One of the oldest methods of making a protective foot cover is that of a moccasin. The moccasin is believed to have originated in North America where hunters needed to protect their feet from cold and rugged surfaces, and the best choice of material to do that was of course leather wrapped around the foot like a leather bag.
The “bag” construction is the enduring feature of the moccasin today and is what delivers its fabulous comfort. Visually you cannot see the leather bag but the stitched seam that connects the top of the shoe, to the body, sides and sole of the product tells you this is a moccasin construction.
The main benefits of a moccasin are the following:
- Moulds to the shape of the foot.
- Very flexible.
- and Hardwearing.
The same benefits that apply to the moccasin shoe also apply to wonderful moccasin slippers. Since the early 1800s in Somerset, there’s been a thriving sheepskin moccasin slipper industry, many companies within a “stone's throw” of Glastonbury Tor. The Slipper Box sheepskin moccasin range is produced in the heart of Somerset. They are all handmade using fantastic quality suede, suitable for both men and women. They all have a front fastening lace up to secure the slipper to your foot and for additional comfort. Why not have a little look at the fantastic offering on www.theslipperbox.com