Cat® Footwear Launches Made in America Boot

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Global footwear manufacturer taps into heritage with release of American made work boot.

Cat Footwear is excited to announce the brand’s first ever American made boot. Handcrafted in the USA by skilled shoe makers, the Liberty work boot from Cat Footwear is built with a solid dose of American pride. Every component used to make these rugged work boots and everything used to package them has been manufactured in the United States.

Caterpillar, Inc, the global licensor of Cat Footwear has been manufacturing the equipment that helps build America for more than 200 years. It’s with a genuine “can do” American spirit that helped turn Caterpillar into the company that helped move the earth and build roads. Now, the same name that brought innovation and steam shovels brings you steel toes, made the American way.

“Every component of the boot and packaging has been manufactured right here in the United States,” says Cat Footwear Marketing Manager, Kelly Ballou. “We really felt that having an American made boot was critical to our line because of our rich heritage. Manufacturing is what our country was built on and we want to support that, even if we are doing it one boot at a time.”

The 8” Liberty features leathers from Minnesota, stitching from Michigan, a sock liner from Massachusetts, laces from Rhode Island, a steel toe from Wisconsin and a slip resistant rubber outsole from Missouri. It is available in black and brown, steel and soft toe versions and was handcrafted in the Wolverine Worldwide factory in Big Rapids, MI by expert shoemakers. “The boot offers consumers a solid dose of the Cat Footwear rugged durability along with American pride,” adds Ballou.

The Liberty is available now, at select retailers nationwide and online at http://www.catfootwear.com.

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About Cat Footwear
Cat Footwear produces shoes and boots that represent the long-standing values of the Cat® and Caterpillar® brands. Known globally for manufacturing high quality work and rugged casual footwear, the company is committed to developing innovative comfort, durability and technology features. Cat Footwear is a division of Wolverine Worldwide, a global licensee of Caterpillar Inc. Brand and product information is available online at http://www.catfootwear.com.

About Wolverine Worldwide
With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine Worldwide is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Bates®, Chaco®, Cushe™, Hush Puppies®, HYTEST®, Keds®, Merrell®, Saucony®, Sebago®, Soft Style®, Sperry Top-Sider®, Stride Rite® and Wolverine®. The Company also is the exclusive footwear licensee of the well-known brands Cat®, Harley-Davidson® and Patagonia®. The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in 190 countries and territories. For additional information, please visit our website, http://www.wolverineworldwide.com

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