Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide part 2

Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide

Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide part 2

The history of the Moccasin shoe, number 2:

Although there are various style moccasins that evolved due to different habitats and climates, they can be broadly divided into two types: hard sole and soft sole. Hard sole Moccasins are typically associated with the western plains and desert areas of North America. The hard sole was often made of tough bison leather and designed to protect the feet of the wearer from the harsh cactus and prairie-grass typical of the terrain in those areas. In addition, it also provided protection from sharp rocks. The hard sole Moccasin shoe was usually made from two or more pieces of leather. They usually have a turned up toe which prevented sharp objects from running into the seams and injuring the foot.

The history of the Moccasin shoe, number 3:

Soft sole Moccasins are typically associated with the Eastern forests of North America dominated by woodlands with leaf and pine, needle covered ground and thus the feet did not require the amount of protection provided by a hard sole. The soft-soled moccasins were often made from only one piece of leather. The sole was brought up around the foot and was then puckered or patched around the instep. Some shoes were sown along one side of the shoe rather than in the center. The most basic style was the simple center seam. The two-piece varieties featured a U-shaped piece which served as a vamp. Some had an additional piece that served as a cuff. While these are the two broad types of moccasins, they came in a wide variety of styles and types unique to the different tribes that wore them. These styles were so distinctive, that it was possible to identify the tribe by the moccasins.

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