Named for Wolverine's founder, G.A. Krause, the Krause boot is made from Horween Dublin Leather that is tanned in a process similar to that used to make shell cordovan leather. The process results in great depth of color, which is highlighted in the Krause by contrast stitching along the archival pattern line and cap toe. The full lace-up boot has a butyl-treated leather outsole, Vibram heel lift, and a classic leather storm-welt with traditional Goodyear Welt construction. The Krause is made in America and is now available in Russet and Black in men?s sizes
A Tradition of Success
In 1883, G.A. Krause founded the Hirth- Krause Company in Rockford, Michigan, after his family emigrated from Prussia in the early 1800s. 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 Worldwide. 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. The Wolverine brand was one of the first nationally advertised footwear brands in the U.S., telling farmers the benefits of Wolverine shell horsehide and the 1000 Mile Shoe.
The first of its kind, the original 1000 Mile Boot was crafted in the 1920s using shell horsehide to create the most durable yet comfortable work boot on the market at the time. Wolverine employed its own “secret tanning method” to create a boot that was “soft as buckskin, but wears like iron.” Its timeless design became a signature product for Wolverine and men of the 20th century.
A Classic Revisited
Crafted with great attention to detail, and using the same construction methods as the Original, the Wolverine 1000 Mile Collection is made in America and is destined to become another classic. Inspired by original designs from the 1920s, the boots are as comfortable as they are beautiful. The 1000 Mile Collection combines the pillars of Wolverine’s heritage – comfort, durability, function and style.
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