Wolverine 1,000 Mile Boots Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay on March 15, 2011 · 4,186 comments

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After publishing Tony’s post about shoes and boots a couple of weeks ago, which mentioned Wolverine’s 1,000 Mile Boots, the good folks at Wolverine contacted us about running another giveaway with them. I was dee-lighed, as the last giveaway we did for the boots was quite popular. But also because I myself am a proud owner of Wolverine’s 1,000 Mile Boots and an unabashed fan of them.

The design of the boots is based off the design of the original 1,000 Mile Boots that were introduced back in 1914. This was a time when a man needed a pair of boots that could walk miles of unpaved roads and yet still look good with a set of handsome duds.

The 1,000 Mile Boot Collection comes in three styles: the Bradford, the Original, and the Addison.

The boots are made in the USA with top quality leather in a process that involves some of the same construction methods used to make the boots nearly a century ago. They’re built to last a very, very long time and only get better with age.

For me personally, the best part about the boots is how incredibly versatile they are. I’ve worn them with everything from a t-shirt and jeans to slacks, a tweed sports coat, and a tie. And everything in-between. They can go from walking and working to an upscale event. Practical and handsome: now that’s manly.

The Prize:

We’re giving away two, count em, two pairs of Wolverine’s 1,000 Mile Boots.

To enter, leave a comment sharing who you’d like to walk 1,000 miles with. The person can be real or fictional, dead or alive, someone you know or a famous person.

Deadline to enter is Monday, March 21 at 9PM CST. We’ll then randomly select two lucky winners. Enter today!

Edit: The contest is over and comments are closed. We’ll be announcing the winners on The AoM Trunk shortly.

3901 anthony zavaleta March 20, 2011 at 9:20 pm

My Dad…he shot himself when I was six months old. My oldest son is 3 and my newest is 5 months. I want to spend those 1000 miles to learn why he did it. When I look at my kids-I could never imagine doing anything to take me away from them. I imagine that during that walk I could help him out of that state of mind, even though I know it is already said and done.

3902 Patrick G March 20, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I would walk with Sammy Davis Jr. That guy could do anything and everything. Maybe he’d let me pick his brain and I could find out how. At the very least, im sure he’d have some great stories.

3903 Antonio B. March 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm

The person I want to walk with is myself 20 years in the past. I want to teach the younger me the tenants of manhood and the importance of choosing a purpose for yourself.

3904 Joe March 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm

A stroll with Sir Robert Baden Powell would be excellent.

3905 Asim Kumandan March 20, 2011 at 9:51 pm

I’d walk with William Shattner

3906 Ernest March 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I’d walk 1,000 miles with my Dad.

3907 Sean March 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm

I would walk 1,000 miles with The Proclaimers, just to be the man who walks a thousand miles to fall down at your door…

3908 Noel Jordan March 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm

I’d walk with Adam from the Garden of Eden.

3909 iStanski March 20, 2011 at 10:09 pm

I would walk 1000 miles with Lewis and Clark!

3910 Felipe Ocampo March 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Hmm. I’d like to walk 1,000 miles with Reddit. They led me here through the MFA subreddit. I owe it all to you fellas!

3911 Connor Greene March 20, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I would walk with my best friend, my dog

3912 Jonathan March 20, 2011 at 10:17 pm

I would walk 1000 miles with Theodore Roosevelt because I can’t think of anyone else from whom I could learn more about character from during the trip.

3913 Bryant Turnage March 20, 2011 at 10:22 pm

I would walk 1,000 miles with my brother. We have grown closer over the years, but we live far apart, and a trip like that would really help us get to know each other in a way we never have before.

3914 John in CA March 20, 2011 at 10:30 pm

There are so many! There are a lot of imaginative posts here already, as well. Off the top of my head, Marco Polo, following his original route. More than 1,000 miles, but what an adventure!

3915 Ben Holeton March 20, 2011 at 10:34 pm

I would love to walk 1000 miles with Teddy Roosevelt, Albert Einstein, or Abraham Lincoln. Well, and Jesus. Seriously, hope I win these. Looking for a great pair of boots!

3916 Joseph March 20, 2011 at 10:36 pm

not sure if I’d posted or not, I think I ended up restarting my computer before:

I’ll say 1000 miles with Roland Deschain of Gilead.

3917 jeff March 20, 2011 at 10:41 pm

1000 miles with Zorba the Greek.

3918 Bill March 20, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I would walk a thousand miles with John Steinbeck

3919 Nick Farley March 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Jack Kerouac.

3920 Nick Farley March 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm

jack kerouac

3921 Ian March 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I would walk 1,000 miles with my favorite Archaeology Professor, Peter S. Wells. He’s always open to new ideas and has always supported his students’ work. Of course we’d be walking 1,000 zig-zaging around Central and Northern Europe talking about prehistoric sites, his area of expertise.

3922 John Wilson March 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I’d walk my 1000 miles with Hemingway

3923 Zelmen March 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

I’d definitely walk one thousand miles with Winston Chruchill.

3924 Bill March 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I would walk 1,000 miles with John Galt

3925 Robbie Cortez March 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm

If I had to choose one person to walk 1000 miles it would have to be the author H.V. Morton. He wrote “In Search of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland” back in the 1930′s. I would love to hear him explain the differences between his travels back then and how things have changed now. It would be a fascinating trip.

3926 Andrew Clarendon March 20, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I’d walk with Hilaire Belloc of “The Path to Rome” fame.

3927 Aaron March 20, 2011 at 11:02 pm

I’d walk 1000 miles with Bear Grylls.

3928 OaklawnAl March 20, 2011 at 11:06 pm

1) My grandfather
2) Abraham Lincoln
3) Calvin & Hobbes

3929 Ryan Tanner March 20, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I would walk 1000 miles with J.R.R. Tolkein, it seems only appropriate. Most of his books take place on foot.

3930 Garrett Schwanke March 20, 2011 at 11:16 pm

My wife. Or Jim Stockdale.

3931 Joe Shelley March 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I would walk 1000 miles with Ernest Hemingway.

3932 Ned Smith March 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm

I would walk with my grandfather who I never got to really know since he died when I was 1

3933 Alex March 20, 2011 at 11:22 pm

I’d walk 1000 miles with Odin, barefoot or shod!

3934 Tim March 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

I would walk 1000 miles with JFK.

3935 Andrew Bennett March 20, 2011 at 11:27 pm

I would walk with Robert Frost; Poet Laureate of America, and a great New England woodsman. We would walk 1,000 miles down the road less traveled, and see why he took it, and where it leads.

3936 Eli March 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I would trek it out with G.K. Chesterton

3937 Chris Deming March 20, 2011 at 11:46 pm

I would walk a thousand miles with my great grandfather i never met him but he met me and I have heard a thousand stories about him.

3938 Jeff March 20, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I’d like to follow John Muir around for a thousand miles. Think I’d learn a thing or a thousand.

3939 Nick M March 20, 2011 at 11:54 pm

I would walk one thousand miles with Thomas Jefferson.

3940 Brian Lusher March 21, 2011 at 12:01 am

I would love to walk 1000 miles with Ed Stafford as he walked over 4000 when walking the amazon, finishing up last fall. What a Man!

3941 Benjamin Roose March 21, 2011 at 12:03 am

I’d walk a thousand miles with my brothers, Jon and Josh.

3942 Matthew D March 21, 2011 at 12:10 am

I would walk 1000 miles with my buddy Mike. He died two years ago in a car “accident” and the chance to have one last adventure with him would too good to pass up

3943 Leif Masrud March 21, 2011 at 12:15 am

I would walk 1000 miles with C.S. Lewis, a man I greatly admire who has influenced me more than most.

3944 Emmet Storms March 21, 2011 at 12:17 am

I would walk one thousand miles with Johnny Cash. He was somebody who actually understood suffering, a skill I’ve blocked myself from understanding. Hopefully a journey like this one could help me a bit.

3945 Nick P March 21, 2011 at 12:18 am

I’d walk with St. Paul the Apostle. Traveled throughout the Roman empire, wrote most of the New Testament, never took a handout, paid for it all by making the best damn tents around.


3946 KHowe March 21, 2011 at 12:21 am

The more sexy, utilitarian boots my man can get his hands on the better. All the better to get a good Proclaimers impression from him!

3947 David P March 21, 2011 at 12:32 am

I would walk 1000 miles by myself . Nothing like a lengthy period by yourself to put the man in you.

3948 Jeff P March 21, 2011 at 12:34 am

I would walk 1000 miles with Theodore Roosevelt. No doubt every inch of that journey would be filled with adventure.

3949 Joseph March 21, 2011 at 12:34 am

I would like to walk 1,000 miles with Abraham Lincoln. Spend quality time talking to him about life in the 1800′s and his time as President of the United States.

3950 Jin March 21, 2011 at 12:51 am

I would like to walk 1,000 miles with my girlfriend. I have already been on a long trip by myself without her before. If I had the opportunity to travel again, I would want her to be there.

3951 Parker March 21, 2011 at 12:58 am

I would walk 1,000 miles with Teddy Roosevelt. Would use that time to pick his brain on his attitudes and thoughts about various topics of the past and present.

3952 Slaughter March 21, 2011 at 1:10 am

I’d just walk alone and see who I meet along the way.

3953 Askanison March 21, 2011 at 1:21 am

I’d walk 1,000 miles with my father, because no matter how many times I’ve heard him speak, I never get tired of listening to him.

3954 dan sherren March 21, 2011 at 1:32 am

I’d walk 1,000 miles with my two sons

3955 Abe March 21, 2011 at 1:32 am

I’d like to walk a thousand miles with William Francis Buckley. He died wanting blueberry pancakes. I can relate to that.

3956 Mike Roesch March 21, 2011 at 1:36 am

I’d like to walk 1,000 miles with G.K. Chesterton. Conversation would be outstanding, and we could both stand to lose some weight.

3957 Cliff March 21, 2011 at 2:06 am

Archimedes – he’d have much to contribute to modern society, just as modern society would amaze and please him. He’d probably invent a better boot along the way too.

3958 Dan March 21, 2011 at 2:35 am

I would walk 1000 miles with my dog, and see who I met along the way.

3959 JP March 21, 2011 at 2:44 am

It would be quite entertaining to walk 1,000 miles with C. S. Lewis.

3960 Jack L. March 21, 2011 at 2:44 am

I wish SO much that I could walk 1000 miles with my grandfather who passed away two years ago. I am most like him, both in appearance and characteristics. After my grandmother passed away he became obsessed with hiking and traveling, however, I was at a point in my life too busy with work and I never got to spend the time with him that I wanted. My dream would be to hike 1000 miles with him, wearing the Wolverine boots.

3961 Kashka March 21, 2011 at 3:27 am

I’d like to walk 1,000 miles with Mariano Rivera, my favorite ballplayer.

3962 Wayne Coglianese March 21, 2011 at 3:37 am

I would walk 1000 miles with my father, who could have the second pair of boots. He has just gotten back into shape after being diagnosed with diabetes and walking with him would make up for some quality time I have taken for granted in having.

3963 Sam March 21, 2011 at 3:51 am

I would like to walk 1000 miles with Carl Sagan.

3964 abraham larsen March 21, 2011 at 3:53 am

i would walk 1000 miles with my wife and kids. i’ve walked the path of life with them and carved my own way and i’m looking forward to the rest of the journey.


3965 Robert M. March 21, 2011 at 5:03 am

I would take that journey with Malcolm X. A man who overcame and never stopped learning!

3966 Dylan March 21, 2011 at 6:22 am

I’d like to walk with John Cleese. The funniest 1000 mile hike a man could ever take.

3967 Daniel March 21, 2011 at 6:54 am

I’d walk 1000 miles with my Great Grandfather. He was a wealth of stories and anecdotes about life.

3968 Rob March 21, 2011 at 7:02 am

I’d walk with my father of course

3969 JimMoyle March 21, 2011 at 7:02 am

Stephen Fry as you could get to 1000 miles and still be wanting more.

3970 Lachlan Aston March 21, 2011 at 7:11 am

Vanessa Carlton obviously.

“IIIiiiii would walk one thoouuuusand miles if I could just…see….you………….tonight.”

ahdanaanaanaananana dnanananananan ahdnananandndnananananana (that’s me tickling the ivory like a boss).

3971 Logan March 21, 2011 at 7:51 am

I’d want to walk with someone hilarious – maybe George Carlin or Chris Rock

3972 SexyNinjaMonkey March 21, 2011 at 7:52 am

Conan the Barbarian. Then not only could i learn how to use a sword but also how to live on the land and make wicked animal skin clothing.

3973 Bob March 21, 2011 at 7:54 am

Ernest Shackelton -you could learn a lot about leadership and perseverance.
i would probably need some warm socks to go with those boots.

3974 Bryan Clark March 21, 2011 at 7:56 am

I would love to walk 1,000 miles with my Saviour Jesus. The men who walked the few miles with Him on the road to Emmaus said that their hearts burned within them when He spoke of the history of the world. Christ taught so many great lessons during His time on earth, I would have loved to hear them first hand.

3975 Jeff March 21, 2011 at 8:27 am

I would walk 1,000 miles with The Proclaimers.

3976 Josh March 21, 2011 at 8:31 am

I would walk 1,000 miles with righteous and the wicked.

3977 Jeff Boss March 21, 2011 at 8:52 am

I would walk the 1000 miles with my grandfather.

3978 Austin Win March 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

I’d like to walk 1,000 miles alongside Jack Lalanne at any age, because he could do it and he’d teach me everything I don’t know about being a man.

3979 Mason Harrison March 21, 2011 at 9:23 am

I’d walk a thousand miles with my old collie Robber, though she now walks through the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

3980 Cody March 21, 2011 at 9:31 am

The person I would walk 1000 miles with has already walked a 1000 miles with me. That would be my father. I was left with with him at the age of 3 months, and for the next 18 years he raised me alone.

At 28, he had dreams for his future, but I was his wakeup call. He went back to school and got a diploma in electronics; he made a career. More importantly, he made time to be a hockey coach for his son, and though we didn’t have a lot of money, we had lots of fun. He has always been a brilliant man, a bit of black sheep in his family, but can carry his own with anyone in conversation. My wife sees his personality in me, and is quick to (lovingly) tease me about this.

I’m a new father, around the same age when my dad become one (I’m 27 right now) and it wasn’t until I saw my own son that I realized everything my father has ever done for me.

So that’s my answer… I would walk 1000 miles with my father because it’s already been done and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

3981 Scott Williams March 21, 2011 at 9:44 am

I would like to walk a thousand miles with my little girls 1) to hopefully teach them what a man should be so they don’t fall for the first guy with a charming smile and 2) to make up for all the time in their lives that I’ve missed and am going to miss as a soldier deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.

3982 Robert Black March 21, 2011 at 9:48 am

Footprints in the Sand

One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.

In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there was one only.

This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints, so I said to the Lord,

“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there has only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

The Lord replied, “The years when you have seen only one set of footprints, my child, is when I carried you.”

I would walk another thousand with HIM.

3983 chollow March 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

Emanuel Kant

3984 Rick M March 21, 2011 at 10:06 am

I would walk 1,000 miles with my wife and children. It would be another adventure!

3985 Peter G March 21, 2011 at 10:13 am

Abraham’s journey from Ur to Canaan was about 1,000 miles. I would walk that journey with him and his family. The book of Genesis tells us that God “spoke” to Abraham and “appeared” before him numerous times along the way. Is that literal? Or did Abraham “hear” the voice within and “see” God with his mind’s eye? Accompanying him on his journey to the Promised Land might reveal the answers and demonstrate how to walk like a true “Knight of Faith.”

3986 Dave Cates March 21, 2011 at 10:20 am

I would continue to walk 1,000 miles with my wife and my children. Sometimes I will lead, others I will follow.

3987 Kyle March 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

I would walk 1000 miles with my bud Miguel. We walked 2200 miles together on the Appalachian Trail and will maybe do another 3000 next spring. I guess that means I’ll need 3 pairs of these…

3988 Brian Cromeens March 21, 2011 at 10:32 am

I reckon I would like to walk/ride 1000 miles with Augustus McCrae. I can only imagine how the hours would melt away discussing “the sunny slopes of long ago”…

3989 Christopher Haire March 21, 2011 at 11:03 am

I would definitely walk with C. S. Lewis. He spent all of his time off taking walking tours across England.

3990 Chris March 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

I would love to walk a 1,000 miles with Maj Dick Winters. I’ve always been a lover of American history, and specifically WWII. I’ve often felt that I was born in the wrong era and would have rather lived in a time when a man was a man and there was some meaning in the word “honor”. The individuals of the “Greatest Generation” have embodied this for me, leaving their lives to go and fight and die on foreign soil. While Maj Winters has been stylized in the series “Band of Brothers”, the image in leadership he portrays is very real. In both the book by Steven E. Ambrose and the HBO series, it’s the way his men talk about him that really endeared him to me. Then when I read his book about his time in E Company, he imparts many words of wisdom that struck a chord with me. I would have loved to walk with him, discussing his many adventures in life, and learning from a great man.

3991 Greg March 21, 2011 at 11:24 am

I would walk 1000 miles with my chocolate lab, Maximus.

3992 jon March 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

i would walk 1000 miles with my friends from childhood.

3993 Woody March 21, 2011 at 11:25 am

I would like to walk 1,000 miles with my grandfather, Milton. It is a shame, that sometimes we only begin to value people after they have been gone so long. This would have been his 100th birthday.

3994 Wesley March 21, 2011 at 11:28 am

I’d walk a thousand miles with my dog Che. He’s my best friend.

3995 Andreas March 21, 2011 at 11:29 am

I love what I do as a graphic designer, but I go through most of the day sitting down. I commute to/from work in the car and sit in front of the computer to get my work done. Sure, I get up to walk into the next office, go to a meeting, go to lunch, or take a break, but it’s certainly not enough time on my feet. I believe that there can be a better balance in my life between sitting and walking, work and pleasure, and ultimately mind, body and soul! I look forward, during my weekends, vacations, and down time from work, to walking together with my wife and children as we pray, love, laugh, play, learn, and grow. We’ve definitely walked 1,000 miles together and I look forward to walking 1,000(+) more with them.

3996 Jason McInnis March 21, 2011 at 11:31 am

I would walk an extra 1000 with Bill Brasky. 7’10″ 590lbs

3997 Damon March 21, 2011 at 11:33 am

This is easy for me…I’d walk 1000 miles with my brother David. He passed away on February 14th, 2006 from colon cancer at the age of 39. Hell, I’d walk 1 mile with him if I had the chance.

3998 Kris March 21, 2011 at 11:36 am

I’d walk a 1000 miles with my recently deceased grandfather.

3999 jake reynolds March 21, 2011 at 11:40 am

Those boots would hit my spot…

4000 james bush March 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

I would walk a 1000 miles with my daughter. I hope I don’t have to carry her too much.

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