Wolverine 1000 Mile – Courtland Boots
Based on archival Wolverine patterns, the Courtland Boot is crafted with great attention to detail and consideration of contemporary function. Made in America, the Courtland features premium Horween® Chromexcel leather and classic Goodyear™ Welt construction. A traditional leather outsole is equipped with a Vibram® rubber pad and heel lift for more protection and traction in wet environments.
More than 130 years ago, Wolverine founder G.A. Krause built a company on a dream of creating finely crafted footwear using the best materials of the time. Inspired by men who wanted quality made products but also demanded comfort and craftsmanship, Krause began a footwear company that would soon revolutionize the industry. Paying attention to the smallest details, utilizing new materials and employing fine craftsmen, the Wolverine Brand was born.
The Original The first of its kind, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Shoe was crafted to provide the balance between classic design and function. The shoes were constructed from shell-horsehide leather with a look that would become a signature product for Wolverine. Advertised as comfortable enough to “give you 1000 miles of wear,” the shoe became a must have item for men of the 20th Century.
Established in Rockford, Michigan, Wolverine made the original boots that helped build the railroads, erect skyscrapers, and expand highways across this great country. A historic mile marker for the brand took place in 1914, when Wolverine introduced a footwear line called the 1000 Mile Boot®, setting the standard for durable footwear.