From experience, I know that the perfect shoe can be hard to find, especially when you are looking for anything ranging from casual shoes to hiking boots and occupational footwear. To be able to walk a mile in your shoes, you have to rely on a comfortable pair. With Wolverine Worldwide, Inc.’s breadth of footwear brands such as Hush Puppies®, Merrell®, Sebago® and Wolverine®, there is no shortage of options for your feet. Using SolidWorks solutions, Wolverine designs their footwear, such as their steel-toed boots, to maximize durability and protect against impacts.
After using SolidWorks for over a decade, Wolverine has expanded its product line threefold and cut development costs by 50 percent. SolidWorks Premium has given Wolverine Worldwide access to tools such as RealView, PhotoView 360, eDrawings, and Simulation to advance footwear innovation through Wolverine iCS (Individual Comfort System). Wolverine iCS enhances your walking experience by allowing you to customize your shoe’s support and comfort level with an adjustment wheel in the sole. Best of all, Wolverine offers the iCS technology in footwear ranging from casual walking shoes to off-road hiking boots.
To reduce material usage in its products by 50 percent, Wolverine uses SolidWorks Simulation tools in order to maintain the strength and performance of the shoe. As a result of the partnership with SolidWorks, Wolverine has not only accelerated and expanded product development, but it has also grown into a trusted global enterprise.
So, the next time you’re at the mall in search of a shoe to fit your needs, check out one of Wolverine Worldwide brands, they’re engineered for comfort. To learn more about the science behind Wolverine Worldwide footwear, check out the case study.