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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:09 pm    Post subject: newbie, looking for information Reply with quote

I'm looking for information about a good pair of moccasins for trekking and hunting. I don't have a personna yet, so I'm looking to be generally between 1770 and 1820 time frame and durable. Any other information and or ideal are welcome. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who and where have a lot to do with your choice! In general, pucker toe or
centre seam.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I know my question was very general. I live in Tennessee and stay in North Carolina alot for work. And I'm kinda leaning toward a longrifle style. As I'm new I'm not quite ready to trust my feet to a pair I make. I've seen the center seam style, I'll have to research the puck toe. I've found a few moccasin companies, but I'm not really sure who's reputible and makes a quality product. I know expensive doesn't always mean quality, too. I would like to be as period correct as I can, but as I intend to hunt and trek in them, I'm willing to fudge alittle for durability and comfort.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a little researched today and found a map on native tech showing different moccasin styles across north america. There are alot more styles and design's than I had imagined. At first, I think I'll try a cheaper pair of softsole around the house and property to see how my feet hold up. But, I'm curious if a center seam or pucker toe with a hard sole is too far out of style. The area's I hunt in have alot of rocks and thorn bushes in the woods.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without knowing who you are etc,,, barefoot is always a consideration for an accurate start.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't worry Hawkeye, I'm really thick skinned. I like your sense of humor, thanks. But I found Arrow Moc's earlier, they seem to have some nice moc's at a reasonable price. Gotta be better than barefoot, lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:)

Can't recall clearly the fellows name. I make my own mocs, but at events where I walk on streets etc buckle shoes are not always what I need to wear. I like a fellow's double sole mocs out of Indiana. Mike McAdams I beleve is his name.

Yes, I was teasing, but I wasn't just joking about the bare feet either.

Even my podiatrist says barefoot is healthier than any shoe. He says it allws the foot to work normally. Shoes are for protection from stones, and miscelanious modern debris which may cut and otherwise harm the skin. Even joggers are starting to go barefoot and / or have moccasin looking shoes to wear instead of the coushioned things.

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Number two rule.....have fun.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO, you can not go wrong with "Arrow Mocs" http://www.arrowmoc.com/mocasins.html

I have owned 2 pr ( "lace boot" & French Canadian Boot ) for 5+ years in all kinds of weather & all kinds of surfaces & terrain. And they still are in GREAT condition.

3 thoughts

1. You pay for what you get. Amortized over the time a good Moc will last vs a "cheap one = a "no brainer, IMHO

BTW you can save $$ if you opt for the "Canadian" by getting the "Lace" & add your own top.

2. Remember you will be wearing them all day on the "trail", etc & wearing mocs is not like wearing shoes or boots. ( Traction, Support, cushioning ( I wear in soles.) etc. Looks is one thing, but if at the end of the day FEET = PAIN, then BAD NEWS.

3. MAKING them LAST = Conditioning & weather proofing is CRITICAL. I use a product from "Whites Boots" ( http://www.whitesboots.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=29835) EXCLUSIVELY.

I clean them with a High end "leather cleaner or saddle soap from a local "Saddle shop."

Just my 2 cents,, I hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everyone, I appreciate the information. Advice from people with more expierence is always a help when spending money. You bring up a good ideal with the lace up mocs puffer. This might be a good ideal for me in regards to style, as well as save a couple dollars. I said earlier I was leaning towards a long hunter style, but as I'm just getting started I'm sure my personna will change more than once before I make up my mind. Most of the items I've already purchased should fit in several locations and timeframes. And I really agree with everyone on having good footwear. I spent alot of time in light infantry when I was younger, a man with blisters don't travel to far or quick, lol.
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