Chukka - Flesh-Out Perla
Chukka - Flesh-Out Perla
- Genuine moccasin construction
- Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Horween full grain, flesh-out leather upper
- Yuketen 100% natural rubber Boat Sole
- Please Note: This shoe is D-width, meaning that it will fit slightly narrower than other Yuketen moccasins available from the web-store.
- Personal orders are available for this item. If your size is out of stock, feel free to contact us to place a personal order.
Sizing Guide: Yuketen moccasin styles are true to US standard size. We recommend checking your shoe size in the New Balance Made in USA models (ex. 993, 996, 998) or on the Brannock Device.
Ex. If your size is US 9D in the Made in USA New Balance shoes, you will most likely find a comfortable fit in the US 9E in our moccasin shoe/boot.
If you are comparing with Nike athletic shoes, we recommend sizing down a half size for our moccasins.
Ex. US size 9E in our moccasins, US size 9.5 in Nike athletic shoes.
Please note that this is just a sizing reference. Every single person has different shape of foot. Thus, to determine the most accurate size for your foot, we suggest visiting a Yuketen stockist if there is one near you for fitting advice and the opportunity to try on an actual pair. If you are unsure about the sizing, please contact us for advice before purchasing.
The chukka's liminal character, offering a mid-cut profile and slender silhouette between a shoe and a boot, made it an icon of mid-60's cool. 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. The unlined, two-eyelet shoe’s raw character is supported by details such as the hand-stitched heel closure and an intentionally-unfinished leather edge at the ankle.
Each shoe is hand-stitched in our factory in Maine from full-grain American-tanned leather, the flesh side of which has been preserved and displayed. This 'flesh-out' leather is not suede, because it retains the grain side of the leather, providing a thickness, strength, and longevity not found with the latter material. The shoe's upper is hand-punched and hand-sewn with awl, needle, and thread on Yuketen's proprietary last in order to ensure reinforcement. In addition, the base of the vamp is cinched in order to create an integumentary fit.
Full-leather insoles, leather tucks, and steel shank reinforcements increase fitting in the arch and heel as well as lessen foot fatigue by forming a stable bridge between the heel and ball of the individual owner's foot. Our Yuketen signature tucks are also made from 100% vegetable-tanned leather and will naturally accommodate the distinct shape of the wearer's foot.
Yuketen’s signature Boat Sole is made from 100% natural rubber and is stitched directly to the vamp. Razor thin incisions in the outsole (known as 'siping') serve to provide traction by opening where pressure is applied but staying sealed against debris, therefore protecting delicate surfaces against unwanted abrasion.