Founded in 1989 by Yuki Matsuda, Yuketen has been producing gorgeous handmade footwear for over 30 years now. In 2018, Yuketen introduced the Yuks line, a curated collection of eight shoe models that focuses on tried-and-true silhouettes. Each pair is handmade in Portugal using some of the best materials around, from reversed full-grain leather to natural rubber crepe soles.

Yuks by Yuketen SS20 Collection

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.

Yuks by Yuketen: Upgrading the Classics

In 1985, an 18 year-old Yuki, armed with little but an English Dictionary, left Osaka and came to LA. His job was to find American clothing brands that could be exported back to the Japanese market, but he quickly became obsessed with vintage American clothing. While he loved vintage, he realized that much of it didn’t fit the way he wanted. In 1989, with a loan from his wife Megumi, Yuki founded Meg Company and set out to make vintage-inspired clothing with better fits and improved materials. Thirty-one years later, Meg Company has four successful brands under its umbrella: Monitaly, Chamula, Epperson Mountaineering, and the star of our story today, Yuketen. Learn More...