The unique shape of the eyestay for this style, “Quebec Eyestay,” is named for and inspired by designs found on authentic Inuit boots.
These shoes are handmade in Maine, U.S.A. with the waxed flesh side of full-grain leather tanned in U.S.A. Waxed leather is inherently waterproof and therefore was utilized for U.S. Marine footwear. Yuketen incorporates this leather on several styles because waxed leather vintages more quickly than other leathers. After only a few months of wear the footwear will appear as though they’ve been worn for years. The authentic American beaver hair on the tip is a striking detail inspired by trappers and traders during America’s early exploration.