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Radar | YUKETEN Sports Chukka Shoes

March 3, 2010

Classic made in U.S.A. footwear and luggage is exceptional as traditional artifacts of the rugged and refined American past. Since 1985, designer Yuki Matsuda has paid homage to the American crafts and traditions by treasure hunting for outstanding examples of footwear and luggage in remote locales spread out across the rolling Appalachians to the high Sierras.

During Yuki’s quests for American rarities, he befriended several footwear, luggage, leather, and blanket artisans whose personalities and skills are more beautiful and pure than their output. Yuketen exists from the lessons and heritage gleaned from these men and women. For the upcoming spring, I especially like these sports chukka shoes now available from Colette.


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