Wolverine has gone back into their vault and unearthed the punched cap toe for a limited run of 1000 boots. They are made from Horween’s famed shell cordovan, a layer of tissue just beneath a horse’s hide that is then tanned for a full six months. The leather is unbelievably resilient, and can last a lifetime if properly maintained. At our event last week, Neil Burns, of Wolverine, said of the material, “This stuff is going to outlast us all.” We later took a pair of the 744s on a sight-seeing tour around the Bank of Italy building, including one of our own vaults.
Sadly, no. They have gone the way of the buffalo.
But, on Thursday 9/20, at a trunk show at the new Wingtip (550 Montgomery), Wolverine will unveil the 744, which is the 721’s successor. You can see the teaser image at left, with the rich brown hue and scalloped cap toe, but that’s all we can show you for now.
A couple other details: These boots are made from Horween Leather Company’s Shell Cordovan No. 449 and there will be 1000 pairs available–worldwide.
If you missed the 721, you’ll want to be just about first in line for the 744.