Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rollin Tumble, Feb 1, 2010.
Have you guys with Rust 1000 Miles found that they have, essentially, become brown over time?
Here you go Patrick:
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.
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.
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.
anyone with a direct comparison to Dayton Service Boots?
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?
Looks like nice character to me!
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
2. Welt without threading/ stitching on left boot
3. Welt without threading/ stitching on right boot
^^ 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
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.
I'm guessing sno-seal, kiwi then wax?
dark brown polish? let me know if I got this all wrong...
I'd suggest a shoe cream like Meltonian's or something rather than Kiwi.
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