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How to Glue Your Own Sole Protectors

Why Glue On Your Own Sole Protectors? Gluing on my own sole protectors is one of my favorite DIY projects I’ve ever done. Not only is the result effective and satisfying, but the whole process of working with leather, rubber and glue brings a primal satisfaction. But wait, aren’t rubber sole protectors just a work around? Wouldn’t […]

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Allen Edmonds Calf Skin Leather Care

Allen Edmonds Leather Care

I’ve had these Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenues in Bourbon for 22 months now. During that time I’ve done a lot of side by side comparisons and experimentation in pursuit of healthy, great looking leather. Welcome to everything I know about Allen Edmonds leather care. Experimenting with Color Bourbon? They don’t look Bourbon. No they do not. Not any […]

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Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot Review 2.5 Years

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots Review – 2.5 Years

Last week the boots and half soles turned 2.5 years old. In summary, the boots are better, the leather is richer, and they still smell great. The Vibram Lug half soles are ready for changing, so I’ll be replacing those in my next post. So far I estimate a total of 280 wears and 600 miles.   These […]

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Vibrate Sole Protector Sheets

How to Glue Vibram Sheet Sole Protectors

While the process is very similar to gluing a half sole, the Vibram Thin Sheets do have their own technique. For example, since the rubber is so flexible, it tends to curl up onto the sides when you wrap it with the string for curing. I’ll show you how to avoid gluing the rubber to […]

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Wolverine 1000 Mile Review

Wolverine 1000 Mile Review – 13 Months

It’s getting hot. Too hot for boots. But I still got some good runs in this month before the weather turned. So far I estimate a total of 175 wears and 310 total miles. This month included a road trip to Portland. Treading through forests in these makes me feel satisfyingly lumberjackish.   Switched over to the tan […]

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Wolverine 1000 Mile 1 Year Review

Wolverine 1000 Mile Review – 12 Months

I’m excited about this. One year! So far I estimate a total of 165 wears and 290 total miles. When I glued on these half soles a year ago, I didn’t know what to expect. None of the blogs or forums I read inspired any confidence in DIY half soles. “You don’t have the tools necessary! You’ll […]

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Allen Edmonds Fifth Avenue Sole Protectors

Allen Edmonds Review Fifth Avenue – 3 Months

Time for another Allen Edmonds review. These are the Fifth Avenues in bourbon. So far I estimate a total of 35 wears and 60 total miles. A lot of sidewalks and streets this month, which hit the heel hardest of all.   As far as leather care goes for these, I haven’t done much. Here’s everything […]

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Wolverine 1000 Mile Sole Protectors

Wolverine 1000 Mile Review – 11 Months

Time for another Wolverine 1000 Mile review. Boots and half soles turned 11 months old this week. So far I estimate a total of 155 wears and 260 total miles. My boots were dirty this month. I’m usually vigilant about cleaning them, but this month I didn’t seem to care. Here they are minutes before their […]

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Allen Edmonds Review

Allen Edmonds Review Fifth Avenue – 2 Months

Time for another Allen Edmonds review. These are the Fifth Avenues in bourbon. So far I estimate a total of 25 wears and 45 total miles. Earlier this month I conditioned them with AE Conditioner Cleaner, and polished them with AE Bourbon Premium Polish. I think I overdid it a bit as they went a […]

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