Maybe there is hope for classic American brands. Wolverine, the 125+ year old boot maker, is launching a heritage collection this coming fall with a selection of boots made right in one of Wolverine’s U.S. factories. After looking through the collection, I have to say I am really impressed with the results. The boots are made from beautiful leather, have good detailing and are in classic shapes. I love it when a company keeps it simple and falls back on its roots for inspiration. Wolverine is on the right track with this new line and I look forward to adding a pair to my wardrobe.
More info from Wolverine’s Christina Vernon.
We are getting ready to re-launch Wolverine’s 1,000 Mile Boot which was first produced in the early 1900’s and was the boot that really put Wolverine on the map in terms of making great fitting, comfortable and durable footwear. At the time it was known for giving you 1,000 miles of wear.
For fall 2009, we are re-launching the collection throughout Europe, Asia and North America. with several styles taken directly from our archives. The pinnacle of the collection is the original 1,000 Mile Boot which will be manufactured in the US. The rest of the collection is not made in the US, but we are planning future developments of the US made line for Spring and Fall 2010.