Ring Boots w/ Mister Tank
The Ring Boots’ liminal character, offering a mid-cut profile and slender silhouette between a shoe and a boot, made it an icon of 70's cool. The Yuketen Ring Boots is a modern interpretation of the classic Ring Boots that is rendered from an organic composition of leather, rubber and traditional moccasin construction. The double ring cinch strap provides this mid-cut moccasin with the convenience of no lacing and stylish comfort for everyday use. The rings are made out of nickel coated solid brass and they are also used for genuine horse gears. The snake head designed strap is Yuketen’s original design.
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 heavy-weight full grain leathers, which reminds of the leather that was used to be used on the genuine primitive moccasin shoes back in 1830s. The leather is very stiff and takes a while to breaks-in, but it ages very well and once it breaks-in, it provides a superior comfort of wearing.
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, which was developed in the 1950s and was known as the best shoe last for an American-made moccasin. In addition, the base of the vamp has been cinched to further ensure an integumentary fit.
A Vibram’s Italian made “Mister Tank” eco-compound sole complements the dense eight layers of rubber and leather underfoot. 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.
Genuine moccasin construction
Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
Made in the U.S.A.
Available in: Pear Naked
Available with: Italian made “Mister Tank” eco-compound sole