moc4.jpgmoc3.jpgmoc2.jpgmoc5.jpgmoc1.jpgHey folks.I'm back from school now. The moccasins I am talking about,I first saw in the movie "The Hunted" with Tommy Lee Jones. In the movie they wear these and are said to be super quiet. After a long search online I finally found them. There is a couple of makers who make these. I chose the maker I did due to price(lower). Although, they are the same moccasin. I will post pics.The black pair I've had for 10 years and have never had to have it re-soled. To extend the life of the sole,I chose a conveyor belt sole. It's real thin and makes a slight difference in whether barefoot or not. I liked my first pair so much that I had Paul Wilson make me another pair. This time saddle/tan color. I love these just as much. My son is 10 and he already wants me to save them for him when he grows up. I would buy him a pair,but with his foot still growing I wouldn't want to replace these every year or two. Once you stop growing,these are great to buy. Yes, they are a little pricey,but I just kept the add ons to a bare minimum. You get to chose your buttons. I chose the ones that were metal and were free. Once you go to the site you will understand. Now, how does a guy in Oregon make a moc that is made for your foot? Well, once you place an order Paul will send you a dvd of how to cast your foot. This is a simple process that uses an old sock and duct tape. That's it. A perfect cast of your own foot. You send that to Paul and in 3 weeks you get your new moccasins in the mail. When you get them,Paul sends you the pattern he made for your moccasins. This way you can keep up with it and if you want another pair down the road,just send the pattern back. No more castings. EagleRiverDee, you said above that you would like no sole just leather. Well,Paul will do this,but it makes it more expensive to repair if you ever wear through. The next best thing is what he calls Goop Sole. It's applied after the mac is finished and is very very thin. It will have to be re applied with wear, in which you can send them back to him or buy the Goop in a jar and do it yourself. That was my first option,but then I went with the conveyor belt sole. I don't regret that at all. Anyway, to see what my black ones looked like new,look at the Stealth Trackers on the site. Yes, he sells a lot of these to hunters for being quiet while hunting. When you look at the price,just figure,like I did, the final price divided by 25 years. That is what you are basically spending for shoes for life. And it's cheaper.
Custom Moccasin Styles, Stealth Trackers, Tracking Moccasins, Bow Hunting, Western, Renaissance, SCA, Earthing,Tactical,Police, Military, Go Green, Earthing, Barefoot Moccasins, SodHoppers
Custom Moccasin Styles, Stealth Trackers, Tracking Moccasins, Bow Hunting, Western, Renaissance, SCA, Earthing,Tactical,Police, Military, Go Green, Earthing, Barefoot Moccasins, SodHoppers I looked into these some years ago when they were called Bald Mountain. They are nice and custom made but boy were their prices expensive. Seems like they were over $1000 for a pair.
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Those sodhoppers ones are pretty sweet. There are other makers of similar shoes. ShoemakerSharon's Photos or Boots, Nativearth Olde Soles: Handmade boots, shoes, and leather accessories. are two examples. There are several others. You probably have to either apply a goop sole yourself or ask them to do it for some of the other makers since they feature images of thicker soles. Basically any turnshoe can have a goop sole or none at all, but I'd hate to pay so much money for a bare sole that will wear out fast. I consider all of these to be different than actual moccasins, though.
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