Moccasins

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  1. possumjon

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    Not mocassins, but my favorite hunting shoes are the thin soled Palladiums with a canvas top... very much like the old converse tennis shoes... i've got enough leather to make a pair of mocs though, and the plans from a 1920s or thereabouts Field and Stream magazine... just been putting it off... for years.
     
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    Can't really tell from the pic but I wore moccasins hiking and climbing mountains in AK. They where comfortable, and my feet stayed plenty warm even when wet, traction wasn't even a problem. That being said I can't speak to the quality of this brand, or how comfortable you will be in them. It depends on weather conditions, activity level, and your own tolerance to the weather. If you are going to be wearing them in cold wet conditions make sure you get them large enough to accommodate good wool socks. with a little extra room moccasins aren't supposed to fit really tight.
     
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    I spent a lot of years tromping around the woods in moccasins while period trekking, if cold is not a problem they should work very well, two things I'd suggest, one, get the lace up mocks instead, and order a pair of sheep skin inner soles for them, your feet will thank you.
    And two, coat them with Snow Seal or Obendorfs to make them water repellent, if they get soaked they will stretch like you wouldn't believe.

    What size shoes do you wear ?
     
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    jeremyctry Outdoorsman Supporter Bushclass I

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    I prefer Hubbards boot grease
     
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    I may order a set for early season use. Just to try them. The sheepskin will probably be ordered as well! Thanks for the input, always looking to try something new.

    Ive got little guy feet, 9.5 or 10s at the most lol.

    Amazon had some good deals on cyber Monday, I've been reading alot of old woodcraft books as you guys can tell lol
     
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    I've been wearing mocs hunting and 1 thing for sure is you will see a lot more animals due to walking more slow and sneaky. I'd recommend getting them well in advance of hunting season and learn how to walk in them. It's different than hunting boots. I don't think I can ever go back to boots in the woods again. But that's just my personal choice. Be sure to check out sodhoppers. Paul is a craftsman and a real pleasure to work with.
     
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    I have just started wearing a pair of moccasins from a glowing tandy kit. I haven't been in the woods yet but I think a thicker leather would ve better. Wearing them out in public the mocs resemble being bare foot.

    @possumjon have you looked at crazy crow trading post for moccasins?
     
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    I'll check out recommended brands all!
     
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    Sadly, Arrow Moccasin is no longer in business, After Henry died his wife Oko and their son Paul kept the business going, Paul learned leather working from his dad and worked in the shop from the time he was in high school, his Mom passed away a number of years ago leaving Paul to carry on the business, Paul Passed away this past spring, there was no one left to run the business.
     
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    There are shoes that I consider modern incarnations of moccasins. I've worn Merrel Tough Gloves, combined with Dirty Girlz gators quite a bit in the woods. Keeping debris out is essential if you are doing anything off trail in a dry environment. So some kind of light weight gator really helps.

    I love wearing minimalist footwear for hunting, when the terrain permits. If I have to do a lot of side-hilling in steep terrain, I still fall back to a lightweight boot.

    Think of shoes like this as a moccasin with a much tougher sole. The sole has no padding. There is no arch support. The toe box is spacious. And the sole thickness is the same from front to back. Pretty much the same design parameters as a moccasin.

    https://www.zappos.com/merrell-barefoot-tough-glove-black
     
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    You may want to check out Stegers, also.
     
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    I hate to hear this, I really liked their products. Thanks for the update.

    BF
     
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    I have two pairs of Russell Thula Moccasins. They are about the only thing I can wear for very long. Mine were custom fitted. I am usually barefoot because of some foot problems but when there is snow on the ground or society(wife) dictates I use the Russells.
     
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    Ordered a pair from the earthing store for my wife for Christmas. She's been wanting a nice set of mocs for a few years now but could never justify the cost.now she gets what she wants and I get a guinea pig :p I'll let you guys know what I think. If I like them I'll order a set for myself
     
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    I wear my own mocs/long boots. Bottom is fiberglass cloth glued on with shoegoo, with extra shoegoo for grip and waterproofing.

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