The Angler Moc draws its name from the style of shoe worn by Maine's freshwater fisherman of the 1950s and 60s. These anglers sought a secure fit in the footwear they brought to their sport and the moccasins they wore were distinct for the placement of the eyestay, which hugged the top of the foot. Yuketen's Angler Moc with Hex Eye brings to this classic New England sporting shoe improved vamp construction and arch support, finished with 1970s workwear boots detailing
Each shoe is handstitched in our Maine factory from baseball glove leather. The upper is hand-punched and handsewn with awl, needle, and thread on Yuketen's proprietary last from multiple pieces of leather in order to ensure reinforcement and is cinched at the base to create an integumentary fit. The leather is the very same utilized by top U.S. baseball glove manufacturers, carrying a full, 'natural' color and remarkably soft texture. Baseball Glove leather is “naked leather”, meaning the grain surface is untreated and therefore quick to achieve a rich patina.
A Vibram Christy sole and hexagonal eyelets - both allusions to 1970s work boots - complement the dense eight layers of rubber and leather underfoot. Our distinctive midsole component, constructed from composition rubber and 100% vegetable-tanned leather which has been air-dried in a 90-day process, is Goodyear-stitched together before being directly stitched to the vamp leather. Steel shank reinforcements increase fitting in the arch and heel, forming a stable bridge between the heel and ball of the owner's foot which causes weight to be distributed more evenly across the foot. This results in reduced foot fatigue and improved comfort. Our Yuketen signature tucks and full leather insoles are also made from 100% vegetable-tanned leather and will naturally accommodate the distinct shape of the wearer’s foot over time.
Yuketen's Angler Moc with Hex Eye draws design elements from 1950s and 60s New England sport fishing and 1970s workwear, placing them on the same stable midsole and outsole as our Maine Guide collection.
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