The Hermosa derives its name from the coastal Southern California town which Yuketen calls home and where designer Yuki Matsuda first touched sand following his arrival from Japan close to three decades ago. Evoking the youthful, relaxed exhalation that is both the attitude of this beach community today and which delivered the cooled vibrato of Jazz to the local pier during the 1960s, the Hermosa sneaker is made from soft, breathable suede, rendered in a slender, deck-shoe silhouette and offered in a palette of muted spring colors.
Yuketen’s first sneaker design to be made in Italy, the Hermosa is constructed from 100% Italian components by artisanal Italian shoemakers. Thick and supple Italian suede comprises the upper, allowing conformity to the wearer’s foot, while leather lining of the upper and a full-grain leather, overlaid, memory-foam-cushion insole makes the Hermosa perfect for sockless wear. This sophisticated insole component promotes stability and impact-absorption.
A classic stitching technique unique to sneaker construction and known as a "Side McKay" stitch is used to securely attach the sneaker's 100% rubber, Italian cup sole directly to the upper. This traditional construction process bonds rubber and leather together, securing the sole for long-term durability. Five eyelets of rawhide lacing adorn the upper.
The Hermosa is a mature and luxuriant sneaker, discerning in its design and the quality of its components. Yet it also encapsulates the casual ethos of the unique and vibrant locale that is its namesake.
- Made in Italy
- McKay stitched sole
- Available in: Crosta Cappuccino, Kaleido Beige 3 Tone, Kaleido 202 Navy, Nero
- Available with: Yuketen Italian Sneaker sole