The Rockabilly Bit Loafer mixes rock and roll with the finer elements of Native American-style detailing and moccasin-construction craftsmanship. The delicately decorated bit adorning the saddle on each shoe invokes both the American equestrian tradition as well as the Native American heritage that inspires much of the Yuketen aesthetic.
Each shoe is handstitched in our Maine, U.S.A. factory from Horween’s Chromexcel leather tanned in the U.S.A. Chromexcel leather is significant and particularly suitable for moccasin construction footwear as a result of the unique double tanning process (combination chrome tanning and vegetable tanning) that produces luxurious malleable pull-up leather with rich pleasantly aromatic liquor notes. 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, is cinched at the base to create an integumentary fit, and features Yuketen’s signature pinked collar and backstay.
Full-leather insoles, elongated 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 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.
A crepe wedge outsole is directly attached to a natural-crepe midsole and is made in the U.S.A. from 100% natural crepe. This double pairing provides superb shock absorption and an incredibly soft and slip-resistant tread, ensuring sustained comfort in walking long city blocks or travelling afoot down dusty country roads.