Catskill Mountain Moccasins
Custom Handmade Leather Moccasins
I need new, and better, boots. I have a pair of cheap pirate boots that I wear to each and every fair (unless it is really hot then I break out the hemp sandals). These boots were cheap and they look good for inexpensive boots (they came from DressLikeAPirate.com if you are wondering) but they are nothing compared to the works of art that the folks at Catskill Mountain Moccasins (CMM) turns out.
When you read the line above that “Custom Handmade Leather Moccasins,” you are probably thinking that these are made a ahead of time and you get to pick the pair that they made – you are thinking you are buying off the rack. And you are allowed to buy ‘off the rack’ but when you walk in their booth, you will realize the truth of this statement. If you are interested in trying on and buying the best and maybe last pair of boots you will ever need, you need look no further: your feet will be measured, you will make all the decisions on the looks and functionality of your boots and when you get done you have that foundation for good garb and a healthy day of walking at the faire that you need.
The folks from Catskill Mountain Moccasins are going to measure your feet, make a mold of your feet, depending on how high up your footwear goes, they are going to measure your legs. When they get done they are going to craft a shoe that fits you… exactly. This is the difference of buying a suit off the rack and having a suit tailored to your body. The shoes are going to fit better and thus you are going to feel better while you wear them. On top of the fact that they are going to fit good, you are going to design them. From the colors to the materials to the way the cinch around your legs, you get to make all the choices. Choose the buttons, the tops, the trims and everything in between. You design them, make the choices with some informed help from the merchant and then they do the rest and you have a new pair of custom made boots or shoes.
Add to this the website that has all their information and you have a traditional shoemaker with a great high tech communication tool. Their website answers all the questions you might have and will even let you design your own mocs. Send them a request and they will send you a fitting kit to the house that you can use to make sure you get that custom fit.
Or if you really need to feel the boot before you buy, stop by one of the many fairs that they do each year and you can try some on and walk around in them before you buy. I guarantee that this will be the best purchase you make when it comes to your costume.
If your feet are killing you by the end of the day, it is certain that you are not wearing a pair of Catskill Mountain Moccasins.