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Let's Celebrate Canada's 150th

Let's Celebrate Canada's 150th

Happy 150th birthday Canada! If you want to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday right down to the soles of your feet we have just the shoe for you. Comfortable, stylish and made from natural leather, our Canada 150 moccasins are a perfect way to celebrate Canada this year. Laurentian Chief has really outdone themselves this time. We are pleased to have suede maple leaf moccasins in sizes for men, women, juniors and kids, just in time for Canada day.
June 17, 2017 by Francine Scheuermann
What Is A Pow Wow?

What Is A Pow Wow?

The heart of any Pow Wow is the drum. It is its beat of the celebration in which all the dancers move to in order to honour Mother Earth during every dance at the Pow Wow. A big part of any Pow Wow is the dancing competition portion. Some of the bigger Pow Wow's have significant prize money awarded for the dance competitions. Let's take a closer look at the different dances involved in most Pow Wows.
May 21, 2017 by Francine Scheuermann
How To Keep Moccasin Laces From Coming Undone

How To Keep Moccasin Laces From Coming Undone

Traditional moccasins are extremely comfortable and stylish to wear. However due to the fact that the laces are made of leather, many people have a hard time tying them together in a way that looks good and stays secure. It can be frustrating to have to constantly tie your leather moccasins up, when one of the reasons you likely enjoy wearing them is because they are slip on shoes. It can also be a hassle to constantly have to retie your child's moccasins if they are constantly coming undone with all the wear and tear kids do, running and crawling around. The good news is there are 3 different ways you can try tying your moccasin laces that are less likely for them to come undone.
April 21, 2017 by Francine Scheuermann
What Makes Moccasins Authentic?

What Makes Moccasins Authentic?

American Indian handcrafted moccasins have never been more alive or dynamic for your feet. They continue to be one of the most gratifying and exciting forms of footwear to wear because authentic Native Indian Moccasins combine age-old tradition, innovation and talent. It is gratifying to know that purchasing and wearing traditional Native American footwear helps to continue the expression and livelihood of American Indian artisans and the preservation of our country's only indigenous footwear. The classic moccasin footwear is undoubtedly influenced by centuries of history, combinations of intrinsic spirit with timeless, attractive appeal.
5 Ways to Loosen & Break-In Your New Moccasins

5 Ways to Loosen & Break-In Your New Moccasins

Moccasins allow you to look fashionable and stylish all the while, giving your feet ultimate comfort. When you first purchase a pair of real leather Canadian handmade moccasins they might feel a little stiff at first, before you break in the leather. Traditional style moccasin shoes and slippers fit like a dream once they’re broken in, but how do you achieve a comfortable fit even faster?
March 05, 2017 by Francine Scheuermann
Difference Between Driving Moccasins, Slippers & Shoes

Difference Between Driving Moccasins, Slippers & Shoes

Let's take a moment to clarify some terms in the moccasin world as there are several shoes that claim to be moccasins when in fact they are not. A moccasin is a heelless shoe made completely of soft leather with the sole brought up and attached to a piece of U-shaped leather on top of the foot. Worn and designed firstly by Native Americans, traditional moccasins have evolved over time. Today, genuine leather moccasins can be found as driving moccasin shoes, soft sole slippers or hard sole loafers. Each were created for a different purpose. Let's find out the difference between the three and why you might wear them.
January 10, 2017 by Francine Scheuermann
Vegetable Vs. Chemical Tanning

Vegetable Vs. Chemical Tanning

There are two main ways genuine leather is tanned and that is chemically, also known as chrome tanning, and vegetable tanning. A lot of people write to us about vegetable tanning vs. chemical tanning so this blog talks about these 2 different processes and their advantages and disadvantages. It is important to know how the real leather you buy is treated and tanned. People with sensitivities to chemicals should pay special attention to the tanning process of natural leather so as to protect themselves. All of our handmade leathers products and apparel are chemically tanned, but we thought we'd let our readers know about the differences between the two different processes.
December 06, 2016 by Francine Scheuermann
Moccasins - A Timeless, Classic Shoe

Moccasins - A Timeless, Classic Shoe

Traditional moccasins are known as a timeless shoe because of their classic design that never goes out of style and the free-spirited historical culture they represent. Natural moccasins were worn by Native American Indians long before Christopher Columbus ever discovered North America so they could be considered our Nation's 'first' footwear. Native American moccasins are part of our beautiful heritage.
October 23, 2016 by Francine Scheuermann
Moccasins Shoes - Crepe Vs. Rubber Sole

Moccasins Shoes - Crepe Vs. Rubber Sole

Moccasin shoes, wether driving or loafer style moccasins can come with a crepe or rubber sole. This blog outlines the differences between the two different sole options we offer at Leather Moccasins. We hope after reading the benefits and disadvantages of each, you'll be better equipped to choose the type of sole that will suit your uses and preferences the best.
September 20, 2016 by Francine Scheuermann
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What's The Story Behind Your Moccasins?

Everyone has a story behind their authentic moccasins and we'd love to hear yours. Tell us where you wear your genuine moccasins, how you heard about us or what you love about them. We love hearing testimonials and look forward to hearing yours. Thank you for reading my story and hope you enjoy the personal customer care and service you receive when you shop online with Leather-Moccasins.
July 30, 2016 by Francine Scheuermann