Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection selected by retailers for Design Excellence Award

Posted On: Thursday, February 09, 2012 , 1000 Mile

Collection recognized with the 2011 Plus Award for Design Excellence

Rockford, Michigan – The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection has been recognized by retailers for excellence in design, receiving its first-ever Plus Award for Design Excellence in the Men’s Street category last week in New York.  

“Congratulations to the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for winning its first-ever Plus Award in the Men’s Street category,” said Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of Footwear Plus Magazine. “The award reflects Wolverine’s ability to reintroduce classic American styling in an edgy yet wearable way.”

Footwear Plus conducts its Plus Awards annually, surveying thousands of footwear retailers nationwide and honoring overall design excellence in 20 categories.  Wolverine brand also received the 2011 Plus Award in the work footwear category, which it has won 12 of the last 13 years.

“Wolverine’s delivered the finest quality and craftsmanship in boot making for more than 125 years,” said Ted Gedra, President of the Heritage Group, a division of Wolverine Worldwide. “The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection comes from our rich heritage of making great boots.  We are honored that this heritage and product line have been recognized as relevant in fashion today, and we are proud that the industry and retail community look at this collection as a leader.”

Key Wolverine 1000 Mile product introductions in 2011 included four new styles made in the USA: the Addison, a two-tone wing tip boot; the Rockford, a cap-toe boot; the Stockton, a classic engineer boot; and the Austen, a kiltie lacer.  All four styles feature Horween® leather uppers, Goodyear™ Welt construction and a combination of leather and Vibram® outsoles.     

Crafted with great attention to detail using the same construction methods as the original, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection is inspired by original Wolverine designs. To locate the nearest retailer, visit the retailer listing or call 866-699-7369.