Yuketen Derby with Ripple Sole
Yuketenâ€™s Derby with Ripple Sole style is entirely hand-cut and bench-made in Mexico with American semi-modified lasts from the 1930s for an ideal union of comfort and style. The modified lasts were originally designed to stop the wearer from over-pronating, helping them to correct their gait and develop a better, healthier walking motion. As such, the semi-modified lasts provide exceptional arch support to the structure of the foot.
The fundamental components for this style are full grain American-tanned leather uppers lined with soft-tanned cow leather for added comfort and a foundation that is constructed of a combination of vegetable-tanned leather midsoles and Yuketen-exclusive cork chip Vibram Ripple soles. Vibramâ€™s Ripple sole is inspired by the original ripple sole design by Nathan Hack who invented his ripple sole for U.S. paratroopers in the 1950â€™s. Ripple soles perform best on hard and flat surfaces due to their impact-absorbing design.
Yuketenâ€™s meticulous Goodyear stitches are made by a sturdy 1910 German-made welt stitcher and all Goodyear stitches are hand-notched for added security. This contemporary style mixes formal elegance with forward leaning components while simultaneously maintaining all core principles and construction techniques for high-quality handmade footwear.