Already did. Perhaps you're familiar with a guy named Josh Lizotte? I'm going to give him a call and discuss a few things with him. Let's see how you "like" that. LOL!
Edited by Crane's - 6/29/12 at 9:13am
Does this mean that they are no longer making the 1000 mile boot in the US?
I apologize if my message was not directed correctly. I was referring to the last pair of the limited production of the 1000 Mile 721 LTD Shell Cordovan boot. There where only 1000 boots total produced for the 721 LTD Shell Cordovan. Wolverine apparently had one last pair still in the factory. That is the pair that I bought yesterday. So I got the last of the 721 LTD series. I don't know if it is actually number 1000 or just the last pair still in the factory. I will know that soon enough. And since I am uploading another message here I will share this as well. I live in Chicago and decided to visit the Horween tannery here on the north side. I was taken on a tour of the facilities including the Shell Cordovan area. It is very interesting to see the work and craftsmanship that goes into creating the finished product. I was shown a complete finished Cordovan horsehide ready for shoe making. Even looking at a completed Cordovan hide shining under the light made me want a pair of Cordovan boots more. Where you aware that ONE pair of boots come from ONE horse? The rear hide (ASS) as I was told produces one pair of boots. One boot from each side (cheek). It is a very beautiful hide to see prior to construction. The Horween guide told me right out that all of the top shoe makers use the Horween Cordovan. Even Wolverine. And what I like about it the most. The hide is done in the USA and the boot is made in the USA. Worth every dollar to me.
So is this place legit to put a pre-order in?: http://shop.fitzs.com/744ltd-wolverine-1000-mile-boot-w00744/
I can't remember, do we have ANY details on it? Hard for me to put down a deposit without some info.
MarioImpemba, yes that is exactly where I bought my 721 LTDs. I talked to the manager "Bob" on the phone. He called Wolverine to see if there were boots available. I paid for my order and the boots are being shipped direct from Wolverine to me. And you can put in a pre-order with Bob at Fitzgerald's Mens store for the 744 LTD. 1-616-957-2531 ask for Bob. I would imagine it helps talking to a real person when you are spending nearly a grand. That is what I did.
tsekh, no there are no public tours. Its just that the place is full of laid back hard working regular guys who are proud of what they do. Most of them are happy to show you around. Provided you are not getting in their way. Which depending on where you are in the building is easy to do. Drive your car to the rear of the building. Looks like an alley. That is the way in. The hook is that Horween sells hides to walk ins. That was my initial purpose to visit. And I did buy two spreads of Horse hide. I am making cases for my lap top, IPad and IPhone. I wanted unique cases with character. While I was there shopping for a hide I asked about the factory. And off we went. I was impressed not just by the operation but by the men that work there. Reminded me of what it was like long ago all over this country when people worked the way they work. No cookie cutter stuff. Skill and an eye for the beauty of their work. You shouldn't have a problem getting in. I am certain you will meet and greet properly upon arrival. All will go well.