Saturday, July 25, 2009

capsule show: Yuketen

this pic courtesy of streetetiquette

The Yuketen company wasn't really a surprise in terms of quality or presentation. All the gear is hand made in the U.S.A. and looks great. From moccasins, to boat shoes, to backpacks, the boys at Yuketen have got you covered. Now if they could just get some U.S. buyers to pick up more than just one or two styles. From the booth itself, it seems as if the boat shoe will be around for a few more seasons to come. And really, if you're gonna get some, why not a hand made pair?

It's no secret here that I love all things moccasin and crepe sole. So when I spotted these guys underneath the main table, I had to take a second look.

The Yuketen guys (who were really nice and more than willing to let me chat their ears off) told me these were the first model ever made at Yuketen.

I love the over sized sole and overall roughness of the shoe. They are lightweight while still feeling solid as hell. I could see myself wearing these until they completely disintegrated on my feet.

For me, these are the perfect compromise between a boat shoe and moccasin. I heard Steven Alan was looking at them, but no one could confirm whether or not they'll actually be available here in the U.S.. So if you see a pair, cop me an eleven and I'll be your best friend.

Your thoughts? Too goofy looking? Too much crepe sole?


Anonymous said...

too much crepe for me. but the rest wow! beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I don't LOVE the look, though they look comfortable as heck. Nonetheless, kudos to them for coming up with something different.

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