Yogi x Hikerdelic: Hiker Eric’s Been at It Again

The Yogi x Hikerdelic collaboration is now available here at Yards Store! Mixing both style and substance, the Yogi x Hikerdelic collaboration is a combination of Yogi’s shoemaking know-how with Hikerdelic’s evolving practice of creating pieces that fit into peaks, precincts, and everywhere in-between. The result is a capsule collection consisting of Eric – a brand new Suede Moc Chukka Boot with a thick Crepe Sole. Available in earthy colours such as Dark Olive, Moss and Turmeric. This new style also features a playful character called Eric which is debossed onto the heel, inspired by Hikerdelic’s mushroom headed mascot.  

Speaking about the collaboration, Mark Smith of Hikerdelic said: “Yogi is the perfect partner for Hikerdelic. Our brand is about fusing the great outdoors with the hustle and bustle of city life, which I think is mirrored in Yogi and the great job they do on footwear. Our community has a strong affinity to the type of footwear Yogi have traditionally made their name with so we’re looking forward to getting these shoes out there pounding the pavements.” 

On top of looking great and being a well-made pair of shoes, Yogi has maintained their use of sustainable and ethical practices throughout the process of bringing Eric to life. They only use water-based adhesives, minimising wastage, and reducing the use of solvent-based adhesives that have proved to be harmful to the environment. Most of Yogi’s raw materials and components used for production are locally sourced and their shoes are still being hand-stitched at a family-owned factory in Portugal. They are designed with longevity and durability in mind making anything bearing the Yogi name a worthy investment. 

Pairing Yogi’s tradition of sustainably-developed materials and classic styling with Hikerdelic’s colourful roots within 1980s acid-house culture, the casual chukka is treading the line between peaks, precincts, raves, and caves.  A versatile pair of shoes, suitable for any occasion.

Words by
Jamie, Yards Store Manager.