What are moccasin shoes and why you might want a pair.

So you’re here wondering what a moccasin shoe is! Well, I’m here to try and convince you as to why you may like to have a pair.

Origin and description

First of all, what is a moccasin and where did they originate? The first moccasins shoes were constructed by Native Americans. They did this by taking a whole piece of soft leather and shaping it like a sock. A sole is then stitched directly to the bottom of the shoe. This results in a very flexible and easy to slip-on shoe. And that’s it, pretty simple right? The shoe has evolved over the years from the decorative Native American to what we find today. But the construction has remained essentially the same. Now we know how a moccasin is constructed and what it is let’s go over to the pros and cons.

Pros of a moccasin shoe

What are the pros? A moccasin shoe is very flexible. This makes them the perfect summer shoe. Great for and easy run-around or just for lounging around at home. The flexibility also make them fantastic for those with wider feet in addition to being a great driving shoe. No more hindrance and worry of creasing you can get when you drive in a sturdier shoe. The easy construction also results in a cheaper shoe which is obviously a bonus.

Cons of a moccasin shoe

Ok, so the cons. Being an easily constructed shoe means that they do offer less support and cushioning. That’s why I don’t advice these to be your everyday work shoe. Additionally, being a summer shoe they don’t have great insulation either. A final con to a moccasin is that they’re not as easily repaired as other constructions. Every time a new sole is stitched on they are stitched on making new holes which does weaken the upper leather. However, these days most moccasins tend to have rubber soles which make them much more durable and waterproof.

So there you have it. You now know what a moccasin is and how they’re constructed as well as their pros and cons. To any who are looking for an easy slip on and off, laze around, summer shoe, I say look no further than the moccasin.