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Handmade in Tucson, AZ

Handmade Southwestern Moccasins

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Description

Southwestern style hard-sole moccasins handmade in Tucson, AZ by Jesse Aguiar. Soft and durable chap weight suede leather tops hand sewn to a hard and flexible white latigo sole. As you break the moccasins in, the hard sole forms to the bottom of your foot, creating a custom fit.

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Sizing + Details

Whole women's sizes 7-12.
Sizes can also be unisex and size 12 would fit men's 10.

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Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black
Handmade Southwestern Moccasins kindred black

Southwestern Hard-Soled Moccasins

Specific to Navajo, Apache, Hopi and Pueblo tribes, the Southwestern style moccasin was originally deerskin hand sewn to a hardened deer rawhide with the stitching running along the outside of the shoe. When the Spanish arrived in North America and began moving throughout the Southwestern regions, the native people adopted their more efficient and comfortable blind-stitch method, where the stitching to connect the top of the shoe with the sole is done on the inside of the shoe. This allowed for thicker, more durable bottoms and the tribes began to use the hides of the newly introduced Spanish cattle for the soles of the shoes. The harder sole was more protective against the extreme heat, rocky terrain and cacti of the desert environment.

Jesse Aguiar has been hand making southwest style moccasins in Tucson AZ for 47 years and he and his workers are the last to produce this specific style of hard sole moccasin. Traveling throughout the Southwestern United States, Jesse still sells his handmade shoes to tribal communities for day-to-day wear, ceremonies and dances.