Review: Van Winkle Wolverine 1000 Mile Work Boots

Review: Van Winkle Wolverine 1000 Mile Work Boots

A few weeks ago, we published a short dispatch regarding an auction happening in partnership between Wolverine Boots, Old Rip Van Winkle and TV Presenter/Workforce Advocate Mike Rowe. Wolverine created a limited edition of boots partially furnished from Van Winkle barrels, with all proceeds going to benefit Rowe’s foundation mikeroweWORKS, which provides scholarships and financial aid to students in the trade fields requiring a bit of support. The boots sold out, but a few remaining were auctioned off on eBay and raised a tidy sum. We were lucky enough to slip on a pair.

Wolverine 1000 Mile Work Boots – We are now reviewing clothing accessories around these parts, and I am looking forward to the arrival of Ardbeg-scented gingham dress shirts. Notes of leather and oak are quite apparent on the nose and insole, and it opens up when you add a bit of water…more specifically, water via puddles on the trail. No aching feet after a 10-mile hike, although my lungs and heart rate would suggest perhaps it would be a good idea to include more hiking in my immediate future. Wearing these, I believe I have ascended to a pretty elevated height of what the social media crew refers to as being a “bourbon tater.” I’ll proudly own it, if only because these are some incredibly comfortable and durable boots.

A- / $400

Wolverine 1000 Mile Work Boots




Rob Theakston is a contributing editor to Drinkhacker.

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