Originally worn only by Indians moccasins are still available in the shoe trade, although often with slight modifications to the original. A moccasin is made of soft leather and usually has no heel.
Classification of the category moccasins
There is a saying among the Indians that reads, “Do not judge anyone unless you have gone one day in his moccasins.” And if you look at the moccasins, you can understand this saying quickly. Because no other shoe adapts so much to the feet of his wearer as the moccasin.
Features of the moccasin
In terms of comfort, no other shoe can reach the moccasin. Because
- The slip shoe has no heel and usually only one seam.
- The shaft is guided around the whole foot,
only on top is a piece of leather inserted to cover the back of the foot.
- The seam is characteristically at the top of the shoe
and is additionally supported by an additional rippling of the leather edge. This is very decorative and supports the stability of the shoe.
In terms of sole
Quite classic is the moccasin with a sole made of suede, which is unfortunately not proven in our latitudes, because this type of sole tolerates only a small amount of moisture and wears away so quickly that the Indians made the moccasins always on stock. Today moccasins are offered in numerous variants, which are almost all provided with a continuous rubber outsole.
Occasionally moccasins are offered, which only have a sole in the area of the forefoot and the verses. So this style of moccasins is very comfortable. If moccasins are made in the tradition of the Indians, they often receive embroidery with glass beads in the area of the forefoot.