WOLVERINE.COM Blog http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Index.mvc.aspx WOLVERINE.COM Blog Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:17:10 GMT CENTENNIAL LAUNCH PARTY AT ORVIS! <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/10/77106 WBS Orvis Centennial Event v5_LR blog size.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/a769cc45-e888-484b-80a0-3e0651a1faba Fri, 03 Oct 2014 06:40:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Deep Below Heaven - Chapter 2 <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-31_0850.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Not everything goes as planned, it&rsquo;s part of being on the road. After a series of blissful shows and reconnecting with old friends in L.A. and Oakland we packed up the car for our journey back. It was 8:00 a.m. on a Tuesday morning as we walked down a busy street in Oakland to get coffee before we left. On our way back, as we approached the car our reflection on the back passenger-side window wasn&rsquo;t appearing. As we neared we saw the edges of broken glass and half our luggage missing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">We spend the morning filing police reports and trying to figure out what we&rsquo;d lost and wondering if we could keep going. The guitar was too big to pull through the window and we had one camera in hand at the time of the break-in. After the initial shock wore off we felt surprisingly calm as we re-grouped in a coffee shop in a less busy area of Oakland. We still had everything we needed to do the remaining shows, and we weren&rsquo;t going to let this stop us.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-31_0851.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">We had shot out of Oakland on I-5 and had to make up for lost time that day. We pulled over as soon as we hit Lake Shasta to watch the sunset on the water. And just like that, it was like the drama in Oakland never happened. We turned west one last time taking side roads back to the coast; we were back in it.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-31_0851_001.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">From Portland to Seattle, and then straight back east the tour was coming to an end but there were still a few key spots we had to stop at on our way home. We stopped in Missoula, Montana at the request of our longtime friend, Ben, for a show and a cook-out at the Moon-Homestead and then it was time to cross the plains again. Our 12 year-old Rand McNally atlas said there was only one paved road out of Ekalaka, and with us still trying to avoid interstates at all costs we inquired about a way east at the Carter County museum where we had stopped to look around. A bearded man in blue flannel and overalls told us to take 323 towards the Badlands. The museum keeper chimed in that it was paved seven years ago even though it doesn&rsquo;t always say so on most maps. Montana stretched on for miles and miles. Soft rolling hills feathered with green and yellow clovers. We didn&rsquo;t see cars for hours as we rolled across.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-31_1412.png" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-31_0854_004.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Badlands are one of the most magical places in the States. We had arrived at sunset as we managed to do for most of our chosen destinations and wandered out onto the edges of the unworldly valley. Prairie dogs scurried busily between their burrows as we wandered through this dream-like valley.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-31_0855_003.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">We left Rock Island, IL where I recorded a session with Daytrotter and after a quick stop to peak at the mighty Mississppi we traveled the 5 hours to Kalamazoo, Michigan, my hometown. I hadn&rsquo;t been back there for nearly seven years and as I walked into my grandpa&rsquo;s house, it smelled exactly how I remembered it from my childhood. The Howard Miller clock above the TV sounded like the same series of bells I remember hearing from my very youth, and the walls were lined with my grandpa&rsquo;s paintings. After being in unknown places for the whole month, it was reassuring to be in a place that was truly, innately home. I could feel it in my bones.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-31_0856_001.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">We had one last stop on our tour, and after all those days of slowly rolling across America, stopping in the small towns to wander, peering into the store windows, and living out of our suitcases in the motel rooms and living room floors, we were excited to get home. We woke up early and headed to Pittsburgh for a house show and potluck at Future Oak before heading home. We pulled into the Holland Tunnel as dark clouds were gathering above Manhattan. It seemed the storms we&rsquo;d been chased by across the Midwest had followed us all the way home. We drove onto Canal Street as the rain started pouring down. Cars were honking, people were scurrying in the downpour, others pressed under awnings. I noticed a few people leisurely enjoying the summer rain. Somehow it was refreshing to be back in this big, messy, dirty city. </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Missed the beginning? Don't worry, we've got you covered. <br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/b06b7fbd-6e4f-41fe-8677-74e75bd53f84">Chapter 1</a></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;">To view the entire slideshow of photos from this chapter, click <a href="http://pub.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter_2_DBH">here</a>. </span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/d6020377-dfbe-4c47-885c-f36807fe6b5e Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:06:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Deep Below Heaven - Chapter 1 <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-23_0906.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">As we departed NYC on June 1st, we asked ourselves, when does an adventure actually begin? When you walk out the door? Which door? Onto the plane? Into the car?<br /><br />As we rolled quickly down to Nashville from NYC for the first show of the tour and then into Florence, AL for the second show, we quickly realized our trip would be full of arbitrary starts and stops, each moment as new as the next one. From Florence, our route was directed to the west, towards the Pacific. We had a week between shows, leaving time to kill as we crossed the states. There were many penciled in marks on our map of places we dreamed of visiting and one bright red circle: White Sands, NM.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-23_0907.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">On Tuesday we woke up in Elk City, OK &ndash; a city we both remembered from reading Steinbeck&rsquo;s &ldquo;Grapes of Wrath&rdquo;. As Elk City disappeared into our rear view mirror, we raced through storms into Tornado Alley, trying to reach Amarillo by the morning, as George Strait&rsquo;s greatest hits played as we crossed the city line. The further west we drove, the more the terrain changed. On the doorstep of New Mexico, the trees got shorter and scrubbier, the dirt reddened and the sky seemed taller.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-23_0909_002.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">We drove into White Sands just before sunset; it was unlike anything we&rsquo;ve ever seen. White slopes of sand extend as far as the eye can see and it was unbelievably quiet. Small black beetles scurried across the white surface and improbably little pink flowers bloomed on desert plants. Our red circle was truly a magical part of the country.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-23_0908_001.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">As we raced straight across Navajo Nation, deeper in to the west, we caught the sunset beyond Shiprock from a dirt road that was littered with broken bottles. The red rock formation truly looks like a ship in the distance, full sails against the flat expanse around it. As the sun went down, we pulled into a gas station to ask directions to the nearest motel. As a black dog wandered the parking lot, peering into the parked cars, we were informed that the nearest lodging was 30 miles behind us. We gave the dog the last of our sandwich meat from the cooler before we began our retrace down 64 and settled into our motel for the evening.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">We&rsquo;ve never traveled America like this before; being lead by one road leading to the next, all the interconnected highways and byways crisscrossing the land. The landscapes slowly changed before our eyes, taking it&rsquo;s time, then exploding with beauty. We took US 89 right up to Jacob&rsquo;s Lake in Arizona, near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. We checked into our cabin and took inter-state 67 south for a Grand Canyon sunset. Travelers like ourselves sat lawn chairs on a stone ledge and watched the sun as it lowered slowly over the canyon. We took a trail to the left where kids were running around, making their parents nervous climbing on the edges of the cliffs. We found a quiet rock and stared out into the worldly abyss. It was our frist time ever seeing it, and it was so much more than we&rsquo;d ever imagined.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-23_0910_001.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">We traveled north into Utah. Our updated paper map had certain roads that ceased to exist or changed names. We took a wrong turn and saw a sign for Corral Pink Sand Dunes. We followed that road for quite a few miles and started to wonder if it was in fact an outdated sign, or we had made yet another wrong turn. Then, around a bend, we were indeed surrounded by towering sand dunes dusted in a rust color. A park sign explained that the sand came from red Navajo sandstone, funneled over time through a notch in the moquith and Moccasin Mountains. We took our shoes off and climbed in. </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/7/2014-07-23_0911.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">After 7 days of wandering in the Southwest we had to finally start making our way towards L.A. and the string of shows that would take us up the coast. We crossed the Mojave Desert in 106 Degree heat, under an unrelenting mid-day sun. We turned off the AC so the car wouldn&rsquo;t overheat and hot wind poured in through the windows. As the hot wind hit our faces, I tmade us think about how things used to be done, how people must have crossed the desert generations before us, on foot, or on horseback, by sheer will-power. After miles of nothing and brutal heat, we stopped at a 7-11 in Twentynine Palms, CA and enjoyed Klondike bars in the shade.<br /><br />We arrived at the Joshua Tree Inn, a welcomed oasis after the long days&rsquo; drive. A perfect paole gold moon was rising over the hills in a pink sky. We walked up into the desert as the evening cooled, past little houses set back from the road as we experienced a moment of calm before the next week of shows.<br /><br /><strong></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: large;">View the entire photo gallery <a href="http://pub.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter_1_DBH">HERE</a>! </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Stay tuned for the next chapter of #WolverineTraveler!</strong></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/b06b7fbd-6e4f-41fe-8677-74e75bd53f84 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:20:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Q&A with Melaena Cadiz <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="http://admin.wolverineworldwide.com/%7EUploaded/Blog/files/2014/5/Traveler_Logo.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;">Shortly we will kick of the new #WolverineTraveler and while you know a lot about photographer Mikael Kennedy and his past journeys with Wolverine, we haven&rsquo;t fully introduced you to his very talented and lovely wife, Melaena.&nbsp; Equipped with #1000Mile boots, Melaena and Mikael will take off on a month long tour to promote her new album, Deep Below Heaven.&nbsp; Get to know Melaena a bit more through our Q&amp;A session with her below.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/5/Melaena_.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>As a little girl, what did you want to be &ldquo;when you grew up?&rdquo;</strong><br />An acrobat.&nbsp; Then a writer. </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><br />When/how did you start playing music?</strong><br />I always sang, my parents had to implement a &ldquo;no-singing-at-the-dinner-table&rdquo; rule.&nbsp; Then, in high school my dad brought home a classical guitar after one of his business trips, he&rsquo;s an architect and would travel a lot for work.&nbsp; He gave my brother and I all these songbooks with hits from the 60s &amp; 70s and we became obsessed with learning those and then writing our own songs.&nbsp; My friends and I started a band, played a lot of NIN covers and performed at coffee shops and&nbsp; school festivals. </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>How would you describe your music? And who or what have been your biggest artistic influences?</strong><br />I think the best way to describe it is as Americana.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s influenced by folk, country, rock, blues, sometimes I&rsquo;m inspired to write something very classic country and sometimes a meandering psychedelic chant.&nbsp; But I think it&rsquo;s all very much of America and saturated with the places and people I&rsquo;ve known living around the country. <br />My biggest musical influences as an artist are pretty classic, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Loretta Lynn, Billie Holiday.&nbsp;I love Joanna Newsom. I&rsquo;m really drawn to all sorts of music, but always get hooked in by strong lyrics&mdash;whether intricate like Joanna Newsom or simple and Hemmingway-esque, like Tom Petty.&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve been getting into more pop music lately and the economy of words in good pop songs is mesmerizing.&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>What does your &ldquo;dream&rdquo; band look like&hellip; who would you most like to play with?</strong><br />I really got back into Mazzy Star lately, I love their sound, the simplicity and restraint of it.&nbsp; &nbsp;I was just listening to some of Lucinda Williams&rsquo; records, she has this great hybrid of classic country and dreamy more contemporary guitar parts woven into it.&nbsp; Emmylou Harris&rsquo;s &ldquo;Wrecking Ball&rdquo; album is like this too, it&rsquo;s one of my favorites, produced by Daniel Lanois. <br />I&rsquo;d love to get to play with a string quartet&mdash;my producer Alexander Foote wrote some amazing string parts for this record and I&rsquo;d love to be able to play them live. &nbsp; </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>What&rsquo;s the inspiration behind Deep Below Heaven?</strong><br />The title comes from a short story out of Sam Shepard&rsquo;s &ldquo;Motel Chronicles&rdquo; about a man in a motorcycle accident.&nbsp; He falls from his Kawasaki and he has the sense of being &ldquo;deep below heaven, the tallest sky he&rsquo;d ever seen.&rdquo;&nbsp; I fell in love with that phrase, this idea of us humans swarming the earth with all our love and sadness, our desires and defeats. <br />I like to think of the record as a book of short stories, myself and each of the characters struggling in our own universe but united in that struggle, deep below heaven, far from grace, reaching for something.<br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>What are you most excited about as you begin your cross-country tour for Deep Below Heaven?&nbsp; What are you least looking forward to?</strong><br />I&rsquo;m so excited to see all these parts of the country where I&rsquo;ve never been.&nbsp; The Grand Canyon, the Badlands, and catching up with friends along the way.&nbsp; I&rsquo;m not looking forward to a bunch of 15 hour drive days, but we&rsquo;ll make some good playlists. And I just got CDs to learn Spanish! </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>What books are you currently reading or what is your favorite book?</strong><br />I love &ldquo;Out of Africa&rdquo; by Karen Blixen, &ldquo;East of Eden&rdquo; by Steinbeck, &ldquo;Of Water &amp; The Spirit&rdquo; by Malidoma Patrice Some, a really beautiful true story about ritual in West Africa.&nbsp; I just read &ldquo;Mrs. Dalloway&rdquo; &ndash; I can&rsquo;t believe I hadn&rsquo;t read it before, it&rsquo;s amazing, the way the narrator hops from inside one person&rsquo;s mind to another and really gets at the things that are so hard to put into words; people&rsquo;s struggle to connect to one another, our apart-ness, the nature of time passing. Reading that I felt like, &ldquo;wow, this is what I&rsquo;ve been trying to capture in a lot of &nbsp;my songs&rdquo; &nbsp;I guess in a sense it&rsquo;s what everyone tries to capture and express in their art.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>Outside of music, what is your favorite pastime, how do you relax?</strong><br />I love to cook, my dad just taught me to make Paella, so I&rsquo;m going to give it a whirl this week.&nbsp; My husband Mikael and I go for walks in the country whenever we are able to get out of town. &nbsp;My girlfriends and I have craft nights when we have the time, we gather at my house and make dinner and paint and sew things&mdash;I&rsquo;ve been working on mobiles for my friends&rsquo; babies out of sticks and felt.&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>What is the one thing that most people don&rsquo;t know about you?</strong><br />Maybe a lot of people don&rsquo;t know I&rsquo;m half Filipina, my dad was raised in Manila and my mom&rsquo;s English-Irish from Caro, MI. </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>A fellow Michigan native, what are a few of your favorite things and places here?</strong><br />The sleeping bear dunes, I remember going there for the first time as a little girl and how magic and other-worldly they were. My family also spent lots of time at my grandparents cottage in South Haven on Lake Michigan, I had the best summers running around with all my cousins and taking our little inflatable boat out into the waves. That was a really wonderful way to get to g</span><span style="font-size: small;">row up.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Stay tuned as we follow Mikael and Melaena on their journey!</em><strong> </strong></span><strong><span style="font-size: small;">#WolverineTraveler </span></strong></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/2ce60794-901b-449f-a946-0e8dc6953572 Mon, 26 May 2014 09:20:00 GMT Wolverine Launches Traveler Project with Photographer Mikael Kennedy and Melaena Cadiz <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/5/Traveler_Logo.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">The Wolverine Traveler Project is set to take flight once more, and after two successful ventures teaming up with photographer and adventurer Mikael Kennedy, Wolverine is excited to announce its latest project. Husband and wife duo, Mikael Kennedy and folk singer Melaena Cadiz, will hit the road on June 1st, 2014, on a month-long tour around the US, celebrating the joint release of Cadiz&rsquo;s album and Kennedy&rsquo;s photo collection, both titled Deep Below Heaven.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br />Equipped with the latest in Wolverine boots, Kennedy and Cadiz will document their adventures daily on Wolverine 1k&rsquo;s Instagram feed (@wolverine1k) and also curating a short film of their adventures, which will go live on Wolverine.com upon their return.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br />Founded in 1883, American bootmaker Wolverine crafted the boots and shoes that helped explore and build America as we know it today, and Kennedy and Cadiz will be doing just that. They will be making guest appearances in retail stores, cafes and more, taking their art off the internet and in to a space where it can be enjoyed in person, face to face.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">You can follow their journey at -&nbsp; <a href="http://www.deepbelowheaven.tumblr.com">www.deepbelowheaven.tumblr.com</a> <br />@Wolverine1k &amp; #WolverineTraveler</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/8ef37892-3d6d-4dd1-ae05-928b0ec235a5 Mon, 19 May 2014 18:52:00 GMT Wolverine Father's Day Contest <p>Father's Day is quickly approaching and what dad wouldn't want a pair of Wolverine's? Whether it be our dependable work boots or our classicly refined #1000Mile boots, dad will be all smiles if you're able to snag him a pair! Check out links below to enter.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Enter to win a pair of Wolverine Boots here:</strong> <a href="http://bit.ly/Qn89gZ">http://bit.ly/Qn89gZ</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/5/BLOG SIZE.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Enter to win a pair of #1000Mile Boots here:</strong> <a href="http://bit.ly/1jpH9JL">http://bit.ly/1jpH9JL</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/5/BLOG SIZE1k.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/f44d1e11-cc55-41cd-9ee2-a1d44f9010d0 Sun, 11 May 2014 19:24:00 GMT Wolverine Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the 1000 Mile Boot with Centennial Edition <p><em><span style="font-size: small;">Centennial Edition boot pays homage to the Original 1000 Mile Shoe first introduced in 1914</span></em></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">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&rsquo;s Genuine American Bison and is made in Wolverine&rsquo;s Big Rapids, Michigan, factory.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">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&reg; heel. The Horween Genuine American Bison leather upper is distinctively rugged and showcases the true uniqueness of the natural product.&nbsp; 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.<br /><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;The Wolverine 1000 Mile boot is an iconic part of Wolverine&rsquo;s 130 year history,&rdquo; said Todd Yates, President &ndash; Wolverine Brand. &ldquo;With the Centennial boot we recognize this 100 year milestone with a unique update that holds true to Wolverine&rsquo;s proven style and rich tradition of classic, timeless footwear.&rdquo;<br /><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">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 &ldquo;soft as buckskin,&rdquo; but &ldquo;wears like iron.&rdquo; In fact, it was so durable and comfortable it was said to give you 1000 miles of wear.&nbsp; 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.<br /><br />The Wolverine 1000 Mile Centennial Edition Boot will be available starting in Fall 2014 at Blooomingdale&rsquo;s,&nbsp; Unionmade, Orvis, The Tannery, The Wolverine Company Store, and other fine retailers nationwide</span>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/5/WBS AW14 1000M_Centenial Group.jpg" alt="" width="600" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/1f42008a-7679-4237-b41e-52524dfa0207 Thu, 08 May 2014 13:40:00 GMT Spring into Style at the Wolverine Co. Store on Tuesday, April 29 <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/4/Wolverine Co Store Women's Launch Event April 29.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/bc326f89-e4a4-41fd-9663-c11d9fd71e0a Mon, 28 Apr 2014 03:18:00 GMT Wolverine takes comfort to new levels with the Cabor Boot featuring Wolverine EPX <p>Wolverine debuts an innovative new comfort technology in the Wolverine<strong> Cabor</strong> boot: <em>Wolverine EPX</em>. 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.</p> <p><img style="margin-left: 6px; margin-right: 6px;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/2/Cabor_Wolverine-Gravel-Pit-Card-05_32_Color_FORBLOGCROP.jpg" alt="" width="300" /></p> <p><br />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.&nbsp; 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 <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/EPX" target="_blank">wolverine.com/EPX</a>.</p> <p>How Wolverine EPX works:</p> <iframe width="500" height="305" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-_yLg3BK4eY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/210b1fff-b052-4e9d-a8c8-d43eededdf84 Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:43:00 GMT Actress Shailene Woodley Wearing 1000 Mile Boot's in April's Teen Vogue <p>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.</p> <p>You can check out all of the photos <a href="http://www.teenvogue.com/entertainment/cover-stars/2014-03/shailene-woodley/?slide=1">here</a> &amp; some behind the scenes video of the photo shoot <a href="http://video.teenvogue.com/watch/teen-vogue-s-the-cover-selecting-the-image-for-shailene-woodley-s-cover-plus-a-peek-at-douglas-booth-s-shoot">here</a>!</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/4/shailene-woodley-01.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/4/shailene-woodley-09.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/4/shailene-woodley-12.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/34be2a64-71b5-4384-8155-69d9be0da69d Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:55:00 GMT Cameron Jacket receives Handyman stamp of approval <p><img style="float: left; margin: 7px;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/Handyman Seal of Approval.jpg" alt="" width="200" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine is pleased to announce that the Wolverine Cameron Jacket has earned the <a href="http://www.handymanclub.com/" target="_blank">Handyman Club</a> seal of approval!&nbsp; More than 90 testers put the jacket through the ringer this winter and it received a 99% overall approval rating.&nbsp; Here are some of the testers feedback: <br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>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&hellip;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&hellip;If you&rsquo;re looking for a warm work jacket that moves well and will last I highly recommend Wolverine's Cameron Jacket...it will not disappoint!</em> &ndash; Steven W. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em><br />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.</em> &ndash; James R.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><em>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 &lt; 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. </em>&ndash; Michael M.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br />To read more reviews of the Cameron Jacket, visit <a href="http://www.stuffstuff.com/product/Wolverine%20Cameron%20Jacket/574/582" target="_blank">StuffStuff.com</a>.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/32334M/0/Mens/Cameron-Jacket?dimensions=0" target="_blank"><br /></a></p> <p><img style="float: left; margin: 7px;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/Cameron_Jacket.png" alt="" width="350" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>More about the Cameron Jacket</strong><br />The Cameron features the highest quality materials including a 100 percent cotton duck canvas exterior (407 gsm; 12 oz.) lined with 3M&trade; Thinsulate&trade; Insulation for warmth and 100 percent polyester quilted taffeta for a smooth fit. The jacket&rsquo;s Wolverine DuraLock&trade; 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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; All pocket openings are reinforced with rivets for long-lasting durability. Backed by Wolverine&rsquo;s 30 day comfort guarantee, if you&rsquo;re not completely satisfied it&rsquo;s the best jacket you have ever worn, send it back for a full refund.&nbsp; <br />Available in Charcoal, Bison and Whiskey in men&rsquo;s sizes M &ndash; XXL. <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/32334M/0/Mens/Cameron-Jacket?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Buy now at Wolverine.com</a>.<br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/df74b963-9fb9-4dd5-b30c-21bd2082fef6 Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:41:00 GMT Introducing Wolverine Flame Resistant Clothing <p><span style="font-size: small;">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. (<a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/54328abe-fcf2-421c-8d92-db0d4ced79b0">Click here for Flame Resistant Clothing Care instructions.</a>)<br /><br />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&rsquo;s Flame Resistant clothing meets this standard.<br /><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p><img style="margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: left;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/10/Wolverine-Oil-Field-Card-04_49_Color_sm.png" alt="" width="194" height="292" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Flame Resistant Twill Shirt</strong><br />This button-down style Flame resistant shirt meets ASTM F1506 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269, and features:<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Milliken&reg; Amplitude Flame Resistant Fabric <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7 oz. Twill; 88% cotton, 12% High Tenacity Nylon FR Twill<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; One chest pocket with button through closure and pencil slot opening<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Locker loop on the back yoke with center back pleat allowing for additional range of motion<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Triple needle topstitching for durability <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rolled shoulders for comfort<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extended shirt tail bottom and button down collar<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Flame Resistant Nomex thread and Melamine buttons<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Available in sizes S-3XL<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Available in Grey, Khaki, Blue and Navy<br /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Flame Resistant Ripstop Shirt</strong><br />This button-down style Flame resistant shirt meets ASTM F1506 and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.269, and features:<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Milliken Amplitude Flame Resistant Fabric <br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 6 oz., 88% Cotton, 12% High Tenacity Nylon FR Ripstop<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Two chest pockets with flap and button through closure and pencil slot opening<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Back yoke with side pleats for range of motion<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Triple needle topstitching for durability<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Rolled shoulders for comfort<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Flame Resistant Nomex thread and Melamine buttons<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Extended shirt tail bottom and Button down collar<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 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<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Available in sizes S-3XL<br />&bull;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Available in Grey, Brown, Khaki, Blue and Navy</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/10/Wolverine-Oil-Field-Card-01_280_Color_sm.png" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/b8e2d1d0-0500-4eb1-ac1f-e79d9180a711 Mon, 17 Mar 2014 02:04:00 GMT Wolverine wins 14th Award for Design Excellence in Work Boots <p><span style="font-size: small;">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.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><a href="http://www.footwearplusmagazine.com/" target="_blank">Footwear Plus</a> 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.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br />Wolverine&rsquo;s continued success is due in part to the performance and innovation of its 2013 product offering and its patented comfort technologies.&nbsp; Key products introductions included the Wolverine Cabor work boot featuring <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-ExclusiveInnovations-EPX" target="_blank">Wolverine EPX</a> 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.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/76493 WBS 2013 Plus Awards v6-For Appropos.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/33ca3e25-28ea-430a-b338-b8d99fa9f12d Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:32:00 GMT Selective Potential Features the Demi Boot <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/Selective_Potential Blog Size.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Thank you, Tieka for such a great post and credit! To see Selective Potential's full post visit her website <a href="http://t.co/kjqN4rFFyu">here</a>!</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/4fbf0d9e-40d8-43d0-a598-55d23e6c15c3 Wed, 12 Mar 2014 04:34:00 GMT Relatively Offbeat Features Samantha Pleet Arc Boots <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/relatively_offbeat Blog Size.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>Thank you Relatively Offbeat for the wonderful post on our Arc Boot! To see the complete post hop on over to <strong>Relatively Offbeat's</strong> <a href="http://www.relativelyoffbeat.com/2014/03/fresh-start.html">webpage</a> and check it out!</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/c590c9c3-1bf6-4502-a455-ed4ad60b1498 Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:21:00 GMT Spring 2014 Wolverine No. 1883 Collection for Women <p><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine has a more than 130-year history of classic shoe-making.The new <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/1883Collection" target="_blank">Wolverine No. 1883 Collection</a> for spring features the brand&rsquo;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&rsquo;s exploration of the intersection of traditional style and modern trends.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>The Women's Wolverine No. 1883 Collection for Spring 2014</strong></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Josette</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/Josette_group-01REDO.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/34408W/0/Womens/Josie-Sandal?dimensions=0" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Josie Sandal</span></span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/Josie_Group-02.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/Josie_Group-04.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/34406W/0/Womens/Maise-Oxford?dimensions=0" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">The Maise Oxford</span></a></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/Maisie_group-01.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/34409W/0/Womens/Tilly-Sandal?dimensions=0" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">The Tilly Sandal</span></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/3/Tilly_Group-02.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/0f4a8778-0fa3-48ce-82d6-566be7cca3d3 Sun, 09 Mar 2014 21:09:00 GMT The Wolverine Drillbit Oil Rigger Boot <p><span style="font-size: small;">The Wolverine Drillbit Oil Rigger boot is designed for the roughest, longest days and offers the toughest, most durable materials combined with Boa&rsquo;s one-of-a-kind lacing system for comfort and convenience all day long. The <a href="http://www.boatechnology.com/" target="_blank">Boa</a> Closure&rsquo;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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; The Drillbit has Wolverine PC Dry waterproof membrane to guarantee feet stay dry in wet conditions and wave </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">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.&nbsp; Assembled with time-tested Goodyear Welt Construction.&nbsp; Available in men&rsquo;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. <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/33490M/0/Mens/Drillbit-Wolverine-Oil-Rigger-Armortek-WP-Boa-8-ST-EH-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Buy Now at Wolverine.com</a>. Also available as a <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/33493M/0/Mens/Drillbit-Wolverine-Oil-Rigger-Armortek-WP-Wellington-ST-EH-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Wellington</a> boot.<br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/2/WolverineDrillbit_2014-02-26_1616.png" alt="" width="600" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/1f0f676b-f29f-49fb-8b1e-fba3dce02748 Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:12:00 GMT Status Men's Clothing Event! 2.20.14 <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/2/Status.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/e3138434-9155-4fb0-a15c-bf1ed203db5e Tue, 18 Feb 2014 00:46:00 GMT Shoe Conversion Chart <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;">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. <br /></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/1/Shoe Chart Conversion.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/0a08f542-b1bd-476f-9958-587589d91a4c Tue, 28 Jan 2014 04:45:00 GMT Wolverine Safety Toe <p>Have you ever been shopping for a work boot and find there are many different kinds of safety toe's available to you? With the ever evolving technologies of the world, companies are starting to come up with different ways to keep your feet safe while still providing a comfortable, lasting boot. Wolverine offers a variety of safety toe products and below are their descriptions and ratings. If you're ever needing a question answered regarding one of our products, please contact us at WolverineMarketing@wwwinc.com or 866-699-7369.<br /><br /><strong>Steel Toe</strong> &ndash; Wolverine Steel-Toe boots and shoes are rated STM F2413-11 I/75 C/75. Steel-toe boots help protect your feet from falling or rolling objects. To view our Steel-Toe products, <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-BootTechnologies-Steel-Toe">click here</a>.<br /><br /><strong>Composite toe</strong> &ndash; Similar to the steel toe, a composite-toe will protect you from any falling or rolling objects and is ASTM F2413-11 I/75 C/75 rated. Composite-toe is non-conductive and provides a lighter weight option for you shakers and movers on the job. To view our Composite-Toe products, <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-BootTechnologies-Composite-Toe">click here</a>.<br /><br /><strong>Wolverine Engineered Aluminum Ally</strong> (EAA) Safety-Toe boots and shoes are rated ASTM F2413-11 I/75 C/75. EAA Safety-Toe boots will help protect the top and front of the foot from falling or rolling objects. To view our EAA products, <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-BootTechnologies-EAASafety-Toe">click here</a>.<br /><strong><br />Wolverine CarbonMAX</strong> &ndash; An advanced protection and performance safety-toe, CarbonMAX is lightweight, non-conductive to electricity and resists extreme cold and heat.&nbsp; ASTM F2413-05 I/75 C/75 Rated.To view our Wolverine CarbonMax products, <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-ExclusiveInnovations-WolverineCarbonMax?FeatureID=263">click here</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/ad7e5f3f-8a26-48e1-ad97-dca31c2f8007 Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:16:00 GMT Wolverine introduces Lorin Paley as 2014 Guardian Project Ambassador <p>Wolverine, the maker of dependably rugged boots since 1883, is pleased to introduce Lorin Paley as the 2014 Ambassador of the Wolverine Guardian Project. The program is a partnership between the brand and people who work outdoors, dedicated to guarding, protecting and serving the outdoors so that others can continue to explore and enjoy it. The project aims to highlight the valuable work these Guardians do and achieve a deeper understanding of the specific product needs of those serving in these demanding positions.&nbsp;</p> <p>Wolverine has selected 21-year-old Lorin Paley as 2014 Guardian Ambassador because of her work as an advocate for the outdoor industry and outdoor recreation, as well as her passion for introducing others to the outdoors. She has served as an ambassador for Outdoor Nation, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting youth with nature through grants supporting project ideas and outdoor events. &nbsp;She&rsquo;s also involved in organizations like the Upper Valley Mountain Bike Association, which builds new trails and plans group mountain bike activities, and Bait and Bullet, a women&rsquo;s hunting group. Paley is currently a student at Dartmouth University.</p> <p><a href="http://youtu.be/FeyZ7S_CqWA" target="_blank">[Watch a video about Guardian Ambassador Lorin Paley.]</a></p> <p>&ldquo;I think there is a level of paying it forward and people who are experienced in the outdoors should give to the inexperienced. It shouldn&rsquo;t be a burden for the people who haven&rsquo;t been outside to get outside, we should help show them the way,&rdquo; Paley said. &nbsp;&ldquo;It&rsquo;s an awesome feeling to get out there and see something bigger than you, which can create experiences and skills that can help you take on anything in your life. I&rsquo;m happy to be a Wolverine Guardian Project Ambassador and be part of a group that challenges themselves every day to make the outdoors a place where people with all experience levels can play and grow.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2014/1/Lorin-6.png" alt="" /></p> <p>Wolverine has partnered with more than 50 passionate individuals, from wildland firefighters and search and rescue volunteers to wildlife researchers and outdoor advocates. &nbsp;A driven and determined group who have answered the call of the outdoors, these Guardians are shepherds and stewards who are creating, maintaining, repairing, educating and guiding so that others can continue to explore and enjoy the outdoors.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are thrilled to introduce Lorin as the 2014 Guardian Ambassador; she is an exemplary model of someone who has a passion for preserving the outdoors and spreading that passion to others,&rdquo; said Kelly Redinger, Wolverine Marketing Director. &nbsp;&ldquo;Partnering with Guardians allows us to highlight dedicated people like Lorin, as well as gain valuable insight on product performance that we can incorporate into our design and development process so we can continue making outdoor footwear that meets the demands of their outdoor lifestyles.&rdquo;</p> <p>Garth Levin, a wildland and structural firefighter, was the Wolverine Guardian Project&rsquo;s 2013 Ambassador.</p> <p>Are you a Guardian? Visit <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/guardianproject">www.wolverine.com/guardianproject</a> or email <a href="mailto:guardianproject@wwwinc.com">GuardianProject@wwwinc.com</a> for more information and to apply for the project.</p> <p><strong>Wolverine</strong><br /><em>Made True. Since 1883.</em><br />Wolverine is the brand that uniquely binds American ingenuity and artistry, making every product as enduring as the people who wear them. Top to bottom, inside and out, Wolverine uses the finest materials, unrivaled craftsmanship and innovative technologies. For the driven and determined group who have answered the call of the outdoors full-time, creating, maintaining and guiding outdoor spaces so that others can continue to explore and enjoy, Wolverine offers boots, apparel and accessories that are designed for comfort and built to last. Because we believe tenacity never goes out of style. For more information visit www.wolverine.com or call 866-699-7369. Wolverine is a division of Wolverine Worldwide. &nbsp;</p> <div><br /></div> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/c1ea5154-9da7-4787-8041-b9601d4079eb Sun, 12 Jan 2014 18:01:00 GMT A Firefighter and his Wolverine Boots <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Just recently we received a letter from Nick Poliseno about a story that involves a fire truck, foot and Wolverine Boots. Read on to see how the story unfolds.... </em><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Hello,</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">On December 15, 2013 following a snow storm I was with my volunteer Fire Dept. going around town with Santa Claus passing out candy canes to kids. Due to the snowy weather, I was wearing my Wolverine snow boots. Towards the end of the day while the fire truck was moving I attempted to run and jump onto the side of the truck. I missed the step and fell to the ground and my <strong>left foot was run over from the front tire of the fire truck. </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">I was rushed to Emergency Room, to all of the doctors and nurses amazement I only had one small broken bone on the top of my foot which only required a walking boot and crutches. The doctors looked over the results of my x-rays and CT scan with amazement as to how I was so fortunate to not have major damage. The weight of the truck was 80,000lbs and my foot was flat on the ground when it went over me. <strong>All of the doctors said my foot should have been smashed and major damage and reconstruction surgery should have been needed to put my foot back together. </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>I don't know why or how I was so forutnate that day, but I have to believe one of the major reasons was the Wolverine snow boot I was wearing.</strong> I am writing this letter to show my appreication and gratitude to the company and excellent product they produce. If I was wearing a sneaker or a lesser quality boot I truly believe the outcome would have been as grave as the doctors expected.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Again I just want to offer a heartfelt thank you and show my grattitude to the whole team at Wolverine Boots.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Thank you, <br />Nick Poliseno</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><em><span style="font-size: small;">Thank you for sending us this story, Nick and we are very glad to hear of the good ending. </span></em></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/fc4a83f3-d650-4680-963c-dd1d058575cf Sun, 05 Jan 2014 14:51:00 GMT Cloth & Metal Trunk Show 12.7.13 <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/12/2013-12-05_1014.png" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/97d037fa-0e27-48be-a84d-c08655cd62bf Thu, 05 Dec 2013 05:11:00 GMT GROOM LIKE A MAN EVENT <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/12/76272 WBS Mens Grooming Event Invite Blog Size.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/5f1a04c2-8a39-4af9-b1fe-840724c7dc86 Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:23:00 GMT Genterie Supply Co. Event 11.22.13 <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/11/GenterieBlog.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/94c48be5-5a42-44c0-8523-2ee7aac4d917 Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:43:00 GMT Abbadabbas's Trunk Show 11.21.13 <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/11/AbbadabbasBlog.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/42f0e960-2016-47b3-a3f2-dc31d03558eb Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:20:00 GMT DNA Footwear Event 11.21.13 <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/11/DNA FootwearBlog.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/64afda01-bcf5-4b6b-bd34-3b80cea814ee Wed, 20 Nov 2013 18:58:00 GMT Wolverine Boots: A Great Pair of Boots <p style="text-align: center;"><em>We received the below story from Rich Covely, a longtime customer, and thought we would share! </em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">With winter just around the corner, I&rsquo;ve been thinking lately about a new pair of boots. An ad in the local paper caught my attention: &ldquo;Wolverine Boots $15 off.&rdquo; It wasn&rsquo;t the $15 off; it was the Wolverine boots. I poured another cup of coffee and read the details as I strolled down memory lane.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br />&diams;&diams;&diams;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br />It was the last week of September in 1973. I had just started a new job with the Oregon Highway Department in Hood River, Oregon. The maintenance yard was a few miles south of Hood River on the highway to Mt. Hood. An early winter snow had already begun to fall on the mountain.<br />The work with the department was hard&mdash;building guardrails, cleaning culverts, and stocking the sand sheds with sand and chemicals used on the highway during the coming winter. Good clothing was important, especially good boots.<br />It would be one month before payday. So with rent, food, utilities and a 2-year-old son to care for, we had to make each dollar stretch. The old boots that I wore had to hold together until then.<br />The day after my first paycheck was a Saturday. I&rsquo;d already checked out Wilson&rsquo;s Outdoor Clothing. It was only a few blocks from home in what was called &ldquo;uptown Hood River.&rdquo; That morning, my wife, son, and I piled into our 1965 green and white Chevy pick-up with a snow tire on the left rear wheel and a pile of sand in the bed for some traction and headed for Wilson&rsquo;s.<br />It was small and dingy inside, and very warm from the oil burner in the corner. It was stuffed with clothing&mdash;pants, shirts, socks and lots of gear for loggers, hunters, and construction workers. Except for big, black loggers&rsquo; boots, they only carried two other styles: Irish Setter and Wolverine 8-inch work boots. I tried on both brands and decided on the Wolverines; besides, my son liked the &ldquo;kitty&rdquo; on the box.<br />I still had them on as Mr. Wilson walked up to me and said $39.95 cash and you can wear them home. I stepped up to the counter and put down the money. &ldquo;My first pair of Wolverines,&rdquo; I said as we walked out the door to a snow-covered truck. I can still remember how much closer the brake and gas pedal felt with those thick rubber soles. I think I slept in them that night.<br />The following Monday was a training day for me. Everyone was required to be able to operate every piece of equipment. It was my turn to drive the sanding truck, a big ten-wheel monster that carried tons of sand.<br />It was a cold snowy morning when the boss came into the crew room and called me out. &ldquo;Time for you to get acquainted with Big Bertha,&rdquo; he said. As we trudged through the knee-deep snow to the line of vehicles, Bertha stood out above them all.<br />&ldquo;First thing I want you to do,&rdquo; he said, &ldquo;is to climb up on top of the hopper and check for frozen sand. If it ain&rsquo;t clear, we can&rsquo;t load &rsquo;er up. I hustled up the cold steel ladder to the top of the hopper, a huge steel box covered with a heavy grate. &ldquo;Be careful up there,&rdquo; he yelled. &ldquo;Could be slippery.&rdquo;<br />I peered over the edge, and with a grin said, &ldquo;Don&rsquo;t worry, Boss. I&rsquo;m wearing my new Wolverines.&rdquo;<br />&ldquo;Wolverines, huh? You sound like a TV commercial or somethin&rsquo;.&rdquo;<br />We loaded the truck with several yards of sand using the scoopmobile, a three-wheeled contraption with a bucket on the front and one wheel on the rear for steering. &ldquo;Jump in,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;We&rsquo;re goin&rsquo; up the mountain.&rdquo;<br />We got in the cab, the boss behind the wheel, and away we went. As we slowly ground our way up the highway toward Mt. Hood Lodge, I was wondering what the plan was but didn&rsquo;t ask. However, I was about to find out. We finally pulled into the lodge parking area and came to a stop. The boss opened his door, and with one leg already out said, &ldquo;OK. She&rsquo;s all yours. Keep it in second gear, stay under 5 miles per hour, and don&rsquo;t touch the brake or you&rsquo;ll spin like a top.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;&ldquo;But . . .&rdquo; I said. Too late. He was gone, heading for the warmth of the lodge.<br />I made it safely down the mountain and back to the maintenance yard, but it took me so long my co-workers were thinking about forming a search party.<br />After a week or so of plowing snow, I was assigned to work in the shop doing maintenance on our trucks. Our equipment was used long and hard, and it needed to be kept ready to go. Everyone else was out on the road that particular day except me and the boss. He was seldom seen on those cold days, staying close to his office with the big electric wall heater just behind his chair. I was just finishing servicing a truck when he came through the door. He stood about five-feet four-inches and was maybe 200 pounds. He was built like a bulldog, and his name was Wilbur Strong, but he had the disposition of a kitten and was the nicest guy to work for. An unlit stub of a cigar was always in his mouth.<br />Wilbur shouted a few words to me about going into Hood River for something and wanted me to man the phone and radio in his office. I wiped my hands and headed for the door. By then he was climbing into his green Chevy pick-up with the State of Oregon decal on the door and headed for the gate in a flurry of snow kicked up by the tire chains on the rear wheels.<br />&ldquo;Wow, it&rsquo;s really hot in here,&rdquo; I thought, as I settled into the cushion on his chair that hadn&rsquo;t quite re-inflated itself after just being relieved of 200 pounds. The heater was set on high. &ldquo;Too warm,&rdquo; I thought. I bent over to lower it and realized that my pants were wet from the knees down from working on the truck, which was still packed with snow. I needed to get dry, so I put my feet up on the wall above the heater. My new Wolverines with the soft rubber soles clung to the rough cinder-block wall like glue. &ldquo;This is great,&rdquo; I thought. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll be dry in no time.&rdquo;<br />The radio was quiet, and the phone never rang. I closed my eyes for just a minute or so, and I was out like a light&mdash;sound asleep. It wasn&rsquo;t long before I felt intense heat on my right foot and smelled burning rubber. I leaped from the chair with white smoke pouring from my right boot. I dashed for the door and the ever-present puddle of melted snow just outside. I jumped in with both feet and there was instant sizzle and pop, like water hitting a skillet full of hot oil.<br />A few moments later I realized that my sock was wet. I pulled my leg up and twisted my foot for a look. A quarter-sized hole clean through. I had to make a patch. I remembered seeing a can of Henry&rsquo;s Asphalt Adhesive on a shelf in the shop. I headed for it. Prying off the lid with a putty knife, then working a big glob into the hole, I used a piece of inner tube on the inside and outside of my boot, securing the asphalt adhesive patch with black electrical tape (the old cloth type; where was duct tape when I needed it?). <br />I had just made it back to the office to clean the burnt rubber from the front of the heater when the door flew open, and there he stood, a giant cigar protruding from his large, round face, a cloud of smoke circling around his head not knowing which way to go.<br />He looked at me and said, &ldquo;What&rsquo;s burning?&rdquo;<br />I said, &ldquo;It&rsquo;s your cigar, Boss.&rdquo;<br />He pulled the stogie from his mouth, turned it around a few times, and said, &ldquo;I&rsquo;ll never buy these again. Tastes like burnt rubber.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br />&diams; &diams; &diams;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br />Forty years pass, and a few pairs of Wolverine boots pass with them. But as they say, although some things change, some things remain the same, and I&rsquo;m still a loyal and devoted buyer of Wolverine boots. So when September comes again and winter is just around the corner, I check out the ad for $15 off Wolverines. But the advertiser doesn&rsquo;t have my size. A friend suggests I try Cabela&rsquo;s. <br />I call Cabela&rsquo;s and ask for the footware department. A friendly voice says, &ldquo;We not only have your size but I think every style as well.&rdquo; She says if I know exactly what I&rsquo;m looking for, she&rsquo;ll have them waiting for me when I come in.<br />And so it goes. One more pair of Wolverines. Is this it? Who knows.<br /><strong><br />Thanks for the memories.<br />Rich Covely</strong></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/fdca929c-e148-40f4-9553-df4982e71f2a Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:17:00 GMT Boot Maintenance Tip of the Day <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Any boot with a Polyurethane midsole or outsole is susceptible to <em>hydrolysis</em> &ndash; which is derived from the Greek word meaning &ldquo;separation.&rdquo; This can cause the soles of your boots to fall apart or detach themselves. In order to prevent this from happening, be sure to keep your boots in a steady temperature location. Do not allow your boots to sit dormant in a dark space for long periods of time as this is when hydrolysis usually takes place. Be sure to properly clean your boots of any debris or liquids after each use to help maintain their integrity.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;"><span style="font-size: medium;">If you ever have any questions regarding your boots and/or proper maintenance, please give our customer service a call at: </span><br /><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">866-699-7369</span></strong></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/1327a246-4fe9-4246-9e68-3fefe63af728 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:22:00 GMT Boot Vs. Gravity <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: georgia,palatino;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Check out Boot Vs. Gravity - Just one of seven in the series available on our YouTube channel! Click <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlHWAIuWw69hrx5yIh24Tw">here</a> to see the rest..</span></span></strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OzU6MONEsOA?list=UUJlHWAIuWw69hrx5yIh24Tw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/e214bcf8-d401-41e4-b59d-90f532b0ae2c Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:20:00 GMT Flame Resistant Apparel Care Instructions <p><span style="font-size: small;">Because of the specific nature of the materials in Wolverine&rsquo;s Flame Resistant Apparel, there are detailed care instructions that help preserve the garments' flame resistance. Improper laundering can reduce flame resistant properties.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Flame Resistant Apparel Care Instructions</strong><br /></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Clean by laundering with detergent (Do not use fabric softener) or dry clean.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Launder Flame Resistant garments separately.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Wash according to NFPA 2112 Guidelines; at a suggested temperature of 150 degree Fahrenheit.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: small;">Do not use chlorine bleach, liquid non-chlorine or any other laundry additive, including fabric softener. <br /></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/b8e2d1d0-0500-4eb1-ac1f-e79d9180a711" target="_blank">View this blog post</a> for more information about Wolverine's Flame Resistant Apparel. For detailed care instructions, visit <a href="http://www.millikenfr.com" target="_blank">MillikenFR.com</a>.</span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/54328abe-fcf2-421c-8d92-db0d4ced79b0 Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:08:00 GMT NY Wolverine Company Store welcomes Imogene + Willie! <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/10/76033-WBS-WCS-Grand-W-Imogene-v4.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/7d847f4b-dd54-46b3-9877-b48f9bbe0661 Tue, 08 Oct 2013 04:57:00 GMT Introducing the Wolverine Cameron Jacket - Backed by a 30-day Comfort Guarantee <p><span style="font-size: small;">With careful attention to detail and premium materials, Wolverine delivers the best cotton duck canvas jacket out there with the Cameron. Backed by Wolverine&rsquo;s 30 day comfort guarantee, if you&rsquo;re not completely satisfied it&rsquo;s the best jacket you have ever worn, you can send it back for a full refund. <br />New for Fall 2013, the Cameron features the highest quality materials including a 100 percent cotton duck canvas exterior (407 gsm; 12 oz.) lined with 3M&trade; Thinsulate&trade; Insulation for warmth and 100 percent polyester quilted taffeta for a smooth fit. The jacket&rsquo;s Wolverine DuraLock&trade; Defend fabric resists water and oil, and convenient interior pockets with a zipper or Velcro closure keep belongings safe. </span></p> <p><img style="float: left;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/10/Cameron_Jacket-lr.png" alt="" width="295" height="358" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;There are a lot of jackets on the market but the Cameron Jacket is truly different,&rdquo; said Lisa Stoepker, Wolverine Product Line Manager. &ldquo;We utilized 3M Thinsulate insulation for warmth and 12 oz. heavy duty cotton duck canvas with DuraLock Defend technology for water and oil resistance. The jackets also feature Wolverine bi-swing backs and fully articulated elbows for greater range of motion, and multiple interior and exterior pockets designed to meet the needs of every job. Combine all these elements and we&rsquo;ve created the absolute best jackets for the price.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; All pocket openings are reinforced with rivets for long-lasting durability. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br />The <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/32334M/0/Mens/Cameron-Jacket?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Cameron jacket</a> is available in Charcoal, Bison and Whiskey in men&rsquo;s sizes M &ndash; XXL on Wolverine.com. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/6ffd5fc2-4a6e-4c8f-b9fd-30911f2e89b8 Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:05:00 GMT Wolverine Company Store Grand Opening Event! <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/9/NYStoreGrandOpening.png" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/8432b9fa-7db1-4695-a298-220a2e1d9a80 Fri, 13 Sep 2013 03:17:00 GMT Esquire Features Kindred Spirits on Style Blog <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/Esquire.png" alt="" /><br /><span style="font-family: helvetica;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Watch Dana and Ryan's videos on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlHWAIuWw69hrx5yIh24Tw">YouTube</a>! </span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/427f371b-03dd-4818-b9c9-e19780a86c56 Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:03:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Chapter 6 <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter6" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/01_201306_015_UPMichigan_017_07.jpg" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Our trip across the Upper Peninsula and Isle Royale for Wolverine: Traveler was like a journey weaving back and forth through different decades and centuries. In such an out-of-the-way place at the edge of the United States, we were treated to different moments of epic beauty, destruction, and humor&mdash;all artifacts&nbsp; and reminders of the recent and more distant past. We saw hints of life out of reach of mobile phones, landscapes unknown to automobiles, and people who make a life on the outskirts of civilization. In the end, it is the landscape and the small signs of human life that make the Upper Peninsula stand out in my mind from the many different borderlands of the United States.&nbsp;&nbsp; - Blaine Davis</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>To view all of Blaines pictures, click</strong> <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter6" target="modal">HERE!</a></span></p> <p>We flew home on the last day from Michigan back to NYC, Blaine carried a bag overflowing with film he&rsquo;d shot over the past 10 days. Traveling with another photographer is always an interesting experience: you can stare at the same thing and each see it entirely differently. If you&rsquo;re open enough to allow your styles to move with each other to blend together, it can work remarkably well. Traveling with Blaine is always a success; I learn so much from watching him photograph strangers we&rsquo;d meet, working to make them feel comfortable and to not notice the camera on the tripod in front of them as he took his time to remove the pressure one feels from having a lense focused on them. These are Blaine&rsquo;s photos from our adventure, another look at the life we saw across the UP. -&nbsp;&nbsp; Mikael Kennedy<br /><strong><br />Wolverine Traveler: The Upper Peninsula</strong><br /><a href="http://www.mikaelkennedy.com">Mikael Kennedy</a> is a New York City-based commercial and fine art photographer. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed Polaroid travel blog, <em>Passport to Trespass</em>, documenting his 10 years of wandering the United States with a Polaroid SX70. <br />&nbsp;<br /><a href="http://www.blainedavis.com">Blaine Davis</a> Raised in the contrasting cultures of South Texas and Eastern Europe, Blaine Davis quickly developed a taste for travel, photography and the outdoors at a young age. He is currently working as a photographer, teacher and sometime writer in Brooklyn, NY.</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Chapters </strong></span></span><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/04e9c62d-a5ec-488a-9567-17040566c503">Chapter 1</a><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/72a6a852-ba07-44a1-9e12-2d4e911fc75e" target="_blank">Chapter 2</a><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/c988337e-67d3-4738-a55e-08243bfc8b15">Chapter 3</a><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/ac815b0a-e6bb-44fd-88f5-16316b60104c">Chapter 4</a><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/5a58f903-e81b-450a-bbb4-68b286c64c41">Chapter 5</a></p> <p><em><span style="font-size: medium;"><strong>Cold Splinters</strong> also did a posting on Mikael and his Journey in the UP along with some exclusive photos. <a href="http://www.coldsplinters.com/2013/08/mikael-kennedy-in-michigan/">View Now</a>! </span></em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- AddToAny BEGIN --> <p><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save"><img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" border="0" alt="Share" width="171" height="16" /></a> <script src="//static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </p> <!-- AddToAny END --> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/0126f959-c7fe-45aa-8448-67b82ccc6051 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:29:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Chapter 5 <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal "><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0814.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Our adventure through the UP reached its pinnacle on Isle Royale, but we still had a few days left till our flight out of Rockford and we figured it was just enough time for a few quick stops along the way. It seemed wrong to leave the UP without doing a little exploring on an ATV since the entire peninsula is crisscrossed with trails, and I&rsquo;m sure most folks up there would claim it&rsquo;s the national pastime, at least when there&rsquo;s no snow to be on a snowmobile. Luckily enough you can rent one just about anywhere up there, including the Super 8 Motel on the edge of the Hiawatha National Forest in the town of Wetmore which is where we found ourselves for the night.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0815.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0815_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0816.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>A solid 8 hours the next day of tearing down the dirt tracks through the trees, making our way out to the shore of Lake Superior left us exhausted and covered in dust. Mid-day on the trails we stopped for lunch on the shore of Lake Superior when I received a message from an old friend, Michigan-born folk-singer Dana Falconberry. Dana was back in Michigan for a family reunion and she insisted that we stop by on our way home for a tour of some of her favorite spots she&rsquo;d been visiting since she was a kid. Dana was staying up near Sleeping Bear dunes in a town called Leelanau so we veered a little off our route home up through Traverse City to Lake Leelanau, where we met her on the front porch of a little cottage her family rented. As Blaine and I drove towards Dana&rsquo;s house I put on her latest album, aptly named &ldquo;Leelanau&rdquo;, only to realize that the tracks were all named after all places we had just seen: Muskegon, Tahquamenon, Pictured Rocks. Having been listening to the album for months and having no idea what any of the names meant, we had now wound our way through each place she sang about. The track list was a road map to our past nine days.</p> <p><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/leelanau/id550827257">itunes album</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0816_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0816_002.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0817.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Dana took us out for a walk on the Shores of Lake Michigan as the sun set, explaining to us the marvel of Petoskey Stones that only exist in this one place in the world and all the little treasures she had gathered as a kid on these shores. We stood on top of the dunes watching locals clamber up and down the slopes to jump in the clear water of the lake.&nbsp; As the sun finally set, the top of dune became packed with locals and toursist hiking up to watch the last glimmer of light over the water. As dusk settled in we dropped off Dana and her folks, promising to visit her in Texas where she lives now should we find ourselves down that way soon. We headed back south one last time towards our flight home, saying goodbye to Michigan for the time being.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0818.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0818_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter5" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/8/2013-08-02_0818_002.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Wolverine Traveler 1: The Upper Peninsula<br />1649 Miles by car<br />224 miles by float plane<br />18 miles by motor boat<br />72 miles on a 4 Wheeler<br />and 2 Miles by Canoe</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Chapters</strong></span><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/04e9c62d-a5ec-488a-9567-17040566c503">Chapter 1</a><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/72a6a852-ba07-44a1-9e12-2d4e911fc75e">Chapter 2</a><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/c988337e-67d3-4738-a55e-08243bfc8b15">Chapter 3</a><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/ac815b0a-e6bb-44fd-88f5-16316b60104c">Chapter 4</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- AddToAny BEGIN --> <p><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save"><img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" border="0" alt="Share" width="171" height="16" /></a> <script src="//static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </p> <!-- AddToAny END --> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/5a58f903-e81b-450a-bbb4-68b286c64c41 Sun, 04 Aug 2013 00:19:00 GMT Introducing the Morley Boot from the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/33050M/0/Mens/Morley-1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/Tan_Morley.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>*Click on the pictures for pricing and shipping information</em></p> <p>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.&nbsp; 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.</p> <p>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.&nbsp; In the 40s, the leather became so popular that upon the miliatary&rsquo;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.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/33050M/0/Mens/Morley-1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/Black_Morley.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>*Click on the pictures for pricing and shipping information</em></p> <p>The leather&rsquo;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.</p> <p>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&rsquo;t dry out.&nbsp; The leather ages beautifully, developing a patina and smoothness with age, creating a more burnished look with time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.horween.com" target="_blank">Horween Leather Company </a></p> <!-- AddToAny BEGIN --> <p><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save"><img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" border="0" alt="Share" width="171" height="16" /></a> <script src="//static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </p> <!-- AddToAny END --> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/1a6fca38-f4c7-427e-b064-37c0ed5414cb Sun, 28 Jul 2013 03:27:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Chapter 4 <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0843.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>We lost 1 day on Isle Royale due to bad weather so, we were eager to make time meeting Dave back at the airfield first thing Sunday morning to try to fly us out again. Now with the clouds having cleared from the night before we could see for miles as we rose up away from the mainland Isle Royale coming into view once we were out over the water.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0845.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>The plane came in across the southeastern edge of the island; even from this perspective we couldn&rsquo;t full grasp the size of it. Landing in Tobin Harbor, the plane touched down in the water so gently that neither of us noticed we were no longer in the air, our noses pressed to windows staring at the wild world around us. I&rsquo;ve made it one of my goals these past few years of travel to try to reach the more remote parts of America while the rest of the country seems steadily on a march to fill every open space with strip malls and parking lots. The least visited National Park in the Continental United States, Isle Royale averages about 20,000 visitors per year, which is less than some other parks get in a day. In the 1980s it was classified as an International Biosphere, guaranteeing for the time being it will remain untouched. The forests looked spectacular from above, but nothing would prepare us for what they looked like when we finally set foot in them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0845_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Wanting to make the most of our visit, we wasted no time dropping our bags at the Rock Harbor lodge and headed down to the pier to rent a boat, planning to spend the day exploring the islands that dotted the coast of this massive island. We were advised to first stop at Raspberry Island just across Rock Harbor, where we could wander and explore the forests then head southwest down the edge of the Island. Blaine said it best when he remarked that it&rsquo;s not often you get to walk through a woods that haven&rsquo;t been touch in some way. Nothing had been cleared, the forest had been left to its own devices, and it was a remarkable difference from most forests I&rsquo;d been in. Lichen covering everything; the forest felt prehistoric around us, draped in a species called Old Man&rsquo;s Beard. The trails mostly stamped down by moose, you got the feeling you were visiting a land that wasn&rsquo;t ours. We hiked the interior of the island from rocky shore through the old forest and swamps, marveling at this world we had stumbled upon.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0846.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0846_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>After a morning walking through Raspberry Island, dodging moose tracks and scrambling over the rocky shoreline, we re-boarded our boat and began motoring down through the reach of Rock Harbor, circling the islands, some no bigger than rocks with a few trees poking out of them. Occasionally we would pass a boat fishing, or see the red packs of hikers on the ridges around us, peaking out from the trees, but for the most part we felt alone in this world. As we reached the end of Rock Harbor and prepared to explore the Mosey Basin, hoping to land and explore more on foot, a rumbling over the mainland to our right caught our attention.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0846_002.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>It took us a few seconds to realize what was happening, but as the dark clouds began to roll in over Isle Royale, coming from the direction of Thunder Bay in Canada, we realized we were in a bit of trouble. The small metal boat we were currently floating along in was not a great place to ride out a thunderstorm, especially not in the middle of the bay. We made the quick decision to try and outrun the storm back to the lodge probably 5 miles away at this point. As Blaine gunned the motor and I kept an eye on the lighting striking the land to our left, we shot back towards the safety of the harbor</p> <p>In this we chose wrong and quickly drove straight into a wall of water. Blaine keeping an eye on skies (being Texan born he was worried about spirals in the clouds coming down. Neither of us was prepared for the marble-sized hail that began pelting us, ringing off the boat&rsquo;s metal hull as we realized we were not going to make it home. Yelling over the din of the storm and both pointing at the shore, Blaine quickly turned and ran us to the tree line. I hopped out into the knee-deep water pulling us aground, tying off to a splintered birch tree. We just stood their laughing, huddled in the rain as our boat filled with hail and the storm passed safely over us moving south towards Copper Harbor. After 15 minutes of standing there the skies cleared, and we climbed soaked and amused back into our boat and motored home. Changing out of our wet clothes, we figured we had enough of the water for one day and we would spend the rest of the afternoon hiking the interior, trying to get out along one of the ridges we had seen from the shore.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0846_003.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0847.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Still being limited in time on the island, we did a quick loop a few miles out to Suzy&rsquo;s Cave and back to the lodge, taking a few moments every now and then to just walk out into the thick of the forest. It's A magical world to wander in - I have never seen anything like this before (visit ColdSplinters.com for an exclusive look at Isle Royal). We grabbed dinner at the Rock Harbor lodge before it closed, not wanting to miss our only opportunity for food out here. We sat out on the rocks next to the lodge to watch the sunset across Lake Superior, enjoying the lack of cell phone service or any other form of communication with mainland, stepping away for a little while.</p> <p>Waking the following morning with just a few hours left on island, we grabbed a canoe and paddled across Tobin Harbor where our plane had landed, musing the whole time what would happen if the plane came while we were in the middle of the &ldquo;runway.&rdquo; We hugged the shoreline across the harbor looking for the landing to the trail to take us up to Look Out Louise overlooking the boundary waters and Canada north of us. Not finding the landing but having a fairly good idea of where we were heading, we beached the canoe at the entrance to Hidden Lake and hurried up the trail, not wanting to miss our ride home and still trying to see as much as possible.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0848.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0848_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0848_002.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>The trail to Lookout Louise is a short 1-mile to the top; we spotted moose tracks in the mud that looked fresh so we walked in silence for most of the trip, hoping to catch a glimpse of one before we left. We&rsquo;d been told that the wolf population on the island was down to 8, so we had no chance of seeing one, but the moose numbered over 1000 so we had a better chance. A couple we met on the trail yesterday had seen one wandering the ridge we were walking on but we had no luck. We saw no animal life for the most part, just some carnivorous plants. Isle Royale is pretty barren in terms of animal life, the moose crossed the ice or swam over some time in the early 1900s from Canada and wolves followed soon after, but there isn&rsquo;t much else out there. From Lookout Louise we heard our plane come in, the sound of the motor echoing off the water, and we quickly hurried down the trail to our canoe and across the harbor.&nbsp; We sadly said goodbye to Isle Royale realizing you would need weeks to see the whole thing. We were lucky enough just to have made it out there. On our return flight we had another passenger, Jay, who was getting dropped in Windigo Harbor to start a 10 day hike through the island. We took off from Rock Harbor and flew southwest across the entire Island; this was when we were able to comprehend the size of Isle Royal. Jay had been out every summer for 24 years, he said as we flew over the dense forest, and he could pick out his spots for the night from above. Amazing to think of someone knowing such a remote land so well. We dropped him in Windigo wishing him a good hike and good weather. We made our way back to Houghton, watching Isle Royale disappear into the blue behind us and we began our trip south, back towards Rockford and towards home.</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter4" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-26_0849.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>Wolverine Traveler 001: The Upper Peninsula<br />Photo &amp; Text: Mikael Kennedy<br />Model &amp; Co-Pilot: Blaine Davis</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Chapters </strong></span><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/04e9c62d-a5ec-488a-9567-17040566c503" target="modal">Chapter 1</a>&nbsp; <br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/72a6a852-ba07-44a1-9e12-2d4e911fc75e" target="modal">Chapter 2</a> <br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/c988337e-67d3-4738-a55e-08243bfc8b15" target="modal">Chapter 3</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.mikaelkennedy.com" target="modal">Mikael Kennedy</a><br />Mikael Kennedy is a New York City-based commercial and fine art photographer. He is the author of the<br />internationally acclaimed Polaroid travel blog, Passport to Trespass, documenting his 10 years of wandering the<br />United States with a Polaroid SX70.</p> <p><a href="http://www.blainedavis.com" target="modal">Blaine Davis</a><br />Raised in the contrasting cultures of South Texas and Eastern Europe, Blaine Davis quickly developed a taste<br />for travel, photography and the outdoors at a young age. Currently working as a photographer, teacher and<br />sometime writer in Brooklyn, NY.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- AddToAny BEGIN --> <p><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save"><img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" border="0" alt="Share" width="171" height="16" /></a> <script src="//static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </p> <!-- AddToAny END --> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/ac815b0a-e6bb-44fd-88f5-16316b60104c Wed, 24 Jul 2013 16:58:00 GMT Wolverine launches the Guardian Project, introduces wildland firefighter Garth Levin as 2013 Ambassador <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="margin: 5px;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/WBS_GuardianLogoFinal_7.png" alt="" width="175" /></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine launches the Guardian Project, introduces wildland firefighter Garth Levin as 2013 Ambassador</span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Rockford, Mich. (July 2013) &ndash; Wolverine, the makers of dependably rugged boots since 1883, is pleased to introduce the <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/guardianproject " target="_blank">Wolverine Guardian Project </a>and wildland firefighter </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Garth Levin as 2013 Ambassador. The program is a partnership between the brand and people who work outdoors and are dedicated to guarding, protecting and serving the outdoor spaces on which communities depend. The goal of the partnership is to achieve a deeper understanding of the specific product needs of those serving in these demanding positions. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine has partnered with more than 50 passionate individuals, from wildland firefighters and search and rescue volunteers to wildlife researchers and outdoor advocates. A driven and determined group who have answered the call of the outdoors full-time, these Guardians are shepherds and stewards who are creating, maintaining, repairing, educating and guiding so that others can continue to explore and enjoy the outdoors.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;Partnering with Guardians allows us to gain valuable feedback on product performance and in-depth knowledge of essential product features for these perilous environments and activities,&rdquo; said Kelly Redinger, Wolverine Marketing Director.&nbsp; &ldquo;We incorporate this insight into our design and development process so we can continue making outdoor footwear that meets the demands of their challenging work.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine has selected Garth Levin, a wildland and structural firefighter and an exemplarily example of what it takes to be a true Guardian of the outdoors, as the</span><span style="font-size: small;"> Guardian Project&rsquo;s 2013 Ambassador.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/GenderGalleryRoot-Collections-GarthsFavorites">[Watch a video about Guardian Ambassador Garth Levin.]</a></span><img style="float: left; margin-top: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/Wolverine Guardian Garth Levin_SM.jpg" alt="" width="300" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;Footwear is paramount in my line of work,&rdquo; Levin said. &ldquo;I am so pleased to be part of the Wolverine Guardian Project and have the opportunity to influence specific product designs that will benefit those who work outdoors. I&rsquo;m honored to partner with Wolverine as this year&rsquo;s Guardian Ambassador.&rdquo;<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The 2014 Guardian Ambassador will be announced at the end of this year. <br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Are you a Guardian? Visit <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/guardianproject" target="_blank">www.wolverine.com/guardianproject</a> or email us at GuardianProject@wwwinc.com for more information and to apply for the project.<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Wolverine</strong><em><br />Made True. Since 1883.</em></span><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine is the brand that uniquely binds American ingenuity and artistry, making every product as enduring as the people who wear them. Top to bottom, inside and out, Wolverine uses the finest materials, unrivaled craftsmanship and innovative technologies. For the driven and determined group who have answered the call of the outdoors full-time, creating, maintaining and guiding outdoor spaces so that others can continue to explore and enjoy, Wolverine offers boots, apparel and accessories that are designed for comfort and built to last. Because we believe tenacity never goes out of style. For more information visit www.wolverine.com or call 866-699-7369. Wolverine is a division of Wolverine Worldwide. <br /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/340a69b2-c142-48d6-9d0a-3de07d4ce849 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:09:00 GMT Meet our VP of Product Development, Roger Huard <p>Meet Roger, our dynamic and philosophical VP of Product Development. Highly energized and always carrying a snarky comment in his back pocket, Roger really is a joy to have around the office. Our PD department is lucky to have him on their side and our brand as a whole appreciates his talent and intellect. Roger's interview was one of the more interesting ones because with every question he was asked, he reponded with four more questions of his own. I left feeling confused, wondering what had just happened!?</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/Roger.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>1. <strong>WB:</strong> Favorite shoe?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> In the whole wide world? Favorite shoe ever made was the 1000 Mile Boot because I got to use Horween leather. <br /><br />2. <strong>WB:</strong> What song best describes your work ethic?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> Kick out the Jams <br /><br />(Don&rsquo;t listen to this around small children or your grandparents)<br /><br />3. <strong>WB:</strong> What kitchen utensil would you be?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> Chef&rsquo;s knife &ndash; Multipurpose <br /><br />4. <strong>WB: </strong>Do you think OJ was guilty?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> Yes. I think the evidence was fairly overwhelming. <br /><br />5. <strong>WB:</strong> How do you take your coffee?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> I drink swill &ndash; Black bad coffee <br /><br />6. <strong>WB:</strong> If you could do one thing without getting fired what would it be?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> HAHAHA, ooooooooo, I don&rsquo;t think there is anything I would want to do without getting fired. I don&rsquo;t really have an answer for that BECAUSE the things I would want to do, I would want to get fired. <br /><br />7. <strong>WB:</strong> Your biggest pet peeve?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> People who send emails to you and three other people asking you to do something. Did you want me or the other three to do it? Why do you have to make it so difficult?<br /><br />8. <strong>WB:</strong> Five adjectives to describe yourself?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> Conscientious, ethical, analytical, creative, sense of urgency <br /><br />9. <strong>WB:</strong> If we had a Wolverine mascot, what would you name him/her?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> Dean Estes &ndash; he made Wolverine <br /><br />10. <strong>WB: </strong>How would you go about weighing your head?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> What the eff does that mean? Is this a trick question? I would probably set it on a scale and have my wife look at it.<br /><br />&nbsp;(A produce scale at the grocery store seems more reasonable) <br /><br />11. <strong>WB:</strong> If you could do one dance move for the rest of your life, what would it be?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> The moonwalk for sure <br /><br />12. <strong>WB:</strong> How do you think the world will end?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> Entropy <br /><br />(What does that word even mean? Thank goodness for Google. Roger is a published Author. Plato&rsquo;s Political Philosophy can be found on Amazon)<br /><br />13. <strong>WB:</strong> Who is your absolute favorite person?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> My wife. Shelly Huard <br /><br />(insert aawwweee) <br /><br />14. <strong>WB:</strong> You walk out of your garage to see a raccoon stealing your car, what do you do?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> Pinch myself to see if I&rsquo;m dreaming or question how many beers I had. <br /><br />(or better yet, does that raccoon have a drivers lincense?)<br /><br />15. <strong>WB:</strong> Hakuna Matata or Yolo?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> No comprende <br /><br />16. <strong>WB:</strong> If we were to pull up the internet history on your home computer would you be worried/embarrassed?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> ABSOLUTELY! <br /><br />17. <strong>WB: </strong>What do you do in your spare time?<br /><strong>RH:</strong>&nbsp; I read. Write. Drink on the deck with my wife, we actually go to the bars a lot too. <br /><br />18. <strong>WB:</strong> If you could talk to a beaver, what would you say?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> That&rsquo;s a philosophical question&hellip; I would ask what it&rsquo;s like to be a beaver. I would ask him what&rsquo;s going on in his head. <br /><br />19. <strong>WB:</strong> How do you like your steak?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> Medium <br /><br />20. <strong>WB:</strong> What is your worst habit?<br /><strong>RH:</strong> I can&rsquo;t answer this truthfully&hellip; my wife would laugh because she knows. Um&hellip;.I&rsquo;ll say procrastination.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>So now if you see a man having an intelletual conversation with a beaver, you'll know it's just Roger... our quirky VP of PD!</p> <p>Thanks for reading.</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/ff7a2b02-14f0-4a41-9cee-b8038e27dcf3 Mon, 22 Jul 2013 08:28:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Chapter 3 <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1004.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">In Ishpeming where we had stopped for coffee a few days ago, Erica at the bar told us about &ldquo;the road to the end of the earth&rdquo; up near Copper Harbor. Again everywhere here seemed to feel like the edge of the earth to folks living on the Peninsula, which at times felt more like an Island itself. She said to take the road up Brockway Mountain on our way north, that we might be able to catch a glimpse of Isle Royal in the distance on a clear day.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1005.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1006.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1008.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">It&rsquo;s a great way to enter Copper Harbor - coming down off of Brockway Mountain, the harbor village laid out before you, pressed up against the shore of Superior. As we settled into our hotel the Copper King for the night the town started to fill up in preparation for the fishing derby starting in the morning. Groups of old men and their sons stood out on the piers late into the evening &ldquo;practicing&rdquo; - or as we joked with them, &ldquo;getting a head start.&rdquo; We wandered the empty streets for a while once the sun set before retiring ourselves in preparation for heading out to Isle Royal in the morning.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1008_002.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1009.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">In trying to take our time everywhere, we figured we&rsquo;d take the least direct route back down to Houghton for our flight to Isle Royale. A small line on our map that wound its way to the edge of the peninsula; we figured it was worth a shot. The road started out as packed dirt and quickly turned to mud and more a series of ruts to follow through the forest. We pressed on, fording small rivers, occasionally stepping out to check the clearance of certain rocks to our car. As we again almost bit off more than we could chew, we finally made it out to High Rocks Harbor and Gill Lake on the very northern tip of the UP.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1009_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1010.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1010_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">We made it back to Houghton just in time for our flight out to Isle Royal. We&rsquo;d arranged passage on a 1974 Cessna 206 operated by the Royal Air Service that does daily runs to Royale. We packed all our equipment into dry bags and climbed aboard, excited for our last leg of our trip and the 30+ minute flight over the edge of the UP and Lake Superior. However our plans changed - as we made our way over the water, a light mist appeared on the windshield Dave muttered a curse under his breath as looking ahead all we saw was a wall of white advancing towards us.</span></p> <p><a href="http://pub.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1011.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1011_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">We pressed on for a few more miles until we were almost in the thick of it and were finally forced to turn back. Dave apologized and explaining that he could fly us out there but legally wasn&rsquo;t allowed to fly us in those conditions. So we were forced to return to the mainland and spent the afternoon in limbo in the Pilots Lounge while he made a few calls deciding what to do. Eventually getting the okay, Dave agreed to fly us out the next day on his day off on the condition that we do it early enough so he could make it to a father's day dinner down in Duluth for his pop, who was 80. Dave figured he could take us out to the island first thing, then swap planes to his own Cessna parked in the hanger and quickly head south. We promised to be back ready to go at 7am. Thanking him, we headed into downtown Houghton to find a room for the night.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter3" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-17_1012.png" alt="" /></a></p> <address><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine Traveler: The Upper Peninsula</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Photography &amp; Text: Mikael Kennedy</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Co-Pilot: Blaine Davis</span></span></address><address><br /></address><address></address> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Chapters</strong></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/04e9c62d-a5ec-488a-9567-17040566c503"><span style="font-size: small;">Chapter 1</span></a><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/72a6a852-ba07-44a1-9e12-2d4e911fc75e"><br />Chapter 2</a></span></p> <p><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save"><img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" border="0" alt="Share" width="171" height="16" /></a> <script src="//static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </p> <!-- AddToAny END --> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/c988337e-67d3-4738-a55e-08243bfc8b15 Wed, 17 Jul 2013 03:04:00 GMT Join Us In Supporting Fire Relief Efforts <p><span style="font-size: small;">Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the recent, devastating wildfires, and the families and friends of the 19 Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting at Yarnell Hill. Wolverine is making a donation in their honor through the Arizona Community Foundation and we invite you to join us by visiting the link below.&nbsp; <br /><br />Arizona Community Foundation: Yarnell Disaster Relief and Memorial Scholarship Endowment&nbsp; <br /><a href="http://www.azfoundation.org/yarnellfire" target="_blank">www.azfoundation.org/yarnellfire</a><br />1-800-222-8221<br /><br />Two funds have been created: The Yarnell Disaster Relief fund that will aid in the post-fire recovery and community rebuilding efforts, and the Yarnell Memorial Scholarship Endowment, which will provide scholarships for the children of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.<br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/4d15984b-c8eb-4b08-9e70-702314aa82b2 Thu, 11 Jul 2013 05:25:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Chapter 2 <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter2" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/This one.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>*By clicking on any photo, the slideshow will appear</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">For those downstate who joked about there being nothing &ldquo;UP&rdquo; there before we left, the road between Marquette and The Porcupine Mountains proves them correct. Waking in Marquette on the shore of Lake Superior, we decided to make the most of our time and shoot straight across the west coast of the UP. M41 to 28 and a turn north on 64 brings you to Silver City and the base of the Porcupine Mountains. Between the two points there isn&rsquo;t much; a series of four corner stops like Bruce Crossing with a few gas stations, most of which had no gas and a bar here or there serving food. We drove straight on through; the most we saw was a line of cars on the highway, pulled over staring at a moose.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The Lake of the Clouds is one of the most referenced spots in most guidebooks to the UP and rightly so. A left turn out of Silver City onto the 107th Engineers Memorial Highway will take you all the way up to a short walk and the lake. You pass a NPS sign marking "The End of the Earth" straight ahead (not the first or the last time we would see signs proclaiming the area ahead of us to be the edge of the world.) We arrived just in time for an evening hike on the Escarpment trail, which winds its way through the old growth hardwood forest and along the copper rich bedrock cliffs that edge the lake. It&rsquo;s an easily reached, impressive view and worth the time it took to drive all the way west.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter2" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-10_1438.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter2" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-10_1437_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Walking the ridge until the sun got low in the sky, we turned back, riding the end of the road down into Silver City in search of dinner and a place to sleep for the night. The only restaurant open in town stopped serving at 8:00pm and once again, we were left scrambling to find a bite to eat as the night set in. We were directed back onto Route 64 to a place called Konteka which, we were told, served till 10. One of the main reasons for not mapping out our travel before we set out is that you stumble upon gems like the Konteka, which you wouldn&rsquo;t otherwise, when you get lost.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter2" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-10_1439.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Konteka Lodge is a world unto itself. You can tell a lot about a city or town by how it&rsquo;s built in response to its climate (think of the underground tunnels connecting portions of Montreal, I take that as a warning of the winters to come). At the Konteka Lodge, all housed under one roof, was a restaurant, motel, convenience store, a bar called the Black Bear Lodge and a bowling alley. All accessible through a series of hallways so you could not set foot outside in the winter months. We were told they got 320+ inches of snow last winter and that was an average year. Their busiest season was the winter when the snowmobilers came through. Konteka was also the home to a family of eight black bears living behind the restaurant that were fed daily by the Konteka staff. We were told you would sometimes see the bears wandering by the bay window while you ate. Lindy, at the front desk, promised that she&rsquo;d call us at any hour if any showed up, as we retired for the evening. A rustling outside of my first floor window in the middle of the night was about as close as we came to any bears. However it did mean the window was shut and latched for the evening. I wanted more than a screen separating me from any inquisitive paws that might reach through.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter2" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-10_1438_001.png" alt="" /></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">Leaving the Konteka we opted to take the smallest roads we could, winding our way up to Copper Harbor. Often times this route took us far out of our way, but we weren&rsquo;t in any rush and we enjoyed the random adventures we seemed to be stumbling upon.&nbsp; As we slow rolled through Ontonagon, we stopped, seeing a man fixing two dirt bikes in his front yard. Larendo worked for the local police dept. and was spending his afternoon off repairing his son&rsquo;s new/used bikes. It seemed most folks up here owned a snowmobile, if not a dirt bike, or 4 Wheeler. We hung out with Lorendo for an hour or so talking about the UP. A lot of the towns were dying as kids moved away to bigger cities, most industry had left and folks were turning to logging their land to stay afloat. Blaine shot a few portraits of Lorendo and his son, Tristan, before we said goodbye. As we were leaving, Lorendo saw Blaine shoot a Polaroid and mentioned that the police station had cases of Polaroid film they were about to throw away, so we should swing by and see if they&rsquo;d give it to us. A conversation with a very confused deputy had us leaving my name and phone number with the sheriff. I said I&rsquo;d swing back after Isle Royale if they really were interested in parting with the film and I would go to great lengths to get it. We grabbed a quick bite at Syl&rsquo;s Cafe in town before we continued on north towards Copper Harbor. Our goal for the night was to reach the Northern most point of the Keweenaw Peninsula and up to Brockway Mountain where we were told on a clear day we might be able to see Isle Royale off in the distance.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter2" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-10_1440.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter2" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-10_1435_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">To view the entire slideshow, click <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter2" target="modal">Here</a>! </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="font-size: large;">Chapters</span></strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><br /></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/04e9c62d-a5ec-488a-9567-17040566c503" target="modal">Chapter 1</a> </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <address><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine Traveler: The Upper Peninsula</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Photography &amp; Text: Mikael Kennedy</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Co-Pilot: Blaine Davis</span></span></address> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- AddToAny BEGIN --> <p><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save"><img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" border="0" alt="Share" width="171" height="16" /></a> <script src="//static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </p> <!-- AddToAny END --> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/72a6a852-ba07-44a1-9e12-2d4e911fc75e Tue, 09 Jul 2013 21:44:00 GMT Meet our VP of Sales, Karry Johnson! <p>Karry Johnson, AKA the office prankster. He has been known to hack into peoples computers and send inappropriate emails and pictures...all in good fun of course. Aside from Karry's jokester personality, he is the driving force that runs our sales team and without him, well, we would still sell product but we wouldn't look as good doing it!</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/Karry Johnson.png" alt="" /></p> <p>1. <strong>W:</strong> What is your sign?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> Sagittarius</p> <p>2. <strong>W:</strong> What is something you've lied about?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> Could it maybe be stretch the truth? Maybe my age...</p> <p>(don't most women do that?)</p> <p>3. <strong>W:</strong> If you were an ice cream, what flavor would you be?<br /><strong>KJ: </strong>ROCKY ROAD (caps because there was so much excitement)</p> <p>4.<strong> W:</strong> Would you prefer to be the tortoise or the hare?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> The hare! I was a sprinter in HS and college.</p> <p>5. <strong>W:</strong> What do you think happened to Jimmy Hoffa?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> (He laughed) Great question! I think that he is definitely burried in the great state of Michigan. Outside of that, you'll have to ask the FBI.</p> <p>6. <strong>W:</strong> What is your best physical feature?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> My athletic build<br /><strong>W:</strong> Okay, your worst?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> My hair...or lack there of.</p> <p>7. <strong>W:</strong> What are you afraid of?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> I hate snakes! When I was younger and fishing with my grandma, a kid came up to me with a snake and asked me if I was a man or a mouse.. I said I'M A MOUSE!!</p> <p>8. <strong>W:</strong> Would you rather be eternally homeless or a rich woman?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> Rich Woman</p> <p>(This probably goes back to the lying about his age question)</p> <p>9. <strong>W:</strong> Play any sports?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> I was a sprinter, point guard, and wide receiver</p> <p><!--[if !mso]> <mce:style><! v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} --> <!--[endif] -->10. <strong>W:</strong> Where did you go to college?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> Willamette University</p> <p>11.<strong> W: </strong>If you could have any magic power, what would it be?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> To fly! You get places faster</p> <p>12.<strong> W:</strong> How many licks does it take until you get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> 96</p> <p>13.<strong> W: </strong>If you were a rapper, what would your name be and what would you rap about?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> Asian Sensation! I like people who rap about real life scenarios and talk about things people really don't like to discuss, like addiction. I'd like to express myself personally.</p> <p>(Um... Asian Sensation went deep with that one)</p> <p>14. <strong>W:</strong> Favorite food?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> I love my mom's cooking. Specifically fried rice</p> <p>15. <strong>W:</strong> You walk into your house and there is a family of squirrels making dinner on your stove. What do you do?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> Go join them! Whatever everyone is having, please give me some because I'm going through some kind of trip right now.</p> <p>16. <strong>W:</strong> If you were an animal, what would you be? <br /><strong>KJ: </strong>Dolphin - They are cool, everyone likes them, and they are free!</p> <p>17. <strong>W:</strong> Married? Kids?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> Yes, married with two kids.</p> <p>18. <strong>W:</strong> Who's your daddy?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> Johnny Johnson</p> <p>19:<strong> W:</strong> Favorite holiday and why?<strong><br />KJ:</strong> Christmas because it's a good time for family to be together and be thankful. It's nice to give back to the kids and see the enjoyment of being a child again.</p> <p>20. <strong>W:</strong> What is one thing most people don't know about you?<br /><strong>KJ:</strong> That i'm like a little flower (HAHA). In all seriousness, I'm a fairly shy person.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>There you have it folks. The flower dolphin named Asian Sensation.</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/67cf2ec1-ec21-4efa-a007-1036a3758047 Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:54:00 GMT Wolverine Traveler: Chapter 1 <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-06-12_0825_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;">*By clicking on any photo, the slideshow will appear<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">When Blaine and I left from Rockford we didn&rsquo;t have much on our map, a few towns circled here and there and a half finished circle drawn across the UP.&nbsp; It always helps to pick a point on the map as your true north; The point which you head to and turn back from. Depending on where you are and how far you plan on going, it&rsquo;s easily determined by the coasts, and we wanted to hit all of them. We chose Isle Royale as our overall destination, booking a float plane out of Houghton to take us out there, aiming for the halfway point of the trip so we&rsquo;d have enough time to get back. Isle Royale is the least visited national park in the Continental United States, 55 miles off the coast off the Keweenaw Penninsula. Classified as an International Biosphere Reserve back in 1980 and boasting a pack of wolves, over a thousand moose and not much else, just wilderness, it seemed like something we had to see.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-09_0904.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-09_0904_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">We set out pointed in that direction to wander for a few days allowing us to get lost and see what we could see in the UP. We were told out of Rockford to hop on I75 north and ride it all the way to the Mackinac Bridge that would take us into the UP. Instead we opted for the more local 31N to take us to the entrance. Traveling by interstate is one of the most boring ways to travel the states, your entire view is limited to billboards and truck stops, often blurring by at 70mph. It&rsquo;s hard to get a sense of where you actually are, so we stick to the local highways, with the occasional stop light in the smaller towns. This is a slower go but we weren&rsquo;t particularly in a rush. You can tell you are starting to get North when the trees start to change, they seem to shrink in size, lower to the ground, hugging the horizon. It&rsquo;s the same in Maine as it is in Michigan, and as the trees started to drop a few feet and we wound our way through towns like</span><span style="font-size: medium;"> Petoskey, we knew we were getting close. We loaded up on groceries in a small town just south of the bridge, having no idea what to expect North of there as we crossed the bridge to the UP. We immediately turned onto Route 2, hugging the coast line only for a brief few miles through the tourist traps advertising &ldquo;Mystery Spots&rdquo; etc. which we had been told to avoid. We wanted to reach Eckerman that night so we could wake up in the UP and far away from downstate (the term for the rest of Michigan to a UP-er, pronounced Youper).</span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-09_0905.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The sun didn&rsquo;t set until 10pm when we finally set down our cameras and realized we needed to find some food and a place to stay for the evening. We started to press on the gas a little to make it to Eckerman in time but as we drove on and on we realized the three houses we had passed a few miles back was Eckerman. We soon realized a dot on the map up here didn't mean much. We decided to press on towards Paradise, a bigger dot which we assumed would have what we needed. As we rolled into town that night the first sign we saw glowing on the side of the road read &ldquo;Vagabond Motel&rdquo;, a perfect fit to end our day. We checked in and asked where we could still find food at this hour and were sent over to the bar on the corner. As we entered the bar we got a friendly hello from the bartender who stood behind the bar swinging an electric tennis racket battling the mosquitos, a sign of things to come for the next 10 days.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-09_0906.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Follow the journey on Instagram through #wolverinetraveler</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://instagram.com/wolverine1k"><img 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alt="" width="43" height="43" /></a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">As we explained what we were doing for the next 10 days, he introduced us to Ray who was seated at the end of the bar (who I swear I saw several days later in Munising at a gas station). He ran down his list of favorites west of here, &ldquo;You&rsquo;ve got to hike in the porkies (The Porcupine Mountains) and if you&rsquo;re going to Copper Harbor you&rsquo;ve got to get some Thimbleberry jam from the Jam Lady, $10 a jar but the best damn jam you&rsquo;ve ever had!&rdquo; He said, smacking his palm on the countertop. No one there had been to Isle Royale but had all heard it was beautiful. We added those points to our list, thanked them after a few beers and a snack, and called it quits for the night.</span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-09_0906_001.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Waking up in the Vagabond surrounded by the morning mist, we decided to shoot up to Whitefish Point in the morning before we headed west to see the Tahquamenon Falls. We turned off into the Whitefish Harbor a few miles south of the point and found the point to mostly be a bunch of tourists taking pictures of the lighthouse and Lake Superior from the deck. The pier was far more interesting; the launch point for local fisherman and a boat graveyard as well. We wandered the cement pillars out into the mist beginning to feel like we were on the edge of the earth as Superior disappeared into the haze. As we left and made our way south, Bethany at the Whitefish Point gift shop had suggested we stop at Paradise Sporting Outfitters to pick up a snowmobile &amp; offroad map. She told us that last year a section of the forest between the point and Pictured Rocks burned and we could take these dirt roads all through it and wrap around the coast to Pictured Rocks which would be a good place to stop for the night.<br /></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-10_1418.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">From Tahquamenon Falls we turned north on 500 straight into the burn. It&rsquo;s a good sign that you are on the right (or wrong road depending on how you see things) when the only vehicles to pass you all day are 4 Wheelers tearing through the dust. Less than 20 miles of road took us more than 5 hours to travel, winding through sandpits that required us to backtrack and gun it through some tricky spots, the roads labeled impassable turned out to be just a suggestion, and we wound our way through the blackened woods. I&rsquo;ve been in forests that have burned before but never one so fresh. I spent time a few winters ago out in Lama, NM where part of the mountain had burnt in 1996, but having had a few years to recover, the brush had returned and the only remnants of the fire were a few trees with scarred bark. Here in the northern section of the Lake Superior State Forest the trees were black spikes pointed at the sky with just a thin layer of ferns and grass growing beneath. The contrast was remarkable. Eventually we realized we&rsquo;d never make it to Pictured Rocks at this rate of crawling through the sand. We meandered south again to pick up the 414 to 410, but not before pulling off for a quick dip in Muskallonge Lake just on the northern edge of the Penninsula. <br /></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/2013-07-10_1419.png" alt="" /></a></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Even with dusk coming at 10pm, we were quickly losing light as we raced through the local roads. We were trying to beat the sun to the horizon and to Pictured Rocks. We pulled into the parking lot just as the sun turned red, cutting through the trees. We ran down to the edge just in time to catch the last light as the sun disappeared into the night. We once again found ourselves standing in the darkness needing to figure out a place to stay and find food at 10pm in the UP. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><em><span style="font-size: medium;">To view the entire slideshow, click <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/Chapter1" target="modal">Here</a>!</span></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <address><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine Traveler: The Upper Peninsula</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Photography &amp; Text: Mikael Kennedy</span></span><br /><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;">Co-Pilot: Blaine Davis</span></span></address> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.mikaelkennedy.com">Mikael Kennedy</a> is a New York City- based commercial and fine art photographer. He is the author of the internationally acclaimed Polaroid travel blog, Passport to Trespass, documenting his 10 years of wandering the United States with a Polaroid SX70.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;"> </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"> </span></p> <p><span style="font-family: times new roman,times;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://www.blainedavis.com">Blaine Davis</a>&nbsp; Raised in the contrasting culturespo of South Texas and Eastern Europe, Blaine Davis quickly developed a taste for travel, photography and the outdoors at a young age. Currently working as a photographer, teacher and sometime writer in Brooklyn, NY.</span></span></p> <!-- AddToAny BEGIN --> <p><a class="a2a_dd" href="http://www.addtoany.com/share_save"><img src="http://static.addtoany.com/buttons/share_save_171_16.png" border="0" alt="Share" width="171" height="16" /></a> <script src="http://static.addtoany.com/menu/page.js" type="text/javascript"></script> </p> <!-- AddToAny END --> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/04e9c62d-a5ec-488a-9567-17040566c503 Wed, 03 Jul 2013 06:30:00 GMT Meet Our Marketing Manager, Marshall Davis <p>Meet Marshall Davis, our Wolverine Marketing Manager. Equipped with a beard that would make most men jealous, Marshall is a true Wolverine man. Vegetarians beware; his desk has enough bacon paraphernalia to send you into shock. Who knew Yankee Candle made a bacon scented candle?! Aside from his strange obsession with bacon, the marketing team is lucky to have Marshall and his beard. Enjoy the not so normal interview with Marshall below.</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/7/Marshall.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> M&amp;M&rsquo;s or Skittles?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> Skittles <br /><br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>&nbsp; W:</strong> You just won a million dollars, what is the first thing you buy?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> House on the water</p> <p><br />(He had the happiest look on his face)</p> <p>3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> If you could hide anything in your beard, what would it be?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> Bacon <br /><br />(I mean, wasn&rsquo;t that the obvious answer?)</p> <p>4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> If you could invite any 5 peopleto dinner, who would you choose?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> Ryan Gosling, Richard Prier, Wes Anderson, John Lennon, my Father.<br /></p> <p>5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> What came first, the chicken or the egg?<strong><br />MD:</strong> The Chicken<strong><br />W: </strong>Why?<br /><strong>MD:&nbsp;</strong> Because it tastes better.</p> <p>(Valid point)</p> <p>6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> If you were a biscuit, what kind would you be? <br /><strong>MD:</strong> Buttermilk</p> <p>(There was no hesitation with this one&hellip; he&rsquo;s clearly thought about it)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> What was the most traumatic thing that has ever happened to you?<strong><br />MD:</strong> I almost died in a car accident ona road trip in college.</p> <p><br />8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> If Hollywood was making a movie about you, who would you want to play you? <br /><strong>MD:</strong> Joseph Gordon-Levitt</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> Bacon&hellip;go!<br /><strong>MD:</strong> YES&hellip;I like it. It&rsquo;s meat candy. Quite possibly the world&rsquo;s most perfect food. <br /><br />(Meat candy? I thought only girls said that at bachelorette parties)</p> <p><br />10.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> W:</strong> If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and put in a blender, how would you get out?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> Call someone on my little shrunken cell phone that I still have on me.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>11.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> You&rsquo;re home alone in the middle of the night and you hear a fart&hellip;are you scared or do you laugh?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> Oh I&rsquo;d laugh.<br /><br /><br />12.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> Where did you go to college?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> GVSU</p> <p><br />13.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W: </strong>Where did you grow up?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> Albion, MI</p> <p>14.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> Tell us about your beard.<br /><strong>MD:</strong> It started out as a joke. Now it defines who I am.</p> <p>15.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> W:</strong> Favorite thing about Wolverine Brand?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> It&rsquo;s like a family.<br /><br /><br />16.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> What do you do in your spare time?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> I spend it with my family.<br /><br /><br />17.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> Where did you meet your wife and what was the first thing that came to mind?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> I met her at John Ball Zoo during an internship. First thing I thought was &lsquo;I wish she didn&rsquo;t have a boyfriend&rsquo;. <br /><br /><br />18.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> If you could live anywhere, where would it be?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> New Zealand</p> <p><br />19.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> W:</strong> Who let the dogs out?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> Lauren Mack <br /><br /><br />20.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> What is something that drives you crazy?<br /><strong>MD:</strong> Loud sighing. Burnt bacon. Burnt bacon drives me crazy or too crispy bacon. <br /><br /><br />Long story short, Marshall really loves bacon. <br />Thanks for reading!</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/24ff6e58-dba3-45df-b9e8-1ecd8d23d464 Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:41:00 GMT Gear Junkie Lauches ' Tough as a Wolverine' Photo Challenge! <p>We want to see your &ldquo;animal&rdquo; side! Our photo contest with Wolverine runs today (June 27, 2013) through the company&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.extremewolverine.com/" target="_blank">Extreme Wolverine Challenge Race</a> on July 13, where hundreds of racers get wild on a six-mile obstacle course.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/6/mud crawl - tough as wolverine.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><strong>The Rules:</strong> Send in your best outdoor adventure or exercise-oriented photos to enter. We&rsquo;ll judge on photo look and feel, originality, fun, humor, and overall &ldquo;toughness&rdquo; of the subject captured in action.</p> <p><strong>To Submit:</strong> Email your photos here. (mail to contest@gearjunkie.com if the link doesn&rsquo;t work on your system). Include a one-sentence description.</p> <p><strong>Photo Rights:</strong> You keep all rights. Submitting an image gives GearJunkie and Wolverine the option to display the images on blog and social media. <span class="caps">NOTE</span>: By submitting an image you are agreeing to the <a href="http://gearjunkie.com/tough-as-wolverine?pg=2" target="_blank">official rules</a>.</p> <p><strong>The Prizes!</strong> 50 prizes in all, including Wolverine-branded metal water bottles to be shipped to the top 45 photographers! In addition, the top 5 best photos (as chosen by our staff) win Wolverine shoes, boots, and gear from the GearJunkie vault.</p> <p><strong>Deadline:</strong> Submit your photos here starting today. Final submissions must be made by July 13, 2013. Good luck!</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/0e00d4e6-0e8e-4ff5-b9f4-1c2e171cf270 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 03:14:00 GMT Meet Our Marketing Director, Kelly Redinger <p>Meet our Marketing Director, Kelly Redinger! Very much into family and nature, Kelly is a Wolverine woman at heart. She is a veteran of the brand and her passion and love for what she does shows daily. Kelly was nice enough to answer a couple normal and&hellip; not so normal questions. Enjoy!&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/6/photo.JPG" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> Where did you grow up?<strong><br />KR:</strong> Lansing, MI<br /><br />2.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> First Kiss?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> 2nd grade <br /><br />(That was all the information she would give, obviously it was a scandalous 2nd grade kiss)<br /><br />3.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> College?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> Ferris State University <br /><br />4.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> Nickname as a kid?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> Sparky! I worked in a telecommunications office when I was in college and there were numerous times that the phones blew up when I touched them! <br /><br />(Well we know from that 2nd grade kiss that she is electric!!!) <br /><br />5.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> W:</strong> Favorite adult beverage?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> That depends; every day kinda drink &ndash;red wine. Special occasions &ndash; Cruzan rum. Any kind. <br /><br />6.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> W:</strong> Vices?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> Coffee. I need it to function or I get a bit grumpy. <br /><br />7.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> If you could have any career, what would it be?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> I&rsquo;d be a ski bum<br /><br />8.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W: </strong>Speaking of sports, what sports did you/do you play?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> Golf, Volleyball, and ski! <br /><br />9.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> Most embarrassing moment?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> There are so many to choose from&hellip;.I got a flat tire last night. Our whole family had to walk home. I was wearing heels and we were in the country. <br /><br />10.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> My parents would say growing up I was&hellip;.<br /><strong>KR: </strong>Perfect!! (Followed by a laugh). No, I was a good kid, except for the party incident &ndash; but it was my brother&rsquo;s idea!<br /><br />11.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> If we came over for dinner, what would you make us?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> Lasagna<br /><br />(Yummm!!)<br /><br />12.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> If a penguin walked in your office wearing a sombrero, what would you say?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> Hola!!! <br /><br />(Hey, it could happen!) <br /><br />13.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> W:</strong> If you were an animal, what would you be?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> A panther!<br /><br />(I hope no one brings their dog into work&hellip;.) <br /><br />14.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> What was the last book you read? <br /><strong>KR:</strong> James Herriot series to my kids. <br /><br />15.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W: </strong>What is your pet peeve?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> When people pop/crack their gum. <br /><br />16.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> What do you want to be when you grow up?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> I haven&rsquo;t decided yet. <br /><br />17.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> Where would you go in a time machine? <br /><strong>KR:</strong> The&nbsp; 40&rsquo;s or 50&rsquo;s. It would be nice to meet some of my old family members.&nbsp; <br /><br />18.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> W:</strong> If you were trapped on an island, what 3 items would you want?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> Coffee, Cruzan, &amp; toothbrush. It&rsquo;s a tossup between the toothbrush and wine though. <br /><br />(It also sounds like she won&rsquo;t remember being trapped on that island. Smart move!) <br /><br />19.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>W:</strong> How do you feel about garden gnomes?<br /><strong>KR: </strong>I think they&rsquo;re funny! I&rsquo;m thinking of buying one. Gnomeo and Juliet is hysterical. <br /><br />20.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong> W:</strong> Tell us about your first break-up?<br /><strong>KR:</strong> It was in high school. I kicked him to the curb, he was a dork.</p> <p><br /><strong>THE END. </strong></p> <p>Thanks for being our fearless Marketing leader, Kelly!</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/912ab517-f5f8-45b7-bfdf-4162f10fcb1f Sun, 23 Jun 2013 20:57:00 GMT Wolverine Opens Permanent Company Store in New York's Nolita <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/6/Wolverine Company Store.JPG" alt="" /></p> <p>Wolverine, the maker of dependably rugged boots since 1883, today announced it will open a permanent store in New York&rsquo;s Nolita. Located at 256 Elizabeth Street, the store will open at the end of July and will offer a curated selection of goods that share Wolverine&rsquo;s commitment to quality, heritage and craftsmanship. The new store comes on the heels of Wolverine&rsquo;s successful New York pop-up shop venture in fall 2012.</p> <p><br />&ldquo;The Wolverine Company Store pop-up was successful beyond our expectations,&rdquo; said Todd Yates, President of Wolverine Brand. &ldquo;We wanted a location that showcased our heritage, but what came of it was much more than that. The consumer response was terrific, and we experienced significantly higher volume than expected. After making strong brand connections with so many people, we wanted to continue the momentum from the pop-up with a permanent location.&rdquo;</p> <p><br />Designed by BKLYN Dry Goods, the Wolverine Company Store pop-up shop was named one of the Top 10 pop-up shops by Racked NY, and it also received four prestigious Association for Retail Environment (A.R.E.) Awards this year, including: 2013 Grand Prize for Softline Specialty Store up to 3000 Square Feet, 2013 Visual Presentation of the Year, Special Element Award &ndash; Wall Treatment and Special Element Award &ndash; Vintage Advertising.</p> <p><br />&ldquo;The four A.R.E. design awards that the pop-up shop received is a testament to the impressive work of BKLYN Dry Goods and their partnership in creating and designing a retail space that resonated with customers,&rdquo; said Christina Vernon, Wolverine Global Product Line Manager. &ldquo;We are excited to team up again with Jahn and Kurt of BKLYN Dry Goods, who are leading the development of an innovative store concept that tells Wolverine&rsquo;s brand story.&rdquo;</p> <p><br />BKLYN Dry Goods created the concept and design of the permanent location, with familiar pop-up store features like wooden beams that were part of Wolverine&rsquo;s original tannery dating back to the late 1800s, as well as a wall of 170 vintage shoes lasts, featured alongside other new desi</p> <p>gn elements that will bring Wolverine&rsquo;s long history to life.</p> <p><br />"After the success of the Wolverine Company Store pop-up, we are excited</p> <p>and honored to continue our partnership with Wolverine,&rdquo; said Jahn Hall of BKLYN Dry Goods. &ldquo; Taking inspiration from many of the elements that made the pop-up project a success, we're hoping to continue to inspire the look and feel of Wolverine retail and look forward to welcoming Wolverine to New York City and a new, permanent home."</p> <p><br />In addition to the full men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s collections of Wolverine 1000 Mile and Wolverine No. 1883 (including the brand&rsquo;s collaborations with Samantha Pleet and Filson), the store will showcase items from other like-minded heritage brands including Filson, Tellason denim, Samantha Pleet, Left Field NYC and Tanner Goods, alongside an unique selection of vintage items from BKLYN Dry Goods.</p> <p><br />Wolverine plans to host an array of events to celebrate its first permanent stand-alone presence in New York; more details will be released in the coming months.<br />The Wolverine Company Store, located at 256 Elizabeth St., between Prince and Houston, will be open from 11 a.m. &ndash; 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon &ndash; 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Wolverine visit www.wolverine1000mile.com.</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/e3ec8a8e-e3bf-4574-a828-d0261be03ed5 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:55:00 GMT Meet the President, Todd Yates! <p>Meet the President of the Wolverine Brand, Todd Yates. Todd hails from New Jersey and anyone who works with Todd would agree, he is quite the character. Being a shoe guru is only one of his many talents. Below is a little questionnaire we gave Todd, and let us tell you, some of the responses even shocked us!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/6/Todd Yates Blog.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>1.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W</strong>: What did you want to be when you grew up?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> I don&rsquo;t know! Let&rsquo;s call my parents, they will know!&nbsp;</p> <p>(After calling both his mother and father, the only thing we could come up with was that Todd wanted to be a professional athlete. I&rsquo;m pretty sure this first question has lost him some sleep the past couple of nights.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>2.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> What is the worst thing you did as a kid?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> Threw up peppermint schnapps and Rocky Roco Pizza in front of my sisters&rsquo; door. I couldn&rsquo;t make it to the bathroom!&nbsp;</p> <p>(We were thinking more along the lines of biting the neighbor kid&hellip; but this works too.)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>3.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> Where did you go to college?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> University of Wisconsin Whitewater&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>4.<strong><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>W:</strong> Are you married? Have any kids?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> Yes, I&rsquo;m married and I have 2 daughters and 3 step children&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>5.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> Who was your favorite super hero?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> I don&rsquo;t really have one. But I do wish I had a Genie! (He then proceeded to do the traditional Genie head bob with his arms folded&hellip;multiple times.)&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>6.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> Who is your favorite sports team?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> Houston Texans&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>7.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> If you could say one thing&nbsp;to the President of the United States, what would it be?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> No Comment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>8.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W: </strong>What is a random surprising fact about you?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> I watch Glee. I read a lot of people magazine and I&rsquo;d have to say Pitch Perfect is one of my favorite movies. (Wait, what?!)&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>9.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> Who is your celebrity crush?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> My wife is going to kill me. I&rsquo;ve always had a thing for Sela Ward. Megan Markel is pretty good looking too.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>10.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> What is your favorite Wolverine shoe?</p> <p><strong>TY: </strong>That is easy, the 1000 Mile Boot.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>11.<strong><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>W: </strong>Favorite TV show&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> Suits</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>12.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> What is your favorite movie?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> My all time? Probably Top Gun. The world could be ending, but if Top Gun was on, I&rsquo;d have to stop and watch. Recently my favorite movie is Bridesmaids.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>13.<strong><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>W</strong>: Your favorite saying?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> Yes Ma&rsquo;am. Of course I will honey. Yes, that looks great on you (smart man)&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>14.<strong><span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>W: </strong>Have any bad habits?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> Smoking. (said with a guilty tone)&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>15.<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span><strong>W:</strong> Do you have any hobbies?</p> <p><strong>TY:</strong> Golfing and relaxing.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>So there you have it! There is Todd in a nutshell.&nbsp;</p> <p>Come back next week when we talk about our Director of Marketing, Kelly Redinger!</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/935c79fc-45f4-40a6-b54b-e6a2d55e236a Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:05:00 GMT Wolverine Introduces the Wolverine: Traveler <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/6/500pixels.png" alt="" /></p> <p>Following the success of 2012&rsquo;s Ramblers Bone, Wolverine has once again teamed with photographer and adventurer Mikael Kennedy to return to the road. Wolverine: Traveler will consist of a series of trips taken by Mikael Kennedy and various travel companions, chronicling historical people and places. The first trip with photographer, teacher and writer Blaine Davis will run from June 11 &ndash; 19.&nbsp;</p> <p>Equipped with the latest Wolverine boots, Kennedy and his companions will document their adventures daily on Wolverine 1k's Instagram feed (@wolverine1k) and twitter feed (@wolverine1k), building up to the release of the full journey on Wolverine.com upon their return. Chapters in the adventure will feature photos and text, creating a narrative of their journey that will be available starting July 1.</p> <p>Founded in 1883, American bootmaker Wolverine crafted the boots and shoes that helped explore and build America as we know it today. The first Wolverine: Traveler adventure will set out to explore Wolverine's backyard, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Kennedy and Davis will begin their journey from Wolverine headquarters in Rockford, Mich. on June 11, heading north and crossing through the straits of Mackinac to the untouched wilderness and beauty beyond. Over the course of the ten-day trip, Kennedy and Davis will weave their way through the small towns and preserved wildlife looking for what makes the UP such a unique part of the American landscape. The journey will culminate on the northernmost tip of the UP when they board a seaplane headed to Isle Royal National Park, one of the least visited national parks in America. &nbsp;Once on the island they&rsquo;ll spend two nights at the Rock Harbor lodge and explore the interior of the island by foot.</p> <p><strong>You can follow their journey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. #WolverineTraveler</strong></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/56d32237-bd31-46da-8d9d-de531deb1b5d Tue, 11 Jun 2013 18:17:00 GMT Help Keep the Rogue River Beautiful! <p>Join us <strong>Saturday, June 8th at 9AM</strong> as we help to keep the Rogue River looking beautiful.</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: medium;"><a href="http://rogueriver.eventbrite.com">&nbsp;Click Here</a> to register!</span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/6/Blog Post.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/f1de572c-d67a-4b4a-ab2a-3f1fc96805cb Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:55:00 GMT Wolverine: A Family Tradition <p><span style="font-size: small;">For <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jimmie-Bones/164371865052?hc_location=stream" target="_blank">Jimmie Bones</a>, 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&rsquo;s while on tour with Kid Rock.&nbsp; Big thank you to Jimmie for sharing all of this with us!<br /><br />If you have vintage photos of your family in Wolverine, we&rsquo;d like to see them! Post them to our Facebook page: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/WOLVERINE" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/wolverine</a><br /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/5/Ed Warchock milking.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>Great Uncle Ed working on the farm in the 1930s.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/5/Jim Trombly on the farm 2.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>Jimmie, age 8.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/5/Pre show programming on the Motif.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>Behind the scenes pre show prep.</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/9647a2f6-bc09-483d-b17c-7d7eb59c27c2 Fri, 03 May 2013 05:33:00 GMT Trunk Show at Stade California on April 4, 2013 <p><span style="font-size: small;">We hope those of you in Costa Mesa can join us for a trunk show at <a href="http://stade.co/" target="_blank">Stade</a> tomorrow night!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/4/75528 WBS Stade Trunk Show Evite v2.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/2dc38545-1c60-4c73-8f47-7f29b974d629 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 06:42:00 GMT Wolverine Brand announces its support of The Wolverine Foundation <p><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine Brand, the makers of authentic outdoor and <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en" target="_blank">work boots</a>, shoes and apparel since 1883, is supporting The Wolverine Foundation, a non-profit organization comprised of wildlife scientists with a common interest in the wolverine. The brand&rsquo;s funding is vital to The Wolverine Foundation and supports continued research projects and awareness programs.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br />&ldquo;The primary goal of The Wolverine Foundation is to elevate the wolverine&rsquo;s management status through public information, and we recognize the need for coordinated, science-based efforts including the support and initiation of research,&rdquo; said Jeff Copeland, who co-founded The Wolverine Foundation in 1996. &ldquo;Wolverine Brand&rsquo;s donation is instrumental in working toward this goal and helps us provide grants to many meaningful wolverine research projects around the country.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><img style="float: left; border: 0; margin-left: 15px; margin-right: 15px;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/3/006sm.jpg" alt="" width="300" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Mr. Cope</span><span style="font-size: small;">land&rsquo;s background includes more than 20 years of wolverine research. Along with The Wolverine Foundation, he is a collaborator on the Central Idaho Wolverine and Winter Recreation Research Study that aims to better understand the interactions between wolverines and humans. With the help and support of recreationists throughout the state of Idaho, a team of researchers and a number of wolverines fitted with GPS collars, the project aims to track and evaluate the relationship between wolverine and human activity.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br />&ldquo;We are honored to be associated with The Wolverine Foundation, which leads the charge on many valuable research projects and awareness programs,&rdquo; said Kelly Redinger, Marketing Director for Wolverine. &ldquo;The Wolverine Foundation is a natural fit for the brand as we strive to embody the tenacious, relentless spirit of the wolverine to create boots that perform in the harshest conditions.&rdquo;<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Earlier this year the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to list wolverines as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. For more information about the Wolverine Foundation or to make a contribution, please visit <a href="http://wolverinefoundation.org/">www.wolverinefoundation.org</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>Wolverine</strong><br />Since 1883 Wolverine has taken pride in crafting durable boots with unrivaled craftsmanship and the highest-quality materials.&nbsp; With a pioneering nature and dedication to innovation, Wolverine provides dependable comfort and style to hardworking men and women all over the world. For those who believe in hard work and uncompromising commitment, Wolverine offers the boots, shoes, apparel and accessories to get the job done. For more information visit <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en" target="_blank">www.wolverine.com</a> or call 866-699-7369. Wolverine is a division of Wolverine Worldwide.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>The Wolverine Foundation</strong><br />The Wolverine Foundation, Inc. (TWF) was formed in 1996 to promote interest in the wolverine&rsquo;s status and ecological role in the world wildlife community. It is an international non-profit foundation comprised of leading wildlife scientists knowledgeable in the life history, ecology, and management of one of the least understood and most fascinating creatures on earth. TWF recognizes the need for a coordinated science-based effort to elevate the wolverine&rsquo;s management status through support and initiation of research, and to develop an information network for professional and public education. <a href="http://wolverinefoundation.org/" target="_blank">www.wolverinefoundation.org </a></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/da0dd09a-d9bc-4083-9c96-e40d60ff5cd2 Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:00:00 GMT Myrtle LA Trunk Show <p><span style="font-size: small;">Spring is officially only hours away, and we were excited to kick off the season in sunny Los Angeles at <a href="http://www.myrtlela.com/" target="_blank">Myrtle</a> last week.&nbsp; Thanks to Myrtle for hosting a lovely event for the Wolverine and <a href="http://www.samanthapleet.com/" target="_blank">Samantha Pleet</a> Spring &rsquo;13 collections and a big thanks to everyone who stopped in to see us!</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em><br />Photos courtesy of Myrtle. See more at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.545233928855425.1073741825.118861274826028&amp;type=1" target="_blank">facebook.com/wolverine1k</a>.</em><br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/3/IMG_9130.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/3/IMG_9144.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/3/IMG_9132.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/3/IMG_9141.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/8e0f5867-f951-4b99-9bbf-e53a90371eaf Sun, 17 Mar 2013 05:19:00 GMT The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection: A tale of serendipitous discovery <p><span style="font-size: small;">Uncovering past treasures and bringing them back to life is at the core of the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection.&nbsp; 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&rsquo;s vintage shoe pattern, and makes it new again through careful attention to detail and thoughtful design.</span></p><iframe width="500" height="281" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HUGWALDJhIk?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/9147b697-8607-43f6-ae33-3b49f0e16d68 Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:51:00 GMT Introducing the Horace Wing Tip Brogue from the Wolverine No. 1883 Collection <p><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine is pleased to introduce the <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/31857M/0/Mens/Horace-Wolverine-Wing-Tip-Brogue?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Horace Brogue</a> as the newest addition to the Wolverine No. 1883 Collection. <br /><br />At the elusive intersection between tradition and trend, Wolverine&rsquo;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 <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/1883Collection" target="_blank">wolverine.com/US/en/1883Collection</a>. <br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/2/WBS-1883-R-S13_5264_WEB.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/2/WBS-1883-R-S13_5362_WEB.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>ONLINE RETAILERS</strong><br /><strong>Macy&rsquo;s </strong><br /><a href="http://www.macys.com">www.macys.com</a><br /></span><span style="font-size: small;">Product Detail:<a href="http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/wolverine-shoes-horace-wing-tip-brogue-shoes?ID=794243&amp;PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results " target="_blank">http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/wolverine-shoes-horace-wing-tip-brogue-shoes?ID=794243&amp;PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results </a><br /><br /><strong>Revolve Clothing</strong><br />8452 Melrose Ave<br />West Hollywood, CA 90069<br /><a href="http://www.revolveclothing.com/Brands.jsp?search=wolverine" target="_blank">http://www.revolveclothing.com/Brands.jsp?search=wolverine</a><br /><br /><br /><strong>ARKANSAS&nbsp;</strong> <br />Express Male Inc.<br />1100 Oak St. <br />Conway, AR 72032<br />(501) 329-6253<br /><br /><strong>CALIFORNIA</strong><br /><strong>Orange County General Store</strong><br />18926 Brookhurst St.<br />Fountain Valley, CA 92708<br />(714) 378-4540<br /><br /><strong>Ruze Shoes</strong><br />5436 Arrow Highway<br />Montcalir, CA 91763<br /><a href="http://www.ruzeshoes.com/m-57-wolverine-1883.aspx " target="_blank">http://www.ruzeshoes.com/m-57-wolverine-1883.aspx </a><br /><br /><strong>Revolve Clothing</strong><br />8452 Melrose Ave<br />West Hollywood, CA 90069<br /><a href="http://www.revolveclothing.com/Brands.jsp?search=wolverine" target="_blank">http://www.revolveclothing.com/Brands.jsp?search=wolverine</a><br /><br /><strong>Una Maes</strong><br />4651 Kingswell Ave.<br />Los Angeles, CA 90027<br /><a href="http://shop.unamaesclothing.com/Men-s-Shoes/Wolverine-Horace-Oxford-in-Brown-with-Orange-Sole-p493.html " target="_blank">http://shop.unamaesclothing.com/Men-s-Shoes/Wolverine-Horace-Oxford-in-Brown-with-Orange-Sole-p493.html </a><br /><br /><strong>INDIANA</strong><br /><strong>Andrew Davis</strong><br />101 W. Kirkwood Ave. Ste 119<br />Bloomington, IN 47404<br /><a href="http://www.andrewdavismenswear.com/" target="_blank">http://www.andrewdavismenswear.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>ILLINOIS </strong><br /><strong>Akira</strong><br />Various Locations<br /><a href="http://www.shopakira.com" target="_blank">http://www.shopakira.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Belmont Army</strong><br />855 W. Belmont Ave.<br />Chicago, IL 60657<br /><a href="http://www.belmontarmy.com/" target="_blank">http://www.belmontarmy.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>E Street Demin Co</strong>.<br />1876 1st St.<br />Highland Park, IL<br /><a href="http://www.estreetdenim.com/" target="_blank">http://www.estreetdenim.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>Una Maes Freak Boutique</strong><br />1528 N. Milwaukee Ave.<br />Chicago, IL 60622<br /><a href="http://www.unamaeschicago.com/" target="_blank">http://www.unamaeschicago.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>IOWA</strong><br /><strong>Brown&rsquo;s Shoe Fit Co.</strong><br />611 -613 W. Sheridan Ave<br />Shenandoah, IA 51601<br /><a href="http://www.brownsshoefitco.com/brownsstores/1.html" target="_blank">http://www.brownsshoefitco.com/brownsstores/1.html</a><br /><br /><strong>LOUISIANA&nbsp; </strong><br /><strong>Genterie</strong><br />210 E Vermilion St.<br />Lafayette, LA 70501<br /><a href="http://genterie.com/" target="_blank">http://genterie.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>Partners LTD</strong><br />102 Arnould Blvd<br />Lafayette, LA 70506<br />(337) 984-9933<br /><br /><strong>MASSACHUSETTS&nbsp;</strong> <br /><strong>The Tannery </strong><br />39 Brattle Street<br />Boston, MA 02138<br /><a href="http://www.thetannery.com" target="_blank">http://www.thetannery.com</a><br /><br /><strong>The Tannery</strong><br />711 Boylston Street<br />Boston, MA 02116<br /><a href="http://www.thetannery.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thetannery.com</a><br /><br /><strong>MICHIGAN <br />Fitzgeralds</strong><br />1872 Breton Rd SE<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49506<br /><a href="http://www.fitzs.com/" target="_blank">http://www.fitzs.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>Wooden Hangers</strong><br />414 Washington Ave<br />Royal Oak, MI 48067<br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wooden-Hangers/139462082752389" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wooden-Hangers/139462082752389</a><br /><br /><strong>MINNESOTA <br />Len Druskin</strong><br />3140 Galleria<br />Edina, MN 55435<br /><a href="http://www.lendruskin.com/" target="_blank">http://www.lendruskin.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>MISSISSIPPI<br />Kinkade&rsquo;s Fine Clothing</strong><br />120 W Jackson St<br />Ridgeland, MS 39157<br /><a href="http://www.kinkadesfc.com">www.kinkadesfc.com</a><br /><br /><strong>MISSOURI&nbsp; <br />Halls Plaza</strong><br />211 Nichols Road<br />Kansis City, MO 64141<br /><a href="http://www.halls.com/index.asp" target="_blank">http://www.halls.com/index.asp</a><br /><br /><strong>Mister Guy Clothiers</strong><br />9817 Clayton Rd<br />Saint Louis, MO 63124<br /><a href="http://misterguyclothiers.com/" target="_blank">http://misterguyclothiers.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>Thro Clothing Inc</strong><br />229 N. Main St.<br />Saint Charles, MO 63301<br /><br /><strong>Shoe Show ENCORE Locations</strong><br />Various Locations<a href=" http://www.shoeshow.com/storefinder.aspx" target="_blank"><br />http://www.shoeshow.com/storefinder.aspx<br /></a><br /><strong>NEW YORK<br />DNA Footwear</strong><br />242 40th Street<br />Brooklyn, NY 11232<br /><a href="http://www.dnafootwear.com/wolverine?sec=men" target="_blank">http://www.dnafootwear.com/wolverine?sec=men</a><br /><br /><strong>Shoe Parlor</strong><br />851 7th Ave<br />New York, NY 10019<br /><a href="http://www.shoeparlor.com/" target="_blank">http://www.shoeparlor.com/</a><br /><br /><strong>Tani</strong><br />131 W. 72nd St. <br />New York, NY 10023<br /><a href="http://tanishoes.com/" target="_blank">http://tanishoes.com/</a><br /></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Shoe Show ENCORE Locations<br /></strong></span>Various Locations<br /><a href="http://www.shoeshow.com/storefinder.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.shoeshow.com/storefinder.aspx</a><br /><br /><strong>OKLAHOMA</strong><br /><strong>Blue Seven</strong><br />7518 N May Ave<br />Oklahoma City, OK 73116<br /><a href="http://www.myblueseven.com/index.php" target="_blank">http://www.myblueseven.com/index.php</a><br /><br /><strong>Felts Family Shoes</strong><br />116 N Muskogee Ave<br />Tahlequah, OK 74464<br />(918) 456-3741<br /><br /><strong>OREGON<br />Johnny Sole</strong><br />815 SW Alder St<br />Portland, OR 97205<a href=" http://www.johnnysoleshoes.com/" target="_blank"><br />http://www.johnnysoleshoes.com/<br /></a><br /><strong>TEXAS<br />Dryden Kreps</strong><br />796 Town and Country Blvd<br />Houston, TX 77024<br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dryden-Kreps/314856341955241" target="_blank">http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dryden-Kreps/314856341955241</a><br /><br /><strong>Hurwitz at the Village</strong><br />2002 Judson Rd<br />Longview, TX 75605<br /><a href="http://www.hurwitzonline.com/Hurwitz/THE_STORE.html" target="_blank">http://www.hurwitzonline.com/Hurwitz/THE_STORE.html</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>VIRGINIA </strong><br />White&rsquo;s Family Shoe Stores<br />212 E. Cloverleaf Drive<br />Emporia, VA 23847<br />(434) 634-5563</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>WEST VIRGINIA </strong><br /><strong>Kelley&rsquo;s Mens Shop Inc</strong><br />108 Washington St. W<br />Charleston, WV 25302<br /><a href="http://kelleysmensshop.org/" target="_blank">http://kelleysmensshop.org/</a><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Shoe Show ENCORE Locations</strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><br />Various Locations<br /><a href="http://www.shoeshow.com/storefinder.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.shoeshow.com/storefinder.aspx</a><br /><br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/e7c536cc-846b-40d5-b530-51a038dda934 Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:00:00 GMT Wolverine receives 13th Plus Award Win for Design Excellence in Work Boots <p><img style="float: left; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/2/Wolverine-1-Final_Edit.gif" alt="" width="300" /></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">New York, New York (February 2013) &ndash; Retailers nationwide have once again recognized Wolverine for design excellence in work footwear; the brand received its 13th Plus Award for Design Excellence in the work boots category last week at a footwear industry event hosted by the Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and the footwear trade publication, <em><a href="http://www.footwearplusmagazine.com/" target="_blank">Footwear Plus</a>.</em><br /><br />&ldquo;Congratulations to Wolverine for winning an unprecedented 13th Plus Award in the Work Boots category, making it a remarkable 13 out of 14 years,&rdquo; says Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of <em>Footwear Plus</em> magazine. &ldquo;Always honing on the specific demands of its equally demanding customer base, this year&rsquo;s debut of the Wolverine Individual Comfort System (ICS) delivered just that: the ability to adjust the cushioning to one&rsquo;s own particular needs. It&rsquo;s the level of innovation Wolverine is renowned for delivering year after year.&rdquo; <br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">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 13 of the 14 years since the awards debuted.<br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">&ldquo;With a 130-year history of crafting the most comfortable, durable work boots for hardworking people all over the world, innovation is at the core of Wolverine&rsquo;s culture and work is the foundation of everything we do,&rdquo; said Todd Yates, President of Wolverine Brand.&nbsp; &ldquo;We are humbled and thankful that our retail partners have once again chosen Wolverine as the industry leader in innovation.&rdquo;&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br />Wolverine&rsquo;s continued success is due in part to the performance and innovation of its 2012 product offering and its patented comfort technologies.&nbsp; Key products introductions included the Wolverine Gear <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/30031M/0/Mens/Gear-Wolverine-ICS-WP-CT-6-inch-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Work Boot</a> featuring Wolverine ICS&reg; technology, an exclusive patented technology that provides four adjustable comfort settings, giving the wearer the ability to select personalized comfort for how they walk. The Gear maintains a traditional aesthetic with modern comfort and performance features including a waterproof leather upper and waterproof membrane, a slip resistant rubber lug outsole and a lightweight composite toe cap. </span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine ushered in the use of comfort technology back in 1992 with exclusive, patented innovations such Wolverine DuraShocks&reg;. Wolverine has since built upon the original Wolverine DuraShocks&reg; tradition with a long line of proprietary comfort systems that include Wolverine DuraShocks SR&reg;, Wolverine Fusion&reg;, Wolverine MultiShox&reg; Wolverine Contour Welt&reg;, and the most recent introduction, Wolverine ICS&reg;. Since its inception in 1883, Wolverine has designed and built innovative products and continues to lead the US work/utility market today.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>About Wolverine</strong><br />For 130 years, Wolverine has provided innovative footwear with superior comfort and today offers a full line of footwear, apparel and accessories.&nbsp; Wolverine is a division of Wolverine Worldwide, one of the world&rsquo;s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear and apparel.&nbsp; For product information or to locate the nearest retailer, visit www.wolverine.com or call 866-699-7369.<br /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/09f8fabe-c628-480b-8375-0a8c436ec834 Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:40:00 GMT Wolverine Ultimate Tailgate Sweepstakes - Winners <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/2/Untitled-1.png" alt="" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">WINNERS LIST</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"> <table style="width: 413px; height: 468px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Prize</span></strong></td> <td><strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Name</span></strong></td> <td><strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">City</span></strong></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Grand Prize</span></span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">M. Tanton</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">San Jose, CA</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">First Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">C. Richardson</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Kenton, OH</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">J. Day</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Junction City, KS</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">T. Werner</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Mandan, ND</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">C. Vanden Bosch</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Fort Collins, CO</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">R. Mennella</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Inverness, FL</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">R. Willsey</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Omaha, NE</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">J. Fortkamp</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Columbus, OH</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">J. Coberley</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Winchester, CA</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">B. Stump</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Corpus Christi, TX </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">D. Donahue</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Lowell, MA</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Second Prize</span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">T. Tannahill </span></td> <td><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Fairfield, IL </span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/412fc03b-d415-4bda-b712-6c9bc47eeba5 Thu, 07 Feb 2013 03:27:00 GMT Adam Levine x Men's Health Guide to Style <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">We were excited to see Adam Levine wearing the Wolverine 1000 Mile <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/20596M/0/Mens/Montgomery-1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0">Montgomery</a> boot in the March issue of <a href="http://www.menshealth.com/" target="_blank">Men's Health</a> Guide to Style! </span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/2/Men's Health.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/5678d0db-f700-4152-9a45-02bf34608e96 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:32:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile Retailers - Canada <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong>Charlie &amp; Lee<br /></strong>223 Union Street<br />Vancouver BC<br />V68 2B2<br />604-558-3030<br /><a href="http://www.charlieandlee.com/store/" target="_blank">www.charlieandlee.com</a><br /></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Citizen Clothing - 160352<br /></span></strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">2541 Estevan Ave<br />Victoria BC<br />V8R 2S6<br />250-590-6716<br /><a href="http://citizenclothing.ca/" target="_blank">www.citizenclothing.ca<br /></a> <a href="http://www.publicboutique.ca/" target="_blank">www.publicboutique.ca </a><br /></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Due West - 153924<br /></span></strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">431 Queen St. W<br />Toronto, Ontario<br />M5V 2A5<br />416-593-6217</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong>Gravity Pope 109159<br /></strong>2 10442 82nd Avenue NW<br />Edmonton, Alberta<br />T6E 2A2<br />780-439-7446</span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Firoz Fashion Group - 160543<br /></span></strong><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">1005 - 17th Avenue SW<br />Calgary, AB<br />T2T 0A6<br />403-697-0316</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong>Gravity Pope Vancouver Warehouse<br /></strong>202 28W 7th Avenue<br />Vancouver BC<br />V5Y 1L6</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong>Gravity Pope Calgary<br /></strong>524 17th Avenue SW<br />Calgary, AB<br />T2S 0B2</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong>Gravity Pope Toronto<br /></strong>1010 Queen St W<br />Toronto Ontario<br />M6J 1H6</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong>Rowan Sky - 158848<br /></strong>334 Cordova Street West<br />Vancouver, BC<br />V6B 1E8<br />604-568-2075<br /><a href="http://rowansky.com/hello/" target="_blank">www.rowansky.com</a></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong>Umeboshi - 154510<br /></strong>3638 Main St<br />Vancouver BC<br />V5V 3N5<br />604-909-8225</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><strong>Wolfe &amp; Zed - 157601<br /></strong>519 Sussex Drive<br />Ottawa, Ontario<br />K1N 6Z6<br />613-860-7463</span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/05d452cf-41c5-4806-8b8a-86d8d86635b8 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:51:00 GMT Sporting Chef cooks up fresh, game-inspired cuisine at 2013 SHOT Show <p><img style="float: left;" src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2013/1/RTleysath-headshot.jpg" alt="" width="200" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Rockford, Mich.</em> (Jan. 9, 2013) &ndash; <a href="http://www.huntfishcook.com/index.php?Itemid=29&amp;">HuntFishCook&rsquo;s Sporting Chef</a>, Scott Leysath, will serve up fresh game-inspired cuisine on Jan. 15 and 16 during the 2013 <a href="http://www.shotshow.org/">Shooting, Hunting Outdoor Tradeshow</a>.&nbsp; Wolverine, the manufacturer of performance work boots, outdoor boots and apparel, will host Chef Leysath at booth #10540. <br /><br />Leysath, one of the top wild game chefs in the U.S., will offer his own brand of Short Attention Span Cooking each day.&nbsp; Attendees are invited to stop by and sample a variety of wild game cuisine that he will cook on site, including rabbit-rattlesnake sausage, bison, venison, elk and other dishes featuring wild game. <br /><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine has renewed its partnership with HuntFishCook for 2013, marking the 8th year of partnership between the two brands. Leysath is the co-host of the HuntFishCook TV show, now in its 8th year of programming on the Sportsman Channel, Untamed Sports TV and regional networks across the U.S.&nbsp; He is also the host of Dead Meat on the Sportsman Channel, is the cooking editor of Ducks Unlimited Magazine and contributes regular columns and recipes to various media outlets each week.<br /><br />In addition, Wolverine has teamed up with Leysath and 5-hour Energy to offer a SHOT Show prize pack including a Camp Chef Teton Two-Burner Stove, a Camp Chef Wireless Barbecue Thermometer, a Camp Chef Skookie Cast Iron Kit, a Camp Chef Heat Guard Gloves, Hi Mountain Jerky King, Hi Mountain Western Style Rubs, The Sporting Chef&rsquo;s Better Venison Recipes Cookbook, a $200 Wolverine.com gift card and a case of 5-hour Energy.&nbsp; Attendees can enter at the Wolverine booth; the drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 16.<br /><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><em>Wolverine Brand</em></strong><br /><em>Since 1883, Wolverine has taken pride in crafting durable boots with unrivaled craftsmanship and the highest-quality materials.&nbsp; With a pioneering nature and dedication to innovation, Wolverine provides dependable comfort and style to hardworking men and women all over the world. For those who believe in hard work and uncompromising commitment, Wolverine offers the footwear, apparel and accessories to get the job done. For more information visit www.wolverine.com. Wolverine is a division of Wolverine Worldwide.&nbsp; </em><br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/fbd45a37-4e30-4563-88be-523f2e6309db Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:06:00 GMT The 29th Annual Wolverine Resolution Run Set for Dec. 31, 2012 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>THE 29TH ANNUAL WOLVERINE RESOLUTION RUN SET FOR DECEMBER 31</strong><br /><em>Four mile New Year&rsquo;s Eve race raises money for local kids with life-threatening illnesses<br /></em><br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">ROCKFORD, Mich. (Dec. 27, 2012) &ndash; The 29th annual Wolverine&reg; Resolution Run is set for New Year&rsquo;s Eve, Monday Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in East Grand Rapids.&nbsp; The four mile run/walk around Reeds Lake will support <a href="http://www.helendevoschildrens.org/port" target="_blank">Helen DeVos Children&rsquo;s Hospital&rsquo;s Pediatric Oncology Resource Team </a>(P.O.R.T.) and is sponsored by Wolverine, the authentic boot and clothing brand.<br /><br />P.O.R.T. is a program of the children&rsquo;s hospital that supports families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening diseases.&nbsp; From care bags for unexpected hospital stays, to super sibs clubs for siblings of diagnosed children and support groups for their parents, P.O.R.T.&nbsp; helps families in the most difficult situations.<br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">&ldquo;Learning that your child has a life-threatening condition is a heart-wrenching moment,&rdquo; said Colleen Thompson, P.O.R.T. program coordinator.&nbsp; &ldquo;During the non-stop treatments and appointments that immediately follow diagnosis, we help families with basic needs so that they can completely focus on their child.&rdquo;<br /><br />Race entrants are asked to donate $5 to P.O.R.T. with their entry fee, which Wolverine matches dollar for dollar. Every entrant who donates at least $5 to P.O.R.T. will be entered into the Charity Challenge drawing; the grand prize winner will receive an airline ticket to anywhere in the continental United States. Numerous other door prizes and giveaways also will be part of the drawing. An awards presentation at Bob&rsquo;s Pizza (661 Croswell Ave. SE, Grand Rapids) will follow the race.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br />&ldquo;The Resolution Run brings attention to and supports P.O.R.T, a program that provides irreplaceable services to families in our community when they need it most,&rdquo; said Kelly Redinger, marketing director for Wolverine. &ldquo;We hope the community gives generously to this deserving organization, and Wolverine pledges to match all Resolution Run donations to P.O.R.T. dollar for dollar.&rdquo;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br />Online registration is available for $28 (including a $5 donation to P.O.R.T.) until Dec. 28 at <a href="http://classicrace.com/" target="_blank">classicrace.com</a>, and all registrants will receive a 2012 Resolution Run T-shirt.&nbsp; From Dec. 29 -30, registration is $30 (including a $5 donation to P.O.R.T.). Registration will be held Sunday, Dec. 30 at Gazelle Sports (3930 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids) and the Rockford Footwear Depot (235 N. Main St., Rockford) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Race day registration will be available at the East Grand Rapids High School gymnasium (2211 Lake Dr., Grand Rapids) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. <br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br />&nbsp;&ldquo;Anyone can participate in the Wolverine Resolution Run, from life-long runners to active families,&rdquo; said Joe O&rsquo;Brien, Classic Race Management race director. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a fun, healthy way to start the New Year and support a deserving organization like P.O.R.T.&rdquo;<br /><br /></span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/12/75016 WBS 2012 Revolution Run logo lockup.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>About Wolverine</strong><br />Since 1883 Wolverine has taken pride in crafting durable boots with unrivaled craftsmanship and the highest-quality materials.&nbsp; With a pioneering nature and dedication to innovation, Wolverine provides dependable comfort and style to hardworking men and women all over the world. For those who believe in hard work and uncompromising commitment, Wolverine offers the footwear, apparel and accessories to get the job done. For more information visit www.wolverine.com or call 866-699-7369. Wolverine is a division of Wolverine Worldwide. </span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/5450397f-d5c9-4e88-8a94-b01fe0dcf744 Thu, 27 Dec 2012 00:08:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile Trunk Show in Traverse City and Petoskey Dec. 7&8 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Stop by Robert Frost in Traverse City tomorrow or the Petoskey location on Saturday for a Wolverine 1000 Mile trunk show!&nbsp; We'll have the complete collection available at both locations and will be taking special orders.&nbsp; Plus, recieve a Wolverine 1000 Mile Shoe Care Kit as a special gift with any Wolverine boot purchase (while supplies last.)</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Robert Frost</strong><br />Friday, December 7, 2012 from 3-8pm<br />217 East Front Street<br />Traverse City, MI 49684<br />231.929.7463<br /><br /><a href="http://shop.frostshoes.com/" target="_blank">shop.frostshoes.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Robert Frost</strong><br />Saturday, December 8, 2012 from noon - 5pm<br />305 East Lake Street<br />Petoskey, MI 49770<br />231.439.2777</span></span><br /></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/12/RobertFrost.JPG" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/89e25154-bb0f-4418-8c16-300d035ea33b Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:31:00 GMT Join us Dec. 8 at MYRTLE LA for a Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet Trunk Show <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Please join us at Myrtle LA this Saturday for a Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet trunk show!&nbsp; We'll have the complete&nbsp; Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet collection, yummy finger foods and a fine wine selection. Hope to see you there!<br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Myrtle </strong><br /><em>Saturday, December 8 from 3-8pm</em><br />2213 Sunset Blvd.<br />Los Angeles, CA 90026<br /><a href="http://www.myrtlela.com/" target="_blank">mrytlela.com</a></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/12/MYRTLE.JPG" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/f23464b9-dbce-43b6-8964-bdac3577c694 Wed, 05 Dec 2012 03:10:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile Trunk Show in Baltimore on Dec. 1 <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">Visit us at Loafers and Lace in Baltimore, MD this Saturday, Dec. 1 for a Wolverine 1000 Mile Trunk Show. See the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection while enjoying food and drinks, and receive a Wolverine 1000 Mile Shoe Care kit with any Wolverine purchase.&nbsp; We will be taking special orders during the event!<br /><strong><br />Loafers and Lace</strong><br />Saturday, December 1 from 4-8pm<br />612 Exeter St.<br />Baltimore, MD 21202<br />410.828.1948<br /><a href="http://www.loafersandlaces.com/" target="_blank">www.loafersandlaces.com</a><br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/11/Loafers and Lace.JPG" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/c8abda4c-3a3b-44a3-b0d5-53c0b861697d Tue, 27 Nov 2012 06:21:00 GMT Join Us in Supporting Sandy Relief Efforts <p><span style="font-size: small;">As we celebrate Thanksgiving with our family and friends our hearts go out to everyone working to rebuild their lives after Superstorm Sandy. Wolverine has partnered with Jason Cameron to provide supplies to the city of Hoboken, New Jersey and we invite you to join us in supporting Sandy relief efforts by visiting the links below. <br /><br />We wish you a happy and safe holiday season.<br />WOLVERINE<br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><strong>The Hoboken Shelter</strong><br />300 Bloomfield Street<br />Hoboken, NJ 07030<br /><a href="http://hobokenshelter.org " target="_blank">http://hobokenshelter.org </a><br /><br /><strong>American Red Cross</strong><br />Text &ldquo;REDCROSS&rdquo; to 90999 to donate $10 to Sandy Relief or <br />visit <a href="http://www.redcross.org/charitable-donations " target="_blank">www.redcross.org/charitable-donations</a> <br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/56f2dc29-e4b4-4220-8d60-d1a5d0b80496 Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:12:00 GMT Photos from the Road <p><span style="font-size: small;">We hope you can join us at the Wolverine Company Store on Thursday, November 29th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM to view Mikael Kennedy&rsquo;s pictures from the <a href="http://www.ramblersbone.com/" target="_blank">Ramblers Bone</a>.&nbsp; This will be the first public showing of these photos and Mikael will be sharing his reflections on the road.&nbsp; If you haven&rsquo;t already visited the Wolverine pop-up store, it&rsquo;s a great opportunity to check it out and enjoy food, drinks and music.</span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/11/WBS_PhotosFromTheRoad_Invite-1.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Wolverine Company Store</strong><br />Photos from the Road<br />Thursday, November 29th <br />6:30 - 9:00 PM </span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/ba11f198-41cc-42f5-bfd7-53d2824578ef Tue, 20 Nov 2012 10:25:00 GMT Meet the Artists at the Wolverine Company Store on Friday Nov. 16 <p><span style="font-size: small;">Meet the artists behind the beautiful women&rsquo;s collections showcased at the Wolverine Company Store including Carrie Hill, the designer behind the Wolverine No. 1883 and 1000 Mile Collections, Brooklyn designer <a href="http://www.samanthapleet.com/" target="_blank">Samantha Pleet</a>, jewelry designers from the <a href="http://www.theshinysquirrel.com/" target="_blank">Shiny Squirrel</a> and more. </span><span style="font-size: small;">Drinks and Hors D&rsquo;oeuvres will be served</span><span style="font-size: small;">, and 20% of all sales from the weekend will be donated to the Red Cross to support Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.&nbsp; Hope to see you there!</span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/11/74911 WBS_WCS_Womens_Invite v3.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Wolverine Company Store</strong><br /><em>Meet the Artists</em><br />Friday, November 16 from 7-9pm<br />242 Elizabeth Street<br />New York, NY 10012<br />646.300.1368</span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/6e993bd2-8322-418e-aaa1-1a1cbeba5361 Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:33:00 GMT Abbadabba's Wolverine 1000 Mile Trunk Show on Nov. 15 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Please join us for WINE &amp; SHINE at Abbadabba's in Atlanta, GA on November 15! Enjoy some wine, get your shoes shined, and check out the latest and greatest from the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Abbadabba's</strong><br />4389 Roswell Rd<br />Atlanta, GA 30342<br /><a href="http://www.coolshoes.com/" target="_blank">www.coolshoes.com</a><br />404.262.3356</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/10/74889 WBS Abbadabbs Trunk Show Evite vC.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/ef698c02-47b2-4023-8f11-282c2034da52 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:23:00 GMT Delamere & Hopkins/Wolverine 1000 Mile Trunk Show <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">Visit us for a Trunk Show at Delamere &amp; Hopkins in Cincinnatii today, Oct. 30, from 4-8pm! Special orders will be taken, and recieve a free show care kit with your 1000 Mile purchase (while supplies last.)<br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Delamere &amp; Hopkins</strong><br />2708 Erie Avenue<br />Cincinnati, OH 48208<br /><a href="http://www.bestgear.com/" target="_blank">www.bestgear.com</a><br />513.871.3474</span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/10/74890-WBS-Delamere-Trunk-Show-Evite-v2.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/3e9453e6-d29f-41c4-bc2c-0b8da6f1be5b Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:01:00 GMT Introducing the Wolverine Gear Work Boot with Wolverine ICS Technology <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Introducing a new work boot with technology that allows for ultimate customizable comfort.&nbsp; The new Gear work boot features <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4DYx_e4lE0" target="_blank">Wolverine ICS </a>technology, a proprietary system that gives wearers the ability to customize their comfort for how they walk by adjusting the gel disc that sits in the boot&rsquo;s heel to one of four settings; cushion, firm, inward or outward support.<br /><br />In addition to Wolverine ICS, the Gear features the highest quality materials and components.&nbsp; A waterproof leather upper and waterproof membrane guarantee feet stay dry in wet conditions. An Ortholite footbed with performance arch support as well as a lightweight polyurethane midsole offer cushion for long days on the job. The Gear&rsquo;s rubber lug outsole provides relentless traction and the boot&rsquo;s cement construction is highly flexible. The Gear is available in <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/30032M/0/Mens/Gear-Wolverine-ICS-WP-6-inch-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">6-inch</a>, 8-inch and <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/30035M/0/Mens/Gear-Wolverine-ICS-WP-CT-Wellington?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Wellington</a> styles, and is also available with a <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/30031M/0/Mens/Gear-Wolverine-ICS-WP-CT-6-inch-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">composite-toe cap</a>. <br /><br />The Gear is backed by <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-BootTechnologies-30-Day-Comfort-Guarantee?FeatureID=934" target="_blank">Wolverine&rsquo;s 30-day comfort guarantee</a>; wear the boots for 30 days, and if you&rsquo;re not completely satisfied they are the most comfortable boots you&rsquo;ve ever worn, return them for a full refund.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/10/WBS-RS13Gear-042612.bmp" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/46066743-7431-40cc-8626-54630ec8df56 Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:00:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile Fall Trunk Shows <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">We hope you can check out one of our upcoming trunk shows-- Stop by to chat with us, see the new Wolverine 1000 Mile Collections for Fall 2012, and place your special orders.&nbsp; Hope to see you there!<br /><strong></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Madison Botique 224</strong><br /><em>Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30pm-9:30pm</em><br />224 Fairview Ave.<br />Westwood, NJ <br />201.497.3344<br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/MadisonBoutique224" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/MadisonBoutique224</a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>DNA Footwear</strong><br /><em>Thursday, November 1 from 6pm- 10pm</em><br />133 N. 7th St.<br />Brooklyn, NY 11211<br />Please RSVP to events@dnafootwear.com <br /><a href="http://www.dnafootwear.com/" target="_blank">www.dnafootwear.com</a><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for women and the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet.</span></span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Nordstrom - City Creek Center</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 10</em><br />55 South Temple<br />Salt Lake City, UT 84144<br />801.322.4200</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-city-creek-center" target="_blank">shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-city-creek-center<br /></a><strong></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men.<br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Nordstrom - Santa Monica Place</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 10</em><br />220 Broadway<br />Santa Monica, CA 90401<br />310.752.2701<br /><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-santa-monica" target="_blank">shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-santa-monica</a><br /><strong></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men.<br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Nordstrom - San Francisco Shopping Centre</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 17</em><br />865 Market St.<br />San Francisco, CA 94103<br />415.243.8500<br /><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/spa-nordstrom-san-francisco-centre?lat=37.78&amp;lon=-122.42&amp;q=San%20Francisco,%20CA&amp;r=San%20Francisco,%20CA&amp;resultscount=19&amp;sort=Date&amp;state=" target="_blank">shop.nordstrom.com</a><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men.<br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Nordstrom - Bellevue Square</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 17</em><br />100 Bellevue Square<br />Bellevue, WA 98004<br />425.455.5800<br /><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-bellevue-square" target="_blank">shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-bellevue-square<br /></a></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men. <br /><strong><br />Revolution @ The Epicentre</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 17</em><br />210 East Trade St. Suite E-280<br />Charlotte, NC 28202<br />704.971.1990<br /><a href="http://www.shoprevolution.com/" target="_blank">www.shoprevolution.com</a></span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/f909432b-1c31-4cc0-ad76-beb7108e663e Fri, 19 Oct 2012 05:18:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet at Madison Botique <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Please join us for an exclusive trunk show featuring the newest styles from the <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/1000Mile-SP" target="_blank">Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet</a>! Tickets include champagne, hors d'oeuvres and raffles including a $200 Madison Shopping Spree &amp; Styling Session as well as $100 worth of goodies from Victoria Rose Salon. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"></span><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/10/MADISON.png" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br />Tickets are $20. Please contact Silvana </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">at 201.497.3344 or madisonboutique224@gmail.com</span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"> for tickets.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Madison Botique 224</strong><br /><em>Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30pm-9:30pm</em><br />224 Fairview Ave.<br />Westwood, NJ <br />201.497.3344<br />madisonboutique224@gmail.com<br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/MadisonBoutique224" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/MadisonBoutique224</a></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/a0b2c0f9-81d3-4816-88af-6465c177038e Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:37:00 GMT Grand Rapids, Mich. Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet Trunk Show <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Visit us at <a href="http://www.akrikks.com/">A.K. Rikks</a> in Grand Rapids on Thursday for a launch party celebrating the Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet Fall 2012 Collection! Enjoy cocktails, Hor d'oeurves and a first look at the new collection. Hope to see you there!</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/10/74820-WBS-AK-Rikks-SP-Evite.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/0a62d67d-54b3-4f57-840c-b8625485a4ea Tue, 09 Oct 2012 04:43:00 GMT The 744 LTD Boot <p><img src="../../../%7EUploaded/Blog/files/2012/10/744LTD%20Boot_Sept%2019%20Blog%20Post.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Made with glorious shell cordovan No. 449 from Horween Leather Company, the 744 LTD boot is one of the most special boots in the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection.&nbsp; Only 1000 pairs will be available around the world and each pair is carefully hand-numbered and boxed with a certificate of authenticity and wooden shoe trees.&nbsp; The archival cap-toe pattern with brogue detail is handcrafted in the USA using the same time-tested construction techniques as the Original 1000 Mile Shoes made in the 1920s.<br /><br />The 744 LTD boot is now available at these select retailers. Questions? Contact us at wolverine1000milecs@wwwinc.com or at 800-965-8374.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">744 LTD RETAILERS<br /></span></strong><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CALIFORNIA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>9700 Wilshire Boulevard<br />Beverly Hills, CA 90212<br />310.550.5900 / 877.634.6263<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com<br /></a></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Wingtip </strong>(formerly On the Fly)<br />550 Montgomery at the corner of Clay<br />San Francisco, CA 94111<br />service@wingtip.com<br />866.880.8481<br /><a href="http://wingtip.com/" target="_blank">wingtip.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus</strong><br />150 Stockton St.<br />San Francisco, CA 94108<br />415.362.3900 / 877.634.6264<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />The Stronghold</strong><br />1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd.<br />Venice, CA 90291<br />310.399.7200<br /><a href="http://www.thestronghold.com/" target="_blank">thestronghold.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>VB &amp; Co<br /></strong>4646 Hollywood Blvd.<br />Los Angeles, CA<br />714.365.4257<br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/VBCo/450915188266890" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/pages/VBCo/450915188266890 </a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">COLORADO<br /></span>Neiman Marcus</strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></strong>3030 E 1st Ave.<br />Denver, CO 80206<br />303.329.2600 / 877.777.5324<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">GEORGIA<br /></span></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /> </strong>3393 Peachtree Rd. NE<br />Atlanta, GA 30326<br />404.266.8200 / 800.555.5077<br /> </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HAWAII<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>1450 Ala Moana Blvd. <br />Honolulu, HI 96814<br />808.951.8887 / 877.951.8887<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ILLINOIS<br /></span></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Haberdash</strong><br />607 N. State St.<br />Chicago, IL 60654<br />312.624.8551<br /><a href="http://haberdashmen.com/">haberdashmen.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>5000 Northbrook Ct.<br />Northbrook, IL 60062<br />847.564.0300 / 800.323.5684<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">IOWA</span><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Badowers<br /></strong>2817 Ingersoll Ave.<br />Des Moines, IA 50312<br />515.283.2121<br /><a href="http://www.badowers.com/" target="_blank">www.badowers.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MASSACHUSETTS<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>5 Copley Place<br />Boston, MA 02116<br />617.536.3660 / 877.563.4626<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>310 Speen St. <br />Natick, MA 01760<br />508.620.5700 / 866.773.6176<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com </a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MICHIGAN</span><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Fitzgeralds<br /></strong>1830 Breton Road SE<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49506<br />fitzgeraldsmenswear@fitzs.com<br />616.957.2220<br /><a href="http://www.fitzs.com/" target="_blank">fitzs.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>2705 W Big Beaver Rd.<br />Troy, MI 48084<br />248.643.3300 / 800.937.6488<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Wolverine Company Store<br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">40 Monroe Center NW<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49503<br /> </span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com/" target="_blank">wolverinecompanystore.com</a></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MINNESOTA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>505 Nicollet Mall<br />Minneapolis, MN 55402<br />612.339.2600 / 877.777.5322<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MISSOURI<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">100 Plaza Frontenac<br />St. Louis, MO 63131<br />314.567.9811 / 877.634.6260<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEVADA<br /></span></strong>3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South<br />Las Vegas, NV 98109<br />702.731.3636 / 800.288.7741<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEW JERSEY<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>503 Garden State Plz.<br />Paramus, NJ 07652<br />201.291.1920 / 877.868.3169<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>1200 Morris Turnpike<br />Short Hills, NJ 07078<br />973.912.0080 / 877.777.5321<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEW YORK</span><br /></strong><strong>Epaulet</strong><br />144 Orchard Street<br />New York, NY 10002<br />212.776.1925<br /><a href="http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/StoreFront" target="_blank">epauletshop.com</a><br /><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Hirshleifers</strong><br />2080 Northern Blvd<br />Masshasset, NY 10030<br />516.627.3566<br /><a href="http://www.hirshleifers.com/" target="_blank">hirshleifers.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Leffot</strong><br />10 Christopher Street<br />New York, NY 10014<br />212.989.4577<br /><a href="http://leffot.com/" target="_blank">leffot.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Shoe Parlor</strong><br />851 7th Ave<br />New York, NY 10019<br /><a href="http://www.shoeparlor.com/aboutus.asp" target="_blank">shoeparlor.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Wolverine Company Store*</strong><br />242 Elizabeth St.<br />New York, NY 20012</span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com/" target="_blank">wolverinecompanystore.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">PENNSYLVANIA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>170 N. Gulph Rd.<br />King of Prussia, PA 19406<br />610.962.6200 / 800.456.5501<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">VIRGINIA </span></strong><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Need Supply Company</strong><br />3100 West Cary St.<br />Richmond, VA <br />804.35535880<br /><a href="http://needsupply.com/" target="_blank">needsupply.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TEXAS<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>8687 North Central Expressway<br />Dallas, TX 75225<br />214.363.8311 / 800.937.5293<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a> <br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>2600 Post Oak Blvd.<br />Houston, TX 77056<br />713.621.7100 / 800.397.5293<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus</strong><br />15900 La Cantera Pkwy<br />San Antonio, TX 78256<br />210.558.8000 / 866.328.5475<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Leo Square</strong><br />2336 Gruene Lake Dr.<br />New Braunfels, TX 78130<br />830.438.8873<br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ONLINE</span><br />JL Powell</strong><br /><a href="http://jlpowell.com/" target="_blank">jlpowell.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>INTERNATIONAL</strong></span><br /><strong>GERMANY<br />14 oz. Store<br /></strong>Neue Schonhauser Str. 13<br />10178 Berlin, Germany<br />+49 (0) 30 280 40 514<br />store@14oz-berlin.com<br /><a href="http://www.14oz-berlin.com/" target="_blank">www.14oz-berlin.com</a><br /><br /><strong>SPAIN<br />Isolee</strong><br />Claudio Coello, 55 / 28001 Madrid<br />Infantes, 19 / 28004 Madrid<br /><a href="http://www.isolee.com/" target="_blank">isolee.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>SWITZERLAND</strong><br /><strong>Single Speed Bicylces</strong><br />Clarastrasse 11<br />CH-4085 Basel<br />+41 61 683 09 09<br />contact@single-speed.ch<br /><a href="http://www.single-speed.ch/" target="_blank">www.single-speed.ch</a><br /><br /><strong>DeeCee Style</strong><br />Talacker 21<br />CH-8001 Zuerich<br />+41 43 497 3585<br /><a href="http://www.deeceestyle.ch/" target="_blank">www.deeceestyle.ch</a></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/dba8584b-f9e6-45c4-b6ef-26e8c869aac2 Wed, 03 Oct 2012 01:18:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile Fall Trunk Shows <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Fall is our favorite time of year and to bring in the season we have Wolverine 1000 Mile trunk shows lined up all over the country. Stop by to chat with us, see the new Wolverine 1000 Mile Collections for Fall 2012, and place your special orders.&nbsp; Hope to see you there!<br /><br /><strong>A.K. Rikks</strong><br /><em>Thursday, October 11 </em><br />6303 28th Street SE<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49546<br />616.957.3242<br /><a href="http://www.akrikks.com " target="_blank">www.akrikks.com </a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet.<br /><br /><strong>Repertoire</strong><br /><em>Thursday, October 11 from 7pm-10pm</em><br />607 N. High St.<br />Columbus, OH<br /><a href="http://shoerepertoire.com" target="_blank">www.shoerepertoire.com<br /></a>Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men. <br /><br /><strong>Rothman's New York</strong><br /><em>Saturday, October 13</em><br />222 Park Ave. South<br />New York, NY 10003<br /><a href="http://www.rothmansny.com" target="_blank">www.rothmansny.com</a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Halls</strong><br /><em>Thursday, October 18 from 10am-2:30pm</em></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br />200 East 25th Street<br />Kansas City, MO 64108</span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br />800.624.4034<br /><a href="http://www.halls.com" target="_blank">www.halls.com</a><br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/HallsKC" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/HallsKC</a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men.<br /><br /><strong>Franco's<br /></strong><em>Thursday, October 18</em><br />5321 Lakeside Avenue<br />Richmond, VA 23228<br />804-264-2994<br /><a href="http://www.francos.com/content/index.asp?content=home">www.francos.com</a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Van Boven Shoes</strong><br /><em>Friday, October 19 starting at 2pm</em><br />17 Nickels Arcade <br />Ann Arbor, MI 48104<br />734.665.7240<br /><a href="http://www.vanbovenshoes.com/" target="_blank">www.vanbovenshoes.com/</a><a href="http://www.facebook.com/vanbovenshoestore" target="_blank"> <br /></a><a href="www.facebook.com/vanbovenshoestore" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/vanbovenshoestore</a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Madison Botique 224</strong><br /><em>Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30pm-9:30pm</em><br />224 Fairview Ave.<br />Westwood, NJ <br />201.497.3344<br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/MadisonBoutique224" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/MadisonBoutique224</a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet.<br /><br /><strong>Nordstrom - City Creek Center</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 10</em><br />55 South Temple<br />Salt Lake City, UT 84144<br />801.322.4200</span><br /><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-city-creek-center" target="_blank">shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-city-creek-center<br /></a><strong><br />Nordstrom - Santa Monica Place</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 10</em><br />220 Broadway<br />Santa Monica, CA 90401<br />310.752.2701<br /><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-santa-monica" target="_blank">shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-santa-monica</a><br /><strong><br />Nordstrom - San Francisco Shopping Centre</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 17</em><br />865 Market St.<br />San Francisco, CA 94103<br />415.243.8500<br /><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/spa-nordstrom-san-francisco-centre?lat=37.78&amp;lon=-122.42&amp;q=San%20Francisco,%20CA&amp;r=San%20Francisco,%20CA&amp;resultscount=19&amp;sort=Date&amp;state=" target="_blank">shop.nordstrom.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Nordstrom - Bellevue Square</strong><br /><em>Saturday, November 17</em><br />100 Bellevue Square<br />Bellevue, WA 98004<br />425.455.5800<br /><a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-bellevue-square" target="_blank">shop.nordstrom.com/st/nordstrom-bellevue-square</a></span></span></p> <p><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">PAST EVENTS</span><br />Christopher James Menswear </strong><br /><em>Thursday, October 4 from noon &ndash; 7pm </em><br />6410 West Jefferson Blvd<br />Fort Wayne, IN 46804<br /><a href="http://www.cjmenswear.com/" target="_blank">www.cjmenswear.com<br /></a><a href="http://www.facebook.com/AndrewDavisMenswearFortWayne" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/AndrewDavisMenswearFortWayne</a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men. <br /><br /><strong>Andrew Davis Menswear</strong><br /><em>Thursday, October 4 from 3pm &ndash; 7pm</em> <br />101 W. Kirkwood, Suite 119<br />Bloomington, IN 47403<br />812.323.7730<br /><a href="http://www.andrewdavismenswear.com/" target="_blank">www.andrewdavismenswear.com/ </a><br /><a href="http://www.facebook.com/AndrewDavisMenswea" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/AndrewDavisMenswear </a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men and women, as well as the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet.<br /><br /><strong>Boyd's</strong><br /><em>Friday, October 5 during Shoefest</em><br />1818 Chestnut St. <br />Philadelphia, PA 19103<br /><a href="http://www.boydsphila.com/men.php" target="_blank">www.boydsphila.com</a> <br /><br /><strong>Rush Wilson Limited</strong><br /><em>Friday, October 5</em><br />23 West North Street <br />Greenville, SC 29601<br />864.232.2761<br /><a href="http://www.rushwilson.com/" target="_blank">www.rushwilson.com </a><br />Featuring the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for men.</span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/01872307-4d4c-497a-9252-5890cd90be75 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 04:39:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet Trunk Show <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Visit us this weekend at <a href="http://www.casalesshoes.com/site/" target="_blank">Casale's Shoes</a> for a Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet trunk show. See the latest Fall 2012 styles and place your special orders!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Casale's Shoes</strong><br />Saturday, Sept. 29, 5:00-8:00pm<br />415 Washington St.<br />Cape May, NJ 08204<br />609.884.3148<br /><a href="http://www.casalesshoes.com/site/" target="_blank">www.casalesshoes.com</a></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/9/casales.JPG" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/a0492f7d-3166-40f0-8420-7260d44e98ae Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:16:00 GMT Celebrate the global launch of the limited edition 744 LTD boot with us! <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">In honor of the launch of the Limited Edition 744 LTD shell cordovan boot, Wolverine 1000 Mile is hosting global launch events at participating retailers around the world. With this very special addition to the 1000 Mile collection, Wolverine is returning to their archives to reproduce a boot that was initially introduced in the 1920s. </span></span></p> <p><img src="../../../%7EUploaded/Blog/files/2012/9/744LTD%20Boot_Sept%2019%20Blog%20Post.jpg" alt="" width="600" /></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">Only 1000 pairs of the 744 LTD boot were produced, each made in the USA of Horween&reg; shell cordovan leather (Cordovan No. 449) using the same, authentic production techniques as the original 1000 Mile Boot. The boots are hand-numbered and come with a certificate of authenticity as well as Wolverine 1000 Mile wood shoe trees. Cities across the world will mark the unveiling of this style with special events at select Wolverine 1000 Mile retailers.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;"><a href="http://leffot.com/2012/09/20/wolverine-744-ltd/" target="_blank">Leffot</a> in New York, <a href="http://haberdashmen.com/2012/09/13/wolverine-1000-mile-744-ltd-boot/" target="_blank">Haberdash</a> in Chicago, <a href="http://blog.onthefly.com/2012/09/06/920-trunk-show-wolverine-unveils-the-744-shell-cordovan-boot/" target="_blank">Wingtip</a> in San Francisco and <a href="http://www.thestronghold.com/" target="_blank">The Stronghold</a> in Venice, CA will be hosting events today, Thursday September 20th. Anyone who purchases a pair of boots in store on this special day will receive a wallet coordinated to the 744 LTD boot made from Horween Essex leather. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">If you are unable to attend an event, join the celebration by tweeting <a href="http://www.twitter.com/wolverine1k" target="_blank">@Wolverine1K</a> with the hashtag #744LTD on September 20th for a chance to win a wallet!</span><br /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">744 LTD EVENTS</span></strong><br /><strong><br />Leffot*</strong><br />10 Christopher Street<br />New York, NY 10014<br />212.989.4577<br /><a href="http://leffot.com/" target="_blank"></a><a href="http://leffot.com/2012/09/13/wolverine-744-ltd-new-york-launch-event/" target="_blank">leffot.com</a><br /><br />Visit Leffot for a first look at the 744 LTD Boot! Indulge in an ice cold beer from Founders Brewing Co. and tasty appetizers while trying your luck; one lucky guest will win a free pair of Original 1000 Mile boots. 6-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 20.<a href="http://leffot.com/" target="_blank"><br /></a><br /><strong>Wingtip* </strong>(formerly On the Fly)<br />550 Montgomery at the corner of Clay<br />San Francisco, CA 94111<br />service@wingtip.com<br />866.880.8481<br /><a href="http://wingtip.com/" target="_blank">wingtip.com</a><br /><br />Stop in and get your shoes shined! Wingtip will be celebrating the launch of the 744 LTD boot with complimentary shoe shines, food, drinks and a chance to win a free pair of Original 1000 Mile boots and other Wolverine giveaways. 4-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 20.<br /><br /><strong>The Stronghold*</strong><br />1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd.<br />Venice, CA 90291<br />310.399.7200<br /><a href="http://www.thestronghold.com/" target="_blank">thestronghold.com</a><br /><br />Swing by the Stronghold and see the new 744 LTD boots!&nbsp; Celebrate with food and drinks, and enter a drawing for a free pair of Original 1000 Mile boots!<br />7-9pm on Thursday, Sept. 20<br /><br /><strong>Haberdash*</strong><br />611 N. State St.<br />Chicago, IL 60654<br />312.624.8551<br /><a href="http://haberdashmen.com/">haberdashmen.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Come see the 744 LTD boot at Haberdash! Get a complimentary straight-razor shave, enjoy cocktails and hors d&rsquo;oeuvres, and enter a chance to win a free pair of Original 1000 Mile boots.<br />6-9pm on Sept. 20, 2012<em><br /><br />*Receive a special gift with the purchase of 744 LTD boots, while supplies last.</em></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br />744 LTD RETAILERS<br /></span></strong><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CALIFORNIA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>9700 Wilshire Boulevard<br />Beverly Hills, CA 90212<br />310.550.5900 / 877.634.6263<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com<br /></a></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Wingtip </strong>(formerly On the Fly)<br />550 Montgomery at the corner of Clay<br />San Francisco, CA 94111<br />service@wingtip.com<br />866.880.8481<br /><a href="http://wingtip.com/" target="_blank">wingtip.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus</strong><br />150 Stockton St.<br />San Francisco, CA 94108<br />415.362.3900 / 877.634.6264<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />The Stronghold</strong><br />1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd.<br />Venice, CA 90291<br />310.399.7200<br /><a href="http://www.thestronghold.com/" target="_blank">thestronghold.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">COLORADO<br /></span>Neiman Marcus</strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></strong>3030 E 1st Ave.<br />Denver, CO 80206<br />303.329.2600 / 877.777.5324<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">GEORGIA<br /></span></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /> </strong>3393 Peachtree Rd. NE<br />Atlanta, GA 30326<br />404.266.8200 / 800.555.5077<br /> </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HAWAII<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>1450 Ala Moana Blvd. <br />Honolulu, HI 96814<br />808.951.8887 / 877.951.8887<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ILLINOIS<br /></span></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Haberdash</strong><br />607 N. State St.<br />Chicago, IL 60654<br />312.624.8551<br /><a href="http://haberdashmen.com/">haberdashmen.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>5000 Northbrook Ct.<br />Northbrook, IL 60062<br />847.564.0300 / 800.323.5684<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">IOWA</span><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Badowers<br /></strong>2817 Ingersoll Ave.<br />Des Moines, IA 50312<br />515.283.2121<br /><a href="http://www.badowers.com/" target="_blank">www.badowers.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MASSACHUSETTS<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>5 Copley Place<br />Boston, MA 02116<br />617.536.3660 / 877.563.4626<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>310 Speen St. <br />Natick, MA 01760<br />508.620.5700 / 866.773.6176<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com </a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MICHIGAN</span><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Fitzgeralds<br /></strong>1830 Breton Road SE<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49506<br />fitzgeraldsmenswear@fitzs.com<br />616.957.2220<br /><a href="http://www.fitzs.com/" target="_blank">fitzs.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>2705 W Big Beaver Rd.<br />Troy, MI 48084<br />248.643.3300 / 800.937.6488<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Wolverine Company Store<br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">40 Monroe Center NW<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49503<br /> </span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com/" target="_blank">wolverinecompanystore.com</a></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MINNESOTA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>505 Nicollet Mall<br />Minneapolis, MN 55402<br />612.339.2600 / 877.777.5322<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MISSOURI<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">100 Plaza Frontenac<br />St. Louis, MO 63131<br />314.567.9811 / 877.634.6260<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEVADA<br /></span></strong>3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South<br />Las Vegas, NV 98109<br />702.731.3636 / 800.288.7741<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEW JERSEY<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>503 Garden State Plz.<br />Paramus, NJ 07652<br />201.291.1920 / 877.868.3169<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>1200 Morris Turnpike<br />Short Hills, NJ 07078<br />973.912.0080 / 877.777.5321<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEW YORK</span><br /></strong><strong>Epaulet</strong><br />144 Orchard Street<br />New York, NY 10002<br />212.776.1925<br /><a href="http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/StoreFront" target="_blank">epauletshop.com</a><br /><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Hirshleifers</strong><br />2080 Northern Blvd<br />Masshasset, NY 10030<br />516.627.3566<br /><a href="http://www.hirshleifers.com/" target="_blank">hirshleifers.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Leffot</strong><br />10 Christopher Street<br />New York, NY 10014<br />212.989.4577<br /><a href="http://leffot.com/" target="_blank">leffot.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Shoe Parlor</strong><br />851 7th Ave<br />New York, NY 10019<br /><a href="http://www.shoeparlor.com/aboutus.asp" target="_blank">shoeparlor.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Wolverine Company Store*</strong><br />242 Elizabeth St.<br />New York, NY 20012</span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com/" target="_blank">wolverinecompanystore.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">PENNSYLVANIA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>170 N. Gulph Rd.<br />King of Prussia, PA 19406<br />610.962.6200 / 800.456.5501<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">VIRGINIA </span></strong><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Need Supply Company</strong><br />3100 West Cary St.<br />Richmond, VA <br />804.35535880<br /><a href="http://needsupply.com/" target="_blank">needsupply.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TEXAS<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>8687 North Central Expressway<br />Dallas, TX 75225<br />214.363.8311 / 800.937.5293<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a> <br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>2600 Post Oak Blvd.<br />Houston, TX 77056<br />713.621.7100 / 800.397.5293<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus</strong><br />15900 La Cantera Pkwy<br />San Antonio, TX 78256<br />210.558.8000 / 866.328.5475<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Leo Square</strong><br />2336 Gruene Lake Dr.<br />New Braunfels, TX 78130<br />830.438.8873<br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ONLINE</span><br />JL Powell</strong><br /><a href="http://jlpowell.com/" target="_blank">jlpowell.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>INTERNATIONAL</strong></span><br /><strong>GERMANY<br />14 oz. Store<br /></strong>Neue Schonhauser Str. 13<br />10178 Berlin, Germany<br />+49 (0) 30 280 40 514<br />store@14oz-berlin.com<br /><a href="http://www.14oz-berlin.com" target="_blank">www.14oz-berlin.com</a><br /><br /><strong>SPAIN<br />Isolee</strong><br />Claudio Coello, 55 / 28001 Madrid<br />Infantes, 19 / 28004 Madrid<br /><a href="http://www.isolee.com/" target="_blank">isolee.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>SWITZERLAND</strong><br /><strong>Single Speed Bicylces</strong><br />Clarastrasse 11<br />CH-4085 Basel<br />+41 61 683 09 09<br />contact@single-speed.ch<br /><a href="http://www.single-speed.ch" target="_blank">www.single-speed.ch</a><br /><br /><strong>DeeCee Style</strong><br />Talacker 21<br />CH-8001 Zuerich<br />+41 43 497 3585<br /><a href="http://www.deeceestyle.ch" target="_blank">www.deeceestyle.ch</a><br /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/88115c76-79af-49c0-ac0c-bcc96460e16e Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:01:00 GMT See you at the Wolverine Company Store tonight <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Hope you can join us for the grand opening of the Wolverine Company Store from 6-9pm tonight at 242 Elizabeth St, NYC: We&rsquo;ll have music, tacos from our new neighbors at <a href="http://www.tacombi.com/" target="_blank">Tacombi</a>, spirits from our fellow-Michiganders at <a href="http://www.artesiandistillers.com/" target="_blank">Artesian Distillers</a> and plenty good times.<br /><br /><strong>Tweet a photo from tonight&rsquo;s event <a href="http://www.twitter.com/wolverine1k" target="_blank">@wolverine1k</a> for a chance to win a pair of Wolverine 1000 Mile boots! We&rsquo;ll also have great giveaways from Filson, BKLYN Dry Goods, Leftfield NYC and Wolverine No. 1883. See you there!</strong></span><br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/9/WCS NYC Grand Opening Flyer.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/2b1d6b19-074c-4f8b-a2b1-5579988ec199 Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:29:00 GMT You're Invited to our Grand Opening in NYC! <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">We can't wait for the Grand Opening of the Wolverine Pop Up Shop in New York! Visit us at 242 Elizabeth St. next Tuesday, Sept. 18 for delicious tacos from our neighbors at <a href="http://www.tacombi.com/" target="_blank">Tacombi</a>, drinks from our Michigan favorites, Founders and <a href="http://www.artesiandistillers.com/" target="_blank">Artesian Distilleries</a>, and giveaways that you won&rsquo;t want to miss from the brands at the shop.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/dab27f5b-e517-4de1-a6af-5f2ab865dbe1" target="_blank">Read more about the Pop Up Shop here.</a> Check back often for more details and follow us on twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/Wolverine1K" target="_blank">@wolverine1k</a> and like us on <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Wolverine1K" target="_blank">Facebook</a>!</span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/9/WCS NYC Grand Opening Flyer.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/daa55d57-0aee-46a4-93fc-09b28da084d9 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 23:56:00 GMT Coming Soon: A limited edition shell cordovan boot, the 744 LTD, will launch Sept. 20 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">A week from today, Wolverine will make a special addition to the 1000 Mile collection with a limited edition vintage-reissue style. The 744 LTD (so-called to reference the archival pattern it resembles) uses the same, time-tested construction methods as the Original 1000 Mile Boot. Made in the USA, this brand new style is produced in Horween&reg; shell cordovan leather, which requires six months to produce.&nbsp; <br /><br />Only 1,000 pairs of the 744 LTD boot will be made available at select retailers around the world. Each boot bears a certificate of authenticity and is hand-marked with its production number. The exact look of the shoe is being kept under wraps until the official global launch on September 20. Check back soon for more information on how you can participate in the Global Launch of the 744LTD.&nbsp; <span style="text-decoration: underline;">For now, check out our great retail partners and 744 LTD Global Launch Events planned for next Thursday below!</span><br /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="../../../%7EUploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/744%20Vintage%20Ad_74105_web.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">744 LTD EVENTS</span></strong><br /><strong><br />Leffot*</strong><br />10 Christopher Street<br />New York, NY 10014<br />212.989.4577<br /><a href="http://leffot.com/" target="_blank">leffot.com<br /></a><br />Visit Leffot for a first look at the 744 LTD Boot! Indulge in an ice cold beer from Founders Brewing Co. and tasty appetizers while trying your luck; one lucky guest will win a free pair of Original 1000 Mile boots. 6-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 20.<a href="http://leffot.com/" target="_blank"><br /></a><br /><strong>Wingtip* </strong>(formerly On the Fly)<br />550 Montgomery at the corner of Clay<br />San Francisco, CA 94111<br />service@wingtip.com<br />866.880.8481<br /><a href="http://wingtip.com/" target="_blank">wingtip.com</a><br /><br />Stop in and get your shoes shined! Wingtip will be celebrating the launch of the 744 LTD boot with complimentary shoe shines, food, drinks and a chance to win a free pair of Original 1000 Mile boots and other Wolverine giveaways. 4-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 20.<br /><br /><strong>The Stronghold*</strong><br />1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd.<br />Venice, CA 90291<br />310.399.7200<br /><a href="http://www.thestronghold.com" target="_blank">thestronghold.com</a><br /><br />Swing by the Stronghold and see the new 744 LTD boots!&nbsp; Celebrate with food and drinks, and enter a drawing for a free pair of Original 1000 Mile boots!<br />7-9pm on Thursday, Sept. 20<br /><br /><strong>Haberdash*</strong><br />611 N. State St.<br />Chicago, IL 60654<br />312.624.8551<br /><a href="http://haberdashmen.com/">haberdashmen.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Come see the 744 LTD boot at Haberdash! Get a complimentary straight-razor shave, enjoy cocktails and hors d&rsquo;oeuvres, and enter a chance to win a free pair of Original 1000 Mile boots.<br />6-9pm on Sept. 20, 2012<em><br /><br />*Receive a special gift with the purchase of 744 LTD boots, while supplies last.</em></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br />744 LTD RETAILERS<br /></span></strong><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CALIFORNIA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>9700 Wilshire Boulevard<br />Beverly Hills, CA 90212<br />310.550.5900 / 877.634.6263<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com<br /></a></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Wingtip </strong>(formerly On the Fly)<br />550 Montgomery at the corner of Clay<br />San Francisco, CA 94111<br />service@wingtip.com<br />866.880.8481<br /><a href="http://wingtip.com/" target="_blank">wingtip.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus</strong><br />150 Stockton St.<br />San Francisco, CA 94108<br />415.362.3900 / 877.634.6264<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />The Stronghold</strong><br />1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd.<br />Venice, CA 90291<br />310.399.7200<br /><a href="http://www.thestronghold.com/" target="_blank">thestronghold.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">COLORADO<br /></span>Neiman Marcus</strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span></strong>3030 E 1st Ave.<br />Denver, CO 80206<br />303.329.2600 / 877.777.5324<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">GEORGIA<br /></span></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /> </strong>3393 Peachtree Rd. NE<br />Atlanta, GA 30326<br />404.266.8200 / 800.555.5077<br /> </span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">HAWAII<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>1450 Ala Moana Blvd. <br />Honolulu, HI 96814<br />808.951.8887 / 877.951.8887<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ILLINOIS<br /></span></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Haberdash</strong><br />607 N. State St.<br />Chicago, IL 60654<br />312.624.8551<br /><a href="http://haberdashmen.com/">haberdashmen.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>5000 Northbrook Ct.<br />Northbrook, IL 60062<br />847.564.0300 / 800.323.5684<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">IOWA</span><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Midwest Clothiers<br /></strong>2601 Beaver Ave.<br />Des Moines, IA 50310<br />515.274.8773<br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MASSACHUSETTS<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>5 Copley Place<br />Boston, MA 02116<br />617.536.3660 / 877.563.4626<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>310 Speen St. <br />Natick, MA 01760<br />508.620.5700 / 866.773.6176<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com </a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MICHIGAN</span><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Fitzgeralds<br /></strong>1830 Breton Road SE<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49506<br />fitzgeraldsmenswear@fitzs.com<br />616.957.2220<br /><a href="http://www.fitzs.com/" target="_blank">fitzs.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>2705 W Big Beaver Rd.<br />Troy, MI 48084<br />248.643.3300 / 800.937.6488<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Wolverine Company Store<br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">40 Monroe Center NW<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49503<br /> </span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com/" target="_blank">wolverinecompanystore.com</a></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MINNESOTA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>505 Nicollet Mall<br />Minneapolis, MN 55402<br />612.339.2600 / 877.777.5322<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">MISSOURI<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">100 Plaza Frontenac<br />St. Louis, MO 63131<br />314.567.9811 / 877.634.6260<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEVADA<br /></span></strong>3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South<br />Las Vegas, NV 98109<br />702.731.3636 / 800.288.7741<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEW JERSEY<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>503 Garden State Plz.<br />Paramus, NJ 07652<br />201.291.1920 / 877.868.3169<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>1200 Morris Turnpike<br />Short Hills, NJ 07078<br />973.912.0080 / 877.777.5321<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">NEW YORK</span><br /></strong><strong>Epaulet</strong><br />144 Orchard Street<br />New York, NY 10002<br />212.776.1925<br /><a href="http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/StoreFront" target="_blank">epauletshop.com</a><br /><br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Hirshleifers</strong><br />2080 Northern Blvd<br />Masshasset, NY 10030<br />516.627.3566<br /><a href="http://www.hirshleifers.com/" target="_blank">hirshleifers.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Leffot</strong><br />10 Christopher Street<br />New York, NY 10014<br />212.989.4577<br /><a href="http://leffot.com/" target="_blank">leffot.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />Shoe Parlor</strong><br />851 7th Ave<br />New York, NY 10019<br /><a href="http://www.shoeparlor.com/aboutus.asp" target="_blank">shoeparlor.com</a><br /><br /><strong>Wolverine Company Store*</strong><br />242 Elizabeth St.<br />New York, NY 20012</span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com/" target="_blank"></a><strong><br /></strong></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com/" target="_blank">wolverinecompanystore.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;">PENNSYLVANIA<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>170 N. Gulph Rd.<br />King of Prussia, PA 19406<br />610.962.6200 / 800.456.5501<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">VIRGINIA </span></strong><br /></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.fitzs.com/" target="_blank"></a></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Need Supply Company</strong><br />3100 West Cary St.<br />Richmond, VA <br />804.35535880<br /><a href="http://needsupply.com/" target="_blank">needsupply.com</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">TEXAS<br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>8687 North Central Expressway<br />Dallas, TX 75225<br />214.363.8311 / 800.937.5293<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a> <br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><br /></span>Neiman Marcus<br /></strong>2600 Post Oak Blvd.<br />Houston, TX 77056<br />713.621.7100 / 800.397.5293<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a></span></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><strong>Neiman Marcus</strong><br />15900 La Cantera Pkwy<br />San Antonio, TX 78256<br />210.558.8000 / 866.328.5475<br /><a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/" target="_blank">neimanmarcus.com</a><br /><br /><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">ONLINE</span><br />JL Powell</strong><br /><a href="http://jlpowell.com/" target="_blank">jlpowell.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>INTERNATIONAL</strong></span><br /><strong>Isolee</strong><br />Claudio Coello, 55 / 28001 Madrid<br />Infantes, 19 / 28004 Madrid<br /><a href="http://www.isolee.com/" target="_blank">isolee.com</a></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br />This is the second time Wolverine 1000 Mile has partnered with Horween Leather Company, a Chicago tannery that has been in business since 1905, on a limited edition boot. In 2010, the 721LTD debuted to great fanfare in a similar run.<br /><br /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/5181cdd4-d1d1-425d-8706-d2986d21ca45 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:15:00 GMT Wolverine Opens First Pop-Up Company Store in New York's Nolita <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">NEW YORK, NY (September 2012): Wolverine, the maker of dependably rugged boots since 1883, has opened a new pop-up shop at 242 Elizabeth Street in New York. The store, which will stay in place until late February of 2013, offers a curated selection of goods that share the Wolverine commitment to quality, heritage and craftsmanship. In addition to the full men&rsquo;s and women&rsquo;s collections of Wolverine 1000 Mile and Wolverine No. 1883 (including the brand&rsquo;s collaborations with Samantha Pleet and Filson), the store will showcase items from other brands including Filson, Tellason denim, Samantha Pleet, Left Field NYC, Tanner Goods and David Hart &amp; Co., alongside a selection of jewelry from The Shiny Squirrel and vintage from BKLYN Dry Goods.<br /><br />&ldquo;Wolverine has a more than 125-year-history of making the best boots around,&rdquo; said Ted Gedra, President of Wolverine.&nbsp; &ldquo;This pop-up shop tells our story -- from the wood beams used in our first tannery in Rockford to the Original 1000 Mile Boot, the store embodies Wolverine&rsquo;s built-to-last spirit. By partnering with other like-minded brands, we&rsquo;ve created a place where people can expect unwavering commitment to quality and craftsmanship.&rdquo;</span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Wolverine Company Store was fabricated using reclaimed wood from the original Wolverine tannery in Rockford, Michigan. Other unique features include salvaged light fixtures and a wall decorated with 170 authentic boot lasts. BKLYN Dry Goods aided in the curation and decoration of the space.<br /><br />&ldquo;With our own pop-ups, we wanted people to leave thinking they'd just visited a space that'd been there for years -- and would stick around for many more,&rdquo;&nbsp; said Jahn Hall of BKLYN Dry Goods. &ldquo;Wolverine is a brand that's been around for well over a century -- and will be around for many years to come. We are honored that a 100+ year-old American brand put their trust in us to design and build their first retail space in New York City.&rdquo;<br /><br />This pop-up company store is designed to showcase the Wolverine story and educate consumers on the history of this classic American shoe maker. Throughout the store&rsquo;s six-month existence, Wolverine will host an array of events and parties to celebrate their first stand-alone presence in the Big Apple. The official kick-off begins at the September 18th Grand Opening event.&nbsp; DJ Lucas Walters will be spinning tunes while guests sip Founders Brewing Co. beer and Artesian Distillery&rsquo;s spirits, both from Wolverine&rsquo;s home state of Michigan.&nbsp; All are invited to join Wolverine from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on this special night, and will have the opportunity to win exclusive giveaways from the store.</span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><br />The Wolverine Company Store, located at 242 Elizabeth St., between Prince and Houston, is open from 11 a.m. &ndash; 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon &ndash; 6 p.m. on Sunday. For more information on Wolverine, including Wolverine 1000 Mile and Wolverine No. 1883, visit www.wolverine1000mile.com.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="../../../%7EUploaded/Blog/files/2012/9/IMG_8715_for%20web.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Wolverine</strong><br />Since 1883 Wolverine has taken pride in crafting <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en" target="_blank">durable boots</a> with unrivaled craftsmanship and the highest-quality materials.&nbsp; With a pioneering nature and commitment to innovation, Wolverine provides dependable comfort and style to hardworking men and women all over the world. For those who believe in hard work, Wolverine offers the footwear, apparel and accessories to get the job done. For more information, visit www.wolverine1000mile.com or www.wolverine.com. Wolverine is a division of Wolverine Worldwide. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /><a href="http://www.filson.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Filson</strong></a> <br />Over the years, Filson&rsquo;s philosophy and motto has never changed: &ldquo;Might as well have the best.&rdquo; Clinton Filson spent a great deal of time talking to his customers and refining his designs in order to meet their needs. This commitment to creating the best is evident in the fact that many Filson styles withstand the test of time and are considered classic items that are handed down from generation to generation.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.samanthapleet.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Samantha Pleet</strong></a><br />Samantha Pleet established her women&rsquo;s ready-to-wear collection of hand draped dresses and tailored sportswear in Brooklyn, 2006.&nbsp; Born in Philadelphia, she grew up studying music, acting and fine art before graduating from Pratt Institute&rsquo;s fashion program in 2005. Following internships at threeASFOUR and Harper&rsquo;s Bazaar she launched her label, quickly becoming a favorite among creative women. With fashions made of the finest fabrics from around the globe and sewn in NYC with rigorous attention to fit and construction, Samantha Pleet has grown over the past six years to be represented by retailers around the world and featured in publications such as Elle, WWD, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Lucky, and Nylon.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.theshinysquirrel.com/" target="_blank"><strong>The Shiny Squirrel</strong></a><br />The Shiny Squirrel is a New York-based PR firm and showroom that represents emerging and independent designers from around the world. The designers featured at the Wolverine Company Store are all passionate individuals who value their craft and hand make the best product possible. Their influences vary from designer to designer but most draw from nature, history and their diverse lives.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.leftfieldnyc.net/" target="_blank"><strong>Left Field NYC</strong></a><br />In 1998 Left Field was created in a time when American-made clothing was unheard of. Growing up, founder Christian McCann used to frequent antique flea markets and became obsessed with the craftsmanship and detail of things from the past. There was a need to bridge the gap between what used to be handcrafted and what was being mass produced now. Left Field grew out of small shotgun apartments and lofts throughout Brooklyn. Although the brand has been through many phases over the years, the concern for quality American-made clothing that our grandfathers would be proud of has always been the number one concern.<br /><br /><a href="http://www.tannergoods.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Tanner Goods</strong></a><br />TANNER GOODS produces leather belts, small leather goods and accessories made from premium vegetable tanned English Bridle leather and the well known Chromexcel leather from Horween, Chicago, both renowned for their ability to age beautifully and gain character over years of use. All goods are crafted by hand their own studio utilizing the same tools that have been put to work for decades manufacturing heritage leather goods and in many cases using antique equipment to produce the best results. All bags and accessories are designed to last for years and look better with age.<br /><br /><a href="http://davidhartnyc.com/" target="_blank"><strong>David Hart &amp; Co.</strong></a><br />The David Hart &amp; Co. collection of neckties is hand tailored in New York City using luxury silk, wool, linen and cotton from all corners of the world. All David Hart &amp; Co. ties are hand cut on the bias, hand slip-stitched, and traditionally crafted with unmatched attention to detail.<br /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/dab27f5b-e517-4de1-a6af-5f2ab865dbe1 Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:45:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile x Samantha Pleet Trunk Show @ In God We Trust on Sept. 8 <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Come see the new Fall 12 Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet Collection this Saturday at In God We Trust! </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.ingodwetrustnyc.com/" target="_blank">In God We Trust</a><br />70 Greenpoint Ave<br />Brooklyn, NY</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/9/IGWT_Invites.png" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/0a8f4128-d9dc-45c3-82b6-afb708759fe4 Thu, 06 Sep 2012 09:01:00 GMT The Wolverine Company Store Opens Saturday <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The new Wolverine Company Store in New York opens its doors tomorrow! The sign is up, the walls are painted and we&rsquo;re ready for businesses.&nbsp; Swing on in tomorrow to see vintage pieces from right from our old factories, check out brands like Wolverine (of course), Samantha Pleet, Filson and Tellason, and hear about our upcoming plans for the store.&nbsp; Hope to see you there.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>Wolverine Company Store</strong><br />242 Elizabeth St.<br />New York, NY 10012</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/See that Shell.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/d4e6213a-35fb-4f4b-b8c3-0c53ab19d591 Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:03:00 GMT Get Your Shine On for Fashion Week <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Come visit our new Company Store in New York, get your boots shined for Fashion Week and enjoy a Michigan beer from <a href="http://foundersbrewing.com/" target="_blank">Founders</a>! See you there!</span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Wolverine Company Store</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">242 Elizabeth St. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">New York NY, 10012<br /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/74640 WBS FNO Envite 4.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/30aafdd7-0430-4b98-adb0-42fb562d13da Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:43:00 GMT Sept 1: Pipers Shoe Parlor Wolverine 1000 Mile Trunk Show <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Help up celebrate <a href="http://www.pipersshoes.com/" target="_blank">Pipers Shoe Parlor&rsquo;s</a> one year anniversary with cocktails, live music by <a href="http://tashakimiyaki.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Tashaki Miyaki</a> and a Wolverine 1000 Mile Trunk Show.&nbsp; Hope to see you there!</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/Piper's Shoes Invite.JPG" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/f8d4e59d-66c9-439e-8a0e-c9908064a738 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 04:08:00 GMT Style on the Couch: Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">We loved working with Mariah Kunkel of <a href="http://quitecontinental.net/" target="_blank">Quite Continental</a> on the F12 Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet Look Book and really enjoyed reading her interview with LookBooks.com. Check it out!</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://lookbooks.com/marketplace/lookbooks-interviews/news/styleonthecouch-wolverine-1000-mile-collection" target="_blank">Style on the Couch: Wolverine 1000 Mile</a></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/SP_LookBook_Image_from_the_Web.png" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/f25b763f-061d-40d6-b0c1-29e9629dbe55 Tue, 28 Aug 2012 03:16:00 GMT Wolverine is coming to NYC <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Wolverine will be opening its very first pop-up shop in New York City next month! We&rsquo;re excited to work with the uber successful pop up store team&nbsp; <a href="http://www.bklyndrygoods.com/" target="_blank">BKLYN DRY GOODS</a> on the design of the space, which will carry styles from the Wolverine 1000 Mile and No. 1883 Collections as well as the popular Wolverine 1000 Mile x Samantha Pleet collaboration. Additionally, the store will feature other great heritage brands from around the country. More details coming soon.&nbsp; <br /><br />Wolverine Company Store<br />242 Elizabeth St.<br />New York, NY 10012<br /><br /><strong>We&rsquo;re currently looking for talent. For more information please visit <a href="http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/ret/3194931878.html " target="_blank">http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/ret/3194931878.html</a></strong></span><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">See you in NYC!<br /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/photo.JPG" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/e48da3b9-71a8-4174-9838-44cd88aed8bc Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:50:00 GMT Two Inch Cuffs: Wolverine SS13 at Project NY <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">You can always count on the guys at Two Inch Cuffs for some incredible photos.&nbsp; Check out a sneak peak of what's to come from the <a href="http://twoinchcuffs.com/wolverine-brand/" target="_blank">Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for SS13</a> on their site, as seen at Project NY.</span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/Two_Inch_Cuffs_Project_July_2012.png" alt="" width="600" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/68f4f293-becc-4b83-b194-a7ad1c4bef37 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 04:32:00 GMT Country Living Magazine: Made in America <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">A long-time request from our female fans, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection is introducing new <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/WomensCollection">Made in USA styles for women</a> this fall. A big thanks to <a href="http://www.countryliving.com/" target="_blank">Country Living</a> for this great timeline and photo of the Sophia and the Addison boot.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /></span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/Country Living Cover.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/8/Country Living Made in America.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/dd830e34-3b3e-4864-b170-b47a273ef695 Tue, 07 Aug 2012 03:07:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet - Retailer Listing <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet &ndash; Wolverine is thrilled to partner with enchanting New York designer Samantha Pleet to introduce four new styles in a collection that marries Wolverine&rsquo;s heritage with Samantha&rsquo;s mystical-meets-modern design aesthetic. &nbsp;These incredible boots and shoes are only available at the following select retailers.</span></span></p> <p> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">ONLINE ONLY</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Anthropologie</span></td> <td><a href="http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/index.jsp" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.anthropologie.com</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Bona Drag Boutique</span></td> <td><a href="http://www.bonadrag.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://bonadrag.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> Nesbit Boot in Blue/Black </span>&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Summerland</span></td> <td> <p><a href="http://www.shop-summerland.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.shop-summerland.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Black<br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull; Blixen in Dark Tan</span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></p> </td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Zappos </span></td> <td> <p><a href="http://www.zappos.com/samantha-pleet"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.zappos.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;">&bull; Artist Demi Boot in Black/Purple &amp; Black/Tan<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;">&bull; Nellie in Black<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;">&bull; Earhart in Brown<br /></span></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;">&bull; Bonny in Black/Tan &amp; Black </span></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">CALIFORNIA</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">11th Moon</span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-size: small;">1259 South Coast Highway<br />Laguna Beach, CA &nbsp;92651<br />(949) 715-3254<br /></span><a href="http://11thmoon.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://11thmoon.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Red</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">American Rag CIE &nbsp;</span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-size: small;">160 South La Brea Avenue<br />Los Angeles, CA 90036<br />(323) 932-5686<br /></span><a href="http://www.amrag.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.amrag.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Blue/Black</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Gramercy York </span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-size: small;">8568 Washington Blvd.<br />Culver City, CA 90232<br />(310) 280 - 1102</span><span style="font-size: small;"><br /><a href="http://www.gramercyyork.com/" target="_blank">http://www.gramercyyork.com/</a></span><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-size: small;"><br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span></span>Blixen in Black/Red</span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> Bonny in Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan</span></span></p> <address></address></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Kin Boutique &amp; Gallery</span> &nbsp;</span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-size: small;">8555 Sunset Blvd<br />West Hollywood, CA 90069<br />(310) 360-1444<br /></span><a href="http://kinlosangeles.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.kinlosangeles.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen Black &amp; Tan</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Myrtle</span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-size: small;">2213 Sunset Blvd<br />Los Angeles, CA &nbsp;90026<br />(213) 413-0004<br /></span><a href="http://www.myrtlela.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.myrtlela.com/&nbsp;</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Black/Blue &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black &amp; Tan</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">Neo 39</span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;">39 E. Colorade Blvd<br />Pasadena, CA 91105<br />(213) 413-0004<br /><a href="http://blog.neo39.com/" target="_blank">www.blog.neo39.com</a></span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Seed People&rsquo;s Market</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">2937 Bristol Street &nbsp;<br />Costa Mesa, CA 92626<br />(714) 708-2277<br /></span><a href="http://www.seedpeoplesmarket.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.seedpeoplesmarket.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Shoe Biz</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">1420 Haight Street &nbsp;<br />San Francisco, CA 94117<br />(415) 861-3797<br /></span><a href="http://www.shoebizsf.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.shoebizsf.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Tan/Dark Tan &amp; Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Stade</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">3333 Bear St. #309<br />Costa Mesa, CA 92626<br />(714) 754-9100<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Ten Over Six</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">8425 Melrose Ave.<br />Los Angeles, CA 90069<br />(323) 330-9355<br /></span><a href="http://shop.tenover6.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://shop.tenover6.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black, Red &amp; Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">CONNECTICUT&nbsp;</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Tracy B Boutique&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">1042 Chapel Street &nbsp;<br />New Haven, CT 06510<br />(203) 772-2205<br /></span><a href="http://shoptracyb.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://shoptracyb.com/&nbsp;</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">GEORGIA</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Abbadabba&rsquo;s</span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Little Five Points&nbsp;<br />421 Moreland Ave NE<br />Atlanta, GA 30307<br />(404) 588-9577<br /><br />Buckhead<br />4389 Roswell Road&nbsp;<br />Atlanta, GA &nbsp;30342<br />(404) 262-3356<br /><br />East Cobb<br />1255 Johnson Ferry Road<br />Marietta, GA 30068<br />(770) 565-3569<br /><br /></span><a href="http://www.coolshoes.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.coolshoes.com/&nbsp;</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Blue/Black, Black/Tan &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Tan/Dark Tan, Blue/Black &amp; Dark Tan</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">ILLINOIS</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">City Soles/Niche</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">1566 N Damen Ave<br />Chicago, IL &nbsp;60622<br />(773) 489-2001<br /></span><a href="http://www.citysoles.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.citysoles.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Black &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Blue/Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black &amp; Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">INDIANA</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Andrew Davis Menswear </span>&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">101 West Kirkwood Avenue&nbsp;<br />Bloomington, IN 47404<br />(812) 323-7730<br /></span><a href="http://www.andrewdavismenswear.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.andrewdavismenswear.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black, Black/Tan &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Tan/Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">IOWA</span></span></strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Proper </span></span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">2817 Ingersoll Ave.<br />Des Moines, IA 53012<br />(515) 283-2121</span><br /><a href="http://properpopup.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva; font-size: small;">www.properpopup.com </span></a></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">MASSACHUSETTS</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">The Tannery&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">39 Brattle Street<br />Cambridge, MA 02138<br />(617) 491-0810<br /><br />711 Boylston Street<br />Boston, MA 02116<br />(617) 267-5500<br /><br /></span><a href="http://www.thetannery.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.thetannery.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Black &amp; Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">MICHIGAN</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">A.K. Rikk&rsquo;s</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">5761 28th Street SE<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49546<br />(616) 957-3242<br /></span><a href="http://www.akrikks.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.akrikks.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Earhart in Brown<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit in Tan/Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Red &amp; Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">The Claymore Shop</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">908 South Adams Road &nbsp;<br />Birmingham, MI 48009<br />(248) 642-7755<br /></span><a href="http://www.claymoreshop.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.claymoreshop.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Earhart in Brown</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine Company Store &nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">40 Monroe Center Street NW<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49503<br />(616) 456-1883<br /></span><a href="http://wolverinecompanystore.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://wolverinecompanystore.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Blue/Black, Black &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black &amp; Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">NEW JERSEY</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Casale&rsquo;s Shoes</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">415 Washington Street&nbsp;<br />Cape May, NJ 08204<br />(609) 884-3148<br /></span><a href="http://www.casalesshoes.com" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.casalesshoes.com/site/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Tan/Dark Tan &amp; Blue/Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Garmany</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">121 Broad Street<br />Red Bank, NJ 07701<br />(732) 576-8500<br /></span><a href="http://garmany.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://garmany.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen Black &amp; Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Madison Boutique</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">224 Fairview Avenue &nbsp;<br />Westwood, NJ 07675<br />(201) 497-3344<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Earhart in Black &amp; Brown<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Black/Tan &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black, Red &amp; Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Scotts of Westfield</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">109 Quimby St<br />Westfield, NJ 07090<br />(908) 233-5678<br /></span><a href="http://westfieldnj.com/scotts/index.htm" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://westfieldnj.com/scotts/index.htm</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Tehen</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">2076 Marlton Pike East<br />Cherry Hill, NJ 08003<br />586-424-4347<br /><a href="http://tehenboutique.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">www.tehenbotique.tumblr.com</a></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">NEW YORK</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">American Two Shot</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">135 Grand St.&nbsp;<br />New York, NY 10013<br />(212) 925-3403<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black &amp; Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">DNA Footwear</span></td> <td> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">2013 86th Street&nbsp;<br />Brooklyn, NY 11214&nbsp;<br />(718) 373-2999<br /></span><br /><span style="font-size: small;">220 5th Avenue&nbsp;<br />Brooklyn, NY 11215&nbsp;<br />(718) 398-2692</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">133 N. 7th St.<br />Brooklyn, NY<br /><br />230 7th Ave.<br />Brooklyn, NY<br /></span><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></span><a href="http://www.dnafootwear.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.dnafootwear.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black &amp; Red</span></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Epaulet</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">231 Smith Street<br />Brooklyn, NY 11231&nbsp;<br />(718) 522-3800<br /></span><a href="http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/StoreFront" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/StoreFront</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">Harry&rsquo;s Shoes</span>&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">2299 Broadway<br />New York, NY 10024<br />(866) 442-7797<br /></span><a href="http://www.harrys-shoes.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.harrys-shoes.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Earhart in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Blue/Black &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Black &amp; Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">In God We Trust</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">265 Lafayette St # 2&nbsp;<br />New York, NY 10012<br />(212) 966-9010<br /><br />129 Bedford Ave.<br />Brooklyn, NY 11211<br /><br />70 Greenpoint Ave.<br />Brooklyn, NY 11222<br /><br /></span><a href="http://www.ingodwetrustnyc.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.ingodwetrustnyc.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Orva Shoes</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">155 East 86th Street<br />New York, NY 10028<br />(212) 369-3448<br /></span><a href="http://orvadirect.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://orvadirect.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Tan/Dark Tan &amp; Blue/Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Tan/Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Shoe Parlor</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">851 7th Avenue&nbsp;<br />New York, NY 10019<br />(212) 582-0039<br /></span><a href="http://www.shoeparlor.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.shoeparlor.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Black/Tan &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Tan/Dark Tan &amp; Blue/Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Tani</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">131 West 72nd Street<br />New York, NY 10023<br />(212) 595-1338<br /></span><a href="http://taninyc.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://taninyc.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford Tan/Dark Tan &amp; Blue/Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Black &amp; Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine Company Store<br /></span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">242 Elizabeth St.<br />New York, NY 10012<br />646.300.1368<br /></span><span style="font-size: small;">&bull; Complete Collection</span><br /></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">NORTH CAROLINA</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">The Shoe Market</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">4624 West Market Street&nbsp;<br />Greensboro, NC 27407<br />(336) 632-1188<br /></span><a href="http://theshoemarketinc.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://theshoemarketinc.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Earhart in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Tan/Dark Tan &amp; Blue/Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black &amp; Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">OHIO</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Sloane Boutique</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">1216 Vine Street<br />Cincinnati, OH 45202<br />(513) 579-8111<br /></span><a href="http://sloaneboutique.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://sloaneboutique.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Blue/Black, Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black &amp; Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Thread on Grandview&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">1306 Grandview Avenue&nbsp;<br />Columbus, Ohio 43212&nbsp;<br />(614) 481-3090<br /></span><a href="http://www.threadongrandview.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.threadongrandview.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">OREGON</span></span></strong></td> <td><span style="font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Frances May</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">1013 SW Washington Street&nbsp;<br />Portland, OR 97205<br />(503) 227-3402<br /></span><a href="http://www.francesmay.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.francesmay.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Tan/Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Halo Shoes</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">938 NW Everett St<br />Portland, Oregon 97209<br />(503) 331-0366<br /></span><a href="http://haloshoes.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://haloshoes.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Johnny Sole</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">815 SW Alder Street<br />Portland, OR 97205<br />(503) 225-1241<br /></span><a href="http://www.johnnysoleshoes.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.johnnysoleshoes.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Earhart in Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Lizard Lounge</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">1323 NW Irving Street &nbsp;<br />Portland, OR 97209<br />(503) 416-7476<br /></span><a href="http://www.lizardloungepdx.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.lizardloungepdx.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Black/Tan &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Reveille</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">728 NW 23rd Avenue&nbsp;<br />Portland, OR 97210<br />(971) 279-4128<br /></span><a href="http://www.reveilleshop.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.reveilleshop.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Oxford in Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black &amp; Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Solestruck</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">417 SW 13th Ave.<br />Portland, OR 97205<br />(800) 494-1260<br /></span><a href="http://www.solestruck.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.solestruck.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Blue/Black &amp; Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Black<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">PENNSYLVANIA</span></span></strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Bus Stop Boutique</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">727 South 4th Street &nbsp;<br />Philadelphia, PA 19147<br />(215) 627-2357&nbsp;<br /></span><a href="http://busstopboutique.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://busstopboutique.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Red</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">RHODE ISLAND</span></span></strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Active Sole</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">16 Bowens Wharf&nbsp;<br />Newport, RI 02840<br />(401) 619-5709<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Earhart in Black &amp; Brown<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black, Black/Tan &amp; Dark Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen Black &amp; Dark Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">TEXAS</span></span></strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Leo Square&nbsp;</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">332 Landa Street<br />New Braunfels, TX 78130<br />(830) 515-5471<br /></span><a href="http://www.leosquaretx.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.leosquaretx.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black, Red &amp; Tan</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">VERMONT</span></span></strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Dear Lucy</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">38 Church Street&nbsp;<br />Burlington, VT 05401<br />(802) 862-5126<br /></span><a href="http://dearlucy.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://dearlucy.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Blixen in Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">VIRGINIA</span></strong>&nbsp;</span></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Need Supply Co.</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">3100 West Cary Street&nbsp;<br />Richmond, VA 23221<br />(804) 355-5880<br /></span><a href="http://needsupply.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://needsupply.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Black/Tan&nbsp;<br />&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Nesbit Boot in Dark Tan&nbsp;</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">WASHINGTON<br /></span></span></strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Crush Footwear<br /></span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">339 Kirkland Ave.<br />Kirkland, WA 98033<br />(425) 298-4024<br /><a href="http://www.crushfootwear.com/" target="_blank">www.crushfootwear.com</a><br /></span></td> </tr> <tr> <td><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;">WASHINGTON D.C.</span></span></strong></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><span style="font-size: small;">Redeem</span></td> <td><span style="font-size: small;">1734 14th Street Northwest &nbsp;<br />Washington, DC 20009<br />(202) 332-7447<br /></span><a href="http://www.redeemus.com/" target="_blank"><span style="font-size: small;">http://www.redeemus.com/</span></a><br /><span style="font-size: small;">&bull;<span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>Bonny in Blue/Black</span></td> </tr> <tr> <td>c</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/a35babda-8025-4f8c-99e1-d2107fd1de51 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:56:00 GMT Introducing a Wolverine 1000 Mile and Filson Collaboration <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection and Filson are proud to introduce a new collaboration for Fall 2012. Featuring two new boot styles, the partnership brings together Filson and Wolverine&rsquo;s authentic outdoor heritages. <br /><br />&ldquo;Filson and Wolverine share a similar history of finely crafted products, having served hard-working, rugged outdoorsmen for more than a century,&rdquo; said Christina Vernon, manager of Wolverine&rsquo;s heritage product lines. &ldquo;Filson&rsquo;s motto of &lsquo;what works then, still works now&rsquo; meshes perfectly with Wolverine&rsquo;s commitment to traditional craftsmanship techniques, quality materials and appreciation for what works.&rdquo;<br /><br />The 6-inch Emerson <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/29768M/0/Mens/Emerson-1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">boot</a> and the 8-inch Rowan <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/29769M/0/Mens/Rowan-1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0">boot</a> feature durable Horween leather accented with Filson heavy cotton twill. Both boots have moc-toe detail, timeless silhouettes and are made in the USA.&nbsp; Goodyear Welt construction and a flexible wedge outsole make the boots as comfortable as they are classic. The Emerson is available in rust, while the taller Rowan boot is available in brown with lighter twill side panels.<br /><br />&ldquo;Filson and Wolverine both share in the value of American craftsmanship,&rdquo; said Mark Korros, CEO and President of Filson. &ldquo;The Wolverine 1000 Mile collaboration upholds Filson&rsquo;s standard of high quality product build to last for generations. The footwear not only speaks to our combined heritage but to the style, durability and functionality that remains relevant today.&rdquo;<br /><br />The boots will be available at finer boutiques nationwide this fall, as well as online at Wolverine1000Mile.com and Filson.com.&nbsp;View a list of retailers at below. Retail prices will be between $430 and $450. </span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/7/FilsonPairs.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><br /></strong></span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>RETAILERS</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>ONLINE</strong><br />Filson<br /><a href="http://www.filson.com/" target="_blank">www.filson.com</a>&nbsp; <br /><br />Orvis<br /><a href="http://www.orvis.com/" target="_blank">www.orvis.com</a><br /><br /><strong>CALIFORNIA </strong><br />Fear Mor<br />165 S. La Brea<br />Los Angeles, CA 90036<br />Phone: 323-939-6600<br /><a href="http://www.fealmor.com" target="_blank">http://www.fealmor.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br />-Rowan Boot<br /><br />On the Fly<br />1 Embarcadero Center<br />San Francisco, CA 94111<br />Phone: 866-880-8481<br /><a href="http://www.onthefly.com" target="_blank">http://www.onthefly.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br />-Rowan Boot<br /><br />Piper's Shoe Parlor<br />1682 Haight St.<br />San Francisco, CA 94117<br />Phone: 415-553-6884<br /><a href="http://www.onthefly.com" target="_blank">http://www.pipersshoeparlor.blogspot.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br />-Rowan Boot<br /><br />Revolve<br />8452 Melrose Ave.<br />West Hollywood, CA 90069<br />Phone: 323-944-0311<br /><a href="http://www.revolveclothing.com" target="_blank">http://www.revolveclothing.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />Seams<br />427 E 1st St<br />Long Beach, CA 90802<br />Phone: 562-901-9949<br /><a href="http://www.seamsboutique.com" target="_blank">http://www.seamsboutique.com</a><br /><br />Steven Alan <br />1919 Fillmore Street<br />San Francisco, CA 94115<br />Phone: 415-351-1499<br /><a href="http://www.stevenalan.com/" target="_blank">www.stevenalan.com</a> <br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>HAWAII</strong><br />Pipeline Leather<br />Kings Valley Shopping Center<br />131 Kaiulani Ave.<br />Honolulu, HI 96815<br />Phone: 808-926-6888<br />-Emerson Boot</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong><br />IOWA</strong><br />Mr. B Clothing<br />1995 NW 86th St.<br />Clive, IA 50325<br />Phone: 515-276-8589<br /><a href="http://www.mrbclothing.com">http://www.mrbclothing.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>ILLINOIS</strong><br />Haberdash Men's Shop<br />607 N State St<br />Chicago, IL 60654<br />Phone: 312-624-8551<br /><a href="http://www.haberdashmen.com" target="_blank">http://www.haberdashmen.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>INDIANA</strong><br />Andrew Davis Menswear<br />101 W Kirkwood Ave Ste 119<br />Bloomington, IN 47404<br />Phone: 812-323-7730<a href=" http://www.andrewdavismenswear.com" target="_blank"><br />http://www.andrewdavismenswear.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>MARYLAND</strong><br />Loafers &amp; Laces<br />1515 Labelle Ave., Suite #4<br />Towson, MD 21204<br />Phone: 410-828-1948<br />info@loafersandlaces.com<br /><a href="http://www.loafersandlaces.com/" target="_blank">www.loafersandlaces.com</a> <br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />Sixteen Tons<br />1100 W. 36th Street<br />Baltimore, MD 21211<br />Phone: 410-554-0101<br />info@shop16tons.com <br /><a href="http://www.shop16tons.com" target="_blank">http://www.shop16tons.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />The Fine Swine<br />10426 Fawcett Street<br />Kensington, MD 20895<br />Phone: 301-933-2969<br />fineswine@gmail.com<br /><a href="http://www.thefineswine.com/" target="_blank">http://www.thefineswine.com/</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>MASSACHUSETS </strong><br />The Tannery<br />711 Boylston Street<br />Boston, MA 02116<br />Phone: 617-267-5500<br /><a href="http://www.thetannery.com" target="_blank">http://www.thetannery.com</a><br />info@thetannery.com<br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />The Tannery<br />11A Brattle St<br />Cambridge, MA 02138<br />Phone: 617-491-4433<br /><a href="http://www.thetannery.com" target="_blank">http://www.thetannery.com</a><br />info@thetannery.com<br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>MICHIGAN</strong><br />Wolverine Company Store<br />Monroe Center<br />40 Monroe Center NW<br />Grand Rapids, MI 49503<br />Phone: 616-456-1883<br /><a href="http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com" target="_blank">http://www.wolverinecompanystore.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br />-Rowan Boot<br /><br /><strong>MINNESOTA</strong><br />Len Druskin<br />3140 Galleria<br />Edina, MN 55435<br />Phone: 952-927-7923<br /><a href="http://www.lendruskinman.com" target="_blank">http://www.lendruskinman.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />Len Druskin<br />651 Nicollet Mall, Suite 221<br />Minneapolis, MN 55402<br />Phone: 612-455-1660<br /><a href="http://www.lendruskinman.com" target="_blank">http://www.lendruskinman.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>NEW YORK</strong><br />Zacky's<br />686 Broadway<br />New York, NY 10012<br />Phone: 212-533-2005<br /><a href="http://www.zackys.com" target="_blank">http://www.zackys.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />Shoe Parlor<br />851 7th Ave<br />New York, NY 10019<br />Phone: 917-472-9664<br /><a href="http://www.shoeparlor.com" target="_blank">http://www.shoeparlor.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />Steven Alan<br />103 Franklin St. #1<br />New York, NY 10013<br />Phone: 212-343-0692<br /><a href="http://www.stevenalan.com/" target="_blank">www.stevenalan.com</a> <br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />Steven Alan<br />347 Atlantic Ave.<br />Brooklyn, NY 11217<br />Phone: 718-852-3257<br /><a href="http://www.stevenalan.com/" target="_blank">www.stevenalan.com</a> <br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>NORTH CAROLINA</strong><br />The Shoe Market<br />Price Place Shopping Center<br />4624 W. Market Street<br />Greensboro, NC 27407<br />Phone: 336-632-1188<br /><a href="http://www.theshoemarketinc.com" target="_blank">http://www.theshoemarketinc.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br /><strong>OKLAHOMA </strong><br />Little Joe&rsquo;s Boot Inc<br />2219 Exchange Ave.<br />Oklahoma City, OK 73108<br />Phone: 405-236-2650<a href=" www.littlejoesboots.net " target="_blank"><br /></a><a href="http://littlejoesboots.net/" target="_blank">www.littlejoesboots.net </a><br />-Emerson Boot<br />-Rowan Boot<br /><br /><strong>OREGON</strong><br />Halo Shoes<br />1425 NE Broadway St<br />Portland, OR 97232<br />Phone: 503-331-0366<br /><a href="http://www.haloshoes.com" target="_blank">http://www.haloshoes.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />Solestruck<br />16350 SW 72nd Ave.<br />Portland, OR 97224<br />Phone: 800-494-1260<br /><a href="http://www.solestruck.com" target="_blank">http://www.solestruck.com</a><br />-Rowan Boot<br /><br /><strong>PENNSYLVANIA</strong><br />Boyd's<br />1818 Chestnut<br />Philadelphia, PA 19103<br />Phone: 215-564-9000<br />info@boydsphila.com <br /><a href="http://www.boydsphila.com/men.php" target="_blank">http://www.boydsphila.com/men.php</a> <br />-Emerson Boot<br />-Rowan Boot<br /><br />Littles Shoes<br />5850 Forbes Ave<br />Pittsburgh, PA 15217<br />Phone: 800-646-SHOE (-4763)<br /><a href="http://www.littlesshoes.com" target="_blank">http://www.littlesshoes.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><strong><br />TEXAS</strong><br />Co-Star<br />1708 S. Congress<br />Austin, TX 78704<br />Phone: 512-912-1475<br /><a href="http://www.costarstyle.com" target="_blank">http://www.costarstyle.com</a><br />-Emerson Boot<br /><br />Leo Square<br />2336 Greune Lake Village<br />New Braunfels, TX 78130<br />Phone: 830-608-1561<br /><a href="http://www.leosquaretx.com" target="_blank">http://www.leosquaretx.com</a><br />-Rowan Boot</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>About the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection</strong><br />Crafted with great attention to detail using the same construction methods as the original, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection is inspired by archival Wolverine designs. For product information or to locate the nearest retailer, visit www.wolverine1000mile.com or call 1-800-965-8374. Twitter: @Wolverine1K; <a href="http://www.facebook.com/Wolverine1K" target="_blank">www.facebook.com/wolverine1k</a>. <br /><strong><br />About Filson</strong><br />Filson&reg;, a leading outfitter for outdoor enthusiasts, is committed to providing the highest performance apparel that stands up to the toughest conditions. The company&rsquo;s 115+ year legacy is built upon its reputation for honesty, quality and durability. The brand&rsquo;s tough yet comfortable outdoor clothing is a favorite among hunters and fishermen, engineers and explorers, mariners and miners, and anyone who has a passion for the outdoors. Renowned for proprietary fabrics such as heavyweight Tin Cloth and warm, rugged Mackinaw Wool and Bridle Leather, Filson&rsquo;s quality apparel and luggage and accessories have made it a trans-generational brand. The Company&rsquo;s headquarters, factory and Filson&reg; flagship retail store are located in Seattle, Washington, another retail store located in Portland, Oregon. For information or a free catalog, call (800) 624-0201 or visit www.filson.com. Twitter: @Filson;<a href="http://www.facebook.com/filson" target="_blank"> www.Facebook.com/Filson</a>; Blog: www.filson.com/Filson-Life&nbsp; </span><br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/b51968d0-362a-46a5-8f72-f73c2cdcacc7 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 02:56:00 GMT Women's Lifestyle Magazine: These boots were made for walkin' (a 1000 miles) <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">The Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet Collection is featured in this month's issue of <a href="http://womenslifestyle.com/" target="_blank">Women's Lifestyle Magazine</a> - and the Fall 2012 line is only the beginning of Wolverine's Collaboration with Samantha Pleet! <br /><br /><em>Christina Vernon, Director of International Business Development at Wolverine, reveals. &ldquo;With any good collaboration,more doors open and more people become attracted to the brand. We are looking to expand our women&rsquo;s collections. We are already working on our third line of footwear with Samantha.&rdquo;<br /><br />&ldquo;We are getting more feminine and adding more heels,&rdquo; adds Vernon.&ldquo;We are looking to reach the woman that isn&rsquo;t into &lsquo;throw-away fashion,&rsquo; but one who wants to make an investment in her wardrobe; clothing and shoes that will last.&rdquo;</em></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/7/Women's Lifestyle Magazine_Cover0712.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/7/Women's Lifestyle Magazine_TheseBoots712_Page_1.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/7/Women's Lifestyle Magazine_TheseBoots712_Page_2.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/e73a627d-57dc-4f9c-a5e7-b6c2d1676b36 Wed, 11 Jul 2012 17:12:00 GMT HYPEBEAST: The No. 1883 Collection Darin Shoe <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">We're big fans of <a href="http://hypebeast.com/2012/06/wolverine-1883-collection-darin-shoe/">HYPEBEAST</a>.&nbsp; Thanks to our friends over there for showing the Darin oxford some love. <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/27368M/0/Mens/Darin-Wolverine-Red-Sole-Oxford?dimensions=0">Get yours here</a>.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://hypebeast.com/2012/06/wolverine-1883-collection-darin-shoe/"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/6/Hypebeast_Darin_6.27.12.png" alt="" width="500" /></a></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/abac7710-4968-4fcb-9f1f-5edc21824eb7 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 10:05:00 GMT As seen in Outside Magazine: The Darin Red Sole & Wolverine 1000 Mile Boot <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">We were excited to see the <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/27368M/0/Mens/Darin-Wolverine-Red-Sole-Oxford?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Darin</a> red sole oxford and the <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/20591M/0/Mens/1000-Mile-Boot?dimensions=0">Original 1000 Mile Boot</a> in the June issue of Outside Magazine!</span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/6/Outside Mag_June 2012_Page_1.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/6/Outside Mag_June 2012_Page_3.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/53be1646-7f82-4c73-bfe8-8c0dd8e88595 Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:55:00 GMT The Bromley in Nylon Guys <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">We were happy to see the <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/29388M/0/Mens/Bromley-1000-Mile-Brogue-Oxford?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Bromley</a> in the May issue of Nylon Guys!</span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/6/Nylon Guys May 2012_Page_1.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/6/Nylon Guys May 2012_Page_2.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/81ae2eea-5ddc-4277-92ae-d55271763170 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 09:36:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet Fall 2012 Look Boot <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet, inspired by famous women explorers, reflects Samantha&rsquo;s one-of-a kind, mystical-meets-modern design aesthetic. To style the Fall &rsquo;12 look book for the collection, we were thrilled to partner with Mariah Kunkel of <a href="http://quitecontinental.net/" target="_blank">Quite Continental</a>, who beautifully captured the spirit of the explores for which the shoes are named. <br /><br /> You can now view the complete look boot and Mariah&rsquo;s insight on the styling of each look at </span> <span style="font-size: small;"><a href="/lookbook/sp2012" target="_blank">www.wolverine.com/lookbook/sp2012</a> and <a href="http://quitecontinental.net/?s=samantha+pleet" target="_blank">get a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot on Quite Continental</a>!</span><br /> </span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/5/OxfordTan-851.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">To learn more about Samantha, <a href="http://vimeo.com/34912040" target="_blank">watch this video </a>on Vimeo. And check back often for more news on the collection!</span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/b7e6d428-2242-4e55-8677-884c2407bccd Sun, 06 May 2012 14:43:00 GMT Re-Boot Yourself - Wolverine Photo Contest <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Even the most rugged soles need a Re-Boot! We know our customers work hard every day and so do their boots.&nbsp; As a way to say thank you, Wolverine is giving them a chance to win a new pair of Wolverine boots.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s easy &ndash; just &ldquo;Like&rdquo; our <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WOLVERINE" target="_blank">Facebook Page</a> and then share a photo of your well-worn Wolverine boots with us by May 31, 2012 for a chance to win a <strong>$200.00 gift card</strong>. One grand prize winner will also receive a<strong> $500.00 gift card</strong>.&nbsp; Everyone who submits a photo will receive a <strong>free Wolverine hat</strong>. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/ReBoot-Landing">Click here</a> to submit an entry. We look forward to seeing all the photos!</span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/5/WBS-Facebook-ReBoot-5-1-12.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/63738ebe-49de-49f5-9c32-3ad3ea4ade8c Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:55:00 GMT The wolverine is real, and it's not a baby wolf <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>Half-way through their journey, the <a href="http://ramblersbone.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Ramblers Bone</a> guys made a stop in Jackson, Wyoming, late last week to meet up with our friends at the <a href="http://wolverinefoundation.org/" target="_blank">Wolverine Foundation</a>.&nbsp; Back in Rockford we had the chance to talk with Jeff Copeland, founding director of The Wolverine Foundation, as he traveled to his next research location. With more than 20 years of research under his belt, Copeland knows a thing or two about the wolverine and was generous enough to share some insight on this mysterious animal with us. </em><br /><br /><strong>You have dedicated your life to researching the wolverine &ndash; what motivates you?</strong><br />Introducing folks to the animal.&nbsp; There is an amazing amount of misunderstanding of what the wolverine is &ndash; that it&rsquo;s just a mythical creature or a &ldquo;baby wolf.&rdquo; We start from the basic position that the wolverine is a real and rare animal.&nbsp; We try to develop an understanding of what the wolverine is &ndash; the&nbsp; more we know about the wolverine the more we can come to appreciate it.<br /><strong><br />Why is the wolverine so misunderstood?</strong><br />The reason we know so little about the wolverine is because it&rsquo;s an animal that doesn&rsquo;t have any need to associate with humans.&nbsp; Most species that we know a lot about we have regular interactions with; wolves eating livestock, hunting as sport, bird watching, et cetera. We develop our associations with animals based on our interactions with them.<br /><br />The wolverine is an alpine weasel that lives at high altitudes in extremely cold conditions and deep snow.&nbsp; Historically, these are places where humans couldn&rsquo;t and wouldn&rsquo;t want to go, especially in winter. And the wolverine doesn&rsquo;t live there because we forced them to; it&rsquo;s adapted to live there.&nbsp; The wolverine also has a very low density population even in high population areas. <br /><br />Most of what we thought we knew about the wolverine came from North Country trappers, which focused on their tenacity, ferocity, cunning and durability, which also fit with the descriptions of the wolverine in myths and legends.<br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/4/Wolverine.jpg" alt="" width="600" /></p> <p><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>Has anything changed concerning the wolverine in recent years?</strong><br />In recent years, with the gain in popularity of extreme winter sports like heli-sking, backcountry skiing and snowmobiling, people have begun to play in wolverine habitat even in the winter. These formerly remote areas are no longer truly remote, which is cause for concern about the potential effects of human presence on wolverines. <br /><br /><strong>How is this interaction part of the Wolverine Foundation&rsquo;s current project, the Central Idaho Wolverine and Winter Recreation Research Study?</strong><br />This project is the first attempt to address the issue and come up with an understanding of the interaction between wolverines and humans. <br /><br />Female wolverines move to reproductive dens in late February, which are located at high elevation under deep snow that insulates the offspring from the cold and hides them from predators.&nbsp; In these dens, the female wolverine will have two or three kits that will remain in the den for 9-10 weeks. During this time, wolverines may be sensitive to human presence or direct disturbance, which may result in den abandonment or displacement from important habit but how a wolverine responds to human presence is not well understood. <br /><br />We&rsquo;ve asked recreationists to carry small GPS units to record their winter movements, and a team of researchers is live-trapping wolverines to fit them with GPS collars.&nbsp; From this, we hope to gather a large enough sample of tracks to help us evaluate the relationship between wolverine and human activity. <br /></span></p> <p><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><strong>What is most exciting about this project? What implications will it have?</strong><br />What we&rsquo;re most excited about is that we&rsquo;ve been able to team up with recreationists right from the beginning and they&rsquo;ve been very supportive of the project. There is no pretentious atmosphere; we both care about the land and want to have good sound science to understand the relationship between humans and wolverines.<br /><br />As far as implications, we need a large sample size before we generalize across the population.&nbsp; We need to sample enough of the population to make a broad statement, and because wolverines live in such remote areas and there are so few of them, it&rsquo;s difficult to get a good sample.&nbsp; This is the fourth year of field research for the project, and we&rsquo;d really like to another four or five years so we can determine consistent trends in the way humans and wolverines interact. <br /><em><br />To learn more about the Wolverine Foundation visit <a href="http://wolverinefoundation.org/" target="_blank">wolverinefoundation.org</a> or the Wolverine Foundation&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wolverine-Foundation/156032577755553">Facebook page</a>. </em></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Photo courtesy of Clint Long.</em></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/749e8275-cb02-4048-a468-229c04136c0a Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:06:00 GMT Introducing Wolverine PeakFLEX™ comfort technology <p><span style="font-size: small;">Since 1883, Wolverine&rsquo;s been crafting comfortable, durable boots for hard-working men everywhere.&nbsp; Always striving for new ways to deliver the most comfortable boots, Wolverine is introducing an innovative midsole technology that addresses the two main stress areas in each step, impact and flex.&nbsp; The Wolverine PeakFLEX midsole design has two unique structural components that enhance comfort: a honey-comb heel design that expands upon impact to absorb shock, and a mid-section designed to mimic the movement of a spine for maximum flexibility through each step.&nbsp; <br /><br />The Wolverine <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/27215M/0/Mens/Bucklin-Wolverine-Peakflex-WP-6-inch-Hiker?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Bucklin hiker</a> is the first product featuring a Wolverine PeakFLEX midsole. The Bucklin has a lightweight, waterproof leather and mesh upper with wave mesh interior lining to wick away moisture, keeping feet dry and comfortable. A polyurethane footbed provides extra support and cushion, while a genuine rubber outsole offers reliable traction. The Bucklin is available in Brown, Black and Taupe with an <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/27214M/0/Mens/Bucklin-Wolverine-Peakflex-WP-6-inch-CT-EH-Hiker?dimensions=0" target="_blank">optional composite toe </a>rated ASTM F2413-11 M I/75 C/75 EH.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/4/PeakFLEX Tech Graphic.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/fa2c097c-6f16-43f9-ab77-13152eb01ea1 Wed, 11 Apr 2012 05:20:00 GMT Wolverine Corsair Boots—Tested and Recommended by the Handyman Club of America <p><span style="font-size: small;">For the April/May issue of <em>HANDY Magazine</em>, the <a href="http://www.handymanclub.com/" target="_blank">Handyman Club of America</a> put our very own Corsair <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/24829M/0/Mens/Corsair-Wolverine-Multishox-Contour-Welt-ArmorTek-WP-6-inch-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">work boots</a> to the test. With our innovative <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-ExclusiveInnovations-WolverineMultiShox?FeatureID=57">Wolverine MultiShox&reg;</a> and Wolverine <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-ExclusiveInnovations-WolverineContourWelt?FeatureID=778" target="_blank">Contour Welt&trade;</a> comfort technologies, plus ArmorTek&trade; guard on the toe area to protect against abrasion, these boots are the perfect combination of tough and comfortable. But don&rsquo;t just take our word for it.</span><span style="font-size: small;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">HANDY Magazine selected 31 wear-testers to try the Corsair in environments from farming and yard work to construction and welding. The Corsair received an impressive 96% approval rating. Here&rsquo;s what some of the testers had to say:<br /><br /><em>&ldquo;The main reason I recommend the Wolverine Corsair boot is because I wore the boots right out of the box for a day and it felt like the boot was custom made just for my feet.&rdquo; &ndash; Robert S.<br /></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><em>&ldquo;Spent a lot of time crawling on knees which can take the toes out of shoes in a day or two. These shoes did not show any wear at all.&rdquo; &ndash; James W.<br /><br />&ldquo;For all day wear, they surely provide all day comfort. I appreciate their quality construction. The attention to detail in production is easily apparent.&rdquo; &ndash; David B.<br /><br />&ldquo;Based on 45 years of wearing safety boots, these are the BEST EVER!&rdquo; &ndash; Stu B.</em><br /><br /><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/24829M/0/Mens/Corsair-Wolverine-Multishox-Contour-Welt-ArmorTek-WP-6-inch-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Check out the Corsair Boot</a>, available in waterproof 6&rdquo;, 8&rdquo; or Wellington styles, with soft toe or composite safety toe to fit the demands of any job.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/4/Wolverine Corsair_WO2252_With Seal for Web.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/c41ba7c2-501d-47df-9f14-e26d87869a86 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 03:26:00 GMT Introducing Ramblers Bone <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">On April 5th, American born photographers Mikael Kennedy and Sean Sullivan will set out from Los Angeles, CA, deep into the country on a 5,600-mile road trip to explore the heart of America.&nbsp; In a project titled <em>Ramblers Bone</em>, Sullivan and Kennedy, both veteran travelers of the American highways, will spend 30-days exploring the southwest and documenting their travels on <a href="http://ramblersbone.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">www.ramblersbone.com</a> and on twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/RamblersBone" target="_blank">@ramblersbone</a>. Stayed tuned for updates and stops along the way. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">Wolverine is proud to sponsor these two artists, letting them loose on the two-lane black tops and dirt roads of America deep into the wilderness of the West. We will send them off from The Stronghold on Thursday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m. (1625 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA, 90291, <a href="http://www.thestronghold.com">www.thestronghold.com</a>). </span></span><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/3/Mikael and Sean.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: x-small;"><a href="http://theimpossiblecool.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">Sean Sullivan</a> &amp; <a href="http://mikaelkennedy.com/odysseus/odysseus.html" target="_blank">Mikael Kennedy</a><br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Photo: Noah Emrich/novh.us</span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/ea6bda1e-fe62-4cd5-a7b9-f6e220d8d992 Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:01:00 GMT Look Book Photo Shoot: Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">We were lucky enough to spend last Sunday with Samantha Pleet, <a href="http://mikaelkennedy.com/" target="_blank">Mikael Kennedy</a> and Mariah Kunkel of <a href="http://quitecontinental.net/" target="_blank">Quite Continental</a> shooting the Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet Fall 12 look book.&nbsp; We can&rsquo;t wait to share more, but for now here&rsquo;s some behind the scenes shots and a look at what&rsquo;s to come.</span></span></p> <p><img src="/US/1000mile/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f3%2fDSC_1827_RV.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><img src="/US/1000mile/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f3%2fDSC_1846_RV.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><img src="/US/1000mile/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f3%2fDSC_1903_RV.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/96105e54-4e8d-40e2-9989-003d90da87b5 Thu, 22 Mar 2012 23:17:00 GMT The Wolverine Corsair in Popular Mechanics <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Check out the Wolverine Corsair boot in the February edition of <a href="http://www.popularmechanics.com" target="_blank">Popular Mechanics Magazine</a>! (Boot #6, for the Mason.)<br /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/2/popular.mech_.feb_.2012_Cover.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2012/2/Popular-Mechanics-Feb-2012-pg-22_Corsair.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/24828M/0/Mens/Corsair-Wolverine-Multishox-Contour-Welt-ArmorTek-WP-6-inch-CT-EH-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">View the Corsair on Wolverine.com</a> for more information and learn more about <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-ExclusiveInnovations-WolverineContourWelt" target="_blank">Wolverine Contour Welt Technology</a>!<br /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /></span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/f010a6d6-06f5-4b16-bd2d-d6691f421fac Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:44:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">We are excited to introduce the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet! Congratulations to Samantha on an amazing show at Gen Art Thursday night. Check out the runway show photos of her Fall 2012 apparel collection and the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection by Samantha Pleet at <a href="http://www.stylebistro.com/runway/Samantha+Pleet/New+York+Fashion+Week+Fall+2012/l7uIjfOmo3K" target="_blank">StyleBistro.com</a> and <a href="http://www.wwd.com/runway/fall-ready-to-wear-2012/review/samantha-pleet/" target="_blank">WWD.com</a>.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-size: small;">During the collaboration we had the pleasure of working with Sean Sullivan and Samantha on this video about her inspiration, design influences and her family history in shoes. You can also see the collection and learn more about the inspiration in this <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/lookbook/sp/" target="_blank">look book</a>.</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: x-small;"><br /></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/5fff5e30-1328-4a67-90b7-6ebd75e53d75 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 09:55:00 GMT Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection selected by retailers for Design Excellence Award <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><strong>WOLVERINE 1000 MILE COLLECTION SELECTED BY RETAILERS FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD</strong><br /> <em>Collection recognized with the 2011 Plus Award for Design Excellence </em><br /> <br /> Rockford, Michigan &ndash; 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&rsquo;s Street category last week in New York. &nbsp;<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Congratulations to the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection for winning its first-ever Plus Award in the Men&rsquo;s Street category,&rdquo; said Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of <a href="http://www.footwearplusmagazine.com/" target="_blank">Footwear Plus Magazine</a>. &ldquo;The award reflects Wolverine&rsquo;s ability to reintroduce classic American styling in an edgy yet wearable way.&rdquo; <br /> <br /> Footwear Plus conducts its Plus Awards annually, surveying thousands of footwear retailers nationwide and honoring overall design excellence in 20 categories.&nbsp; Wolverine brand also received the 2011 Plus Award in the work footwear category, which it has won 12 of the last 13 years.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;Wolverine&rsquo;s delivered the finest quality and craftsmanship in boot making for more than 125 years,&rdquo; said Ted Gedra, President of the Heritage Group, a division of Wolverine Worldwide. &ldquo;The Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection comes from our rich heritage of making great boots.&nbsp; 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.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> 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.&nbsp; All four styles feature Horween&reg; leather uppers, Goodyear&trade; Welt construction and a combination of leather and Vibram&reg; outsoles. &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br /> <br /> 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 <a href="/us/1000mile/blog/page/Retailers.aspx" target="_blank">retailer listing</a> or call 866-699-7369.</span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/e767d27c-ee37-4d23-93de-44420cbcf7a4 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 00:21:00 GMT Coming soon for Spring: The Pulsar and the Flare <p>Check out some of our new hiking styles at <a href="http://hikingboots.com/news/wolverine-spring-trail-hikers-the-pulsar-and-flare/">HikingBoots.com</a>.&nbsp; Both styles will be available this Spring!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <object style="height: 390px; width: 600px;"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/B3NdjgKDB9Y?version=3&amp;feature=player_embedded" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/B3NdjgKDB9Y?version=3&amp;feature=player_embedded" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed> </object> </p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/50976c6e-3cdf-4578-bceb-cda8e89f4997 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 22:14:00 GMT Wolverine® receives 12th Plus Award win for Design Excellence in Work Footwear <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Wolverine is honored to recieve the 2011 Plus Award for Design Excellence in Work Footwear!&nbsp; Check out the award and news release below!</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="../../../%7EUploaded/Blog/files/2012/2/Plus%20Award%20Work_RGB.png" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Wolverine&reg; receives 12th Plus Award win for Design Excellence in Work Footwear</span></span></strong></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Feb. 8, 2012 - Retailers nationwide have once again recognized Wolverine for design excellence in work footwear; the brand received its 12th Plus Award for Design Excellence in the work footwear category last week. </span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">&ldquo;Congratulations to Wolverine for winning an unprecedented 12th Plus Award in the Work category,&rdquo; stated Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of <a href="http://www.footwearplusmagazine.com" target="_blank">Footwear Plus Magazine</a>. &ldquo;This award reflects Wolverine&rsquo;s ability to continually answer workplace performance demands.&rdquo;<br /><br />Footwear Plus conducts its Plus Awards annually, surveying thousands of footwear retailers nationwide and honoring overall design excellence in 20 categories. Wolverine has taken home the award in the work category for 12 of the 13 years since the awards debuted.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">&ldquo;Work has been the foundation of the Wolverine brand for more than 125 years. Innovating new technologies is part of our culture,&rdquo; said Ted Gedra, President of the Heritage Group, a division of Wolverine Worldwide. &ldquo;We are proud that our retail partners have recognized Wolverine as the industry leader in innovation.&rdquo;<br /><br />Wolverine&rsquo;s continued success is due in part to the performance and innovation of its 2011 product offering and its patented comfort technologies.&nbsp; Key products introductions included the Wolverine <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/24828M/0/Mens/Corsair-Wolverine-Multishox-Contour-Welt-ArmorTek-WP-6-inch-CT-EH-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Corsair work boot</a> featuring <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-ExclusiveInnovations-WolverineContourWelt?FeatureID=778" target="_blank">Contour Welt&reg; technology</a>, designed to deliver the flexibility of a sport shoe with the durability and support of a traditional work boot. The Corsair combines proven comfort technologies like Contour Welt and Wolverine MultiShox&reg; with new enhanced materials like Wolverine ArmorTek&trade;, an abrasion resistant wrap around the toe and sides of the boot protecting high wear areas and increasing overall durability.<br /></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;">Another key introduction in 2011 was a series of made-in-the-U.S.A. work boots including the Wolverine <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/25937M/0/Mens/Northman-Wolverine-Goodyear-Welt-GTX-Insulated-8-inch-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Northman boot</a>.&nbsp; Made in Wolverine&rsquo;s Big Rapids, Mich., factory the Northman is inspired by Wolverine&rsquo;s history of crafting work boots with classic design, timeless construction methods and materials that are built to perform and last.&nbsp; The Northman has a traditional silhouette, Goodyear&trade; Welt construction and high quality U.S. made materials like Horween&reg; leather and a Vibram&reg; 360&deg; outsole. Visit our You Tube channel to <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGeT0Kn1BYI&amp;list=UUJlHWAIuWw69hrx5yIh24Tw&amp;index=3&amp;feature=plcp" target="_blank">see how the Northman is made</a>.</span></span></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/40752bd1-faed-4188-a96d-3ec11d439e92 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 07:19:00 GMT 1000 Mile Addison in New York Magazine <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">The Wolverine 1000 Mile Addison Wingtip Boot in tan makes an appearance in this week's <a href="http://nymag.com/fashion/fashionables/boots-2012-2/" target="_blank">New York Magazine</a>.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva; font-size: x-small;">&nbsp;</span><img src="/US/1000mile/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f2%2fNew+York+Magazine_February+6+2012_Wolverine_Page_1.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> <p><img src="/US/1000mile/blog/image.axd?picture=2012%2f2%2fNew+York+Magazine_February+6+2012_Wolverine_Page_4.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/4d64ab2b-d797-4557-b9d9-641ba96c80c5 Mon, 06 Feb 2012 06:18:00 GMT Wolverine 721 LTD Boot #1 Auction for Japanese Tsunami Relief <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Congratulations to kennywingnut with the <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/270870331904?ssPageName=STRK:MESOX:IT&amp;_trksid=p3984.m1559.l2649" target="_blank">winning bid</a> for the #1 pair of Wolverine 721 LTD boots! &nbsp;Also, thank you to Steven at <a href="http://leffot.com/" target="_blank">Leffot </a>and everyone that participated in the auction. &nbsp;Proceeds are being donated to <a href="http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-orphans-in-japan-rebuild-lives-post-tsunami/" target="_blank">GlobalGiving&rsquo;s project helping orphans in Japan rebuild their lives post-tsunami</a>.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: mceinline;"><br /></span></p> <p><span style="font-family: mceinline;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: small;">Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.</span></span> &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/9071b419-bc6a-462b-8b02-6cc0b4d1dd71 Fri, 23 Dec 2011 05:00:00 GMT Join us for the 28th Annual Resolution Run! <p><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">Wolverine is proud to sponsor the 28th annual Resolution run on New Year&rsquo;s Eve, Saturday Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. in East Grand Rapids.&nbsp; The four mile run/walk around Reeds Lake will support Helen DeVos Children&rsquo;s Hospital <a href="http://www.helendevoschildrens.org/port " target="_blank">Pediatric Oncology Resource Team</a>.</span></span></p> <p><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">P.O.R.T. is a non-profit organization that supports families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer or other life-threatening diseases.&nbsp; From care bags for unexpected hospital stays, to super sibs clubs for siblings of diagnosed children and support groups for their parents, P.O.R.T.&nbsp; helps families in the most difficult situations.<br /><br />Race entrants are asked to donate $5 to P.O.R.T. with their entry fee, which Wolverine matches dollar for dollar. Every entrant who donates at least $5 to P.O.R.T. will be entered into the Charity Challenge drawing; the grand prize winner will receive an airline ticket to anywhere in the continental United States. Numerous other door prizes and giveaways also will be part of the drawing.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.signmeup.com/site/online-event-registration/79422 " target="_blank">Online registration is available</a> at classicrace.com and signmeup.com, and all registrants will receive a 2011 Resolution Run T-shirt! Start your New Year on the right track with some active fun for a wonderful cause!</span></span></p> <p><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2011/12/73073 WBS 2011 ResRu#1237D4.jpg" alt="" /></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/a3d377b6-3777-4f83-8925-1f662e7d134e Thu, 15 Dec 2011 04:00:00 GMT Introducing the Wolverine SwampMonster <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;">A brand new style from Wolverine, the SwampMonster shell&rsquo;s unique composition and design prevent dirt and mud from collecting on the boot, allowing you to clean up with ease.&nbsp; A streamlined outsole is durable and aggressive yet extremely lightweight with biting edges to give you solid footing no matter what you&rsquo;re standing in.&nbsp; The SwampMonster work boot is available in 6&rdquo; and pull-on wellington styles.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: x-small;"><span style="font-family: verdana,geneva;"><span style="font-size: x-small;">Watch Jason Cameron explain the benefits of Wolverine SwampMonster boots in the video below!</span></span></span></p> <object style="height: 390px; width: 590px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/NnJIoNsm3qY?version=3"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/NnJIoNsm3qY?version=3" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" width="590" height="360"></object> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/2578509f-910b-45b1-bd02-467647e476a7 Thu, 29 Sep 2011 04:58:00 GMT The Northman: Made in the USA <p>Wolverine is paying homage to its more than 125-year history with a new made in the USA work boot, the men&rsquo;s Northman.&nbsp; Hand-crafted by the hard working men and women in Wolverine&rsquo;s Big Rapids, Mich. factory, the boots combine time-tested construction methods and performance technologies for premium work boots that are built to perform and last.</p> <p>Get and insiders look at Wolverine&rsquo;s factory and the construction process of the Northman with Jason Cameron.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> <object style="height: 390px; width: 590px;"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/rGeT0Kn1BYI?version=3" /> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="590" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/rGeT0Kn1BYI?version=3" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always"></embed> </object> </p> <p>About the Northman<br />The Northman features a Horween leather upper &ndash; the gold standard of leather &ndash; and Goodyear Welt construction for maximum durability. The Northman also has breathable GORE-TEX&reg; waterproof lining to ensure feet stay dry and comfortable, and is available with or without Thinsulate Ultra Insulation for warmth. <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Search/Search.mvc.aspx" target="_blank">Get yours</a> in brown or black with an optional steel toe today.</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/df56ab69-7e6b-406a-926f-b6f08d8bd175 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 04:17:00 GMT Gearing Up for Hunting Season <p>It&rsquo;s beginning to feel a lot like fall here in Michigan, which means that hunting season is just around the corner! One of Wolverine's brand new hunting boot styles, the Dogwood SwampMonster Boot, was recenlty featured in one of our favorite magazines, Outdoor Life (Boot #6).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2011/07/12-must-have-hunting-boots-2011?photo=6#node-1001347491" target="_blank"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2011/9/Outdoor Life_ August 2011_Page_1.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2011/07/12-must-have-hunting-boots-2011?photo=6#node-1001347491" target="_blank"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2011/9/Outdoor Life_ August 2011_Page_2.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/gallery/hunting/2011/07/12-must-have-hunting-boots-2011?photo=6#node-1001347491" target="_blank"><img src="/~Uploaded/Blog/files/2011/9/Outdoor Life_ August 2011_Page_3.jpg" alt="" width="500" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/b00bace6-ef8c-4613-80da-e8896f45d3ad Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:00:00 GMT Contour Welt: Ultimate Durability meets Ultimate Comfort <p>We&rsquo;re gearing up for fall with a new Contour Welt style, the <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/24829M/0/Mens/Corsair-Wolverine-Multishox-Contour-Welt-ArmorTek-WP-6-inch-Boot?dimensions=0" target="_blank">Corsair</a>. The boot features Wolverine Contour Welt technology, which is designed to be as durable and tough as a traditional work boot with the comfort of an athletic shoe.&nbsp; The Corsair also features Wolverine ArmorTek&trade;, a unique abrasion-resistant material that maintains the strength and flexibility of traditional leather but is significantly more durable and won&rsquo;t crack or split. Covering the toe and wrapping around the sides of the boot, ArmorTek reduces wear and tear on these high wear areas and extends the life of the boot. Be sure to check out all our Contour Welt styles, and watch the video below to learn about Contour Welt technology from TV Host and licensed contractor Jason Cameron.&gt;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><embed width="590" height="361" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/1BbTwVxDnAs?version=3"></embed></p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/2d8ae950-0098-4bba-814f-3085b858da9b Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:50:00 GMT Introducing Wolverine ICS for Fall 2011 <p>New for fall 2011, Wolverine is introducing a brand new collection of outdoor boots and shoes featuring <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-ExclusiveInnovations-WolverineiCS?FeatureID=888" target="_blank">Wolverine ICS technology</a>. Wolverine ICS is designed to help you hike longer, climb higher and go further by providing personalized comfort and backed by a <a href="http://www.wolverine.com/US/en/FeatureGalleries-BootTechnologies-30-Day-Comfort-Guarantee?FeatureID=934" target="_blank">30 Day Comfort Guarantee</a>. By adjusting the gel disc under the insole, you can choose from one of four comfort settings &ndash; cushion, firm, inner or outer support &ndash; depending on your individual needs.</p> <p>In order to perfect Wolverine ICS, Wolverine has performed qualitative consumer research, quantitative online research and numerous wear tests with passionate outdoor adventures. Based on focus groups, online surveys and field tests, Wolverine analyzed what serious outdoorsmen and women desire in their footwear; much of the effectiveness of Wolverine ICS in meeting those needs rests on this extensive research.</p> <p>Check out the Wolverine ICS video below and learn more about how Wolverine ICS can work for you!</p> <p><embed width="560" height="345" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/M4DYx_e4lE0"></embed></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/f9125b69-5330-4341-8814-7401ed46df37 Sun, 07 Aug 2011 16:43:00 GMT Paper to Product <p>Welcome to the Wolverine Den &ndash; your online place for everything Wolverine, from FACEBOOK, Twitter, videos and the latest news.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Wolverine has been designing and making boots since 1883.&nbsp; While we understand all that goes into making a great, comfortable pair of boots we also realize most people aren&rsquo;t familiar with the day-to-day processes that bring a work boot to life. So we created a video series called &ldquo;American Tradition&rdquo; to give you behind-the-scenes look at Wolverine.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Paper to Product&rdquo; is the first video in the series, which uncovers our process for developing a work boot, from the initial design concept to testing of the final product. TV host and licensed contractor, Jason Cameron, recently visited our company headquarters in Rockford, MI and to meet the folks at Wolverine and discover how our boots are made.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UERjhEna_Xs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Blog/Article.mvc.aspx/e2d9b6fa-bc6f-4b4d-a3c6-54571a62022f Wed, 29 Jun 2011 11:51:00 GMT