Wolverine 721LTD Shell Cordovan 1000 Mile Boot Review

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  1. seer

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    Really? You can get the Brown Rockford in size 10 - now? How much?
     


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    Call the store about availability and pricing. 573-254-3311. Long story short we can get any of the 1K collection but we can't have them on our site.
     


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    How exactly do you use the water/brush combo? Do you wipe with a damp cloth and then brush while damp? Or do you wipe them down, let dry, and then brush?

    I'm just curious since I've heard of some people using a water, wax, and a brush/buff technique. I haven't been able to find the steps for this process except for use on patent leather.
     


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    Sprinkle a little water on the boot and then brush like a mad demon until dry. Repeat until your arms fall off or you get the shine you want.
     


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    Would this be acceptable to do with the CXL version of these boots? I've got a pair I'd like to try it with. I've had them for about 8 months and have treated them with Obenaufs probably 4 or 5 times.

    Thanks
     


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    whats up with your left toe box? did you drop something heavy on it? it looks like it was crushed. i ask because my 1000 miles look the same way on the left boot and you can definitely tell the box is crushed. also, have you had to resole yours?
     


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    I haven't tried it so I couldn't tell you. My CXL boots tend to get really abraded so about the only thing that helps them is my leather guy's buffing/burnishing wheel. I don't see why it wouldn't work if they're not too beat up. Try it and see,



    Are you familiar with toe kicking steps in snow and mud banks? They've seen a fair amount of that along with toe flipping rocks. Around here you flip a rock with a stick or your boot when point hunting. Getting bit by a Copperhead or Rattler isn't my idea of a good time.
     


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    After I used the Obenauf's for water proofing (a few days later) I use neutral Kiwi wax - I get a decent shine - you will never get the high gloss of Shell on CXL - but the the CXL looks great - I prefer it over Shell now that I have owned both. BTW - heavy brushing really brings out the depth in CXL. My cap toe oxfords from Orivs are my only dress shoes.
     


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    So there's no risk to heavy brushing the CXL? I've always been a little paranoid I'm gonna scratch it up or work off finish or something. :embar:
     


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    If they have been treated with Obenauf's I see little chance of that happening - I have had a number of CXL boots - Alden, Edmonds, 1000 Mile and never had that problem. It is not necessary to go crazy though. If you are looking for a decent shine try some wax polish.
     
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    My Orvis cap toe CXL shoe after a little Saphir neutral creme. It is hard to see the deep hues and color variations in this picture, but the leather is looking more stunning every day...

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    Yeah, I finally had my Addison's toped - the cobbler ruined them - cut into the leather while tring to cut the excess rubber off - they were so bad I gave them to Goodwill. I should have known better - he is the only cobbler for 100 miles around - but he is 90 years old!
     


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    Damn! But gave them to Goodwill?! A respectable cobbler would have repaired the sole for you. They can usually redo leather soles...

    Luckily I have 5 cobblers within 15 miles of me. I've tried them all and found my favorite who does the best work.
     


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    Cut the sole or or the upper?
     


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