Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Rollin Tumble, Feb 1, 2010.
I love seeing people from around the world in these threads.
Thanks Crane! Email sent.
Yea man! Wolverine 1k are just too beautiful to attract the eyes of people around the world.
If I come to Singapore will you keep me? Just for 2 weeks.
i had itshide commando soles and dainite heels put on my 1k boots by b.nelson. i think they came out pretty good. thoughts?
Looks real good. I have heard and seen great things about B.Nelson, how was it like dealing with them?
this is the third re-sole that i've had them do (previous two on allen edmonds dress shoes).
in each case, customer service from nick via e-mail has been clear and efficient. he suggested this particular combination of itshide+dainite to meet my specific needs.
work has been flawless each time. in this case, the re-sole actually corrected some squeaking sounds that my boots had made previously (they're factory seconds from the sportsman's guide).
the only downside is shipping to them from the west coast takes awhile. 4-5 days for my shoes to reach b.nelson, 4-5 days for them to do the work, another 4-5 days to ship the shoes back to me. overall the turnaround time from the west coast is about two weeks. i'm sure you could pay to upgrade shipping if you need your shoes back quicker.
Yeah, but not taking into account shipping time, they get these done fast! At least compared to sending them back for manufacturer re-craft and not to mention good pricing. Thanks for the info.
Wife was looking for her old boots. Meh, she has too many shoes anyway.
Do you guys know where I can find the Wolverine Darby Boots online? I'm interested in a pair of these but can't seem to find them anywhere.
Call the store.
...and here's the promised update on the rust boots that took some abuse a few weeks ago. As you'll see, the results are mixed.
First, I cleaned the boots with lexol cleaner. I had to do several passes to pull out all the dirt. Obviously, the original finish has been totally removed in places.
Next I gave the boots 2 generous coatings of Obenauf's Leather Oil, allowing the boots to dry for about 90 mins between applications. They sat overnight and the next afternoon I gave the boots a good buffing. As you can see, the damaged areas darkened back up. Because the finish was so thoroughly worn away, they haven't and likely won't return to their original color.
Not exactly good as new. But, the leather looks and feels healthy and the damage seems cosmetic. I'll apply melonian cream (probably brick) and wear them around a few weeks to see how close I can get these spots to blend. I now see these as project boots. If they continue to look bad I'll likely dye the uppers black. I need a black boot, and the black over the rust could bring up some interesting results.
I would give them some shoe cream and then apply some Obenhaufs LP, that should make the cream absorb into the leather. But I would reccomend waiting for more educated opinions.
Thanks for the detailed photos. They look better after the Obenhauf's and using the brick cream looks to be you best bet. Keep us updated.
Trapp, give them about a week to dry up before you blend the color. Also keep in mind those bare spots will naturally darken over time. I abraded my brown pair along the sides and now after two years those spots are the darkest spots on the boots.
Will do. I'll wait until next weekend to hit them with color and will post pics afterwards.
I agree they'll darken on their own over time. My hope is to blend the edges out with the rest of the boot so that the areas no longer appear as defined spots but instead as just darker areas of the boot, which is how most of my older brown boots look anyway. My only real concern in this regard is the heel, where the most extensive abrading / stripping took place. The other spots look more or less like scuffs, and will likely blend soon enough with or without the help of color.
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