Thursday, May 9, 2013

WOLVERINE Rugged Outdoor Footwear Fall 2013

Outdoor Retailer/SLC

Wolverine, the 130 years old shoe brand---part of the giant Wolverine Worldwide company--- has seen significant growth this past year---as its workhorse, work and outdoor collections- and the push into the high-end lifestyle category of kicks-with welt stitching, top end leathers and hand finished details---all clearly doing well (lifestyle shoes review in a latter post).


Pulsar-Gore-Tex® Trail Hiker-waterproof membrane, Vibram® rubber lug outsole w/ performance arch stabilizers, Ortholite® footbed w/ performance arch support+X-40 Fore-part energy pod, compression molded EVA midsole, mesh upper w/ stabilizing PU overlays $160

We started off our preview with the Rugged Outdoor collection---embedded with the proprietary Wolverine ICS™ system---an easy pop-out/pop-in disc in the heel that one can turn---to dial up firm-more soft comfort. It's also in the work boots category...


Wolverine delivers weather tough, durable shoes at affordable prices (ranging from about $110-under $200)---and doesn't stint on the performance aspects of the materials either---with a lot of name brand components-as well as proprietary materials-all included.

ESCAPE-insulated waterproof  zip hiker-waterproof leather/abrasion resistant mesh upper, with PeakPlus insulation, Wolverine® reflective technology +200 grams of 3M™ Thinsulate keep warm. compression molded EVA midsole. Dual density rubber lug outsole, odor control and cushy sockliner-

BEACON-similar to above ---more mesh than leather upper-waterproof leather/abrasion resistant mesh upper, with PeakPlus insulation, Wolverine® reflective technology +200 grams of 3M™ Thinsulate keep warm. compression molded EVA midsole. Dual density rubber lug outsole, odor control and cushy sockliner-

TRIGGER-a insulated hiker-waterproof leather/abrasion resistant mesh upper, with PeakPlus insulation, Wolverine® reflective technology +200 grams of 3M™ Thinsulate keep warm. compression molded EVA midsole. .. odor control and cushy sockliner 

Dual density rubber lug outsole,-Trigger Hiker









The Vector collection is burly enough for serious and casual hikers not hauling the heavy gear...
THOR-insulated waterproof shelled hiker-with waterproof sued & full TPU shell, cold busting 400 grams of 3m™ Thinsulate Ultra Insulation w/ Aero therm under toe. Slip resistant rubber sole, and a footbed w/ full cushioned EVA with 100% polyester microfleece fabric,compression molded EVA midsole 


The Vector collection is burly enough for serious and casual hikers not hauling the heavy gear...






Pull-on boot-LARS Insulated waterproof good for a lot of occasions. Waterproof suede & full TPU shell, 100% polyester micofleece lining with waterproof membrane, 00 grams of 3M™ Thinsulate Ultra insulation w/ Aerotherm under toe, compression molded EVA midsole, slip resistant outsole.




















SERGE-Waterproof suede upper hiker-moisture management mesh with waterproof membrane, 200 thermal insulation, removable full cushion footbed, compression molded EVA midsole, Wolverine Gripper outsole,




Women's-POLAR-Waterproof 7" Lace-Up Winter boot-waterproof  suede, Synthetic Gulo Fur, Slip resistant rubber lug outsole, compression molded EVA midsole, NXT® odor control sockliner over EVA


Polar-nice trimmer lasts- makes this waterproof, 7-inch lace-up boot -good city option for slushy sidewalks...warmth, protection, comfort without the clunk.

Women's AURORA-mid-zip boot-waterproof suede upper, synthetic Gulo fur, Slip resistant rubber lug outsole, compression molded EVA midsole, NXT® odor control sockliner over EVA 

women's SIRRUS-easy wear waterproof slip-on
waterproof suede upper, synthetic Gulo fur, Slip resistant rubber lug outsole, compression molded EVA midsole, NXT® odor control sockliner over EVA



ATMOS-waterproof suede hiker-with mud guard-line w/ synthetic Gulo fur-performance arch with NXT® odor control sock liner, compression molded EVA, 


slip resistant rubber lug outsole 

ALTO-nice- red stitching---ICS® embedded mid-cut, waterproof nubuck leather tray hiker-w/ abrasion resistant TPU toe.


Ortholite® performance arch support w/ Wolverine ICS® 


ALTO nubuck leather trail hiker w/ abrasion resistant TPU toe, moisture managing mesh,  Ortholite® performance arch support w/ Wolverine ICS® 

TERRAIN II-ICS® trail hiker w/ abrasion resistant mesh w/ Action frame stabilizers-moisture managing mesh,  Ortholite® performance arch support w/ Wolverine ICS® M6 rubber outsole













INFO: http://www.wolverine.com