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This season we’re stoked to introduce two classic styles from Yuks. For those who want a classic moccasin, check out the Type 1, a 60’s Wallabee-style shoe made from Italian “flesh-out” full-grain leather. If you’re more of a sneaker person, we’ve got the Type 5 in a beautiful vegetable-tanned black vaqueta.
Both the Type 1 and Type 5 feature a natural rubber crepe sole, so be sure to avoid all petroleum based products because they may cause the crepe sole to dissolve! For the Type 1 upper, avoid wearing them in the rain if you don’t like water marks. To clean off dirt, a good suede brush should do the trick (or even a toothbrush). For the Type 3, you can wipe off dirt with a slightly damp cloth and use black leather polish/cream/wax to buff out scratches.
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