As a guy with a wide foot, I know how difficult it can be to find a shoe that fits. Boots in particular give me problems, as they are either too long or too narrow. This means that they don’t fit well and end up breaking down faster than they should. Imagine my joy when I found out that Wolverine offers their 1000 Mile Boot in extended widths in their online customizer. I tested the system by creating a pair that fit me perfectly with a 3E width.
Using the Wolverine 1000 Mile Custom Boot Maker
Creating your custom boot at Wolverine.com is a pretty straightforward process. Simply choose the boot you like in the size and width you need (3E or D), and click the customize link. Then, start creating a boot to your exact specifications. With 13 customizable options, you can make your 1000 mile boot look just about any way you want it to. I went with a grey suede upper and a black horween vamp with a vibram rubber lug outsole for a rugged, yet refined look.
How Do They Fit?
After customizing the laces, welt stitch and hangtag, I submitted my order. The email confirmation I received told me that my custom boots would ship within 20 days. While it took slightly longer than that, it was worth the wait. The box that arrived was meticulously packed with boots that were handcrafted in Big Rapids, Michigan, and they fit like a glove. The boot accommodates the width of my foot without being too loose or too long. Plus, they look even better in person than they did on the website.
Based on the fit, comfort, and look of my new Wolverine 1000 Mile custom boots after a week of wear, I can say that they will become part of my regular shoe rotation. If you’re looking for a boot that will last you a lifetime, the $400 (starting) price tag isn’t bad for something made to your exact specifications that can be repaired down the road if you need it. Create your own custom boot here.
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