Posted by Lena Binney on 11/20/2013 to Minnetonka Moccasins
Everyone knows that moccasins are the most comfortable footwear in the world. This is not even up for debate. Moccasins have been around for hundreds of year, with most traditional histories crediting the native Americans for their invention. The term Moccasin literally comes from the Powhatan language used by the Algonquin Indians, where it was called Makasin, which quite literally meant "shoe." They came in a wide range of styles, based on the needs of the people wearing them. If the wearer lived in an area with rocky ground or other treacherous terrain, the soles were usually hard, made from layered and cured animal hide. For the people who lived in sandier or forested environments, the soles were softer, both for comfort and for stealth.