The Yuketen Chukka is a modern interpretation of the classic chukka that is rendered from an organic composition of leather, rubber and traditional moccasin construction, seen here with an added double-bottom pinked vamp overlay. The unlined, two-eyelet shoe’s raw character is supported by details such as the omission of eyelets, hand-stitched heel closure, an intentionally-unfinished leather edge at the ankle and is executed playfully in a mixed and asymmetrical palette.
Each pair of Yuketen’s American-made genuine moccasin-construction footwear is hand-sewn by leather artisans in the northeastern United States who have mastered their craft through decades of experience. Our flesh-out leather shoes such as the Mismatch Chukka are made with full grain leathers, flipped so that the flesh side of the leather faces outwards. The advantages of using full grain, flesh-out leather rather than split suede leathers are two fold; full grain leathers retain their structure, thickness and durability for long-lasting strength and the smooth grain side of the leather wears pleasantly against the skin, negating the need for additional liners. This way, the wearer enjoys the benefits of full grain leather and the pleasant aesthetic of the nappy, suede-like flesh side of the leather.The Mismatch Chukka DB also boasts baseball stitching on the toe and heel of the shoe; named so because it resembles the cross-hatch seams of a baseball. The “baseball stitch” handsewing technique is more difficult and time-consuming than the traditional handsewn technique.
Although the Mismatch Chukka is one of Yuketen’s lower-profile silhouettes, it still enjoys the structural benefits of a vegetable-tanned leather tuck and steel shank. These components form a stable bridge along the arch of the foot, distributing weight more evenly across the footbed for increased comfort. The shoe’s upper sits atop a 100% natural rubber Boat Sole which is sewn to the vamp leather, allowing the shoes to be resoled for years of prolonged wear.
- Genuine moccasin construction
- Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Available in: Mismatch
- Available with: Yuketen Boat Sole