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Wolverine 721LTD Shell Cordovan 1000 Mile Boot Review

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Crane's, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Crane's

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    Here you go. This is right after the job was done about a year ago. They're still hanging in there. Of course that nice cleaned look didn't last very long. LOL! [​IMG] Haven't seen the 744s in person just pics in the catalogs which I can't scan and release til fall. I personally won't be getting a pair unless they magically show up as a lagniappe. LOL.
     
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    can you tell us at least the color of the 744? Brown, tan, burgundy, black, etc....
     
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    Hmmm so you want a teaser? I'll be at the store in a bit, but I'm not going to guarantee anything OK?
     
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    The rubber looks good on those 1k's i'll have to think about that.
     
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    Yes it does, but there is something old school - traditional - about leather soles. I don't think I ever saw the older men of my neighborhood wear anything else. And they managed to get through New England winters...
     
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    I agree. If I do this i would keep one pair untouched for this reason. The majority of my shoes are leather soled.
     
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    As Tevye said, we must keep up tradition!
     
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    That's why my 721s will be resoled with leather. Some things just need to not be messed with.

    I really can't release info on pretty much the entire 1K Fall line til the official launch date. Sorry but NDAs are NDAs. I can say this much though, you'll like what's coming. I'm also going to talk to Wolverine about an idea I have about those 744s. That's about all I'm going to say for now.

    It's pouring like crazy right now. Among other things I plan on doing a little rock or Turkey hunting tomorrow. The Addisons are going to get a break for a while. It's time for more fun with the 721s. If I get a chance I'll brush them down and take a quick pic before I go play in Missouri muck. Otherwise you can expect a pic of them covered in muck.
     
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    If the pictures that were posted of the new boot are real, then the color is, well, interesting. The style is awesome though!
     
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    I like the new toe design, but the color was pretty odd.
     
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    I wish they would make a three eyelet chukka - on the US made 1000 mile side. The older I get the more I like chukkas! And do we know on what date they will be releasing the new line?
     
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    Can you describe it? I didn't get to see them.
     
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    green, I think it must be a joke
     
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    Really? That might be interesting. Alden makes a loden color boot for Unionmade - I like those.
     
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    Yeah, it was a cap toe with a dark to medium green color, it wasn't as dark as the loden color, it was a lot lighter green compared to the Alden. It was had to tell, the picture was in low light a little blurry so it might be fake.
     
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    I guess we will have to wait, but I won't discount them because of the color.
     
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    Here you go. The 721s are in the middle. Wiped them down with a damp rag, hit them with a brush and took the pic. I have done nothing maintenance wise since my initial oil snoseal treatment. They've gone through the same conditions as my other 2 pair of 1Ks and the difference in leathers is glaringly obvious. About all that's happened to them so far is a few scuffs that pretty much come out by rubbing them with a finger or rag. Water beads off, mud wipes off without discoloring the leather which is what I expect out of shell. Don't believe me? The pic tells the story way better than words. [​IMG]
     
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    Ordered a pair of 721's yesterday from juancanjura on ebay. Looks like he already shipped! Expected delivery 26 April. Very excited. Can anyone else comment on procedure for oven-baking sno-seal? I do not have a hair-dryer, and also this method seems easier, to boot (pun).
     
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    Ok, I know that Crane is the expert here but I have had some experience with shell. I would not use sno-seal on these. I wonder if you will be putting them through the same rigor that Crane does. Nick at Horween recommends Venetian shoe cream on cordovan. I used this on my Alden shell cordovans and it works great - a couple of coats really keeps out the moisture - and it creates a beautiful deep sheen. Just my two cents.
     

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