Items from Wolverine
A Tradition of Success. In 1883, G.A. Krause founded the Hirth Krause Company in Rockford, Michigan, after his family immigrated from Prussia in the early 1800's. Krause was a third generation leather tanner and boot maker and prided himself in creating finely tanned leathers which in turn created comfortable and durable footwear. The Hirth - Krause company soon became the industry leader known today as Wolverine World Wide, Inc. Krause's best selling model was the Wolverine 1000 Mile Shoe, which was originally crafted from a special tanning process using shell-horsehide. The 1000 Mile shoe was so durable and comfortable it was said to give you 1000 miles of wear.