Wolverine collaborates with Halo on limited-edition boot

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The Master Chief boot’s aesthetic will be recognizable to Halo fans while providing the comfort, strength and support of Wolverine’s other work boots, the company said. Courtesy Wolverine Worldwide

Wolverine Worldwide is collaborating with the developer of Halo to release a limited-edition boot inspired by the franchise’s iconic protagonist, the Master Chief.

Rockford-based Wolverine said Friday, March 25, it is working with 343 Industries, developers of the blockbuster Halo franchise, to launch Wolverine x Halo: The Master Chief limited-edition boot collection.

The collaboration and one-of-a-kind boot were originally inspired by Wolverine’s Hellcat boot. After the brand released a video demonstrating the strength of the boot’s safety toe in August 2020, fans and video gaming enthusiasts said the boot looked like gear straight out of the Halo universe. Comments rolled in asking the brand to make the boots a reality. Now, after nearly a year of design and collaboration, Wolverine and 343 Industries are dropping 117 pairs of the Wolverine x Halo boots.

They will go on sale for $225 beginning at noon Tuesday, March 29, at wolverine.com/halo.

From the colors to the shape and design, the boot’s aesthetic will be recognizable to Halo fans while providing the comfort, strength and support of Wolverine’s other work boots, the company said.

  • Each pair of boots is outfitted with a “117,” the Master Chief’s Spartan number on the exterior heel of the left boot.
  • United Nations Space Command insignia can be found throughout the boot.
  • The outsole is furnished with the in-universe logo for the “Materials Group,” the manufacturer of the Master Chief’s Mjolnir armor.
  • It is equipped with an UltraSpring high-rebound, expanded thermoplastic polyurethane midsole for a lightweight, energized ride and rubber lug outsoles to grip the ground for good traction.
  • The boot is outfitted with gold-rated premium full-grain leather and includes a hook and loop lace cover over the laces.

“After nearly a year of design and collaboration, we’re proud to launch the Wolverine x Halo: The Master Chief boot,” said Tom Kennedy, global brand president of Wolverine. “This collaboration is a true testament to the devotion both Wolverine and 343 Industries have to our fans, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring a boot inspired by the Halo universe to life.”

The boots come on the heels of the December release of Halo Infinite, the latest game in the series that turned out to be the franchise’s biggest in history, with more than 20 million people playing. Additionally, the Halo television series premiered on Paramount+ on March 24.

“Given our roots in military science fiction, we’ve often heard from our fans that there is an appetite for a boot inspired by the Master Chief. So, when Wolverine approached us about a collaboration, we were ready to answer the call,” said John Friend, director, Halo and Xbox consumer products at 343 Industries-Microsoft. “The limited-edition boot gives Halo fans a chance to step inside (the boots) to become Master Chief and bring the Halo universe into their everyday life, and we’re eager to see how fans react to the collaboration and forthcoming launches as part of our partnership with Wolverine.”

More details are at wolverine.com/halo.

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