Thursday, May 29, 2014
Freshly Picked Moccasins.
I've been a big fan of Freshly Picked moccasins (and an ardent admirer of founder Susan Petersen's humble beginnings and keen business sense) for a little while now. So it was quite the happy mail day when my daughter's pair of Freshly Picked moccasins arrived in our mailbox! Her pair of Raspberry colored little-people moccs arrived in a drawstring bag with the gorgeous Freshly Picked logo and pin on it. I'm big into details like that.
First of all, I was honestly (and very pleasantly) surprised that the moccasins are available in toddler sizes up to size 10. My daughter measured right at a size 8, so I opted for the 9's because when I was growing up my mom wouldn't buy a pair of shoes unless there was a thumb's width of space in the toes. When we slipped the moccasins on they were very roomy on her foot. I CANNOT stress enough how impressed I was that they, nonetheless, stayed on her feet without any slippage! That hidden elastic around the ankle sure does it's job.
The moccasins are beautifully made (in the USA!), and the leather is soft and supple. The colors are really, truly, gorgeous. I've been limiting wear to the house and backyard because I'm a bit of a priss, and can't bear the thought of scuffing the gorgeous leather too much just yet. After a week of wear, the leather is beginning to mold to her feet. They're so comfy that once she's wearing them she often forgets that the moccasins are even on her feet. Unless she catches a glimpse of them. She's a big fan of the color she chose. And the fringe. Definitely the fringe.
Disclaimer: a big thank-you to Freshly Picked for sending me a pair of moccasins to review at no charge. I was not monetarily compensated in any way for my opinions as stated in this blog post: all opinions are my own.