I've always wondered just what the heck moccasins were supposed to be good for. I have read period accounts of "frontiersmen" where their moccasins "served the feet much better than shoes", and thought "you're full of c--p". Literary romanticism. Moccasins are nothing but a thin, soft leather sock, affording no real protection to the feet, and certainly not offering any protection to tender soles from stepping on rocks! Everyone talks about constantly mending their moccasins... why bother??? If you can walk around in moccasins, you can easily walk around barefoot, no fuss, no muss. Sure, in winter, you can make moccasins and stuff them with something in hopes of keeping your feet warm, but otherwise, what good are they? The ONLY thing I can think of is that perhaps it keeps poison ivy (the State Herb of Kentucky) off your feet... As a tenderfooted guy, who cannot go barefoot, because stepping on a rock or anything else causes crippling pain, I've tried them and I find moccasins utterly pointless. Now, If one had "shoepacks" of heavy cowhide leather, especially with extra soles, then you might have something (and I intend to try making myself a pair).