The Jarlath, Yuketen’s take on the classic Boondocker boot, are entirely handcut and benchmade in Mexico with Goodyear-welted construction and old world bootmaking methods and techniques. A cap toe with medallion detailing in addition to vintage Biltrite tap sole and Cat’s Paw heel push the familiar Boondocker silhouette into new territory resulting in a shoe that has its roots in World War II era military dress yet remains uniquely Yuketen. The updated shape of the Johnny originates from the mil-spec last used for this model that is specifically designed for army infantry to guarantee long-wearing comfort.
These boots are handcrafted from as the Horween’s genuine shell cordovan. Shell cordovan is considered the diamond of cordwainery, an equestrian leather named for the posterior segment of the horse from where this irregular, oval-shaped 'shell' cut of material is taken. The motion of the animal's hip joints against taut skin gives this leather a burnish that, like a diamond, plays stunningly against the light.
Veg-tan leather insoles ensure conformity to the shape of the wearer’s foot for long-term comfort in addition to a Biltrite Tapsoles and Cat’s Paw heels form the solid foundation for this unique Yuketen designs. Originally, the popular Cat’s Paw heel had been used by cobblers and would only be available as a replacement heel on repaired shoes. The inclusion of the Cat’s Paw on Yuketen models such as the Polish Work Boot reflect an astute attention to detail.
Forepart of the insoles are hand-sanded as it helps to absorb the moisture from the feet and keeps them dry. The Jarlath also boast a natural leather welt, midsole and heel stuck to complete the outward statement of high-quality materials and construction.
The quality components and classic details that make up the Jarlath are intrinsic elements of Yuketen shoes that reiterate Yuketen’s commitment to unique and fulfilling footwear.
- Goodyear-welt construction
- Bench made, hand lasted
- Steel shank reinforcement
- Available in: Cordovan #8, Cordovan Black
- Available with: Biltrite Tap Sole and Cat’s Paw Heel