This collaboration between Yuketen and W'menswear features a made from flesh-out leather, tanned in America. Not to be mistaken for suede. The flesh-out leather is unique, retaining the grain side of the leather, providing a thickness, strength, and longevity.
Each shoe is hand-stitched in Yuketen’s Maine factory using a three-dimensional pattern. To closely mirror the incongruence of the human foot and deliver a molded fit, seven asymmetrical pieces of leather are hand-punched and hand-sewn with awl, needle, and thread on Yuketen’s proprietary last. The result is that the 'blucher' pieces (separate leather pieces sewn to the vamp for lacing) are asymmetrical, and contour more accurately to your foot while lacing. The base of the vamp (the entire part of the shoe that covers your foot) has been cinched to further ensure a good protective fit.
Finished with full-leather insoles, leather tucks, and steel shank reinforcements which increase fitting in the arch and heel, as well as lessen foot fatigue by forming a stable bridge between the heel and ball of your foot. The Yuketen signature tucks are made from 100% vegetable-tanned leather and will naturally accommodate the distinct shape of the wearer. Last but not least, the Ponytail sole is Vibram’s soft-composition outsole, designed for maximum impact absorption on concrete or asphalt surfaces.