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Footwear brand releases new work boot

August 30, 2019
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Wolverine Journeyman work boot
Courtesy Wolverine

A footwear brand has released a new work boot geared toward skilled trades workers.

Wolverine, a brand of the Rockford-based footwear and apparel maker Wolverine Worldwide, this week rolled out the Journeyman, a boot “made by tradespeople, for tradespeople.”

The boot was designed with input from teachers and students at the American College of the Building Arts, or ACBA, in Charleston, South Carolina.

The Journeyman was created with “classic design cues” from Wolverine’s 1000 Mile boot, combined with “modern features” of heavy-duty work boots.

The waterproof, full-grain leather boots feature anti-fatigue footbed cushions, triple stitching in high-stress areas, a moisture-wicking mesh lining, Vibram rubber outsoles and Goodyear Welt construction that allows the boots to be re-soled “again and again.”

It comes in three colors: iron grey, brown and sawdust.

Giving to the college

From now until Sept. 3, 100% of the proceeds from sales of the iron grey Journeyman boot — up to a maximum donation of $52,000 — will go to the ACBA to help students train for skilled trades careers.

Through Dec. 31, Wolverine will donate 5% of the proceeds from every pair, in every color, of the Journeyman to benefit the ACBA.

“We are proud to support the ACBA in its mission to educate and train artisans in the traditional building arts,” said Andrew Shripka, VP of marketing, Wolverine.

The boots are available for purchase online.

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