Maine Guide 5 Eye DB Boots - B Moc x B Brown

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Maine Guide 5 Eye DB Boots - B Moc x B Brown

539.00
  • Genuine moccasin construction
  • Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
  • Full grain leather upper
  • Deerskin Leather Lining
  • Leather insole
  • Vegetable tanned leather midsole
  • Vibram Cristy sole
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • 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.

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'At the frontier the environment is at first too strong for the man. He must accept the conditions which it furnishes, or perish, and so he fits himself into the Indian clearings and follows the Indian trails. Little by little he transforms the wilderness, but the outcome is not the old Europe... The fact is, that here is a new product that is American.'

- Frederick Jackson Turner, 'The Significance of the Frontier in American History'

     Yuketen's Maine Guide collection draws inspiration from the early wilderness guides of New England, who in leading European hunters and traders into contact with indigenous North Americans brought about a cultural synthesis most aptly reflected in the boots these guides wore. The close-fitting, stitched wrappings of pliant leather worn by early natives reflected necessity laid bare by the bitterness of winter and the silent tread of the autumn hunt preceding. Modernization of the West brought lasts, dies and outsoles, applying durability to moccasin comfort. Rendered in a higher profile, the classic 'American' guide boot was born, and it is in tribute to the propulsive spirit of the boot's earliest owners that Yuketen has approached a new frontier in its design.

     Each shoe is handstitched in our Maine, U.S.A. factory from full-grain pull-up leather tanned in U.S.A. Pull-up leather makes beautiful moccasin footwear due to the definition of the shoe last that is impressed upon the leather during the hand-lasting production process. The upper is hand-punched and handsewn with awl, needle, and thread on Yuketen's proprietary last from multiple pieces of leather in order to ensure reinforcement and is cinched at the base to create an integumentary fit.

     A Vibram Cristy sole complements the dense eight layers of rubber and leather underfoot. Our distinctive midsole component, constructed from composition 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 and reduces foot fatigue. 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. The result is a shoe that will cradle its owner's foot, providing immeasurable comfort over a long trek.