Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review

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

  1. seer

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    Well yes, that would happen - but using the light wood stain not only makes the edge look good (more original), but it really protects the edge and doesn't wear off easily.
     
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    Another question - has anyone tried the Wesley low boot? I'm thinking about picking up a pair for kicking around. Thanks
     
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    They look good but that's about all I can tell you. I'm looking at the Wickham and Winchester models from that line branch.
     
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    Yeah, I like those too - to bad all three are made in China - I hate buying anything from China...
     
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    Does the wood stain also add a "clear coat"? If so, that'd be nice. I've just been using a beeswax product to prevent the soles from absorbing anything that would make them darker, but I don't know that it actually last that long. I think the only thing I'd be worried about with a clear coat would be to get it onto the leather.
     
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    I use the Minwax polyurethane, a light brown (Walnut) - it gives a nice, semi-gloss finish. I have done this for a while on different shoes - I haven't see any problems with the leather. It actually seems to protect it. Minimizes scuffing.
     
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    Ok cool. Do you use the spray or the liquid? I just looked it up on Home Depot's website. Since it dries hard does that mean to expect some chipping when you start to walk around and flex the soles?
     
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    Kinda figured you were using a polyurethane based stain. I can see that penetrating deep into the sole edge not to mention it would seal the edge as well. I'm going to keep that in mind for my next pair of boots or when I have them resoled.

    On a side note....

    Val Kilmer just had lunch at the museum and then came into the store and bought some Filson stuff. He's as easy going as they come and a really nice guy. I should have had him sign the grips on my Vaquero. LOL!
     
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    Did you ask him if he was in a given area distinguished on the basis of a particular characteristic that had an hazardous environment and what he might call such a given area?
     
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    Nope. We just shot the shit with him and pretty much just let him wander around looking at stuff.
     
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    No the liquid - I use a q-tip to put it on - very little and spread it out. I used a few coats on the front of the shoe - that gets the brunt of the wear. And I have never seen it chip.
     
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    Well, at least he was a cool guy. Its a pretty interesting turn of events for the day. Maybe hes in town to bring back Doc Holiday....Tombstone vs. zombies, I might see that.

    Yeah, that Fiebing's reminds me of a wood stain to a tee, but dries in like 10 - 15 mins.
     
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    I will tell you now I know that Tombstone is in Arizona. I wanted to clarify that.[​IMG]
     
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    He did a play called Citizen Twain at one of the local campuses and is making his way to Hannibal. He's hitting a lot of the little local businesses around the area which is pretty cool.
     
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    That is pretty awesome of him. Not a lot of people would take the time.
     

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