Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

    Messages:
    6,237
    Likes Received:
    512
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Chasing tornadoes across the plains.
    /\ /\ /\

    We have found that Wolverine's customer service is the same for their mainstream work boots as well. They are one of a few companies left that have this kind of customer support. Filson is another one that comes to mind. IMO this is how things should be and it's one helluva way to get brand loyalty.

    I'm planning on working the dig site entioned above this week. I'll bring a camera with me and see if I can get some pics of the Addisons in action. I'm thinking after this outing I'm going to have my cobbler resole them with the agressive lug Vibram full sole or do them up with the Raptor Lug heel like my brown ones. Decisions decisions....
     


  2. seer

    seer Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012


  3. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

    Messages:
    1,712
    Likes Received:
    734
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2011
    Location:
    London
    I'm starting to see some fraying in the waxed laces that came with my 1Ks. Anyone know how to go about getting a replacement? Or any suggestions for improvement? I've got them in rust if it makes a difference.
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012


  4. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

    Messages:
    6,237
    Likes Received:
    512
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Chasing tornadoes across the plains.
    

    Get a hold of Wolverine. It's been reported that they'll send you laces. Supposedly one of these days they'll package 'em and have them for sale.
     


  5. noobedloser

    noobedloser Senior member

    Messages:
    337
    Likes Received:
    39
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2009
    anyone know how i should size on the clapton 1883 model?
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2012


  6. Virchow

    Virchow Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Location:
    Great White North
    Like Crane says, Wolverine will send you a nice pair. Red Wing has a form on their site to get free laces - I forget what model had laces most like the 1000 Mile ones though
     


  7. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

    Messages:
    6,237
    Likes Received:
    512
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Chasing tornadoes across the plains.
    OK here's pics of my Addisons since I cleaned them up a while back. One thing you will note is they have lightened back up. As I said before boot oil will darken it a bit but over time as it dries the color lightens back up. Another thing to keep in mind is all vegetable tanned full aniline leather darkens (includes Chomexcel which is both Chrome and vegetable tanned) over time. The lighter the color of the leather the more pronounced this will be. I've seen natural and tan colored leather turn a deep golden brown after decades of use. Obviously the darker the color the less pronounced this will be. More scuffs, more mud and water but still going strong. I said I was going to take pics during yesterday's dig but I was too busy digging. [​IMG] Side view. I'm thinking the right foot toe box is darkening faster because of all the "toe digging" I do. Most of my field boots show the same sorta thing. [​IMG] My basic dig kit. Good boots, a Filson shell bag, a Saddleback satchel and some light digging tools. In the satchel is a camera, notebook and pencils, a knife or two, Surefire flashlight, cell phone and of course a pistol. The easy pickings on this site has been done. Now you have to dig to find anything or wait for a gully washer rainstorm to find anything. Four hours of digging and I managed to find some hammerstones, a grind stone, some broken points and so on. Anyways.... As everyone already knows I wear or use all of this stuff in the field and I do not baby any of it. Whatever the weather or conditions when it's time to go it's time to go. All I do is maintain this stuff in a manner fitting to how I use them. [​IMG] Maybe next time I'll have someone with me and can get some pics of boots in action.
     


  8. seer

    seer Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011

    Great stuff...
     


  9. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

    Messages:
    6,237
    Likes Received:
    512
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Chasing tornadoes across the plains.
    Thanks!

    Sidenote: We have a brand new pair of Brown 1Ks size 10 sitting in the store. We want them out of there so let's make a deal. Call the store and talk to Dave.
     


  10. trig

    trig Senior member

    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    151
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    

    you need to get 7.5s so i can make a deal! haha
     


  11. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

    Messages:
    6,237
    Likes Received:
    512
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Chasing tornadoes across the plains.
    

    Ahh you forgot we sell these and can get any of them in 7.5 but you have to call the store and haggle.
     


  12. trig

    trig Senior member

    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    151
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Location:
    Orange County, CA


  13. Crane's

    Crane's Senior member

    Messages:
    6,237
    Likes Received:
    512
    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Location:
    Chasing tornadoes across the plains.
    

    Yep haggle. We've bartered traded or haggled for the last 110+ years on the stuff we sell. It's how we roll. Of course all negotiations must be mutually beneficial. We do you use the word no every now and again. LOL.
     


  14. wesmamyke

    wesmamyke Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2012
    I just want to caution anybody buying these on ebay. The one seller who has many sizes & colors for around $250ish is a total scumbag. Sold me defective seconds and is one of the worst ebay sellers I have ever dealt with. Sometimes the price is not everything...
     
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2012


  15. seer

    seer Senior member

    Messages:
    757
    Likes Received:
    27
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Can you tell me who? I just purchased a pair there.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by