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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    Well since you don't like them I guess he won't be loanin' em to you. You can just go barefoot.
    Not barefoot yet Rick. I have some of my own.

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    The one on the right is from the Fl state university website.

    The one on the right is a pattern taken from moccs excivated at Ft Legioneer in PA from the Frech and Indian war.

    Both pair have boarhide soles and elk uppers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiftyer1 View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with the minnetonka brand mocs?
    As a medieval reenactor, I started out with knee-high Minnetonka mocs. Not historically accurate, and as it turns out, not very durable. If it's all you can get, then go for it.

    Currently I have a pair made by Steger. They're not the tall mukluks but their "Apache" mocs. Very comfortable and durable. Figure on spending $100 on a good pair.

    http://www.mukluks.com/

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    I've had a pair of Arrow mocs for ages. They started out as the French style, but I cut off all the elkskin as they were a pia to put on. I've tried to make mocs, they turn out but they hurt my feet. The Arrows have a thick boar sole that is very supportive. And they have a lifetime gaurantee.
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    I made my own from moose hide. I got the pattern from Tandy Leather for under 10 bucks, it was easy to follow and they were simple to make. The finished mocs look and fit great, I even wore them hunting a couple of times this season. Theres nothing better for stalking and still hunting.

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    without going off subject here , after watching dual survival awhile back I made a pair of hiking/tennis shoes out of old tire treads , and I gotta say its really easy to do , all I needed was some para-chord and a good knife (cutting through old tires might seem easy depending what you have lying around ,like if your in the wilderness you cant pick; steel radials are a bear to cut!!) however they make great soles and in a pinch you wont be barefoot!
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    Bought a pair of knee highs with laces years ago when traveling out west. Lasted several years under light use. Not sure who made them. I now have a pair of Carl Dyers mocs. Love em.

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    Photo238.jpgI agree making your own from your own tanned buckskin is the way to go, but yea a buckskin sole won't last long and will require constant repairs/re-soling unless you use a bark-tanned or more durable sole. Right now I am using buckskin half-leggings/apache boot tops with regular shoes and they work great for keeping thorns and spinifex from getting into my feet , until I make my own full buckskin apache boots that is what I use for now..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SemperFi View Post
    without going off subject here , after watching dual survival awhile back I made a pair of hiking/tennis shoes out of old tire treads , and I gotta say its really easy to do , all I needed was some para-chord and a good knife (cutting through old tires might seem easy depending what you have lying around ,like if your in the wilderness you cant pick; steel radials are a bear to cut!!) however they make great soles and in a pinch you wont be barefoot!

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    If anyone is looking to purchase a quality pair of moccasins I highly recommend the Arrow Moccasins company.
    http://www.arrowmoc.com/

    I purchased the French Canadian Mocs over five years ago and have been very pleased.


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    I make mine.

    Dyer offers some that can be bought

    LL bean used to sell a simple camp moccasin, no idea if they still do.

    Most of mine are high top ones lined with rabbit fur.

    For summer I make ho chi min's (add a wool sock for cooler wear / more foot protection when wanted.)

    I do have a couple low quarter moccasins that my kids made from "kits" that the scouts bought. I think hobby lobby sold them for a bit. These are basically unlined leather bobby socks, but nice enough to slip on when you just want to slip out back for a minute etc.

    My next experiment this fall will be putting a tire tread sole on the bottom of a moc to make a kind of boot thing. No idea how that is gonna work out.

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