Wolverine Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the 1000 Mile Boot with Centennial Edition

Posted On: Thursday, May 08, 2014 , News

Centennial Edition boot pays homage to the Original 1000 Mile Shoe first introduced in 1914

Known for making durable, high quality boots since 1883, Wolverine is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Original 1000 Mile Boot with a special Centennial Edition. Meticulously designed to replicate the craftsmanship and aesthetic of the 1000 Mile Boot first introduced in 1914, the Centennial Edition 1000 Mile Boot features Horween Leather Company’s Genuine American Bison and is made in Wolverine’s Big Rapids, Michigan, factory.

The Centennial Edition celebrates this 100th anniversary with an All-American update to the original. The Centennial Edition is made from the Original 1000 Mile pattern, featuring time-tested Goodyear Welt construction and a leather outsole with a Vibram® heel. The Horween Genuine American Bison leather upper is distinctively rugged and showcases the true uniqueness of the natural product.  The expertise of the skilled craftspeople and the leather tanned using the best possible materials yield a product that improves with age and wear. The boot is available in two distinct colors, Tan and Brown, and is fully lined.

“The Wolverine 1000 Mile boot is an iconic part of Wolverine’s 130 year history,” said Todd Yates, President – Wolverine Brand. “With the Centennial boot we recognize this 100 year milestone with a unique update that holds true to Wolverine’s proven style and rich tradition of classic, timeless footwear.”

The first of its kind, the Original 1000 Mile Boot was crafted in 1914 using shell horsehide to create the most comfortable work boot on the market at the time. Wolverine employed its own secret tanning method to deliver a boot that was “soft as buckskin,” but “wears like iron.” In fact, it was so durable and comfortable it was said to give you 1000 miles of wear.  Wolverine was one of the first brands to nationally advertise in the U.S., and the 1000 Mile Boots became a signature product for Wolverine and men of the 20th century. The iconic product was brought back to life in 2009 with the launch of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection, which again introduced the quality, craftsmanship and classic style of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot to the world.

The Wolverine 1000 Mile Centennial Edition Boot will be available starting in Fall 2014 at Blooomingdale’s,  Unionmade, Orvis, The Tannery, The Wolverine Company Store, and other fine retailers nationwide
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Wolverine takes comfort to new levels with the Cabor Boot featuring Wolverine EPX

Posted On: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 , News

Wolverine debuts an innovative new comfort technology in the Wolverine Cabor boot: Wolverine EPX. Wolverine EPX takes Energy Potential to the extreme, bringing comfort closer to the foot to return energy and fight fatigue all day long. Made from dual layer foam, EPX starts with a dense base that distributes weight evenly across a sturdy foundation. The honeycomb heel pattern expands to absorb impact, and a ribbed spine in the forefoot flexes through each step to maintain cushioning. Finally, a compression molded EVA top layer cushions from heel to toe. Together these components can return energy back to the foot providing the energy to finish the job at hand. All boots with Wolverine EPX are backed by a 30 day comfort guarantee.


The Cabor series combines this extreme comfort with traditional work boot styling including a waterproof leather upper and durable metal hardware, with modern innovations like Wolverine PC Dry waterproof membrane that guarantees feet stay dry. A rubber lug outsole is slip resistant and promises long-lasting durability.  The Cabor is available as a moc-toe chukka, a six-inch boot, and eight-inch boot and a Wellington and optional composite safety toe cap. All Cabor boot styles are EH rated. To view all Wolverine EPX boots visit wolverine.com/EPX.

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Cameron Jacket receives Handyman stamp of approval

Posted On: Friday, March 21, 2014 , News

Wolverine is pleased to announce that the Wolverine Cameron Jacket has earned the Handyman Club seal of approval!  More than 90 testers put the jacket through the ringer this winter and it received a 99% overall approval rating.  Here are some of the testers feedback:

I love this jacket! Five stars across the board. Starting with the fit, putting this jacket on for the first time it felt like it was made for me…very durable and made to last. Pockets are good sized and made to be useful. The chest pocket works well for an mp3 player. This Wisconsin winter has been great for testing this jacket. It has been below zero many days this year and I've been as warm as expected…If you’re looking for a warm work jacket that moves well and will last I highly recommend Wolverine's Cameron Jacket...it will not disappoint! – Steven W.


Sizing is excellent! I always have troubles when reaching out or up. Most are too tight in shoulders or sleeves pull up to mid fore arm. Generally I have to purchase 3x, 2x worked great. I'm not swimming in the body, it does not feel bulky. 26 Years of construction have to say one of the best coats, plenty of pockets with mobility.
– James R.


The warmth level of this jacket is outstanding! Both my wife and I wore this jacket while the temps ranged from -20 to 50+ and let me tell you, when the temps were around 30+ I was almost to warm and when the temps were < 30 we were still very comfortable. Also, the durability of this jacket is fantastic as it took everything that my farm could throw at it and still held up. – Michael M.


To read more reviews of the Cameron Jacket, visit StuffStuff.com.


More about the Cameron Jacket
The Cameron features the highest quality materials including a 100 percent cotton duck canvas exterior (407 gsm; 12 oz.) lined with 3M™ Thinsulate™ Insulation for warmth and 100 percent polyester quilted taffeta for a smooth fit. The jacket’s Wolverine DuraLock™ Defend fabric resists water and oil, and convenient interior pockets with a zipper or Velcro closure keep belongings safe. With an elasticized bi-swing back and fully gusseted arm sockets, the jacket offers a flexible fit and excellent range of motion. Attention to detail is illustrated in the triple needle topstitching, rolled shoulders and a three-piece lined hood with a draw cord.  The Cameron has handy pockets including a front left chest welt pocket with a zipper closure, lower front kangaroo pockets lined with taffeta for extra wind resistance, and front utility pockets with pencil slot opens.  All pocket openings are reinforced with rivets for long-lasting durability. Backed by Wolverine’s 30 day comfort guarantee, if you’re not completely satisfied it’s the best jacket you have ever worn, send it back for a full refund. 
Available in Charcoal, Bison and Whiskey in men’s sizes M – XXL. Buy now at Wolverine.com.

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Introducing Wolverine Flame Resistant Clothing

Posted On: Monday, March 17, 2014 , News

Wolverine has introduced two new styles of Flame Resistant shirts in versatile Twill and Ripstop materials. Both garments are flame resistant and are constructed with flame resistant fabric, meeting requirements specified in ASTM-F2302-8 for labeling protective clothing as flame resistant. (Click here for Flame Resistant Clothing Care instructions.)

Flame resistant clothing, often worn by electricians who may be exposed to momentary electric arcs, must meet ASTM F1506, the standard performance specification for flame resistant and arc rated textile materials for wearing apparel for use by electrical workers exposed to momentary electric arc and related thermal hazards. Wolverine’s Flame Resistant clothing meets this standard.

 

Flame Resistant Twill Shirt
This button-down style Flame resistant shirt meets ASTM F1506 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269, and features:
•    Milliken® Amplitude Flame Resistant Fabric
•    7 oz. Twill; 88% cotton, 12% High Tenacity Nylon FR Twill
•    One chest pocket with button through closure and pencil slot opening
•    Locker loop on the back yoke with center back pleat allowing for additional range of motion
•    Triple needle topstitching for durability
•    Rolled shoulders for comfort
•    Extended shirt tail bottom and button down collar
•    Flame Resistant Nomex thread and Melamine buttons
•    Clearly labeled with a Wolverine FR label on the chest pocket, as well as a warning label on the lower right of the garment and a HRC2 label in chest pocket side seam
•    Available in sizes S-3XL
•    Available in Grey, Khaki, Blue and Navy

 

 

 

Flame Resistant Ripstop Shirt
This button-down style Flame resistant shirt meets ASTM F1506 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269, and features:
•    Milliken Amplitude Flame Resistant Fabric
•    6 oz., 88% Cotton, 12% High Tenacity Nylon FR Ripstop
•    Two chest pockets with flap and button through closure and pencil slot opening
•    Back yoke with side pleats for range of motion
•    Triple needle topstitching for durability
•    Rolled shoulders for comfort
•    Flame Resistant Nomex thread and Melamine buttons
•    Extended shirt tail bottom and Button down collar
•    Clearly labeled with a Wolverine FR label on the chest pocket, as well as a warning label on the lower right of the garment and a HRC1 label in chest pocket side seam
•    Available in sizes S-3XL
•    Available in Grey, Brown, Khaki, Blue and Navy


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Wolverine wins 14th Award for Design Excellence in Work Boots

Posted On: Thursday, March 13, 2014 , News

Retailers nationwide have once again recognized Wolverine for design excellence in work boots; the brand was recently awarded its 14th Plus Award for Design Excellence.


Footwear Plus conducts its Plus Awards annually, surveying thousands of footwear retailers nationwide and honoring brands in more than 20 categories that push the design envelope from aesthetic, performance and comfort perspectives. Wolverine has taken home the award in the work category 14 of the 15 years since the awards debuted.


Wolverine’s continued success is due in part to the performance and innovation of its 2013 product offering and its patented comfort technologies.  Key products introductions included the Wolverine Cabor work boot featuring Wolverine EPX technology. Wolverine EPX takes Energy Potential to the extreme, bringing comfort closer to the foot to return energy and fight fatigue all day long. All boots with Wolverine EPX are backed by a 30 day comfort guarantee.


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Spring 2014 Wolverine No. 1883 Collection for Women

Posted On: Sunday, March 09, 2014 , News

Wolverine has a more than 130-year history of classic shoe-making.The new Wolverine No. 1883 Collection for spring features the brand’s hallmarks of quality craftsmanship and materials, while putting a fresh twist on traditional forms. Available now, these four colorful new styles for women continue Wolverine’s exploration of the intersection of traditional style and modern trends.

The Women's Wolverine No. 1883 Collection for Spring 2014

The Josette

 

The Josie Sandal

 

 

The Maise Oxford

 

The Tilly Sandal

 

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The Wolverine Drillbit Oil Rigger Boot

Posted On: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 , News

The Wolverine Drillbit Oil Rigger boot is designed for the roughest, longest days and offers the toughest, most durable materials combined with Boa’s one-of-a-kind lacing system for comfort and convenience all day long. The Boa Closure’s exceptionally durable and lightweight reels are combined with aircraft grade stainless steel laces to provide a smooth, even closure for a secure and comfortable fit that can be easily adjusted throughout the day.  The Drillbit also features a waterproof leather and 1000 Denier nylon upper with a Wolverine ArmorTek overlay to reduce wear and tear on high-use areas like the toe of the boot.  The Drillbit has Wolverine PC Dry waterproof membrane to guarantee feet stay dry in wet conditions and wave

mesh lining to wick away excess moisture. An Ortholite footbed provides cushioned comfort in every step, while a lightweight, oil- and slip-resistant rubber lug outsole provides dependable traction, and a nylon shank offers lightweight support.  Assembled with time-tested Goodyear Welt Construction.  Available in men’s sizes M 7-12, 13, 14; EW 7-12, 13 in brown with a steel toe cap rated ASTM F2413-11 M I/75 C/75 EH. Buy Now at Wolverine.com. Also available as a Wellington boot.

 

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Shoe Conversion Chart

Posted On: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 , News

Ever traveling abroad or ordering something internationally and not sure what size to get? Here is a quick and easy tool to use when wondering what size shoe to order.

 

 

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