Wolverine '1000 Mile' Boot
More like a 100 mile boot!
My husband bought these boots after a serious ankle injury (with surgery and months of rehab). He wanted a shoe that was dressy enough for work, but still gave his ankle support. While the shoe is very stylish, it is not durable, and after less than 6 months, the boots are so worn out they are unwearable. Hubby did wear these boots everyday, but he has a desk job!
Classic Look...A Must Have
Great classic boot, and the quality expected from an old company like this.
First, it is great to see classic mens shoes coming back into style. This boot is a must have for todays styles. The look takes us back to a day when men took care of ANY shoe they wore - work boots included. One of my first pair of work boots when I was 15 were Red Wings which were identical to these 1000 Mile boots.
Second, I thought the break in would be brutal, and it was not at all. I have worn Red Wing work boots for 30+ years, and was bracing myself to wear these new boots for short stints around the house until the leather broke in - not so. I wore them for an evening around the house, and the next day I had them on for several hours with no problem what so ever.
I have a narrow fit (B width) and with my orthodic insole these boots feel great, so if you have wide feet, you may wish to try them first. Also they ran a bit long, maybe 1/2 size for me, but with the narrow foot size that may have been the offset.
What is so very cool, is that our 2 boys ages 21 & 23 have boots similar to these, and I'm 51 years old, and during the recent Holidays we commented how fashion runs the full circle.
Received this boot and was very impressed with the color, construction and the overall quality of this product. There was no break in required for this boot and it is simply wearing in quite well and will be ordering this in Tan as well. Need to put rubber Topy on the bottom of the leather sole in order to wear in wet conditions.
I have owned 4 pairs of the 1000 mile collection for a few years and just bought the Courtland boot too. I haven't been back home yet to check them out since I'm a trucker but I'm sure they will be just as awesome as the others I have since they too are 1000 mile boots. The leather and style of these boots are unmatched by any of the other high end boot makers because I believe simple is best.That's not to say the quality is simple,just the vintage style. I do not understand why this website says that they are made in AR. when they come from Rockford MI. If it's leather soles you want then these are the boots for you but if you need a rubber sole then look at the Courtland, that's why I bought a pair.