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The classic boat shoe design was actually modeled after a shoe the Native Americans created: the moccasin. Both require the flexibility of on-shore and in- or near-water resiliency, When reviewing the construction, both moccasins and boat shoes carry similar traits. Both are made from water-resistant leather. Also, the design is low cut on the foot, which gives them an easy transition from boat deck shoe to boat shoe.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|