Actress Shailene Woodley Wearing 1000 Mile Boot's in April's Teen Vogue

Posted On: Friday, April 04, 2014 , 1000 Mile

Actress Shailene Woodley, star of the recently released Divergent movie, was photographed wearing Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots in this Apirl's issue of Teen Vogue.

You can check out all of the photos here & some behind the scenes video of the photo shoot here!




Introducing the Morley Boot from the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection

Posted On: Sunday, July 28, 2013 , 1000 Mile

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The Morley boot embodies the traditional style of the Original 1000 Mile boot, first introduced by Wolverine in 1914, with a time-tested leather that has a fascinating story of its own.  The tan colorway of the Morely features a vintage military style waxed flesh leather made by the renowned Horween Leather Company. Made through nearly the same process as the Chromexcel leather used in the Original 1000 Mile Boot, the leather is finished on the flesh side (as opposed to the grain side) resulting in a textured finish.

First developed in the early 1900s, the flesh-out leather became a mainstay for the original desert boots used by Marines during World War II.  In the 40s, the leather became so popular that upon the miliatary’s request, Horween shared the proprietary tanning recipe and taught other tanneries how to make the leather because Horween could simply not keep up with the enormous demand.

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The leather’s popularity was due to its unique characteristics; sand would not adhere to the boots in the African sand where troops were stationed. The boots were unlined, with the leather grain backing lying against the foot making them cooler than other boots available at the time. The leather also can be burnished up to a shine, fitting the formal military style, while maintaining uniqueness and color variation in each piece that reflects the nature of the leather making process.

Like Chromexcel, Horween flesh-out leather is hot stuffed with a special blend of waxes and greases in an age-old fashion. Because of the way this blend adheres to the fibers in the hide, the oil becomes part of the product ensuring the leather won’t dry out.  The leather ages beautifully, developing a patina and smoothness with age, creating a more burnished look with time.


Horween Leather Company



Wolverine: A Family Tradition

Posted On: Friday, May 03, 2013 , News

For Jimmie Bones, keyboardist for Kid Rock and the Twisted Brown Trucker Band, Wolverine has long been part of his family history. He was kind enough to share these photos, the first of his Great Uncle Ed wearing a pair Wolverine shell boots on the farm in the 1930s, and the second of young Jimmie sporting a pair of Wolverine farm boots that he grew up in. He keeps the tradition alive by rocking out in Wolverine’s while on tour with Kid Rock.  Big thank you to Jimmie for sharing all of this with us!

If you have vintage photos of your family in Wolverine, we’d like to see them! Post them to our Facebook page:


Great Uncle Ed working on the farm in the 1930s.


Jimmie, age 8.



Behind the scenes pre show prep.


Trunk Show at Stade California on April 4, 2013

Posted On: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 , News

We hope those of you in Costa Mesa can join us for a trunk show at Stade tomorrow night!



Myrtle LA Trunk Show

Posted On: Sunday, March 17, 2013 , News

Spring is officially only hours away, and we were excited to kick off the season in sunny Los Angeles at Myrtle last week.  Thanks to Myrtle for hosting a lovely event for the Wolverine and Samantha Pleet Spring ’13 collections and a big thanks to everyone who stopped in to see us!

Photos courtesy of Myrtle. See more at







The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection: A tale of serendipitous discovery

Posted On: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 , News

Uncovering past treasures and bringing them back to life is at the core of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection.  This video produced by our friends at Moose Herd Creative, captures the behind-the scenes product development story that often goes unrevealed. Watch as Senior Product Designer Carrie Hill gathers inspiration from the Rockford Historical Museum, selects a women’s vintage shoe pattern, and makes it new again through careful attention to detail and thoughtful design.


Introducing the Horace Wing Tip Brogue from the Wolverine No. 1883 Collection

Posted On: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 , News

Wolverine is pleased to introduce the Horace Brogue as the newest addition to the Wolverine No. 1883 Collection.

At the elusive intersection between tradition and trend, Wolverine’s No. 1883 Collection has both heritage details and a modern twist. Subtle and unexpected, the Horace brings together traditional brougue styling along with a bright eye-catching outsole. Get your pair at one of the fine retailers below, and view the rest of collection at



Product Detail:

Revolve Clothing
8452 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Express Male Inc.
1100 Oak St.
Conway, AR 72032
(501) 329-6253

Orange County General Store
18926 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 378-4540

Ruze Shoes
5436 Arrow Highway
Montcalir, CA 91763

Revolve Clothing
8452 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Una Maes
4651 Kingswell Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Andrew Davis
101 W. Kirkwood Ave. Ste 119
Bloomington, IN 47404

Various Locations

Belmont Army
855 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

E Street Demin Co.
1876 1st St.
Highland Park, IL

Una Maes Freak Boutique
1528 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Brown’s Shoe Fit Co.
611 -613 W. Sheridan Ave
Shenandoah, IA 51601

210 E Vermilion St.
Lafayette, LA 70501

Partners LTD
102 Arnould Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 984-9933

The Tannery
39 Brattle Street
Boston, MA 02138

The Tannery
711 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116


1872 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Wooden Hangers
414 Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Len Druskin

3140 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435

Kinkade’s Fine Clothing

120 W Jackson St
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Halls Plaza

211 Nichols Road
Kansis City, MO 64141

Mister Guy Clothiers
9817 Clayton Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63124

Thro Clothing Inc
229 N. Main St.
Saint Charles, MO 63301

Shoe Show ENCORE Locations
Various Locations

DNA Footwear

242 40th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Shoe Parlor
851 7th Ave
New York, NY 10019

131 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023

Shoe Show ENCORE Locations
Various Locations

Blue Seven
7518 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Felts Family Shoes
116 N Muskogee Ave
Tahlequah, OK 74464
(918) 456-3741

Johnny Sole

815 SW Alder St
Portland, OR 97205

Dryden Kreps

796 Town and Country Blvd
Houston, TX 77024

Hurwitz at the Village
2002 Judson Rd
Longview, TX 75605

White’s Family Shoe Stores
212 E. Cloverleaf Drive
Emporia, VA 23847
(434) 634-5563

Kelley’s Mens Shop Inc
108 Washington St. W
Charleston, WV 25302

Shoe Show ENCORE Locations
Various Locations


Adam Levine x Men's Health Guide to Style

Posted On: Thursday, January 31, 2013 , News

We were excited to see Adam Levine wearing the Wolverine 1000 Mile Montgomery boot in the March issue of Men's Health Guide to Style!