THE ITALIAN HERITAGE presents the YUKETEN MAINE GUIDE OX DB with 2021 – CP Brown x G Brown

Yuketen’s Maine Guide collection draws inspiration from the early wilderness guides of New England, who in leading European hunters and traders into contact with indigenous North Americans brought about a cultural synthesis most aptly reflected in the boots these guides wore. The close-fitting, stitched wrappings of pliant leather worn by early natives reflected necessity laid bare by the bitterness of winter and the silent tread of the autumn hunt preceding. Modernization of the West brought lasts, dies and outsoles, applying durability to moccasin comfort. Rendered in a higher profile, the classic ‘American’ guide boot was born, 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 entirely handcrafted in Maine, USA. The shoes benefit from their construction using only the best components and materials such as a combination of the Horween pebbled grain Chromepak leather. Chromepak is a buttery, malleable “pull-up” leather born of a unique double-tanning process of vegetable and chrome treatments, which imbues the leather with pleasantly aromatic liquor notes. Its suppleness, revealing lighter tones in its oiled surface when stretched, makes it particularly suitable for moccasin construction.

A Vibram’s oil-resisting morflex sole complements the dense nine 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’s foot over time.

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