Freshly Picked Moccasins #GIVEAWAY Ends 3/17
Freshly Picked moccasins feature a unique design with elastic at the opening. Our shoes are easy to put on, easy to take off, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot. Our soft-soled shoes are made with durable leather and are suitable for infants and toddlers alike. Moccasins fit true to size and are available in children sizes 1 - 10. For sizing inquiries, please see our shoe size chart.
These gorgeous moccs have been featured in Parenting Magazine, IN TOUCH, US weekly, People.com, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Kourtney and Kim Take New York.
Our Merci moccasins are hand made in the U.S.A. and ready to ship.
While walking barefoot is going to help your little one get a grip to the floor and balance better, you can't let them walk barefoot everywhere. More unpredictable surfaces require the use of shoes as protection. Moccasins provide the needed comfort and flexibility and the leather provides extra protection.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Leather moccasins afford an immense amount of ground feel thanks to the flimsy nature of their leather-skinned, fabric-like soles. Mocs have a super roomy toe box that provides plenty of room for toe splaying, are lightweight, and don't feel constricting on the foot, either. They're meant to be worn barefoot. For barefoot feel and comfort, my "elf shoe" moccasins (Grippy Soft Star Mocs) are basically unbeatable. So how don't they allow feet to be feet? Well, when you get super granularly analytical about it, my awesome moccasins suffer from a critical lack of functionality that seems intrinsic to their single-toe-boxed design.
The word moccasin was first introduced into English in 1612, from a Virginia Algonquian language, most likely Powhatan though similar words exist in Narragansett.
The term is used in a general sense to refer to any piece of footwear made of soft leather (most often deerskin). The shoes are most often incredibly pliable and soft, allowing for hunters to walk virtually silently. Being made of leather, they also soak up liquid easily and lend good traction.
Specifically, the term is used to denote leather footwear worn by many native tribes of North America. Many moccasins are decorated with beads, shells, or other adornments, depending on the tribe and particular use.
In the western plains and desert, moccasins were usually hard soled to protect their wearer's feet from sharp rocks and cacti. The Apache moccasins include a toe that is turned up to prevent thorns or slender rocks from entering the seam and stabbing the foot.
Other regional variations include decorative tongues amongst many tribes of the south-west, bits of leather hanging from the heel to eliminate footprints, and tiny tails that dragged behind the moccasins.