Polish Work Boots Cordovan


Drawing on both vintage boxing boot and roofer boot designs as inspiration, Yuketen’s Polish work boot is a unique combination of old world sportiness and refined, heritage construction. Polish Work Boots are entirely handcut and benchmade in Mexico with Goodyear-welted construction and old world bootmaking methods and techniques onto 1930’s American semi-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 semi-modified lasts provide exceptional arch support to the structure of the foot.

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 Polish Work Boots 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 Polish Work Boots are intrinsic elements of Yuketen footwear that reiterate Yuketen’s commitment to unique and fulfilling footwear.

  • Goodyear-welt construction
  • Bench made, hand lasted
  • Steel shank reinforcement
  • Available in: Cordovan #8
  • Available with: Biltrite Tap Sole and Cat’s Paw Heel

Where to Buy

Rivets Store

87 Nan Chang Road
Huang Pu District, Shanghai