Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide part 4

Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide

Moccasin shoes and driving Mocs guide part 4

Moccasin shoe leathers, number 4:

By the time of the Second World War, they were mostly restricted to resorts and souvenir shops. After the end of the war, a new generation took to the highways to explore their country’s natural beauty and rediscovered the moccasin. By this time advances in the manufacturing sector enabled them to be made in different types of leathers and colors. They very soon regained their popularity, which is evidenced by the fact that the company Minnetonka Moccasins was founded in 1946. Today, most moccasins feature a double sole for increased durability and original moccasins are rarely worn on the street, because of pavement and concrete and much harder surfaces. As such, you will sometimes find added rubber or leather soles added to make more wearable in the 21. century. Some also use them for shoes around the house.

Driving Mocs and Tod’s shoes, moccasin shoe number 1:

Today, the most popular moccasin style is probably the driving Moccasin or driving Moc. Technically it is not a genuine Moccasin, but rather a new derivation by Diego Della Vale, from Tod’s, from Italy. His father owned a shoe company that made private label shoes for Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. When he was 16, he came across an interesting pair of “moccasins” that were made in Portugal. Although poorly constructed, he found them interesting and brought the pair home with him, and today it is the core of their brand. It was not just the product, the chose a simple, yet memorable name: J.P Tod’s and although some rumor it may have been a name from a Boston telephone book, Della Valle claims it was not. Tod’s driving mocs feature an insole with little knobs which peak through holes in the sole. They are more of a casual summer shoe because otherwise, your feet get wet quickly.

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