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Just my personal opinion, but for the price of the Wolverine 1K, you could do much better...

I couldn't agree more.

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I bought these at a good discount (30% off) at a store that was closing. I'd been considering the RW GT/Beckman and found these to be more comfortable out of the box than the Red Wings. Couple the comfort and the sale price and I went with the 1K's.

In retrospect, I wish I'd done it a little differently. The out of the box comfort is a bit misleading and I don't think these would hold up as well long term compared to a variety of other boots/brands. Unfortunately, I found this thread *after* buying the 1K's. I've since settled on the SD as my next boot but these have broken in rather nicely and have held up well. Perhaps I'll bite the bullet this fall and just order the SD's.

FWIW, the 1K's are a decent boot in the $200 range but at full MSRP, as you said there are better choices. They were a good entry into the workboot marketplace however, and I'm now a lot more educated.

I've "built" [online] a pair of SD's countless times in the last couple of yrs. perhaps I'll finally hit the order button this year.

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Jut got this gran dady.....after finally manage to complete the fund(sold 4pair of my RW & 21oz vx sammies)

I hope this is worth it.

Everyone ....here it is RED WING SKYTROOPERS

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still in wearable condition in size 9-10 usa. worn out half sole ,bit slippery .Thinking of resole it with vibram.

Post it on e-bay for some luck. :ph34r:

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first and last custom pair made in shell cordovan that viberg will make (thanks to jason and brett for the special order)

Any reason as to why they're "done" with cordovan?

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beautiful pair Inquire; how did you size in Viberg?

I sized the same as my road champs (size 8), I also wear size 7-7.5D in Alden, trickers, red wings

if you do a custom order, they can send you a form where you trace your feet to get you the proper sizing.

Any reason as to why they're "done" with cordovan?

cordovan is exclusive to retailers only.

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I couldn't agree more.

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I bought these at a good discount (30% off) at a store that was closing. I'd been considering the RW GT/Beckman and found these to be more comfortable out of the box than the Red Wings. Couple the comfort and the sale price and I went with the 1K's.

In retrospect, I wish I'd done it a little differently. The out of the box comfort is a bit misleading and I don't think these would hold up as well long term compared to a variety of other boots/brands. Unfortunately, I found this thread *after* buying the 1K's. I've since settled on the SD as my next boot but these have broken in rather nicely and have held up well. Perhaps I'll bite the bullet this fall and just order the SD's.

FWIW, the 1K's are a decent boot in the $200 range but at full MSRP, as you said there are better choices. They were a good entry into the workboot marketplace however, and I'm now a lot more educated.

I've "built" [online] a pair of SD's countless times in the last couple of yrs. perhaps I'll finally hit the order button this year.

SD ? Would you say the RW 9016 are better than the 1Ks ?

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bought a pair of iron ranger roughouts in size 12 over the interwebs, the width is perfect but they're a bit too long and look like clown shoes on me :( sizing tips anybody?

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There is a thread for sizing questions - you could try there.

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SD ? Would you say the RW 9016 are better than the 1Ks ?

SD is white's semi dress. I chose the 1Ks just for the chromexcel which is way more comfortable imo. I was fortunate to find mine 35% off at some store in the mall so pulled the trigger. You can probably find them for around 240 if you look hard enough on the bay

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I can't imagine why you couldn't do such a job. They are a goodyear welted boot so when you need the sole replaced, just ask your cobbler to install the vibram sole & heel of your choice. I've seen some folks go the other way and have a standard sole/heel replaced with the white/wedge vibram sole on a welted boot.

I'm with you, I like the look of the 213 but once you've broken in a pair of boots, it would be a shame to replace them and start over with a fresh pair just to get a different sole.

Yep, these boots have a lot of life left in them, it's only been a year but they feel amazing. Now, to find a good cobbler. I also wrote to Red Wing, and they said they could do it if I just mark the sole I want on the order form. Thanks, patrick_b!

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RW all the way~~~ Just picked these up today and can't be happier for now. Just gotta wait till the HOT and Humid weather dies down here so I can actually wear some good denim and boots~~

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i need some help from you leather experts!

i am in need of a leather boot, something like http://oakstreetbootmakers.com/footwear/navy-hunt-boot but maybe like $100-150 cheaper?

i want a well made boot but not necessarilly horween chromexecel

any thoughts??

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red wing 875 sounds like it could be the ticket...try to find some on sale

i need some help from you leather experts!

i am in need of a leather boot, something like http://oakstreetboot.../navy-hunt-boot but maybe like $100-150 cheaper?

i want a well made boot but not necessarilly horween chromexecel

any thoughts??

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Has anyone here got a pair of the trickers Corniche mull Moccasins?

How have they aged? Did I see Beatle with some before?

These might be my next boot.

Thanks

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Yes she was.

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Has anyone here got a pair of the trickers Corniche mull Moccasins?

How have they aged? Did I see Beatle with some before?

These might be my next boot.

Thanks

I'm distinctly underwhelmed by the re-imagined Corniche collection by Tricker's - they're not even English-made. At least the original Corniche range had some lovely shoes and boots, even if they were also very much a second-tier product line at the time.

(I also suspect that a lot of the old Corniche models were made of better quality materials, and to better standards, than those used by some top-end makers these days - Tricker's suede from decades past is something else, and their old gorse and zug leather is in a different league to what's used these days.)

If you're set on them, the Shoehealer has them on clearance for around £60 less than retail.

Personally, I'd stick to one of Tricker's 'flagship' models, not summat from this line which looks, to me, a little shabby and just another way to wring out a few more quid from the steadily increasing number of Tricker's fans from near and far.

If you're after a moccasin, look to some of the other makers who are famous for them - you'll be getting a little piece of heritage rather than an ill-considered add-on to a famous maker's key models.

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hey fredashco, i have tried to contact your shoe guys with no luck. I even tried Crea blog with no response. Help a brother out?

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Anyone know where to get the replacement heel for my lwb (quabaug or catpaws or any recommendation)?

and the heel replacement sole for my indy too?

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Nothing special here though I do like the way these are ageing after a several dozen fishing trips.

By the time they need resoling I will probably go for commando soles.

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hey fredashco, i have tried to contact your shoe guys with no luck. I even tried Crea blog with no response. Help a brother out?

What are we talking about?

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Anyone know where to get the replacement heel for my lwb (quabaug or catpaws or any recommendation)?

and the heel replacement sole for my indy too?

The first heel is just a regular dovetail heel, although its the Alden version without the English curve. The second heel is called a Thomas heel and its shaped that way for orthopedic purposes. You can get both heels from any shoe repair shop.

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finally manage to get this up after countless state hoping....

went to roberto ugolini in florence and spoke to him and stayed on for a while to watch the whole process of shoe making

some pics to share

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and these are my red wings after 50 days of travelling

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after some light brush without any conditioner or oil

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will post more pics of other bespoke shoes maker and my own pair of boots.

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