The company will donate 100 percent of the limited-edition boot sales from Nov. 7-14 to Operation Finally Home, a non-profit organization that builds mortgage free homes for veterans. The boot will be available exclusively on wolverine.com starting Nov. 7 and will retail for $400.
The Made in USA boot is based on the Original 1000 Mile boot pattern from 1914. The boot is monochromatic from top to bottom, featuring a Vibram rubber outsole and Horween Natural Marine flesh-out leather, both in a custom coyote color.
Marine boots in World War II were made with the same leather, designed to be used flesh side out and unlined because the material was soft enough that the boots could be worn without socks. The boot also features Goodyear Welt construction so that the boot can be re-soled and worn for years to come.
Operation Finally Home is a national nonprofit organization that was founded in 2005 with the goal of addressing one of the most pressing needs of returning troops: a home to call their own. Their mission is to provide custom-built, mortgage-free homes to wounded, ill and injured veterans, the widows of fallen and their families, creating a solid foundation for them to move forward in their lives.
“Wolverine has been making comfortable and durable work boots for over 130 years,” said Andrew Shripka, Wolverine vice president of marketing. “Partnering with Operation Finally Home is a way to show our support for veterans and our customers, builders, who generously offer their time and contacts to build custom homes for veterans. Through donations and discounts, we also hope to give a small token of thanks to veterans, active servicemen and women, and Operation Finally Home for everything they do.”
Wolverine will also launch Troop ID by offering veterans a discount on all future wolverine.com purchases.