ROCKFORD, MICHIGAN (May 11, 2021) – Wolverine, the 138-year-old footwear and apparel brand, has teamed up with Rawlings to celebrate Father’s Day and the bonds dads build with their families over something as simple as a game of catch. The Rawlings x 1000 Mile collaboration boot honors those invaluable bonding moments and serve as a reminder that they’ll last a lifetime.
Whether they’re a new father or soon-to-be grandparent, dads everywhere hold the memories of spending quality time with their kids close to their hearts and can now relive those memories every time they lace up their pair of limited-edition Rawlings x 1000 Mile boots. Hand-crafted with the same Horween leather used to make premium, classic Rawlings Heart of the Hide® baseball gloves, the 1000 Mile boots are meant to wear in overtime 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,” said 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.”
Just in time for Father’s Day, the Rawlings x 1000 Mile collaboration boot is the perfect gift to celebrate memories made at the ballpark—in the stands, on the sidelines or running across home plate. The premium boot features 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,” said 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 Rawlings x 1000 Mile collaboration boots are available now for pre-order and go on sale June 1 for $400 exclusively at Wolverine.com/Rawlings.