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I returned home from work travel today to find the box with my new moccasins. BEST SHOES EVER!! My feet love them...and I'll be reaching out to order this year's Christmas style. Thank you for your outstanding craftsmanship & Happy Thanksgiving! ... Read More

Lori K.

I LOVE my pair! I have been wearing them a lot. They fit great, are super-cute, and are so comfortable. I put them on my Instagram page and my old boss already wants to buy some. ... Read More

Theresa M.

I received my moccasins and I love them. The craftsmanship is superb and I love the colors. I am sure I will be ordering more. ... Read More

Nancy B.

My mocs came a few days ago. I love them. To have footwear that fits both feet, of very unequal size, is a luxury I never thought I would experience. Love the orange hide with the blue laces. I just don't ever want to take them off! ... Read More

Ginger K.

Hello any potential customers out there. I want to tell you that I am so impressed with the service this company has given to me. If 5 stars were the highest rating, they would be a 10. A difficult foot to fit, the pair were too small, they were HAPPY to make me another pair, no charge at all. Got back to me quickly in emails, The owner is PAUL KIRKMAN. A gem. complete gem. ... Read More

Carol M.

The Itasca Company is a pleasure to work with and The Hatchie Moccasins are perfect - Thank You for Your Service - I will reccomend Your Products and Service as Superior Premium. ... Read More

Jay S.

Earthing or Grounding Movement

There is an emerging line of thought that there's great benefit being physically connected to the earth. Digging deeper, it's suggested that there's physiological and psychological benefit from the transfer of electrons and electrical fields from the earth below directly our bodies - best accomplished when barefoot or lying unclothed on the ground. Think about it: Throughout the evolutionary process and much of history, humans walked barefoot (or with natural hide moccasins) and slept on the ground allowing the earth's healing energy to flow freely into them. Unfortunately, the modern lifestyle limits this connection with the earth - we use shoes with rubber or plastic soled shoes that act as insulators rather than transmitters and we no longer sleep directly on the ground; wood, carpet and other flooring options also act as insulators. All of these modern developments have left us disconnected from this natural energy source.

In the real world, we know that barefoot isn't always practical (or even permitted) and the next best method of transmission is via leather-soled shoes. Soft-soled moccasins, made entirely of leather without rubber or plastic soles (or insoles), are the footwear of choice for followers of the Earthing Movement. To be clear, leather itself isn't conductive - but the electrical energy of the earth is allowed to pass due to two moisture-related features: The foot perspires and the moisture allows the conduction of energy; also, if the ground is wet, the soft leather soles can allow dampness from the ground to permeate the leather to bring energy up to the wearer. Clearly, moccasins are much better than standard shoes which insulate rather than transmit energy.

Earthing Movement followers believe there's evidence to suggest that being connected to the earth brings significant benefit to the circulatory and immune systems, along with a decrease in inflammation. People who following the Earthing techniques report synchronization of biorhythms, better sleep and increased energy. With those potential benefits, we're proud to say that we can make any of our moccasins without our traditional foam pad insole to allow the best connection with the ground possible. In place of our standard foam insole, we will substitute another layer of natural hide which will offer comfort and protection. We can modify both single- and double-soled moccasins. Best of all, there is no extra charge for this service.

To order moccasins without the padded insole, please follow these instructions:

  • Select any moccasin from our assortment on any of our product pages.
  • Put the correct size from your selection into your shopping cart.
  • On the check-out page, indicate in the "comments" box that you'd like your moccasins made WITHOUT the foam pad insole. We'll automatically substitute a leather pad.
  • If you're ordering a custom color or custom size via foot tracings, please follow our standard guidelines being sure to indicate that you do not want a foam pad insole.

To learn more about the Earthing Movement, follow this link: Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever?, by Clinton Ober, Stephen T. Sinatra and Martin Zucker.

Please feel free to contact us with further questions.