Drawing on both traditional slip-on leather shoe and lace-up shoe design as inspiration, Yuketen’s Loafer Rocker Shoes is a unique combination of timeless and modern, heritage construction.
Each pair of Yuketen’s genuine moccasin-construction footwear is handcrafted in our factory in Maine, USA. The shoes benefit from their construction using only the best components and materials such as the Horween’s full grain Chromexcel waxed flesh leathers. Waxed flesh leather is inherently waterproof and was therefore adopted as a preferred material for US marine footwear. Yuketen incorporates this leather on several styles because waxed leather vintages more quickly than other leathers. After only a few months of wear, the shoe will appear as though it’s been worn for years.
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.
Full vegetable-tanned leather insoles and midsoles, and tucks with steel shank reinforcements increase fitting in the arch and heel as well as lessen foot fatigue by 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. Yuketen’s signature tucks are made from 100% vegetable-tanned leather and will naturally accommodate the distinct shape of the wearer.
The rocker outsole on this shoe was exclusively made for Yuketen based upon an outsole that was used for orthopedic patients in need of soft and forgiving outsoles. This light-weighted EVA foam rocker sole gives a supremely comfort even for a long track.
- Genuine moccasin construction
- Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Available in: FO G Brown, SG Tan
- Available with: Rocker Sole