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 American-made genuine moccasin-construction footwear is hand-sewn by leather artisans who have mastered their craft through decades of experience. The shoes benefit from their construction using only the best components and materials.
The Maine Guide Ox DB is built upon the same solid foundation as their big brother, the Maine Guide DB Boot. Five layers of premium leather lay between the wearer’s foot and the shoe’s composition midsole and rubber outsole. The shoes’ vegetable-tanned leather tuck and steel shank form a stable bridge along the arch of the foot, distributing weight more evenly across the footbed and resulting in a greater level of comfort and support. Full vegetable-tanned leather insoles and midsoles are also present, atop the replaceable Vibram Christy outsole.
- Genuine moccasin construction
- Hand-sewn plug, overcast and heel
- Made in the U.S.A.
- Vegetable Tanned Leather
- Vibram Christy Sole