The Ranger Moc design originated in Maine nearly 100 years ago as a light weight hand-sewn Indian moccasin. Alden of New England introduced a more substantial version in the 1950’s after incorporating the company’s welt construction into the design and developing a new moc toe “skin” stitch on the vamp, achieving the traditional moccasin look with the added bonus of the company’s famous comfort and durability.
Blackbird have created an interpretation that is a direct descendant of this beloved Alden classic, except applying it with the dark waxy brown leather picked inside out. With wear, you can expect the nap of its unique wax finished upper to press down at the toe and heel while it rises over the vamp and sides, evolving into a complex and heavy-on-texture rust finish as it breaks in. To top it off each pair is finished with Northwest weather-friendly double Waterloc leather outsoles to ensure their durability.