Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    Have you guys with Rust 1000 Miles found that they have, essentially, become brown over time?
     
  2. althanis

    althanis Senior member

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    Here you go Patrick:
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/34253/briefcase-porn-thread/780#post_4754827

    It's been a couple months, so it's a little darker now. I'm also in the process of applying Obenauf's to make it water resistant, which I'm told should make it a little darker.
     
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  3. eGOISTe 7

    eGOISTe 7 New Member

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    I bought a full priced 1000 Mile Original Brown from Harry's Shoes when I was in New York for business trip. When I got back to my home country I found there are two holes on the welt without threading/ stitching (on both side of the boots). Also there is a crack on the heel midsole on the left boot. Just wonder if I have purchased a factory seconds on a full retail price i.e. US$325 from this shop? If yes, what can I do? Return to Wolverine or Harry's Shoes? I wrote to Harry's Shoes and Wolverine by email last Friday but still there are no reply from them. I really like the shoes but the defects just put me off.
     
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    althanis Senior member

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  5. NormanF

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    Have them resoled? When did you buy them? I suggest you call Harry's Shoes. Boots at that price point should last a lifetime and and your warranty should cover any defects in material and worksmanship.
     
  6. blazingazn

    blazingazn Senior member

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    anyone with a direct comparison to Dayton Service Boots?
     
  7. malaujai

    malaujai Senior member

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    Guys, I need a lot of help I think.

    I was out earlier and (don't ask me the actual physics of it cause its a bit hard to explain), but a door closed on the back of my 3 day old new boots. It caused a fairly deep scrape in the leather the shape of a triangle pointed down (it kind of scraped downwards). The base of the triangle is probably 2 inches wide... and around 1-1.5 inches tall.

    Does anyone know how this can be repaired? Will applying a lot of shoe polish fix this or should I take it to the cobbler?

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  8. eGOISTe 7

    eGOISTe 7 New Member

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    I will try calling Harry's Shoes in the next few days. I bought them on October 29, 2011. And have never wear it since I've notice the defects. I feel so eagers to wear it during the fall here.

    Here are the photos for the defects.
    1. Crack on the heel midsole
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    2. Welt without threading/ stitching on left boot
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    3. Welt without threading/ stitching on right boot
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  9. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    ^^ The grain layer has been removed, so there's no 100% fix.
    You can use wax or cream polish for a cosmetic touch-up, but wear and tear is part of the process I think, don't worry too much :)
     
  10. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Just apply liberally with Obenhauf's LP or some other conditioner to darken up the leather and then cover it up with som wax, should be a lot less noticeable after that. These are work boots, so scrapes and like this is patina. :slayer:
     
  11. malaujai

    malaujai Senior member

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    I'm guessing sno-seal, kiwi then wax?
     
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    malaujai Senior member

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    dark brown polish? let me know if I got this all wrong...
     
  14. Mercuryman76

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    I'd suggest a shoe cream like Meltonian's or something rather than Kiwi.
     

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