Soft, comfy moccasins
Moosehide Driving Moc Review:
I had been eyeing these and researching reviews for a few weeks before I decided to purchase these mocs. I love Minnetonka, and have worn their basic leather or suede mocs with the thunderbird beading for more than 3 decades! I was looking for a super soft slip on style but with a little more support than what the basic kiltie style offers. These appeared to have some cushion and arch support, and the reviews were mostly positive.
Let me first start out by saying the shoes I received do not truly look like the ones in the online photo. There is no stitching to hold the insole down on mine and the toes of mine are more pointed than round like represented in the photo...and actually, both of my shoes do not match with regards to the shape of the toe. However, once on my feet with the rawhide lacing firmly cinched up, they are so comfy and fit perfectly...the buttery soft moose hide is like glove leather socks for my feet and that was truly what I was looking for. The insole is soft and supple under my feet, the arches are ok, better than nothing, but I also have a very high instep. I wore them around the house for several hours last night and they are definitely keepers. I would guess that any inconsistencies in the shoes themselves are indicative that each moccasin is truly handmade and handmade items are never exactly the same. Looking forward to wearing these for a few years to come!