I’ve been introduced to the comfiest boots ever. I’m sure you’ve seen them around – it’s time for Manitbah Mukluks to take the spotlight.
With Aboriginal roots, Mantiobah Mukluks is a Canadian company that creates modern Metis-inspired mukluks and moccasins for everyday wear. To be honest, until I looked it up, I didn’t even know what mukluks were. From TheCandianEncyclopedia.ca I discovered that historically, mukluks are:
A watertight boot of Inuit manufacture, suitable for walking on the Tundra. The sole is made of sealskin and is sewn to tops of caribou skin. Sinew thread used in a blind stitch passing only halfway through the skin makes watertight seams.
Of course today’s mukluks are a little different, but I love that Manitobah Mukluks allow us to embrace our Canadian history in every step with modern design and materials that mimic the mukluks worn hundreds of years ago. That’s why, when I was asked to participate in a blogger photo shoot to showcase these boots, I jumped on the chance to try out a pair of Snowy Owls in charcoal (currently retail for $200).
Now, you guys know that my idea of street style is a selfie in my apartment mirror, so when the opportunity came, I decided it was time to go out of my comfort zone and let a pro handle the photography. A pro like Jenna Marie Wakani from Refinery 29, no less. Here are some of the shots from my street style shoot:
Walking in these Snowy Owls is like walking on clouds. They are so soft and cushy but have a sturdy waterproof sole which make them ideal for walking on the wet surfaces of a Canadian winter. They are light-weight and quite structured around the ankles which make them easy to walk in. Might I also add that I really appreciate the sizing? This is a VERY comfortable size 11 boot that fits my foot perfectly. Any brand that can cater to my foot size earns extra points with me.
If you are looking for your own cozy pair, or maybe a gracious holiday gift for someone special, you can head to Manitobah Mukluks, Gravity Pope, or to your local Holt Renfrew. Holts has recently partnered with the brand to showcase the Manitobah Mukluk boots and mocassin collection, along with items in the Storyboot Project – a project that creates business building partnerships artisans who fashion mukluks and moccasins the traditional way (see more here).
If you happen to already own or decide to buy a pair of Manitobah Mukluks, drop me a line – I’d love to hear your thoughts on them!