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

Posted On: Thursday, May 08, 2014 , News

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

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

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

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

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

The Wolverine 1000 Mile Centennial Edition Boot will be available starting in Fall 2014 at Blooomingdale’s,  Unionmade, Orvis, The Tannery, The Wolverine Company Store, and other fine retailers nationwide