The Johnny is Yuketen’s take on the classic Boondocker boot, reinterpreted through Yuki Matsuda’s design perspective. A cap toe with medallion detailing in addition to vintage Biltrite tap sole and Cat’s Paw heel push the familiar Boondocker silhouette into new territory resulting in a shoe that has its roots in World War II era military dress yet remains uniquely Yuketen. 

Each shoe is Goodyear-welted in Mexico with classic American machinery. The upper is crafted from rich and malleable pull-up leathers, resulting in wonderful contrasts and patinas over time. The updated shape of the Johnny originates from the mil-spec last used for this model that is specifically designed for army infantry to guarantee long-wearing comfort. Natural leather insoles ensure conformity to the shape of the wearer’s foot for long-term comfort in addition to Tap half soles and Cat’s Paw heels which are hand nailed onto a heavyweight leather outsole base. The Johnson also boasts a natural leather welt and leather laces to complete the outward statement of high-quality materials and construction.

The quality components and classic details that make up the Johnny Boot are intrinsic elements of Yuketen shoes that reiterate Yuketen’s commitment to unique and fulfilling footwear.

  • Goodyear-welt construction
  • Bench made, hand lasted
  • Steel shank reinforcement
  • Available in: CC Black, CC Brown, G Brown Suede
  • Available with: Biltrite Tap Sole and Cat’s Paw Heel

Where to Buy

Jeans Life

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