Yuketen’s Original Rubber Camp Sole with Cork Chip Mix
6 Layers of Leather & Rubber Bottoming Unit
Solid Brass Horse Bit
Hand-Cut, Hand-Lasted, and Hand-Stitched
Genuine Moccasin Construction
1950’s Most Beloved Moccasin Last
Handmade in USA
The bit loafer style is one of the classic models made famous by Italian designer footwear. Never satisfied with mainstream replication, Yuketen introduces the updated Bit Loafer, combining the elegance of a loafer upper with the broad foundation of a genuine moccasin.
Each pair of Yuketen’s genuine moccasin-construction footwear is handcrafted in our 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 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, the upper leathers are hand-sewn and hand-lasted on Yuketen’s proprietary last. In addition, the base of the vamp has been cinched to further ensure an integumentary fit.
Full vegetable-tanned leather insoles, tucks with steel shank, memory foam and arch cushion 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.
The shoe’s upper sits atop a Yuketen’s original camp sole made out of 100% rubber mixed with cork chip, which reminiscent of 1960’s work boot style. The outsole is sewn to the vamp leather, allowing the shoes to be resoled for years of prolonged wear.
Sizing Guide: This shoe fits larger than standard Yuketen moccasin footwear. It is strongly recommended that you wear thick socks with your standard Yuketen Moccasin footwear size or purchase the shoe one half-size smaller than the size you normally wear in standard Yuketen moccasin footwear.
Please note that this is just a sizing reference. Every single person has different shape of foot.