Yuki Matsuda's Yuketen has established themselves as one of the finest footwear companies to still be based in USA. They created a new generation of fans during the Americana craze a few years back with their range of beautifully crafted boots and classic shoes, and have since expanded into a number of more modern offerings such as this Vans-inspired Hermosa from last year. This time, they have reached back into time for inspiration for the Runner 70, a full-grain leather sneaker that channels athletic sneakers from yesteryear to showcase their impeccable attention to detail when it comes to their handcrafted products. Both Cafe Brown and White colourways are created with naturally vegetable tanned hide, resulting in a rich coloured finish that will age beautifully with care. If you want something that is a little different from what you normally see on the pages of Sneaker Freaker, look no further than Up There for these Yuketen Runner 70s.