Embark On A Cross-Country Exploration With This Chic Shoe Collab

Despite how excited we are to release our feet from the confines of closed-toe shoes, we would be remiss in calling sandals our Number #1 love — that status goes to our beloved boots. In fact, back in the fall, we spotted a collaboration that earned immediate crush status, and, after months of curiosity, the Wolverine 1000 Mile x Samantha Pleet lookbook assures us that it was worth the wait. Inspired by the wanderlust, grit, and romance of famous female explorers, Pleet delivers a fall '12 collection sure to bring out our inner adventurer.
Brooklyn-based designer Samantha Pleet channeled Amelia Earhart, Karen Blixen, and a few other trailblazers whose plucky spirits often required a practical (though, never boring) wardrobe. Think about it: If you’re going to establish a coffee plantation in Kenya or steal booty from other pirates, you can’t be worrying about whether or not your headscarf matches your blouse. Along with a historical footprint, these women left us with wardrobe staples we know and love, specifically, a strong, classic, and sharp leather boots that pairs with any utility jacket, neck scarf, or tomboy khakis. Click through the lookbook and try to decide which famed female explorer you’ll be channeling for fall.
Photo: Courtesy of Samantha Pleet