Hand Made Baby Moccasins,
This listing is for one pair of Red baby moccasins size Infant or Small.
These moccasins will be handmade just for you. See sizing chart below to choose your size.
WHAT MAKES TOTMOCS UNIQUE?
Totmocs are handmade here in my studio using genuine high quality deer and elk hides. These shoes are made from patterns that were handed down from close family friends and have over 30 years of production. These original designs allow a child’s foot to grow and breath naturally without restriction and are a health alternative to traditional footwear.
HOW LONG CAN THEY BE WORN?
The nature of deer and elk hide is that it will grow with your child’s foot, stretching 2-3 sizes as the foot matures and grows. Deer and elk hides stretch more than other leathers (cow, suede, and synthetics) allowing a much longer life out of the shoe, meaning less shoes that you have to buy.
WHAT SIZE DO I GET?
Measuring the length of foot is the best way to find the right size as all feet are different.
You want the foot length to be 0.25″- 0.5″ (0.4-0.7 cm) smaller than the shoe measurement.
Size…………………Aprox. Age ……. Sole of shoe measures
(1-2) Infant………..0-3+ months………. 4 in. (10 cm)
((2-4) Small……….3-9 months………….4.5 in. (11 cm)
(4-5) Medium…….10-18months……….5 in. (12.5 cm)
(6-8) Large………..14-28 months………5.75 in. (14.5 cm)
(8-10) X-Large…..2-4+ years…………..6.5 in. (16 cm)
PLEASE NOTE: I have listed below sizes based on approximate age the child would START wearing the shoe. For example: a 2 month old may be able to wear size infant for 6-9 months (no guarantees as all feet are different) HOWEVER the shoe must be worn from an age where the foot fits naturally into the shoe and the shoe will stretch and grow as the foot does. A 5-month-old baby will most likely not fit into that same shoe.
It is best to have a snug fit so that the foot does not move around in the shoe too much.
If they are too loose to start try heavy socks and tightening laces as much as is reasonable. Later they can be worn with or without socks as preferred.
WHY ARE THEY SO COMFORTABLE?
These shoes are lined with a 1/2-inch thick sheepskin insole, making them VERY soft and comfortable, while still having a ‘barefoot’ feel. The leather, as well as the sheepskin, allows the foot to breath while keeping warm and protected (regulates temperature so no hot sweaty feet on hot days).
ARE THEY GOOD FOR MY CHILDS FOOT?
Due to its elasticity, these shoes will not bind, misshape, or restrict the bone growth of the foot as some traditional shoes do. They are VERY soft and comfortable to wear (I know from experience they are hard to take off!).
Totmocs help with natural agility and balance as your child begins to walk because the child can feel the surface beneath them.
DO THEY STAY ON?
Around the ankle lace keeps the moccasin securely on the foot. If you have a hard time keeping shoes on your child they can be laced back up through the second to last hole to tie higher on the ankle, which has proven to keep most squirmy feet in their shoes! Please be mindful of laces so they do not become a choking hazard.
HOW ARE THEY MADE?
I cut and hand stitch each pair here in my home studio among the Costal Redwoods of Northern California. Each pair of shoes is slightly different due to the individuality of each hide. Color and thickness may vary slightly and minor natural blemishes do occur in the hides, though they will never interfere with the integrity of the shoe. (If it does please send them back!) My shoes are made with love and care and hand crafted to the best of my ability.
These shoes can be hand washed in a mild detergent and air-dried.
DO THEY HAVE A SOLE?
At this time I do not offer a soling option however it is in the works. Your child will most likely out grow the shoe before they wear out the bottom. The shoe will naturally create a second skin, which helps to protect the shoe. These shoes are not recommended for really wet conditions because they will soak through, however small amounts of water will not harm them, just be sure that they dry thoroughly. Walking for long periods on concrete will wear them out faster than being in the dirt and grass.
Large and XL sizes have an additional foam insole to help give the foot more stability and help define the bottom of the shoe so that it is less likely to slip around.
CAN THEY BE WORN OUTSIDE?
YES, I recommend it! They are so comfortable they will want to wear them out! These are also great for daycare and places where you need foot protection but want to allow the foot to be free.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTREST IN TOTMOCS!
Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions.
100% Handmade in Northern California.