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Wolverine's Heritage Line...

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by hboogz, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. robbie

    robbie Senior member

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    I was excited when I saw these until I read this,



    I'll keep an eye on the 1,000 Mile Boot but I'll definitely be passing on the others. I'd much rather stick with the made in USA heritage Redwings if that's the case.


    RW isn't the only brand making boots in the US...
     
  2. Curious_George

    Curious_George Senior member

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    what's wrong with not having them made in the us?
    Why would I want to purchase classic American style workboots in a "heritage" collection from an old American brand that are not actually made in the country the brand or their classic shoe styles originate? If I'm buying into a brand's heritage line it had better be in more than name and style only. Especially now, when there are other American brands still offering similar classic styles that are made in the USA.
    RW isn't the only brand making boots in the US...
    I know, they just came to mind when I think of a brand with recent success as far as "heritage" lines go.
     
  3. mulansauce

    mulansauce Senior member

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    These look very nice. Hopefully they live up to the fancy ad photos.
     
  4. aaguirre

    aaguirre Well-Known Member

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    oh i thought you were talking about not wanting to buy things not made here in general.
     
  5. acidboy

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    whoa! count me in as a buyer come fall. this one has my name on it: [​IMG]
     
  6. hboogz

    hboogz Senior member

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    Hopefully the price point on those are within my reach. Because they're straight fresh.. And for that partiucalr boot and style, i'm indifferent with regards to its origin. Although i understand others sentiments about the contradiction of an American Company producing a "Heritage" line that isn't made in the USA.
     
  7. wannabeagiant

    wannabeagiant Senior member

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    I've been wanting a pair of vintage boots like the 1000 mile for years now. I was thinking about the alden indys but they just don't do it for me enough to pay $350. I bought a pair of ll bean katahdins as an inexpensive substitute.

    I emailed wolverine and they said the 1000 mile would be $325 and the others would range between $200-250.
     
  8. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Great shoes at good prices.

    The 1000 mile shoe looks great.

    More interested in that tan, plain captoe bal style boot. Also comes in black.

    I'll probably get both of the price is good.

    They would be excellent for work for me, seeing as I can't wear leather soled shoes to work.

    Should be a good year for shoe lovers, especially with that alden indy via J Crew. I'll be nabbing that one, as I really like the darker colour.
     
  9. Crane's

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    Nice boots. I'm glad we are a Wolverine dealer. I'll have to get a sneak peek out of our rep.
     
  10. milosz

    milosz Senior member

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    Maybe Crane's could negotiate a batch to go on sale through SF before they're widely distributed?
     
  11. videocrew

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    No way they're 325 for shell.... seriously?!
     
  12. db_ggmm

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    Been afraid of these boots dropping since the first time I saw the pics. Afraid of having to pick which to buy, afraid of buying more than one.
     
  13. Mazda

    Mazda Senior member

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    holy shit!

    it's funny how brands like timberland and wolverine are releasing some great looking stuff now


    Timberland makes nice stuff? I have yet to see it I guess.

    Timberland Boot Company? Yes.

    Timberland? No.
     
  14. wannabeagiant

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    No way they're 325 for shell.... seriously?!

    They're cowhide from Horween.
     
  15. KenN

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    Nice boots. I'm glad we are a Wolverine dealer. I'll have to get a sneak peek out of our rep.

    Better stock them, because I'm buying from you.
     
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    Wolverine is one of those nice easy going companies. We asked them about pricing when we set up the website and they said we don't care how much you sell them for we got our money. So we sell them at a good discount. They have something called EDI for those of us who don't stock everything they make. What happens is we sell it and then they drop ship it if we don't have that style or size. The only thing is it takes a seriously demented back end to be written into the software. Anyway whether we stock it or not we can get it.
     
  18. Crane's

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    Been emailing back and forth with Dave. He's got a pair of boots from this collection and he says they are nice. He's going to get me a pair of the 1000 mile US made boot that I'm going to put through an acid test. If they survive my lifestyle then I'll add them to my A list of boots which is a very short list.
     
  19. onion

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    Been emailing back and forth with Dave. He's got a pair of boots from this collection and he says they are nice. He's going to get me a pair of the 1000 mile US made boot that I'm going to put through an acid test. If they survive my lifestyle then I'll add them to my A list of boots which is a very short list.

    What exactly is involved in an "acid test"?
     
  20. Crane's

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    What exactly is involved in an "acid test"?

    I'll wear them on construction sites, on the farm and out in the field with no regard for what I step in, on or through. The only thing I'll do is treat the leather with boot oil and SnoSeal and I'll clean them up from time to time with a brush. Muck, mud, rock and water have a way of destroying boots that are not top notch in short order.
     

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