Wolverine World Wide
|Traded as||NYSE: WWW|
|Founders||G. A. Krause|
|Headquarters||Rockford, Michigan, U.S.|
|Key people||Blake Krueger|
Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is an American footwear manufacturer based in Rockford, Michigan, known for their own brand, Wolverine Boots and Shoes, as well as their subsidiaries such as Hush Puppies and Merrell. The company also manufactures footwear for other companies, such as Caterpillar, Harley-Davidson and Patagonia, as well as shoes and boots for the military. In 2012, Wolverine World Wide added Saucony, Keds, Stride Rite and Sperry Top-Sider to their list of subsidiaries after a joint agreement with Blum Capital Partners and Golden Gate Capital acquired the Performance Lifestyle Group of Collective Brands for US$1.23 billion.
The company was founded in 1883 by G. A. Krause as a utility company. In 1903, Krause built a shoe factory in Michigan. Today, the company is run by Blake Krueger and has an online accounting service.
Wolverine World Wide and subsidiaries
- Hush Puppies
- Hytest Safety Footwear
- Sperry Top-Sider
- Stride Rite
- Wolverine Boots and Shoes
- Wolverine Leathers
- "Saucony, Keds and Sperry Acquired by Wolverine Worldwide". Inside Insight. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
- History|Wolverine World Wide
- "Wolverine World Wide acquires Chaco Footwear Brand". Associated Press. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 17 August 2013.