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Wolverine 744 LTD Boot

In the wake of the popularity of the 721 LTD limited edition wingtip boot made from Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Wolverine has introduced a new limited edition cordovan boot, the 744 LTD.

The boot is made on the same last as its predecessor. The shape and fit are similar to the 721 LTD, but features a perforated captoe made in Horween shell No. 449 a rich dark brown cordovan. The shaft and tongue are unlined shell, which is great because it’s softer and suppler around the ankle and instep. They’re surprisingly lightweight and flexible and provide excellent support under your feet.

As with all cordovan boots the more you wear them the better they look. This is an elegant work boot, as appropriate with a sport coat as it is on the job site.

There will only be 1,000 pairs made for worldwide distribution, and while that sounds like a lot, these boots are sure to sell out. Each hand-numbered pair comes with a certificate of authenticity, basswood shoetrees and shoe bags.

744 LTD, Horween No.449 Shell Cordovan, Made in USA

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Wolverine Northman Boot

As the name implies the Wolverine Northman boots are for serious winter weather. The boots are made in Big Rapids, MI to military specifications. I lived in MI and trust me they know a thing or two about winter.

These rugged cowhide boots are made with Gore-Tax® breathable and waterproof membrane, which allows perspiration to escape but does not let water in. In addition a layer of Thinsulate® will keep your dogs warm well below freezing. Surprising light and comfortable, your feet will have no problem standing for extended periods even while ice fishing.

No you probably won’t wear these to the office but when push comes to shove and the winter settles in you’ll be dry & warm in a pair of Northman.

Black Cowhide, Gore-Tex & Thinsulate Lined, Vibram Soles – Sold Out

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Wolverine’s 1000 Mile Boots for Women

Wolverine’s 1,000 mile boots for women are super cute. They’re kind of like bad boy boots but for girls a little bit tomboy, a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll.

Crafted with the same attention to detail found in the men’s original and modified for a women’s last, Wolverine’s 1000 Mile Boot is the cornerstone of the collection.

Made in America and featuring top quality Horween Chromexcel leather, a stacked leather outsole and classic welt construction, the 1000 Mile Boot has been meticulously designed to replicate the original’s aesthetic.

Wearing these with jeans or cargo pants is a no brainer but they also look great with a skirt or dress, there’s something about the mix of hard boots and soft fabric that’s just so chic.

1000 Mile Boots Black and Brown Chromexcel – HERE

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Wolverine 721 LTD

 A great launch event for the Wolverine 721 LTD boots, a good time was had by all. The boots were the star of the evening and for good reason, they’re awesome. Not just incredibly good-looking these boots are classic and reminiscent of days gone they’re also incredibly comfortable.

The 721′s are made from Horween color 8-shell cordovan and based on a model from the archives. The shaft and tongue are unlined shell, which is great because it’s softer and suppler around the ankle and instep. They’re surprisingly lightweight and flexible and offer great support under your feet. As with all cordovan boots the more you wear them the better they look.

Wolverine is only making 1,000 pairs of these and each are hand numbered and includes Basswood shoetrees and a certificate of authenticity. If you’re looking for old school style and comfort these boots are just the ticket.

721 LTD Color 8 Shell Cordovan – Sold Out

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Wolverine 1000 Mile 721LTD & Horween Leather Co.

This coming fall the Wolverine 1000 Mile collection is unveiling a limited edition boot under the imprint 721LTD (named as a nod to the original 1000 Mile boot reference number). They will be built in the USA in Horween shell cordovan. That’s all we’ll say for now other than we have seen the sample and can tell you they are going to be very sweet.

To celebrate the release Wolverine has commissioned a short film series to document the process of creating the 721LTD boots. The first film profiles America’s finest tannery, Horween Leather Co. in Chicago. Horween takes us through the process of making the shell cordovan that will be supplied to the 721LTD boots.

Because of our special relationship with Wolverine, Leffot has been selected as one of a handful of retailers to stock this exceptional boot. We will continue to keep you updated of all the latest developments including the next chapter in this series. We can hardly wait for fall.

Film series directed by Sean Sullivan

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500 Miles X 2

Sure it would have been perfect if the song were “1000 Miles” but it wasn’t. Instead Bobby Bare sang “500 Miles Away From Home” in 1963 and it’s still a favorite of mine.

So what’s the point? Well we received the first delivery of the Wolverine 1000 mile boots and I couldn’t help feeling nostalgic. I could imagine the men who wore these boots when they were first produced in the early 1900′s. I also imagine that some, if not many of them worked “away from home”, doing whatever it took to put bread on the table.

Many years have past and yet, today there is a stronger sense of heritage, and “doing what it takes” than any time I can recall. I grew up in Michigan and Wolverine (a Michigan company) was always present. It represented the no nonsense, Midwestern sensibility of it’s customers. Today  over 100 years later they are still manufactured in the U.S.A. as they’ve always been and that’s good enough for me.

So listen to the song twice or 500 miles per boot, these babies were classics from day one. I encourage you to slip a pair on, lace ‘em up and embrace your heritage.

Wolverine 1000 Mile Boots in Horween Rust and Black Chromexcel Leather

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1000 Mile Boot Update

For those of you who have reserved the 1000 Mile Boots by Wolverine, (you know who you are) the ship date is August 15th. We expect to receive delivery around August 20th. Many of the sizes are pre-sold however we will be placing a reorder.

If you would like to reserve a pair please contact us by email or phone.

Wolverine’s 1000 Mile Boots in Rust and Black

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1000 Mile Boots

Wolverine is relaunching their 1000 mile boots which, they first introduced in the early 1900′s. Leffot will be stocking them in two colors, the original rust as well as black.

The uppers are made of Horween full grain calfskin on welted leather soles and stacked leather heels. These boots are made to walk 1000 miles in.

Made in America, “Like a Rock” (oops that’s Chevy, you get the point).

“Like a Rock” is a trademark of Chevrolet and General Motors.

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