Originally Posted by Cranky Bear
What type of sole were you thinking on using with the moc?
We are working with single layer mocs (no sole) and mocs with one additional layer of leather for the sole, just as we make for mukluks. I've stopped putting vibram soles on mukluks.
We're talking real mocs, for serious barefoot hikers only... for all others, it is a camp shoe.
I've been wearing one pair of Merrel barefoot trail runners with smooth soles (Bare Access) every day for a year. They will not likely last more than a year.
This weekend in the Gorge, Thing1 and I wore Merrel barefoot trail runners with the more aggressive tread (Trail Glove). We hiked all of Rock Jock on Saturday, and went out to the Chimneys and back on Sunday. I have leg muscle aches, but no foot aches at all. In my day job, I stand all day long... no problem with the Bare Access shoes.
I am hoping I can make the mocs nice enough to wear with business casual attire. (fingers crossed!)