Here we have Oat Street Bootmakers’ Slip Moc in Natural and Brown Chromepak®, their take on the classic moccasin without one annoying detail: shoelaces. Just because it is clearly the elephant in the room I’ll address it — it is perfectly fine if there are people out there who never learned how to tie those devil snakes.
In fact, it suggests that they spent their time doing much better and smarter stuff therefore not having time to waste on the silly act. I definitely learned and can prove that to anyone who asks. But what would that solve? This article is about the Slip Moc, let’s not be selfish.
These moccasins feature Chromepak® leather from Chicago’s Horween. Heavyweight but supple, Chromepak® is a water-resistant chrome-tanned leather, hot-stuffed with oils and greases to ensure a conditioned leather for the foreseeable. Built around Oak Street’s 800 last, which they proclaim as the quintessential American loafer last, the Slip Moc sits on lightweight and durable camp soles molded from Brazillian rubber.
Not only are the Slip Mocs made in the US, the handsewn construction means they are fully re-craftable, so while other people are worried about their mocs falling apart, you’ll be factoring in how much your foot will shrink when you become elderly and you’re still slipping into these.
Available for $282 at Oak Street Bootmakers