Wolverine World Wide

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Wolverine World Wide,
Traded as NYSEWWW
Industry Textile
Founded 1883
Founder G. A. Krause
Headquarters Rockford, Michigan, U.S.
Key people
Blake Krueger
Products Footwear
Website wolverineworldwide.com

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 and Harley-Davidson, 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.[1]


The company was founded in 1883 by G. A. Krause as a utility company.[2] In 1903, Krause built a shoe factory in Michigan. Today, the company is run by Blake Krueger and has an online accounting service and focus on performance and lifestyle brands.


Wolverine World Wide and subsidiaries[edit]

Licensed brands[edit]

Retail stores[edit]

  • Sperry Top-Sider
  • Sperry Top-Sider/Saucony Outlets
  • Stride Rite
  • Track 'N Trail


  1. ^ "Saucony, Keds and Sperry Acquired by Wolverine Worldwide". Inside Insight. 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-12-14. 
  2. ^ History|Wolverine World Wide
  3. ^ "Wolverine World Wide acquires Chaco Footwear Brand". Associated Press. 2009-01-22. Retrieved 17 August 2013. 

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