Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rollin Tumble, Feb 1, 2010.
Many do. I do.
Interested in getting the Tan 1k boots, anyone can advise on how burnished the toes are? In some pics it's hardly there but in others it's pretty obvious. Also, anyone compared the leather it comes in (Inferno?) to Chromexcel? Personal pics would be great!
Many didn't. I didn't.
Yes, looks good to me.
Without an extra sole, what happens when you wear through the leather sole and the stitching as well? I assume a cobbler can replace it with a new sole rather than having to send it to wolverine as suggested on the previous page.
thanks. I do not know much about boots in general.
I haven't put on any soles. It hasn't gotten really icy yet here in Toronto, but so far it's working quite fine.
Even though they're a few hundred dollars, they're still fucking boots, and once it's not your only pair of footwear, you won't wear through them in a hurry. Take care of the uppers well, and in 2, 3 or 4 years when the sole needs replacing, send it back to the manufacturer to get it replaced.
Sometimes I think people baby their stuff too much here (not you, or anyone specifically).
Sole replacement is routine and is a normal maintenance item for quality footwear. A good cobbler can do a fine job, or you could back to Wolverine - your choice. This is in fact one of the hallmarks of well-made shoes - the ability to replace the heels and/or soles when needed.
What are signs that suggests the sole needs to be replaced? I don't want to do permanent damage to any part of the sole that cannot be replaced.
Some on the board are assholes as well.
My cobbler told me a quick way to check is to press on the sole in the ball of the foot area. Any sponginess indicates time to replace the soles. I don't know if there's a more scientific way than that. Heels will wear down much faster - those are easy to see visually. Just when the shape is worn down so much that it looks funny and/or affects how you walk.
You're replacing the whole leather sole, so there's not really anything you can damage. It just wears down over time, because it's leather.
If you wear through the sole into the mid-sole it can cause problems.
Im looking forward to buying a pair of 1000 mile boots online but the only thing preventing me from pulling the trigger is the sizing, unfortunately where I live theres nowhere I can go to try a pair.
I want some advice on how much to size down.
The only reference I could give is that I'm an "8 US" on Clarks desert boots.
you can try nordstroms.com. free shipping and free return shipping. i don't own any clarks but, my chucks are 8 if that helps you any and I would wear a 7.5 in the 1000 mile originals.
I wear an 8 in Desert Boots and an 8 in the Wolverine 1k miler's as well.
I wear an 11D in desert boots and 11D in 1000 Miles.
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