Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide part 1

Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide

Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide part 1

Moccasin shoes:

The moccasin has a long history but first, let’s clarify what the term actually stands for. Moccasin is a heelless shoe of soft leather, the sole of which may be hard or soft and flexible. In soft-soled moccasins, the sole is brought up the sides of the foot and over the toes, where it is joined by a puckered seam to a U-shaped piece lying on top of the foot. The upper part of the moccasin is often adorned with embroidery, beading, or other ornaments. Some people claim a genuine moccasin does not have a separate sole, and while it is true that the moccasins of many American Indian tribes did not feature a sole, because the soft leather was ideal for forest grounds and hunting, tribes who resided in the mountains or prairie often attached a separate sole of bison leather. The moccasins were more suited to their environment. Shoes with heels, such as a Norwegian and loafers, are often advertised as moccasins, but that is incorrect and what they refer to is the “moccasin style” U-shaped leather uppers.

The history of the Moccasin shoe, number 1:

They arrived in the U.S. around 30,000 years ago via the Bering Sea from Asia. The style was adopted by Indian tribes and due to different climates and habitats across North America, various versions of the moccasin evolved, each suited to the climate and terrain of its tribe’s origin. The word moccasin is derived from the Algonquian language Powhatan where “makasin” means shoe. In fact, most indigenous Indian tribes of North America have similar words to denote shoes but as the Algonquians were the first people encountered by the Europeans around 1615 in North America, the term was brought to England, where it was established.