More than 129 years ago, the founder of Wolverine – G.A. Krause – had the idea to construct finely crafted footwear that would stand against the tests of hard work and time. The 1000 Mile Boot – Krause’s best selling model – quickly became the iconic shoe of his collection. A boot so durable, it was said to give you a 1000 miles of wear. Both the design and the durability remain largely unchanged in the new Original 1000 Mile collection. The boots are manufactured very peculiar and with attention to quality – just like G.A. Krause first produced them.
This special collection pays tribute to the original collection made by G.A. Krause in the 1920s. The timeless original design and its durability remain the backbone of this classic, yet modern collection. The boots are made with the same methods and techniques applied in the early 20th century – carrying the collection and the heritage to the 21st century.
The outstanding thing about the 1000 Mile boots is their beautiful upper material. This leather is very soft and feels fantastic. At the same time it is very durable and ensures a lot of wear and tear. The secret behind this upper material is the Aniline Chromexcel® leather. It is a self-polishing leather, produced by using a secret bark retannage recipe, which is then hot stuffed with a blend of natural oils, greases and waxes. The hand-rubbed finishes complete these leathers. The leather is soft yet durable and has a handsome appearance that ages beautifully.
This model honors the founder – G.A. Krause – of Wolverine. It is the latest model for the iconic 1000 Mile collection, made in American and from finest Horween Dublin Leather. The leather is tanned in a process similar to the process used to make shell horsehide, resulting in great depth of color that is highlighted in the Krause by contrast stitching along the archival pattern line and cap toe. The boot is a full lace-up and sports a Vibram heel lift. Additionally – just like the other models of the 1000 Mile collection – it has a classic leather storm-welt with traditional Goodyear Welt construction. Enjoy this latest addition to the Wolverine collection along with a major restock of all the other models, now available in our online shop.