Even though it doesn't feel quite like spring just yet, I'm so glad we can finally focus on Spring 2018 footwear! The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for spring features the Original 1000 Mile Boot in new suede colorways for men and women, as well as the men's launch of the 1000 Mile "1940" Boot and the 1000 Mile Sneaker. The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection was recreated from archival Wolverine patterns from the 1940s and handcrafted in the U.S.A. This collection embodies the pillars of Wolverine’s heritage – comfort, durability, function and style.
The Wolverine Original 1000 Mile Boot ($365) is America's original work boot, made with the same time-tested construction methods as the first boot made over 100 years ago. The Original boot is made with Goodyear Welt construction, which allows the boot to be resoled for years of wear, and stacked leather soles. New colorways for women include Grey Suede and Camo Suede.
The Wolverine 1000 Mile 1940 boot ($415) features a distinct two-piece design that is classic and elegant. The boot's "seamless contour-back is "cut to copy your ankle" and the pattern lines use triple needle stitching, illustrating the attention to detail and craftsmanship in each pair. The boot features beautiful Horween® leather from Chicago in three different colors: natural, tan and black.
The natural leather is 100-percent pure vegetable tanned leather, made using many of the same elements and processes as the company’s premier shell cordovan. The natural color is the result of tanning without the use of any dyes and showcases the leather in its most natural state, allowing it to darken and develop a patina with wear.
A best seller when it was introduced in 1914, the 1000 Mile boot is so durable and comfortable it was said to give you 1000 miles of wear. This particular boot honors its heritage as a recreation of a popular 1940s pattern.
The Wolverine 1000 Mile Original Sneaker for both men and women introduces the classic style of the Original 1000 Mile boot, with the lightweight comfort and flexibility of a sneaker, featuring a soft, comfortable Tumbled Essex leather upper from Horween tannery, cupsole construction and a Vibram® outsole to make the shoe ultra flexible.
- Kim Weling