Note: We are heading towards a complete DIY ethos. We have always believed that making your own clothing is the most satisfying way to enjoy your moccasins, mittens and other wears. We are a small company and are running out of time to make them for you! The wait times have become too long for us to feel good about doing it so we are trying to really encourage people to make them yourselves! If you really can’t, perhaps a good friend can take a stab at it. We have our Youtube Videos live for you to follow along and you can find our instructional booklets in our DIY kits available here: DIY Kits!
We’ve worn our moccasins for hundreds of kilometres of snowshoeing in northern Ontario, on expeditions up to 40 days in length. After years of testing and refinement we are proud to offer what we think will be the coziest, warmest pair of winter footwear you’ll ever own!
Custom, and hand made by us, with lightweight, wrap-around-style, split-grain boarskin uppers. This style was inspired by photos seen in the excellent book “Making the Attikamek Snowshoe” published by the Trust for Native American Crafts and Culture. These are exquisite, traditional snowshoe moccasins. Every pair comes with a 100% felted wool liner and insole and is backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Check out our socks to complete your cozy footwear system:
What’s the Difference? Canvas vs. Hide Uppers.
Our hide upper moccasins and canvas moccasins are different takes on the same product. Performance wise both of these products will behave almost identically. The split-grain hide and cotton canvas are both: lightweight, durable, breathable, nearly wind-proof, quick drying. The choice comes down to one of aesthetics.
Canvas: Our canvas moccasins are sewn into a tube which you pull on over your calf (like a standard boot) and then secured with a wrap-around lace. Being a pre-formed tube, the canvas is a better medium for decorative ribbon and fur trim. The canvas can also be dyed any colour you wish.
Hide: The split-skin moccasins are not sewn up the front – instead they are wrapped around your calf (with a generous overlap to seal out the snow), closed up with a deer antler button and then secured with the same wrap-around lace we use for the canvas. Split-skin hides comes in a wide variety of colours, from earth-tones to fun and funky. Inherently simpler than the canvas, and slightly easier to pull on, choose the hide uppers if you want a very simple style.
- To accommodate 2 pairs of heavy socks, we recommend men choose a boot size that is 1 full size to a size and a half larger than their shoe size;
(Eg. Sz 7 1/2 => Sz 9)
- Women can convert directly to men’s sizing to get a roomy fit
(Eg. Sz 7 w => Sz 7 M);
- International Shoe Sizes can be determined using this page: http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html