Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 Built to last & versatile boot
One of the best anniversary sale deals, these are a great pair of boots and can be worn with anything from jeans & t-shirt to a suit & tie (depending on the color). The cap toe, exclusive to the McClean model, makes them look much nicer than their original ancestor in my humble opinion. These have really nice burnishing on the toe and vamp which I haven't seen before on any other boots in similar styles. Compared to the 2014 McCleans, these definitely have more character because the leather is not uniformly the same color in basically all areas.
I can attest that the images provided here are a very accurate depiction of what the leather will actually look like when you unbox these. It may be a little dried out when you first receive them, but you should plan on using a conditioner/polish to prevent cracking and for shining. Personally, I have used a neutral color cream polish and it hydrates and brings out the shine in the leather quite nicely without overdoing it. I won't mention the brand due to the reviewing rules here, but I can say it isn't very hard to find. The leather shows scratches pretty easily as you will observe immediately on the tongue, so the boots should develop a unique patina relatively fast.
Here's the URL to the store page for last year's McCleans that I referenced earlier in the review, for those that are curious:
Additional information you will want to know is that these run about a half size large. You should also be using a shoehorn to put them on because the back of the upper is pretty rigid, bending it will cause the color where the leather was distressed to appear lighter.
Would I buy these again for the listed full price of $400? Probably not, but the sale price was indeed much harder to turn down.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Adamld83 Well constructed, Great looks
Picked these up at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale for a good price. Turns out they are only available thru Nordstrom and seem to be a one off style consisting of what appears to be vintage inspired leather different from the other 1000 miles. Solid construction and very high quality leather.
That is what sold me, the leather on these is just beautiful and even better in person. I see these developing a very nice patina over time.
Rated 2 out of 5 by Andy83 Seems Like a Factory 3rd
As the current owner of a pair of original 1000 Mile boots, I was sorely disappointed upon opening the box. These are made from some sort of cheap, stiff leather. This is most certainly not the same Chromexcel my 1000 Mile boots are made from. Even the smell is totally different. The cap toe is crooked on both boots, and the boots don't look the same left and right. The profile on both seems a bit off. These will be returned ASAP.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gingham89 Great boots
Classic style, very well constructed, and very comfortable. Suitable for both casual and more dressed up occasions. Great service from Nordstrom.
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