Ghillie Slides w/ Lug Sole
With the Ghillie Slides, Yuketen has spanned time and tradition to draw inspiration from medieval Celtic footwear design flourish. Hand-crafted in U.S.A. with stitch-down construction and made from Horween full-grain flesh-out leather cradles the foot allowing ample breathing room for your feet. The leather is described as ‘flesh-out’ as it is full-grain leather that is flipped so that the flesh side of the leather faces outwards. The advantages of using full grain, flesh-out leather rather than split suede leathers are two fold; full grain leathers retain their structure, thickness and durability for long-lasting strength and the smooth grain side of the leather wears pleasantly against the skin, negating the need for additional liners. This way, the wearer enjoys the benefits of full grain leather and the pleasant aesthetic of the nappy, suede-like flesh side of the leather.
[with steel shank]: Full leather footbed, steel shank, rubber compound midsole and the Italian made Cortina sole increase the primitive comfort as well as lessen foot fatigue by foaming a stable bridge between the heel and the arch. The Cortina sole was made to commemorate the winter Olympic Games of 1956 which were held in the Cortina district of Italy and was created to offer the best balance of grip and durability to maintain consistent performance, even in freezing environments.
[without steel shank]: Full leather footbed, rubber compound midsole and the Vibram’s USA made mini lug sole increase the primitive comfort as well as lessen foot fatigue by foaming a stable bridge between the heel and the arch.
As a celebrated achievement of modern footwear design with medieval lineage, our Ghillie Slides offer a suitable companion to overtake moorlands, dales and glens.
Bench made, hand lasted
Available with/without Steel shank reinforcement
Available in: FO G Brown, FO Black, FO Khaki
Available with: Vibram Lug Sole