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YUKETEN 17623M 8 Pig Tails Chukka w/ 2060

$4,280.00 HKD
1615483

8 Pig Tails Chukka w/ 2060

Opera’s Full Grain Flesh-Out Leather tanned in Toscana, Italy

Leather Insole + Leather Tuck + Shank + Memory Foam + Arch Support

Outsole-Grade Leather Midsole + Rubber Midsole + Vibram’s USA-Made 2060 Sole

Genuine Cow Hide Leather Shoelace

Hand-Cut, Hand-Lasted and Hand-Stitched

8 Layers of Leather and Rubber Compound Bottoming Unit

Genuine Moccasin Construction

1950’s Most Beloved Moccasin Last

Handmade in USA

The 8 Pig Tails Chukka is a joyful leap in footwear design, bringing together the pliant comfort of the classic chukka and the subtle aestheticism of the Native American’s traditional dancing shoes.

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 soft and silky full-grain flesh-out leather from Opera Leather from Tuscany, Italy who have been specialized in making flesh-out leather and suede since the 70s. The leather is described as ‘flesh-out’ as it is full-grain leather that is flipped so that the flesh side of the leather faces outwards. The advantages of using full grain, flesh-out leather rather than split suede leathers are two fold; full grain leathers retain their structure, thickness and durability for long-lasting strength and the smooth grain side of the leather wears pleasantly against the skin, negating the need for additional liners. This way, the wearer enjoys the benefits of full grain leather and the pleasant aesthetic of the nappy, suede-like flesh side of the leather.

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 USA-made classic casual walking sole complements the dense eight layers of rubber and leather underfoot. Our distinctive midsole component, constructed from composition rubber and 100% vegetable-tanned leather which has been air-dried in a 90-day process, is Goodyear-stitched together before being directly stitched to the vamp leather. Steel shank reinforcements increase fitting in the arch and heel, 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. Our Yuketen signature tucks and full leather insoles are also made from 100% vegetable-tanned leather and will naturally accommodate the distinct shape of the wearer’s foot over time.

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