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Old 02-11-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
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The best boot I've ever owned is a Red Wing 1178. I bought a pair when I was 17 years old. I am n... To read the rest of this blog entry from The Gear Journal, click here.
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Old 02-11-2010, 04:01 PM   #2
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You know, I have given up on on expensive boots. I would like to try a pair of these. The last couple pairs of good boots I got were impossible to break in and feel comfy. I replaced my beloved Vasque Sundowners that lasted me for years with one of the last pairs to come from Italy before they went to Chinese production. I think the damn leather is getting stiffer! I also tried some Redwings, my right heel ached in them. I traded them to my little bro for an Ipod. I am now wearing some $30 no name hikers from Kohls and they fit and feel perfect.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:32 PM   #3
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I would like to try a pair of these. The last couple pairs of good boots I got were impossible to break in and feel comfy.
You should try White's boots, They offer a semi custom fitting. Pricey but worth it for a pair of boots that will last years.

http://www.whitesboots.com/

FWIW I gave up on Vasque also.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:50 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:17 PM   #5
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You should try White's boots, They offer a semi custom fitting. Pricey but worth it for a pair of boots that will last years.

http://www.whitesboots.com/

FWIW I gave up on Vasque also.
Been wearing whites for years Love them the best boots money can buy
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:56 AM   #6
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i just bought a pair of red wing 1178. i've been wearing them for a few days now. they feel great. i'm excited to have a good pair of boots again.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:06 AM   #7
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i used to run sundowners, but when they changed the soles and started making them in china the quality went to shit. I have 2 pairs of danner mountain lights, that are the most comfortable hiking boots i have ever worn. They break in quick, and wear like a glove. I have been checking out the 1000 mile boot, they are expensive but if they would last, i would fork it over. Does anyone own a pair?
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:56 AM   #8
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I've got the pair pictured above. I've had them for a few months and absolutely love them. This particular model has the leather sole, so know that that style won't work well if you need a rubber sole (oily floors, extreme traction). They're the most comfortable boots I've ever had.

I highly recommend them. I ordered mine through the Luther's store and am considering another pair to wear as my "dress shoes".
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Old 07-03-2010, 04:49 PM   #9
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Bought a pair of 1000 Miles on based on the site review.

About turned into a 'unicorn hunt', even though the things are made near where I live in Detroit.

Was able to find a pair in LA on a recent business trip.

Very impressed.
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Chippewa Bikers. expensive but well satisfying......but I'll have to check these out!
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:40 AM   #11
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Bought a pair of the 1000 mile boots back in the fall on a trip to Atlanta. Wore them out of the store. The parking valet at the hotel went nuts when I returned. I've never thought myself hip, but the scenesters consistently tell me that they like the boots. Favorites now.
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Old 04-30-2011, 10:35 AM   #12
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i used to run sundowners, but when they changed the soles and started making them in china the quality went to shit. I have 2 pairs of danner mountain lights, that are the most comfortable hiking boots i have ever worn. They break in quick, and wear like a glove. I have been checking out the 1000 mile boot, they are expensive but if they would last, i would fork it over. Does anyone own a pair?
After 3 years I got my Sundowners to break in a bit, they are some of the last Italian ones. But, the insides are falling out!

Year old thread, wore out my cheap hikers, still looking for a solution. It will find me!
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:53 PM   #13
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I searched for these boots but could only find the 11" pull ups...?
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:47 AM   #14
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Here you go. Also available at Orvis and many other places.

http://www.amazon.com/Wolverine-Orig.../dp/B004IA0NG4
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:06 PM   #15
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Any update on the 1000 mile boots, Ryan?

I've been lusting for a pair, and thinking about thinning the herd to afford a pair.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:29 PM   #16
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A bit expensive, but worth every penny. Made in America, leather that breaks in and forms to your foot, comfortable to wear all day. I bought a pair and have been wearing them to work (I'm a school teacher) a lot. I try to go one day on one day off so they have a chance to dry, but they're so damn comfortable. As far as comfort goes, I rate them akin to my Lucchese 1883s. And those are the most comfortable cowboy boots I've owned, and I even have custom, handmade pairs.
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Old 05-09-2013, 03:38 PM   #17
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Any update on the 1000 mile boots, Ryan?

I've been lusting for a pair, and thinking about thinning the herd to afford a pair.
I've had mine for a while, and as posted above, worth every penny. They are sized a little on the large size, so careful about ordering on-line. Better to try them on in the store and get the right fit. A fine, fine, boot.
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