Half Dome 2000
Yuketen Half Dome 2000 is a joyful leap in footwear design, bringing together the pliant comfort and durability of the genuine goodyear-welted shoes and the subtle aestheticism of the iconic 90s masterpiece trekking shoe. The Half Dome 2000 is entirely handcut and benchmade in Mexico onto 1930’s American modified lasts for the ideal union of comfort and style. The modified lasts the shoes’ are built upon 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 modified lasts provide exceptional arch support to the structure of the foot.
The fundamental components for this style are combination of rich and malleable full grain cow leather and suede 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 the genuine lug sole, which boasts pronounced lug tread pattern with a clean outsole border that is both elegant in appearance yet also functionally rugged and useful in the outdoors.
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. Veg-tan leather insoles ensure conformity to the shape of the wearer’s foot for long-term comfort. Forepart of the insoles are hand-sanded as it helps to absorb the moisture from the feet and keeps them dry. Perhaps the most fascinating detail of this style is the orthopedic fitting which improves posture and reduces foot fatigue.
These remarkable features mark a new direction for Yuketen’s design aesthetic verging toward formal elegance while simultaneously maintaining all core principles and construction techniques for highest-quality handmade products.
Bench made, hand lasted
Steel shank reinforcement
Available in: Red x Navy x Yellow, 2T Black
Available with: Lug sole