Wolverine x Halo collaborate to bring a collection of boots that celebrates the Halo franchise. 139-year-old apparel and boot company Wolverine is releasing a limited-edition Wolverine x Halo: The Master Chief boot on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. ET.
The Xbox company, Microsoft made an official announcement regarding the upcoming collaboration on March 25, 2022 at 6 a.m. ET. The historic brand collaborated with 343 industries to release a silhouette inspired by the popular video game series, Halo’s protagonist, The Master Chief.
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The heritage boot and apparel brand has teamed up with Halo’s 343 Industries to release the boot collection, based on Wolverine’s Hellcat work boot silhouette. The Wolverine x Halo: The Master Chief boot was created after video game fanatics rallied around the similarities between the Hellcat work boot and the Master Chief character’s shoes in 2020.
Given Halo’s roots in fiction and military science, the Spartan boot collection was long overdue, Xbox Inc said. When Wolverine approached them with the offer, they were quick to accept it. In a press release, John Friend, Director of Halo and Xbox Consumer Products at 343 Industries, said:
“Given our roots in military sci-fi, our fans have often told us that there is an appetite for a Master Chief-inspired boot. So when Wolverine approached us for a collaboration, we were ready to answer the call.
Wolverine released a video extolling the strength of the Hellcat boots in August 2020 and video gamers were quick to notice the similarities between the boots and a boot from the Halo universe.
Now, in the Wolverine x Halo collaboration, the duo will only release 117 pairs in this limited-edition collection. The 117 pair number is a reference to the Halo universe due to the Master Chief’s Spartan number, which will also be included in the left boot.
Another reference to Halo was given with the addition of the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) insignia, which can be found throughout the boot. Additionally, the in-universe logo of the “Materials Group”, maker of Master Chief’s Mjolnir armor, is visible on the outsole of the boot.
In a press release issued by the company, Wolverine Global Brand President Tom Kennedy issued a statement regarding the upcoming collaboration:
“After nearly a year of design and collaboration, we are proud to release the Wolverine x Halo: The Master Chief boot. This collaboration is a true testament to the devotion Wolverine and 343 Industries have for our fans, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring a boot inspired by the Halo universe to life.
Director of Halo and Xbox Consumer Products at 343 industries, John Friend expressed his expectations for the collection, saying:
“The limited-edition boot gives Halo fans a chance to step in (the boots) to become Master Chief and integrate the Halo universe into their daily lives, and we can’t wait to see how fans react to the collaboration and upcoming launches as part of our partnership with Wolverine.”
The limited edition Wolverine x Halo: The Master Chief Boots will be available for purchase from the official Wolverine e-commerce site on March 29, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET for a retail price of US$225.