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“Michigan-based boot company Wolverine has tapped Chicago rap artist Vic Mensa to create his very own version of the 1000 Mile Sneaker—a brand new silhouette from the brand that takes the classic upper of the 1000 Mile Boot and places it atop a Vibram midsole. If the pairing seems a little odd at first, further inspection reveals it isn’t entirely outlandish. For one, Wolverine crafts its boots with Horween leather produced in Mensa’s hometown of Chicago. Second, a boot-inspired model is more true to Mensa’s current style than a traditional sneaker collaboration would have been. He himself says he doesn’t wear many sneakers and is inspired by the skinhead subculture of England’s youth in the 1960s.”

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