“With Yogi’s attitude towards creating unconventional designs, this collaboration inspired me to take a new creative approach when designing this collection. Yogi and I agreed that this collection should reflect both brands and we were really interested in creating a range that combines Yogi’s earth shoe with Cabourn’s military influence.
This clever Yogi design imitates the feeling of feet sinking into sand so I wanted the concept for this collection to focus around the beach, immediately I thought about the D-Day landings and the beach landing crafts of WW2! The shape of the Yogi Finn II reminded me instantly of those crafts, it was a perfect starting point. The range is made up of three beautifully constructed colourways, each inspired by the colour of the uniforms worn by the Allies during D-Day.
By teaming up with Yogi, they allowed me to create a collection using raw materials such as vegetable-tanned leathers and recycled crepe outsoles, creating great environmentally friendly shoes. These modern silhouettes feature a mix of leather and suede and are perfect for beach and city life.” – Nigel Cabourn