The Johnny is Yuketen’s take on the classic Boondocker boot, reinterpreted through Yuki Matsuda’s design perspective. A cap toe with medallion detailing in addition to vintage Biltrite tap sole and Cat’s Paw heel push the familiar Boondocker silhouette into new territory resulting in a shoe that has its roots in World War II era military dress yet remains uniquely Yuketen.
Each shoe is Goodyear-welted in Mexico with classic American machinery. The upper is crafted from rich and malleable pull-up leathers, resulting in wonderful contrasts and patinas over time. The updated shape of the Johnny originates from the mil-spec last used for this model that is specifically designed for army infantry to guarantee long-wearing comfort. Natural leather insoles ensure conformity to the shape of the wearer’s foot for long-term comfort in addition to Tap half soles and Cat’s Paw heels which are hand nailed onto a heavyweight leather outsole base. The Johnson also boasts a natural leather welt and leather laces to complete the outward statement of high-quality materials and construction.
- Goodyear-welt construction
- Bench made, hand lasted
- Steel shank reinforcement
- Biltrite Tap Sole and Cat’s Paw Heel