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—01. Inventory Item 010: Maine Guide Shoe.

Features

—01. Custom Maine Guide Shoe design.
—02. Waterproof leather.
—03. Yuketen for Inventory Items heel stamp.
—04. Deadstock tiger camo cotton shoe bag.
—05. Vibram sole.
—06. 30 pairs made.

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In the last year we've worked on a handful of collaborations that have all been interesting and exciting, but one of the companies we've really come to love and respect is Yuketen. It's been great to work with Yuki and Ryan, and also get to know them on a personal level, so creating a custom shoe together has been an incredible honor. Yuketen don't sell their products to many retailers, let alone do collaborative projects, so it's a very special one for us. Playing with one of their classic models, the Maine Guide Boot, we decided to bring back its unknown and basically unseen shorter brother, the Maine Guide Shoe. Using a waterproof leather, adjusting the height and taking off the heel loop, we came up with our perfect fall moccasin. They're sturdy and tough, but the leather is soft and functional. They are one of the best shoes I've ever owned and I couldn't be more excited about how they came out - thanks to Yuki, Ryan and the whole Meg Company team.

Issued: September 20th, 2010

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Reader Comments (27)

Someone finally got smart and made their own pair of FBTs. Went overboard on the contrast stitching - makes the boot not as humble.
September 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I think that a mid top shoe doesn't make sense on a maine guide base that is made to perform in harsh weather, which implies to wear high top boots. A maine guide boot in a special leather (peebled, cordovan ...) would've been much better imo.
September 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohno

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