Yuketen’s Clincher Loafer is entirely handcut and handcrafted in our factory in Maine, USA. These loafers are crafted from Horween’s full grain flesh-out leathers. Yuketen’s 'flesh-out' leather is NOT suede, because we retain the grain side of the leather, providing a thickness, strength, and longevity not found with the latter material.
The Clincher Loafer spans decades of style by creatively intertwining multiple important design elements into one artful footwear model. For example, the ornamentation details added to this Loafer evoke the rich heritage of decorative equestrian brass hardware used since the 1900’s, the hand-stitching details – a distinctive feature of a made-in-Maine loafers, and a Vibram ousole and a leather midsole, made using the true moccasin construction.
To closely mirror the incongruence of the human foot and deliver a molded fit, multiple pieces of leather are hand-sewn and hand-lasted on Yuketen’s proprietary last. In addition, the base of the vamp has been cinched to further ensure an integumentary fit.
A Vibram oil-resisting 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. 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.
- Genuine moccasin construction
- Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Available in: FO Black
- Available with: Vibram 2021 Sole