What are moccasins?
Definition: Moccasins belong to the category of slip shoes and have the following additional features in their current design:
- The shaft continues down to the bottom of the shoe and surrounds the shoe.
- There is no separate insole.
- You have no paragraph.
The moccasins are sometimes compared with the Opanke, which is also one of the historic shoes.
The history of moccasins
This shoe type was originally made from a piece of buckskin, partly also from two pieces of fur. In the processing of two pieces of fur, one of the pieces of fur was used for the bottom part, the other one as a front panel insert. Moccasins were the first shoes of the Americans. Depending on the particular trunk, the design of the moccasins, which were decorated with shells, pearls and porcupine bristles, for example. Especially as a slipper moccasins enjoyed great popularity. In this variation, the shoes were equipped with silk ribbons and textile lining.
Variations of the moccasins are Weejuns. Top-Siders and Penny mocs, (These shoe types will be discussed in this shoe encyclopedia in the future.) In the 1940s, the term moccasins was used Loafer embossed. This terminology caused confusion, since there are two different shoe models. Moccasins have no heel, Loafers, however, already.
From the clogs to the moccasins
Originally, clogs were used to protect women from colds. However, since clogs slipped slightly when the ground was iced, towards the end of the 18th century, moccasins were put on over the shoes. Today in the winter waterproof galoshes fulfill this purpose.
The guide to moccasins
With which garments can you combine moccasins?
Optimal they fit straight cut jeans, which may be narrow or wide. Combine moccasins with other pants, You can set feminine accents with playful accessories such as romantic pearl necklaces. Also to the outfit with dress you can combine this shoe type very well.
Can you make moccasins yourself?
Moccasins can also be crafted or made by yourself. I found a crochet tutorial for a very small model here.