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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. mistercitizen

    mistercitizen Senior member

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    Those McClean's look great!!

    Ben
     
  2. MarioImpemba

    MarioImpemba Senior member

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    Don't know whose they are, but someone had some Addisons resoled by Brian the Bootmaker and they look cool.

    Not sure how kosher hot-linking from his host is, so I won't, but it's fairly easy to find his latest work in any BtB thread, his instagram, or google.
     
  3. milw50717

    milw50717 Senior member

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    Everything is kosher until you get a cease and desist.

    The below taken from http://instagram.com/brianthebootmaker and I like his line from one post "Bringing quality back to the U.S. one boot at a time."

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    The more people that know you can resole a decent pair of the boots the better. Everyone should be thinking of their boots in terms of resoling them, at least, a couple of times before binning them.

    Find a good cobbler and keep them busy!
     
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  4. bl@ster

    bl@ster Senior member

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    Just k0pped the new 1000 Mile Boot in Bison leather that's new for Fall '14. The Bison is somewhat thin so they are leather lined. Here are pics:

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  5. RetroFuture

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    My McClean's came in today, went with the 8.5, which is my true to size. They are a bit narrow, hugging my feet, but I believe they will break in nicely over time. Quality wise, everything is on point, no blemishes, marks or any other issues. Quite pleased with them. Ready for the Fall.
     
  6. adamdurbin

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    Well, that's the opposite of mine, which had an enormous gouge out of the side of them, filled in with brown polish, and a big crack in the welt with a sharp piece of wood sticking out of the boot - this was the boot that had the little note saying it had been personally inspected, hilariously. The other boot only had veiny leather.

    Thank goodness for Nordstrom customer service making everything right!
     
  7. clew

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    So, the oiled sole on the originals...how's it handle the wet? First pair with this type of sole, they are also recently acquired so no experience yet. Heading to Ireland in 2 weeks and would love to break these in while there...but not if they can't handle the prolonged damp conditions (and my cobbler said he wouldn't be able to make a topy stick very long). Have read oiled soles handle wet better than standard leather soles...what do you guys think? Slipping I guess is another issue? I have more suitable boots with rubber, but new boot syndrome has me wanting to bring em.
     
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    Get a new cobbler.
     
  9. clew

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    Yeah, I was planning to tomorrow...have seen posts here with them and mentioned it. He said it was too oily to adhere properly.
     
  10. Neognosis

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    Quote: I think he's being honest.


    I've had mine topy'ed since october, and I have to re-glue the edges every few weeks. I don't know if it has anything to do with the oily leather, but I can tell you that what does happen when you have such a thin leather sole and then a glued topy is that whenever you kick something or knock something hard with the edge of the sole, the sole deforms a little but the topy does not, and you end up with gaps and it starts to peel away.

    I THINK that's why some Alden shoes that feature a rubber half sole have blocks of rubber near the toe between the leather sole and the topy. Just speculation on that, but I can tell you from experience how easily the topy starts to come off the thin leather sole whenever you kick something or knock something.

    If you are ok gluing it yourself every week or so, no big deal.
     
  11. mistercitizen

    mistercitizen Senior member

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    Mine are peeling away a bit. You use contact cement?

    Ben
     
  12. Neognosis

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    I have been using some Loctite 444 that is at the shop at my work.
     
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    How's the sole feel after peeling a topy off? Is that glue real shitty to walk on?
     
  15. Neognosis

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    I've not peeled mine off yet, I'll let you know after they peel enough on their own for me to help them off.
     
  16. gfloridafan93

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    Have you guys ever used kiwi polish on these boots?
     
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    Yes
     
  18. gfloridafan93

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    What does it look like? Just curious. Also, my right boot has creased to the point where if hurts the top of my feet. Left one fits perfectly. Is there anything I can do about it or not?
     
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    Please don't blast me too hard for not searching more in this thread.

    But are the Wolverine 1000 mile boots sized larger like the Red Wing Heritage Boots? I usually take an 11us but in the Red Wing Heritages I am most definitely a 10.5 with some extra room still.

    Wolverine 1000 mile the same way?
     
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    It depends on the model. I have some 1K's I bought 2 years ago that are about .5 size bigger while the McCleans I bought last month had a narrower last and fit a bit tighter. Both are in the same size.
     

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