While this iteration of the plain-toe blucher may be more recognizable than many of our distinct styles, Yuketen has critically endeavored to ensure that the Walker style’s impression is felt in quality and attention to detail. Each Walker is entirely hand-cut and bench-made in Mexico with American semi-modified lasts from the 1930s for an ideal union of comfort and style. The modified lasts were originally designed to stop the wearer from over-pronating, helping them to correct their gait and develop a better, healthier walking motion. As such, the semi-modified lasts provide exceptional arch support to the structure of the foot.
The fundamental components for this style are suede or full grain leather uppers lined with soft-tanned cow leather for added comfort and a foundation that is constructed of a combination of vegetable-tanned leather midsoles and Vibram lightweight 2060 soles. Yuketen’s meticulous Goodyear stitches are made by a sturdy 1910 German-made welt stitcher and all Goodyear stitches are hand-notched for added security.
The modest and versatile Walker style maintains its practical elegance while simultaneously executing all core principles and construction techniques for high-quality handmade footwear.
- Goodyear welt construction
- Available in: Khaki Suede, Navy Suede
- Available with: Vibram 2060 Sole
To Learn more about Yuketen's Goodyear-welt shoe construction, please visit the Goodyear-welt Construction journal post.