorance, but these are my first "real boots", and first foray into the leather world. I'm new to these forums so I'm just trying to see what would do best to protect these boots for the next decade or so.

    Also, what is MBP? Google failed me since nothing but Macbook Pro results came up for that. Thanks.
     
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  20. milw50717

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    That was a typo :embar: It should be MPB as in Montana Pitch Blend - www.montanapitchblend.com/.

    Wolverine sell a 1K leather care kit that contains MPB - http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Mobile/Product.mvc.aspx/31947Z/77994


    You can use the Red Wing oil and you will be fine. You and your boots will not implode, explode or fall into a black hole if you use it.
     

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