Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WOLVERINE OUTDOORS SPRING 2014/Footwear Men's-Women's

New: Performance Footwear, Hiking,Water/Multisport S/S 2014

Outdoor Retailer/Utah









Demo Day-display of new water + multi-sport kicks with Cross Channel Circulation®-l-r=Creek Bed (unlined w/ quick dry breathable mesh upper, recessed laces w/ woven core ensures laces stay tied), speed lace water shoe Tolten women's, Tolten men's (quick dry breathable synthetic upper w/ speed laces), Creek Bed-orange, Tolten, Creek Bed. All have VA treated with NXT® odor control sock liner, C3® compression molded EVA midsole, dual-density rubber outsole



Firestomper-full grain heat resistant leather upper w/ Nomex heat resistant blend  panels, Defender Kevlar- for additional lightweight comfort, ICS™ tech-removable open cell polyurethane footbed alb/1.4 oz in brown or black,  

























The first thing that caught our eyeballs at the Wolverine spot on Demo Day-was the new durable Expedition category of performance boots designed for the Guardians---a "driven and determined group" who are the all around Good Samaritans of the outdoors...
back tab-ez pull-on, stitched Goodyear Welt construction on quality leather

Featured-the Firestomper-a fire retardant burly hot weather logger designed for wildland fighting...stitched together with Goodyear Welt construction. Like a workboot crossover that lends itself to a lot of other outdoor pursuits.

251 Vibram Logger Lug outsole is heat resistant to 932°F







The other big news for us was the 'advanced' version of Wolverine's patented  ICS™ adjustable gel disc technology...that allows wearers to adjust the firmness, cushioning and support areas of kicks embedded with the technology.

See all the patents on the footbed-the new bumped up Wolverine ICS™-an integrated support system-with customizable cushioning, firmness, inner or outer support- via a small lightweight nitrogen-filled disc in the heel that one does not even feel when wearing.
Men's Bushwhack Wild -features waterproof leather and abrasion resistant mesh upper lined w/ Wolverine PC Dry Gold Waterproof membrane,  new Wolverine ICS™-an integrated support system-with dial it your way support via a small lightweight nitrogen-filled disc in the heel (see above)-removable footbed w. NXT® odor control, , Exogrip rubber lug outsole, cement construction, 1 lb 8 oz -Brindle/ Red (top), Teak/Gold (bottom)
on left-women's Bushwhack Wild -same tough characteristics as the guy version-features waterproof leather and abrasion resistant mesh upper lined w/ Wolverine PC Dry Gold Waterproof membrane,  new Wolverine ICS™-an integrated support system-with dial it your way support via a small lightweight nitrogen-filled disc in the heel (see above)-removable footbed w. NXT® odor control, , Exogrip rubber lug outsole, cement construction, 1 lb, 3oz
Women's 7.8oz Tolten Wolverine Cross Channel Circulation multi-sport speed lace-up, quick dry breathable synthetic  upper, NXT odor control sockliner w/ EVA,  C3® Compression molded EVA midsole-outdoor casual good for multiple endeavors-men have a 9.2oz version, color options

C3®Dual Density rubber outsole-Sportfish-grippy + non-marking outdoor casual shoe- enough to hike to one's watery destination


At the Salt Palace we had more time to preview the new collection of S/S 2014 multi-tasking water shoes for kayakers, boaters, fishing enthusiasts, SUPers...etc... that feature quick drying materials and Wolverine's C3 technology-whereby the water is pushed out of the small openings in the outsole-improving air circulation and ridding wearers of clammy feet.


Bonus of Wolverine brand shoes-is that they have a lot of in-house knowledge that allows them to use their own take on performance materials and construction features to deliver cost effective footwear. 

Men's ALERT- all-terrain mid cut hiker w/ flex- 13.3oz -w/ Abrasion resistant mesh w/ ArmorTek Heel+Toe bumpers, moisture wicking mesh lining, EVA treated w/ NXT® odor control footbed, compression molded EA midsole, Cememnt construction, Vibram outsole 

PLUS: New all-terrain and multi-tasking shoes...that are made to hold-up to the elements and activities of wearers...

Women's-mid cut PC Dry Hiker-Terrain II-woth Wolverine's ICS™ onboard, waterproof Wolverine® performance leather upper w/ molded TPU Action frame stabilizers, lined w/ brand's PC Dry Silver waterproof membrane, Ortholite® footbed w/ performance arch, compression molded EVA midsole, M6 rubber outsole, 12.3oz -good for  overnight hiking w/ packs. Men's version=15oz

similar to above-this is the women's Terrain II Wolverine ICS™ PC Dry Hiker-in 'regular' cut-10.7 oz-good day hiker shoe. Men's version=13oz

IMPACT-women's Wind Hiker 110z  w/ breathable mesh upper (there's also a waterproof Suede Hiker leather upper  option 13 oz). Molded TPU stabilizing heel support, moisture management mesh lining, performance arch footbed w/ NXT® odor control sockliner, compression molded EVA midsole, slip resistant rubber lug outsole. Men's version Wind Hiker 13 oz, Suede Hiker-15 oz 


Feb 2014 Delivery for the above

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