Model: Land Jordan First
Season: Fall/Winter 2021
Price: ¥143,000 (about ($1,260)
Editor’s Notes: If it wasn’t obvious that Yuketen’s Land Jordan First is a riff on timeless
Enterprising sneaker customizers have
See, both Hender Scheme and Yuketen enlist real-life cobblers to get hands-on with the lasted uppers and bench-made welted soles of their leather footwear. The end result resembles a sneaker in shape only; on the inside they really have nothing to do with athletic footwear
Their shoes also cost way more, which might be why sportswear brands don’t care to take them to court (and sometimes
Anyways, Yuketen’s Land Jordan First is
There are ample difference, of course, including a lack of trademarked Swoosh, plush suede uppers, a Vibram Christy outsole, and even delicate broguing on the “toebox” in place of the usual air holes.
You can still get
Perhaps this is the start of more thematic Land Jordan First colorways, though can’t imagine Yuketen wanting to prod the sleeping giant too hard. Then again, would be hard to imagine anyone actually mistaking this Vibram-soled boot as an actual Jordan.