The Metis Half Mukluk is a classic design made of suede and features a fleece lining, sheepskin shearling insole, and Vibram rubber outsole. The exterior is designed with rabbit fur and displays floral beadwork reflective of Metis culture.
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Manitobah Mukluks. Made in Canada. The Tipi Vibram Sole Mukluks tend to fit big. We recommend sizing down by one full size versus most other footwear.
Foot Lining: Sheepskin Shearling
Height: 9.5" Tall
Materials: Cowhide Suede, Rabbit Fur
Sole: Tipi Vibram
The 'mukluk' is an Aboriginal word for 'winter boot'. Our ancestors created them thousands of years ago out of natural hides and fur in order to survive in the coldest places in Canada. This Tall Métis Mukluk is the most iconic mukluk style and has been passed down to us from generation to generation. Now we continue the tradition by combining modern techniques and materials to make functional mukluks for urban environments. The footbed is sheepskin-lined and the sole was made in partnership between Vibram and an Aboriginal artist.
The Métis Mukluk is also part of our Signature Collection that features traditional Métis floral beadwork. Métis women were inspired by a mix of European folk art and expert Aboriginal beadwork, so they wove floral patterns into everyday life. For that reason, floral patterns became a defining cultural symbol for Métis people. We're proud to keep that tradition alive!