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Footwear brand releases limited-edition boot

November 8, 2019
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Wolveine 1000 Mile X Sword & Plough Veterans Boot
Courtesy Wolverine

A footwear brand has released a limited-edition boot in recognition of Veterans Day.

Wolverine, a brand of the Rockford-based footwear and apparel maker Wolverine Worldwide, rolled out its 1000 Mile x Sword & Plough boot, according to the brand this week.

The boot

The 1000 Mile x Sword & Plough boot is handcrafted in the U.S. and pays homage to the traditional military boot style and the soldiers and veterans who have served in them.

Based on Wolverine’s original 1000 Mile boot pattern from 1914, it features Horween Natural Marine coyote leather and incorporates repurposed military tent fabric from Sword & Plough, a veteran-owned social impact fashion brand that donates 10% of its profits to veteran organizations.

Marine boots in World War II were made with the same flesh-side-out Natural Marine leather, which was soft enough that the boots could be worn without socks, and Marines in desert areas could empty their boots of sand, reducing blisters and increasing comfort, according to Wolverine.

The boot uses Goodyear Welt construction, which was invented nearly 150 years ago and is meant to be durable, flexible and resole-able.

A Vibram Pittsburgh outsole, speed hooks and full coyote laces complete the boot.


Now through Nov. 12, Wolverine will donate 100% of proceeds from the boot to Operation Finally Home, a nonprofit that builds mortgage-free homes for veterans.

“Working with Sword & Plough to create this one-of-a-kind boot that supports veterans through Operation Finally Home is a small token of appreciation and a way that we can celebrate people who have served our country,” said Andrew Shripka, VP of marketing, Wolverine.

“We are proud to have two great partners in this launch, who share our value of supporting people to build the future they want.”


The boot is available online until stock sells out.

Wolverine also has Troop ID, which offers veterans a discount on all purchases.

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