By Shawn Grant
Michigan-based footwear and apparel company Wolverine has partnered with neighboring emcee Vic Mensa to co-create a custom 1000 Mile collection that takes over a classic style of combat boots.
The collection is based on original 1000 Mile patterns and adds a twist with a sneaker infusion and an extra-thick sole.
“With Wolverine, I was able to pull my personal style into the collection and bring a lot of the punk aesthetic that I’m drawn to into the design of these shoes to create a boot-inspired sneaker,” said Vic Mensa. “It’s been a very collaborative process and I had the opportunity to get my hands on the quality materials Wolverine uses-like the laters I hand-selected.”
The Wolverine x Vic Mensa collections are available in three heights — low ($190), mid ($200), and tall ($210) — and three colorways — Ink (all-black), Burnout (worn-in brown), and Anthracite (matte-black with metallic streaks).
“Wolverine’s 135-year history of American craftsmanship and fearless style comes to life in a new way through our partnership with Vic Mensa,” said Andrew Shripka, vice president of marketing for Wolverine. “Our product design team worked with Vic to harness his unique aesthetic and Chicago grit and paired that with our classic 1000 Mile archival patterns. That combination of Vic’s boundary-defying perspective and our rich heritage struck a powerful balance in the final design.”
The WOLVERINE x VIC MENSA 1000 Mile Combat Collection is now available. A portion of proceeds from each pair going to Mensa’s youth charity, SaveMoneySaveLife, which provides essential resources to those who need it most in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods
You can grab the collection at www.wolverine.com/vicmensa. The collection is also available at RIME NYC, Neiman Marcus and Extra Butter.
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