Yuketen’s early notoriety owed much to our resuscitation of the ranger moccasin style. A classic, masculine design blending moccasin and blucher and made popular in the 1950’s, the ranger moccasin was long-overlooked prior to its reinterpretation and reintroduction by Yuketen. Keeping with a philosophy that seeks to push the evolution of footwear design and construction toward higher standards of excellence, Yuketen has continued to improve upon the fundamental structure of this popular silhouette, while preserving its New England heritage.
Presented in a blucher profile, the Country Ranger brings together the most advanced methods in hand and machine shoe construction. Each shoe is hand-crafted from select cuts of cow-leather imitation snake and alligator skin. Following the genuine handsewn construction of our moccasins, awl, needle and thread are used to handstitch the shoe's tip to the vamp leather, which cradles the foot. The heel is then machine-lasted, the resultant upper resting atop eight-layers of stacked midsole components and a natural crepe rubber outsole.
Our distinctive midsole component, constructed from natural crepe 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.
A natural-crepe rubber wedge sole has been directly attached to the midsole. Made in the U.S.A. from 100% natural crepe, the wedge sole provides additional shock absorption and an incredibly soft and slip-resistant tread, ensuring sustained comfort in walking long city blocks or travelling afoot down dusty country roads.
WARNING: It is important to avoid contact with any petroleum based products. For example, subtle immersion in a puddle of gasoline or an oil slick while wearing these shoes may cause the natural crepe sole to melt.
- Genuine moccasin construction
- Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Available in: G Brown, FO Golden Brown, FO Olive
- Available with: Yuketen Crepe Wedge Sole