Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection selected by retailers for Design Excellence Award

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

WOLVERINE 1000 MILE COLLECTION SELECTED BY RETAILERS FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD
Collection recognized with the 2011 Plus Award for Design Excellence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wolverine® receives 12th Plus Award win for Design Excellence in Work Footwear

Posted On: Monday, February 06, 2012 , News

Wolverine is honored to recieve the 2011 Plus Award for Design Excellence in Work Footwear!  Check out the award and news release below!

 

 

Wolverine® receives 12th Plus Award win for Design Excellence in Work Footwear

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.

“Congratulations to Wolverine for winning an unprecedented 12th Plus Award in the Work category,” stated Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of Footwear Plus Magazine. “This award reflects Wolverine’s ability to continually answer workplace performance demands.”

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.

“Work has been the foundation of the Wolverine brand for more than 125 years. Innovating new technologies is part of our culture,” said Ted Gedra, President of the Heritage Group, a division of Wolverine Worldwide. “We are proud that our retail partners have recognized Wolverine as the industry leader in innovation.”

Wolverine’s continued success is due in part to the performance and innovation of its 2011 product offering and its patented comfort technologies.  Key products introductions included the Wolverine Corsair work boot featuring Contour Welt® technology, 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® with new enhanced materials like Wolverine ArmorTek™, an abrasion resistant wrap around the toe and sides of the boot protecting high wear areas and increasing overall durability.

Another key introduction in 2011 was a series of made-in-the-U.S.A. work boots including the Wolverine Northman boot.  Made in Wolverine’s Big Rapids, Mich., factory the Northman is inspired by Wolverine’s history of crafting work boots with classic design, timeless construction methods and materials that are built to perform and last.  The Northman has a traditional silhouette, Goodyear™ Welt construction and high quality U.S. made materials like Horween® leather and a Vibram® 360° outsole. Visit our You Tube channel to see how the Northman is made.

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