Yuketen's Sneaker Moc High with Saylor Sole is a joyful leap in footwear design, bringing together the pliant comfort of the moccasin and the subtle aestheticism of the iconic 1970s sneaker. The three-dimensional pattern construction adopted specifically for this model is a testament to the capability and experience of our hand-sewers. To closely mirror the incongruence of the human foot, five asymmetrical pieces of leather are tacked snugly to Yuketen’s proprietary last before being hand-punched and hand-sewn with awl, needle, and thread. The hand-sewer must demonstrate controlled precision in order to ensure an integumentary fit, making this one of our most advanced and exacting creations to date.
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. This results in reduced foot fatigue and improved comfort. 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.
Directly stitched to the leather vamp, Yuketen’s Saylor sole is made from 100% rubber. Its two-tone coloration and tread pattern, together with the embossing on the tongue of the sneaker, are recognizable allusions to 1970s tennis shoe design. However, as the name Saylor implies, this stylish outsole preserves the functionalism of our boat soles, providing steadfast traction on wet and slippery surfaces. Multiple eyelets reaching from ankle to toe allow for maximum adjustability and conformity to the wearer’s foot shape while the rawhide laces will soften gradually as the shoe matures.
Yuketen's Sneaker Moc High with Saylor sole offers the integrity and comfort of our hand-sewn moccasins realized in a more modern silhouette, providing an aesthetic of deconstructed athleticism.
- Genuine moccasin construction
- Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Available in: Flesh-Out White, Flesh-Out Indigo
- Available with: Yuketen Saylor Sole