My husband once said that he didn’t see why any woman needed more than three pairs of shoes: brown, black, and beige. Of course, I laughed hysterically. I know very few women who have just three pairs of various styles, let alone just three pairs of shoes! But one pair of shoes that you might not have is a splendid, high-quality pair of moccasins. Therefore, the LAMO Sabrina Moc II ($50) is the perfect addition to your shoe wardrobe. This is my new sole mate!
Mocassins are traditionally made with soft leather soles. That’s fine for a slipper but not if you want to go outside. The LAMO Sabrina Moc II has a grippy TPR sole. TPR means thermoplastic rubber. It has the properties of rubber and plastic. The outsole design will keep you from slipping, especially if the ground is wet. The top of ours is a soft suede.
I personally wear mine for driving because they’re comfy in the car, and just as comfortable when I am walking outside. Inside wear them as a slipper or a flat shoe to look good with whatever casual outfit you’re wearing. If you are a boater, you’ll like that this multi-tasking shoe has leather threading like a boat shoe. The stitched heel back end has an embroidered sheep because the company uses real and faux sheepskin in their warmer styles.
However, if you are traveling you’ll love the Sabrina Moc II slip-on style that is easy to take on and off at the security checkpoint. It doesn’t have metal, so it won’t sound the alarm bells either. Once onboard the plane/train etc. these mocassins are as comfortable as slippers, so you can wear them on a long flight.
Sabrina Moc II is available in four colors and in both suede and textile uppers: Black, Chestnut brown, Chocolate, and our choice, a go with everything medium Grey. The width is a standard size but on this style, you can loosen the leather stripping as you would with a boat shoe if you like a wider fit or wear heavier socks. Sizes 5-12 give women with small to large feet a wide range of options not always found in every shoe brand.
For Your Information:
Did you know that the oldest shoe ever discovered to date is a leather moccasin dating back 5,500 years, found in Armenia, on the border of present-day Turkey and Syria?
However, the word “moccasin” comes from the Algonquian language Powhatan. Now it has a more general meaning for soft slip-on flats made of leather (or similar). But Indian tribes often had richly decorated and beaded versions. You could actually tell one tribe from another by this footwear. They were hand-sewn, and mostly made of deer hide. For example, a signature of the Apache hard-soled footwear was a turned-up toe, which guarded the seams of rocks and other saboteurs. You can see the turned-up toe in the photo above.
The puckered U-shape above the toe was the detail that marked a true moccasin and now features most prominently in modern footwear generically marketed as “moccasins.” Click here if you want to know more about the evolution of the mocassin.
Get Some for Mom:
Mother’s Day is coming up in May. While you are getting your favorite pair, also find her “sole mate” on the LAMO website. For more information about the styles that LAMO offers, visit https://lamofootwear.com/