The countdown to the NFL draft has begun, and shoe companies are getting in on the action with some novelty football-inspired styles.
Wolverine is introducing a men’s off-field look that’s set for release on Thursday, when the NFL draft begins in Chicago. The more than 130-year-old brand, known for its durable boots, is introducing a limited-edition lace-up style under its Wolverine 1000 Mile collection label.
The exclusive look is made with genuine football cowhide leather produced by U.S.-based tannery Horween Leather Co. It’s based on an authentic Wolverine boot pattern first introduced in 1914 and will be available in the color rust, reminiscent of an actual football.
According to Wolverine brand president Todd Yates, “The 1000 Mile boot has become iconic in the industry, and adding this limited-edition boot is something that adds another dimension for the consumers who enjoy our brand and products.”
The boot will be available exclusively at Wolverine and at the Wolverine company store at 254 Elizabeth St. in New York. It will retail for $400.
The company first coined the style the 1000 Mile Shoe due to its durable nature. It was originally handcrafted with shell horsehide and said to give consumers 1,000 miles of wear.