A Thousand Miles – What Makes a Wolverine?

The 1000 Mile Boots from Wolverine set standards for durability when they were made in 1914. Started in Rockford, Michigan, Wolverine has been supplying work boots to Americans since 1883.

So what makes a Wolverine? The company’s namesake hails from the weasel family, but more closely resembles a small bear. For a better idea, the Wolverine is the size of a medium sized dog. The Wolverine’s anatomy sets it up for success: its powerful jaw muscles allow it to feed on frozen meat and bone, and its plantigrade posture allows it to walk on the soles of its feet. This, in combination with its hydrophobic, frost-resistant fur allows it to travel through even deep snow. The Wolverine will travel up to 15 miles in one day in search of food.

The 1000 Mile Boots, and all of Wolverine’s boots are made with the perseverance of the Wolverine in mind. Their boots were built to endure the tough working conditions when the first railroads were built in America in the 1800’s. Today, they are still “Relentless By Nature,” but Wolverine has developed more advanced technologies to increase durability and comfort. For example, the Courtland 1000 Mile Boot comes with a Vibram rubber pad and heel lift for more protection and traction in wet environments. Wolverine also has partnered with Horween for the finest Chromexcel leather that withstands the tests of time.

The durability of Wolverine’s boots is especially important, because they are so versatile. Although the originated as work boots, 1000 Mile boots are ruggedly handsome enough to wear with casual dress and even suits. You’ll get plenty of use out of these boots, appropriate for the office, nights out, and outdoors. So start your 1000 mile story, and be relentless.

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