Mukluks were so serviceable, they were immediately adopted by European settlers in the 17th century for survival in the “New World,” many of whom had never experienced blizzards, wind chill, or freezing temperatures. Their colonial trading posts had an indelible influence on tribal artistry and design as new, imported materials became available. Eventually organic decorative elements like feathers, quills, and moose-hair tufts were enhanced or replaced by pompoms, beadwork, and ready-made textiles, especially for tourists.
Laurentian Chief’s 12” Snowshoe Mukluks for Women are an example of this evolution. Influenced in design by Indigenous boots once worn with snowshoes, they are made from genuine moose hide leather and lined with thick fleece for the ultimate in cold weather comfort. The suede gusseted tongue keeps out ice and snow, and the durable Marron Italia treaded sole provides stability in slippery conditions.
Please note: Leather mukluks are not waterproof and should be treated before wearing outdoors. With the right protective products and proper care, they should last you many years.
Condition leather sections with a leather finishing wax or natural waterproofing product, such as mink oil. We also recommend applying a high quality protective spray. Repeat regularly, as necessary.
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Women’s 12” Snowshoe Mukluks by Laurentian Chief are a very special pair of winter boots that honor their origin and purpose with luxurious comfort and warmth, while turning heads with their uniquely beautiful appearance. Step into a pair!