Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rollin Tumble, Feb 1, 2010.
I personally don't like it much, they make them look a bit like clown shoes, IMO.
Fuckin hate the wingtip version. I don't care if it's an authentic repro, it looks like something Nike would make
the wingtip is kind of a shoe mullet to me, like crepe soles on dress boots/shoes.
The Addisons are handsome. Own them both.
Now that I read this I kind of see it.
Email those pictures and maybe the receipt to Wolverine. I would just incase there is something wrong with the leather.
I went with the Addisons in black. Kind of wish I had gone brown, as it works better with my wardrobe, but they are great boots. I get compliments on them a lot, people always ask where I got them. I point them to some of the local stores that carry Wolverines here so that I don't have to explain Revolve and the first time buyer coupon (Got mine for ~250 late last year). Sized down 1.
Black vs brown - what to get?!
That looks like the cow had a few bad encounters with barbed wire.
Don't think that's normal. Mine do that to a much lesser extent, however they are factory seconds that I (unknowingly) bought on ebay.
I just made a bought the 1000 mile boots online. They will arrive in bout a week.
i have a couple questions.
1. Should I apply leather care product(conditioners) before they r wore and before the waterproofing?
2. can the leather care product be used together with waterproofing?
3. whats the best kind of sole to put on the front half to prevent them from wearing out too fast?( I go through soles really fast..)
Obenauf LP (wax, not oil) and Montana Pitch Blend are two products that are often recommended here. They will both condition the leather and increase water resistance. I'd recommend applying a coat or two before wearing. Use a hair dryer after applying by hand and the leather will drink up the wax treatment. Be sure to apply a nice thick bead of product along the welt as it's susceptible to water along the stitches. Follow it up after ten minutes or so with a good brushing or buffing with soft cloth and you'll be ready for winter.
Check with your cobbler to see what he carries for half soles. I like the Vibram products and am considering the Vibram 435 mini-lug or 705 chevron pattern. I made it through one winter with the leather soles so I've not yet made the decision to add the half sole.
Mine are a year old and have been treated w/Obenauf LP a half dozen times or so. It's probably overkill. I haven't treated them yet this season. The only care they get is the occasional brushing and more [most] importantly, I wipe down with a damp cloth after every wear when exposed to salt & sand in the winter.
Patrick, no toe burnishing like on your Allen Edmonds?!
Seriously, have you ever polished those? They look great with the natural fading and patina.
Shoes are nice too...especially with the cap toe. These size 8.5 (9) are available if anyone has a need...
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