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“Authenticity” is a word I’m hearing a lot of these days. But what does it mean to be truly authentic?
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In a world where we are all subject to outside, superficial pressures, I believe being authentic means honouring the value of what is real and good and true. Sometimes, it’s about getting back to the basics; sometimes it’s about rediscovering our roots and recognizing our own heritage. It’s also about recognizing and respecting the heritage of others.

When we find a well-made product created with traditional techniques and materials, authenticity can also mean quality craftsmanship and dependability. We can take pride in appreciating an item or company of distinction that represents all of these attributes.
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Moccasin footwear by Bastien Industries is definitively authentic.

Bastien’s beautifully beaded, genuine moose-hide moccasins are 100% Native Canadian made by Huron-Wendat craftspeople on the Wendake reserve north of Quebec City. They are painstakingly hand-cut, hand-assembled, and hand-sewn using time-honoured ancestral methods cultivated over the course of generations.
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Handsome and supple in texture, the moose hide and tufted moose hair detailing tell the story of the animal’s experience in the wild, affirming the shoe’s authenticity. The traditional puckered vamp is double hand-stitched and hand-beaded.
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Classic leather moccasins are by nature designed to form-fit your personal footprint. With their velvety suede interior and padded foam insole, Bastien moccasins are the most comfortable shoes you can step into. Contrast rawhide lacing extends around the heel and ties in front to further customize your fit.
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The soft leather outsole makes these moccasins ideal for indoor use or slippers, but they can be gently worn on soft surfaces outdoors as well. Available in Maple Tan in both Men’s and Women’s sizes.

For additional details or convenient online ordering and shipment right to your door, please visit the links below.

For Men’s sizes 8-13:
https://www.moccasinscanada.com/products/mens-moccasin-slippers-beaded-moosehide

For Women’s sizes 5-10:
https://www.moccasinscanada.com/products/womens-moccasin-shoes-beaded-maple-moosehide

Aspiring to authenticity means making choices of value and integrity. That includes recognizing and supporting the work, history, and artisanship of First Nations Canadians.

Your search for authentic Indigenous moccasins ends here.
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