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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. HAL 9000

    HAL 9000 Senior Member

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    How does the Wolverine 1000 Mile compare to the Red Wings Iron Ranger/Gentlemen Traveler? Reason that I ask is because I'm debating on which one to buy. The Wolverines are $100-150 CAD more expensive than the Red Wings. Stores here sell the Iron Rangers for $300, Gentlemen Traveler for $340, and Wolverines for $450. I like the style of the Wolverine, but they're quite pricey. Is it worth the extra $100-150?
     


  2. Gruntle

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    Cobbler did a great job. I'll drop my Addisons off next week. A little sno seal and we're ready for the winter.
     


  3. bl@ster

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    The half soles look good. How much did your cobbler charge?
     


  4. Gruntle

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    I paid 17 EU.
     


  5. Mercuryman76

    Mercuryman76 Senior Member

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    I have both the Wolverine Addisons and two pairs of RW GT's. The Wolverine's definitely break in much quicker. The leather is buttery soft right out of the box whereas the RW's take some time to break in and loosen up. But once they do they're a really comfortable boot. I actually wear the RW's much more often for some reason. But they're both great boots. You'll be happy either way you go.
     


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    Red wing GTs are tougher to break in, that's for sure.
     


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  8. DC Office Hack

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    Has anyone seen Allen Edmonds' new Dalton boot? It's much dressier than the Wolverine and perhaps gives Trickers a run for the money:

     


  9. pauliec

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    Wow, the Dalton is a nice boot.
     


  10. Filipe

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    I have a sizing question. I wear a size US8 in Palladiums, so should I size down for the 1000 Mile or should I keep the same size?
     


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    Hey guys thinking of grabbing a pair in traditional brown. a quick question before I order is would you think it would be better to size down a full or just a half size? Thank you!
     


  13. meso

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    I'm a true 10.5 and my 9.5s fit fine, but I also didn't have to break them in (got em used).
     


  14. lachyzee

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    I think .5 if you have a wide foot (E), 1 for an average foot (D) and maybe even 1.5 for a thin foot (B)/(C). Less if you want to wear insoles (the includes insoles are pretty hard).

    I am 11B US, have 10D wolverine's and they fit well with room to move but only with some fairly chunky red wing insoles. Without the insoles, they'd be too big.
     


  15. MIKE_JE

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    I am a 9D on the Brannock and sold my 8's in the B&S because they were too small. Get your foot measured, that is your true size. Size down 1/2 from that. I don't know about the rest of this advice here but some people might be sizing down from sneaker size which is totally wrong. Others might be sizing down from Brannock, IDK. All I know is I wouldn't size down more than 1/2 if you are D width on a brannock. For me, 9D = 8.5 Wolverine. I'm also 8.5D Alden True Balance.
     


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