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Two iconic American brands have teamed up for a Father’s Day-timed collab. Wolverine, the 138-year-old boots brand, and Rawlings, the No. 1 baseball glove brand, will introduce the Rawlings x 1000 Mile collab to honor those life-long bonding moments of fathers and their kids playing catch. Handcrafted with the same Horween leather used for classic Rawlings Heart of the Hide baseball gloves, the 1000 Mile boots are meant to wear in over time to create a perfect fit that, like a great glove, only gets better with age.
“The shared passion that both Wolverine and Rawlings have for high-quality craftsmanship and celebrating beloved American pastimes with families, fans and players are at the heart of this collaboration,” states Tom Kennedy, global brand president for Wolverine. “These limited-edition boots tell a story of timeless quality and durability just like your favorite glove, paying homage to the great game of baseball. I love that these boots make it possible to bring that same nostalgia off the field and into everyday life.”
The boots feature an iconic Rawlings tag on the tongue, numbering on the collar to mirror the Heart of the Hide glove, a red contrast heel, signature stitching and two pairs of laces drawing inspiration from the lacing in gloves.
“We take pride in creating iconic Rawlings gloves that people of all ages create memories and forge bonds with,” says Eric Reinsfelder, senior licensing director for Rawlings. “Our team is excited that we found a partnership in Wolverine that allows us to bring the same level of quality we guarantee in our gloves in the form of a premium boot that baseball lovers and players alike can enjoy.”
The limited-edition collab is available now for pre-order and goes on sale June 1 for $400 exclusively at Wolverine.com/Rawlings.