Slippers & Moccasins Made in the USA

There’s nothing like slipping your feet into a good pair of slippers or moccasins when you want to relax. Sadly, the market is flooded with low-quality products that don’t offer great comfort or durability. That’s why we took the time to find all the slippers and moccasins made in the USA. Through rigorous research, we put together a list of tough, stylish, and comfortable footwear. Let’s dive in.

Full List of Slipper and Moccasin Brands Made in the USA

Itasca Leathergoods


Headquarters: Lake George, MN

States manufacturing in: MN



These handcrafted men’s moccasins from Itasca are made from fine leather and designed to offer comfortable performance. They feature double rubber soles built for indoor and outdoor walking with a grippy texture to help with traction on smooth surfaces like hardwood. The moccasins feature 100% natural leather uppers made from full-grain cowhide for tough performance. This footwear is made with a slip-on style that’s convenient for quick use. They have an authentic look, are available in different color finishes and can be sized well for most feet. They’re tough and should hold up well through extended use as well. These moccasins are costly, but they are made to be worth the investment for their durability and usability.

Janska


Headquarters: Colorado Springs, CO

States manufacturing in: CO



These American-made sock slippers from Janska are designed to keep your feet warm and comfortable at home. These slipper socks are made from soft-touch fleece and very gripping soles to give better traction on smooth surfaces. They feature heavy stitching, double-layered fleece bottoms, and a thicker cuff around the upward edge, so they shouldn’t be as prone to tears and holes as other socks. The slippers are built to last and they’re engineered for comfort as well – seams are kept smooth inside. They’re offered in seven different colors and four different sizes.

Steger Mukluks and Moccasins


Headquarters: Ely, MN

States manufacturing in: MN



Steger mukluks and moccasins are smooth everyday footwear made from tough moose hide. They come in earthy tones and showcase the rich appearance of the natural hide. Each of these moccasins features thick rubber soles with moose hide uppers. They manage to remain cool when used during warmer weather and offer insulation for cooler weather as well. They are suitable for outdoor wear and will provide the most comfort in moderate to cool temperatures.

North Star Trading Co


Headquarters: Clinton, WA

States manufacturing in: WA



You can make the most of tough, but supple sheepskin with these Seattle Scoots from North Star Trading Co. Seattle Scoots. These slippers are fitted with a thin EVA sole that’s slightly ridged for better gripping potential. They are offered in standard shoe sizes, making it simpler to get an accurate fit. The slippers are only sold in whole sizes though, so you will have to purchase the next size up if you normally go with half sizes. Each pair is seamless inside and made of soft-touch material in every area where they will come into contact with your skin to offer maximum comfort.

We had the pleasure of chatting with North Star’s Nick VanDyke recently, who gave us some insights into their American roots. “This is our 40th year in business here in the Pacific Northwest. We had the good fortune to grow and evolve in the tight-knit craft community of the Pike Place Market in Seattle and, to this day, still hand-make everything on nearby Whidbey Island. Ours is a family company and over the years we have continued to develop an amazing relationship with our customers. It is our hope that everyone who orders from us will enjoy their slippers/hats so much that they HAVE to share the experience with the ones they love.”

Wassookeag Moccasins


Headquarters: Dexter, ME

States manufacturing in: ME



These versatile full leather moccasins are for men or women and are made of four different layers of leather and use a mix of bull hide leather and deer leather for a soft, but tough quality. Each moccasin is fitted with a triple leather sole, complete with a resilient 8 to 9-ounce bull hide upper, vamp, and outsole. These moccasins also feature hand-stitched construction using tough rawhide. They’re made in a similar style to classic moccasins and feature enough leather hide to hold up to outdoor use. Using deer hide makes these moccasins supple and breathable whilst also keeping your feet warm.

WindWalkers


Headquarters: Bodega Bay, CA

States manufacturing in: CA



These American-made WindWalkers slippers are made with either leather or sheepskin, making them durable, but also soft. The footwear made for older children comes with leather soles, while the slippers for infants and toddlers are equipped with a sheepskin sole. These slippers are designed to be quick and convenient to slip on and can hold up over time. Please note – these slippers aren’t made using exact sizing, so you may need to take some time to figure out the right size you need.


Factors To Consider

The Sole Type

When evaluating slippers or moccasins, your first concern should always be the type of sole that’s used. The sole is the only thing separating your foot from contact with the ground and largely determines how the footwear feels to walk around in. Evaluate the different options based on what the sole is meant for and how well it holds up to its true purpose. For an outdoor moccasin or slipper, look for a thick sole that’s waterproof and built to withstand walking against rocks and other abrasives. Rubber soles or very thick hide soles are best in these situations. For an indoor slipper or moccasin, look for soles that are as soft as possible while still being durable. We like double bottom soles with a pliable leather on moccasins or a lightweight padded sole in a slipper for indoor use.

Leather Quality

When selecting a good moccasin or even a slipper that’s composed of leather, it’s imperative to get a product that doesn’t skimp on leather quality. Look at the type of leather, as well as the actual grade and thickness. We prefer to go with full-hide or suede leather all the time. These are generally the two best options and will hold up the best long-term. Low-quality leather stands out immediately because it is thinner, has a fake plastic look to it, and simply won’t hold up when worn for long enough. Good leather is thicker, more supple, and just has a good feel in the hand.

Stitching and Construction

Look closely at the build quality of every piece of footwear. While evaluating the construction of these products, examine the level of stitching and the materials used in the process. We prefer moccasins held together by hand-stitched rawhide for their strength, but have also seen high-quality machine-stitched moccasins that hold up well over time. The important factor is that the stitching goes into a thick hide, and the stitching is heavyweight enough to hold up to long-term use. When selecting non-leather footwear, look to see if the material used at attachment points is thick and durable. Look for thick stitching that doesn’t look out of place, and stitching that helps spread out pressure for an even and comfortable performance that withstands quick movements and hard use.

Fashion

Looks are subjective, so make sure to consider your style and what brands fit it best.

Comfort

Finally, look at the comfort of the slippers and how they feel while wearing them (if you’re trying them on in a store). Look for no rough spots within the footwear itself, and that the insole feels nice and soft. Also take time to evaluate the fit of each product, making sure that they stretch out properly for a nice snug fit that’s supportive, but puts minimal pressure on the feet.