Yuketen’s early notoriety owed much to our resuscitation of the ranger moccasin style. A classic, masculine design blending moccasin and blucher and made popular in the 1950’s, the ranger moccasin was long-overlooked prior to its reinterpretation and reintroduction by Yuketen. Keeping with a philosophy that seeks to push the evolution of footwear design and construction toward higher standards of excellence, Yuketen has continued to improve upon the fundamental structure of this popular silhouette, while preserving it's New England heritage. Presented in a blucher profile, the English Moc Ranger brings together the most advanced methods in hand and machine shoe construction. Each shoe is hand-crafted from select cuts of full-grain leather. Following the genuine handsewn construction of our moccasins, awl, needle and thread are used to handstitch the shoe's tip to the vamp leather, which cradles the foot. The heel is then machine-lasted, the resultant upper resting atop eight-layers of stacked midsole components and a Vibram Ripple outsole. 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. The Ripple Sole featured on the English Moc Ranger was first imagined by Nathan Hack in the 1950s and put into production to serve airborne U.S. military, providing paratroopers with a gentler landing. Its exceptional impact-absorbing design performs best on hard and flat surfaces, making shoes with the Vibram Ripple Sole perfect for use around town.
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Yuketen Plain Toe w/ Ripple Sole Terra