Founded in the early 1990s by the designers behind the brand St. George By Duffer, Yogi Footwear is inspired by the unconventional style of Earth and Roots shoes popular in the 1970s. The unorthodox styling of Yogi Footwear is brought to life using premium materials, each handcrafted pair offering comfort, durability and style. One aspect of the label’s design to look out for is the signature ‘negative heel’. By lowering the heel of a shoe below the level of the front, Yogi Footwear looks to aid your posture, securing the position of the spine while walking.
The brand’s newest collection has just landed at OPUMO so here are our top picks.
The Glenn boot is constructed in a mid-top style which lends the pair a casual silhouette as well as making them more versatile. While most brands lean towards narrower and narrower styles, the wide toe box of the Glenn Boot is designed to give your toes some space to breathe. Premium suede uppers sit atop a natural crepe outsole, displaying the craftsmanship that goes into each pair of Yogi shoes.
Marketed as a contemporary take on a deconstructed hiking boot, the Elijah shoe features the ‘negative heel’ design that we earlier alluded to. Handcrafted from naturally sourced premium suede and tumbled leather all stitched together with an authentic cut-and-sew aesthetic. Not only will these shoes last, they’ll slowly adjust the way that you walk, straightening the spine and encouraging a healthier posture.
Yogi’s Lucas Moccasins are one of our top picks for autumn footwear. The boots’ uppers are made from tumbled leather that’s brimming with character stitched to a world-famous Vibram outsole. The natural materials used for this boot are sourced responsibly and the high-quality craftsmanship ensures that they don’t go to waste. Pair with raw denim to nail transitional styling.
It’s not common to find a pair of trainers that utilise a crepe sole, but one wander in Yogi’s Rufus will make you wonder why you’d ever want anything else. Handcrafted premium leather uppers instil this silhouette with luxury sneaker appeal while the gum crepe soles promise comfort. This is the most modern style in the new collection and shows that even a brand with history like Yogi’s can always adjust and adapt to new styles.