The Wolverine x Outdated Rip Van Winkle Boot Collab is Peak American Craftsmanship

A novel collaboration between legendary manufacturers has produced a limited-edition boot that’s the epitome of American craftsmanship.

Wolverine, the 137-year-old boot model, joined forces with Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery to create a collaboration boot––the restricted version 1000 Mile boot. Amongst it’s distinctive options is a heel crafted from white oak bourbon barrels beforehand used within the growing older of Outdated Rip Van Winkle bourbons. The collaboration is supposed to pay homage to the American employee, as each Wolverine 1000 Mile boots and Outdated Rip Van Winkle bourbons are made largely the identical approach they have been greater than a century in the past.

Wolverine x Old Rip Van Winkle Boot
Courtesy of Wolverine

“The collaboration celebrates the legacy and spirit of the American employee, a trigger to which each Wolverine and Outdated Rip Van Winkle are genuinely devoted,” stated Tom Kennedy, international model president for Wolverine. “These are two American manufacturers with deep roots coming collectively to showcase their love for American craftmanship, bourbon and boots.”

The Wolverine 1000 Mile Old Rip Van Winkle boot will launch this fall alongside Outdated Rip Van Winkle bourbons. The limited-edition boot is a cap-toe 1000 Mile silhouette with a heel that includes a wood layer crafted from American white oak bourbon barrels––beforehand used within the growing older of Outdated Rip Van Winkle bourbons. The boot is hand made in the usA. with Horween Cavalier Squash leather-based and is hand-numbered, with gold {hardware} and a particular version metallic tag.

“We’re proud to accomplice with Wolverine to create a boot for Outdated Rip Van Winkle collectors and followers that can increase funds to help the longer term American workforce,” stated Preston Van Winkle, fourth era enterprise proprietor of Outdated Rip Van Winkle.

Wolverine x Old Rip Van Winkle Boot
Courtesy of Wolverine

The Wolverine 1000 Mile x Outdated Rip Van Winkle limited-edition boot is available now for $400 on Wolverine.com. All proceeds from the boot will go in direction of the mikeroweWORKS Basis Work Ethic Scholarship Program.

“The abilities hole is actual and getting wider yearly,” stated Mike Rowe, founding father of the mikeroweWORKS Basis. “Our nation faces a rising scarcity of expert tradespeople, and my basis is dedicated to serving to extra folks get the required coaching they should fill these in-demand jobs. Wolverine and Outdated Rip Van Winkle perceive this downside higher than most, and their dedication to the American employee is laudable. I’m grateful for his or her help and management, and I’m hopeful extra corporations will observe this instance.”


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