Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot

Dynelle Skinner | Monday, October 11, 2021 | 0 comments

If you look at the classic colors of fall work boots, you will notice one or two look exactly like the color of a good bourbon whiskey. It's something we've always said of many boots that boats rich, deep reddish-brown colors. So when we heard that Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery were collaborating on a second batch of limited edition boots, the thought immediately came to mind (along with, where were we for the first batch). The brands come back together with a rugged, timeless design that features a wood heel handcrafted from the bourbon barrels that held this year's release of the Old Rip Van Winkle 10-Year bourbon.

Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot

Bourbon lovers and boot lovers are sure to rejoice in the new, limited-edition, Wolverine 1000 Mile boot. The new boot has a distinct look to distinguish from last year's batch, perfect for collectors looking to celebrate boots and bourbon still created largely the same way they were more than a century ago.

Batch 2 of the Wolverine x Old Rip Van Winkle collaboration draws inspiration from the barrels that house the legendary Old Rip Van Winkle bourbons for 10 to 23 years. Made in the USA, this year's boot features a classic moc toe design and is made with Horween Whiskey Predator leather – a rugged leather meant to stand the test of time that only gets better with age. The heels are handcrafted from the wood of the bourbon barrels that held this year's release of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year bourbon. The boots are finished with a hand-numbered, textile tongue tag that reflects the individual craftsmanship put into each pair.

Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot
"This collaboration celebrates and supports the hard-working people behind our products," said Devon Vanoostveen, brand representative for Wolverine. "These rugged boots and fine bourbons would not be possible without the skills and dedication of so many blue-collar workers; farmers, coopers, carpenters, distillery workers, truck drivers, and shoemakers, to name a few."
Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot
Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot
"We're thrilled to once again partner with Wolverine, a company that puts as much passion and care into creating their boots as we do our bourbon," said Preston Van Winkle, fourth generation business owner of Old Rip Van Winkle. "Together, we're able to honor our shared commitment to craft while also supporting America's future workforce, inspiring a new generation to take pride in working with their hands."
Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot
Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot

Pre-order is available starting today, ahead of the release date of October 14, 2021, for $400 at www.wolverine.com/oldrip. Once again, 100% of the revenue from the sale of these boots will go to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program to help support the next generation of skilled tradespeople.

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