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Wolverine 1000 Mile
Stockton Engineer Boots

These engineer boots are made by Wolverine, which is a well-regarded bootmaker based in Rockford, Michigan, USA.

This is the Stockton model made of Horween Predator leather. The leather is of medium thickness (compared with Chippewa engineers which have thinner leather and Wesco or White's engineer boots which are made of much thicker leather.) This leather scuffs very very easily, so the "beat-up boots" look will occur just by wearing them.

These boots are only 10 inches high, and come with a 1-1/2-inch stacked heel. The sole is cheaply made. It has a Vibram "forepart", which is another name for half of a full Vibram sole. It also has a Vibram heel lift. Unfortunately, while the part of the sole that comes into contact with the ground is Vibram, the single sole is smooth -- no lugs means rather poor traction, so not so good for motorcycling.

I have seen these in the "more dandy" on-line retail selections marketed to urban millennials who go for short engineer boots for a certain fashion look. These boots are way overpriced. The quality is decent, but for the suggested retail price, the construction should be much better.

The boots run true-to-size. The calf circumference is average at 15-1/2 inches -- not as large as White's Nomads at 16-1/2 inches, and not as narrow as Chippewa "bomber jacket" (short brown) engineer boots at 14-3/4 inches.

By the way, traditional 17-inch Chippewa engineer boots have a wider calf circumference at 16.5 inches, so they fit better than shorter Chippewa engineer boots.

I bought this pair of boots as factory seconds on a significant sale, bringing the price to what they're worth, less than US$180. I cannot recommend spending a penny more. These boots are okay, but with all the short-cuts in construction, their value is poor.

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