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Yuketen's Maine Guide collection draws inspiration from the early wilderness guides of New England. This is a classic 'American' guide boot born from some of the earliest settlers of America, and it is in tribute to the propulsive spirit of the boot's earliest owners that Yuketen has approached a new frontier in its design.
Each pair of Yuketen’s genuine moccasin-construction footwear is handcrafted in their 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 and a camo printed suede 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.
Opera’s Camo Printed Suede + 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 Italian-Made Eco Compound Tank Sole
Genuine Cow Hide Leather Shoelace
Hand-Cut, Hand-Lasted, and Hand-Stitched
9 Layers of Leather, Rubber & PU Compound Bottoming Unit
Genuine Moccasin Construction
1950’s Most Beloved Moccasin Last
Handmade in USA