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P.O. Box 146
110 E. Main St.
Spring Grove, MN 55974
Phone & Fax: 507-498-3707
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FAQ Page: Footskins Handmade Moccasins

Footwear by Footskins
Who Are We?
Where Are We Located?
What Makes Footskins' Footwear Special?

Our Deerskin & Cowhide Footwear
Why Deerskin?
What Makes Footskins So Comfortable?
Which Leather Should I Choose?
Which Color Is The Dark Brown?
What Are SorboAir® or Poron® Insoles?

What Are The Main Differences In Your Soles?
Do You Sell Moccasins Wholesale?
How Do I Choose A Size for Moccasins?
How Long Can I Expect Footskins' Moccasins To Last?
How Do I Care For Deerskin Footwear?

Gift Certificates
Do You Have Gift Certificates?
How Do I Redeem A Gift Certificate?

Customer Service & Shipping
How Do I Contact Customer Service?
Do You Have Secure Online Shopping?
What Are Shipping Charges?
When Will My Order Arrive?
How Do I Use My Catalog Free Shipping Coupon Online?
International Orders?
Website Problems?

Who Are We?
Footwear by Footskins is an American manufacturer of fine quality handmade deerskin, deertan and cowhide moccasins and moccasin footwear, which includes moccasin shoes, chukka-style, ankle high walking boots, knee high moccasin boots, moccasin slippers, and custom made moccasins. We also offer deerskin coinpurses. Footskins has provided comfortable moccasin footwear for almost four decades with the skills passed down from one generation to the next. We have grown and expanded while still maintaining our ability and care to meet your individual footwear needs.

Where Are We Located?
Footwear by Footskins is located in Spring Grove, Minnesota (USA). Spring Grove is situated in what is known as Bluff Country, a scenic area of rolling hills and valleys in southeastern Minnesota near the Mississippi River. All of the moccasin footwear that we sell is handcrafted and made in America right here in Spring Grove. Please feel free to stop in and visit our store at 110 East Main Street in Spring Grove. We are open from 8:00 - 5:00 CST, Monday - Friday and 9:00 - 12:00 on Saturday.

Email from a Minnesota customer: "When we reached your store, the woman greeted us, showed me the exact boots I wanted in my size. They fit and are VERY comfortable. I wish all my purchase experiences were like this! Already, people have been asking where I bought them. I recommend your shop with the highest marks! Thanks very much!"

What Makes Footskins' Moccasin Footwear Special?
*Made in America: Footskins moccasin footwear products are 100% made in the USA. Each pair is handcrafted using high quality American deerskin and cowhide leather.
*Quality Moccasins: Our handcrafted moccasin products use a high grade of deerskin or cowhide leather and feature hand-laced toes and soles that are both glued and stitched. Our moccasin footwear outlasts similar products by the competition. We use a double layer of deerskin leather in most of our moccasin styles to provide extra strength and durability.
*Handmade or Custom Made: Being handmade rather than mass produced, each pair is carefully crafted with much attention given to the details. The result is a superior moccasin product with high quality and workmanship you can count on pair after pair. We also custom make moccasins.

For people with latex allergies, many of our styles are latex free. Please inquire for details.

Why Deerskin?
We use two layers of premium deerskin in most of our moccasin styles for the ultimate in buttery soft, lightweight, breathable comfort. The softness and flexibility of our deerskin moccasin footwear provide a more natural shoe that allows your feet to do the walking rather than just your legs. Our deerskin moccasin footwear is perfect for "problem" feet--bunions, corns, and other sensitive areas. The softness of our deerskin will readily conform to the shape of each individual's feet. This eliminates the rubbing and irritation during the normal break-in of stiffer leathers. Because of its breathability, deerskin is very comfortable, cool in summer and warm in winter. Deerskin stays soft after it has been wet and is easy to care for.

What Makes Footskins' Moccasins So Comfortable?
In Footskins' moccasins, the flexibility and buttery softness of deerskin are combined with true moccasin construction to make exceptionally comfortable moccasin and moccasin footwear. In our deerskin, some of the stretch is taken out before the footwear is made to prevent them from stretching too much on the feet. This allows the deerskin to comfortably mold to your feet for a natural custom-like fit.

Which Leather Should I Choose?
Why Deerskin Leather? Deerskin is unsurpassed for being breathable, lightweight, and comfortable. Simply put, deerskin leather will conform to your feet more easily. It moves with your feet and gives where you need it to give. Because of this, it requires no breaking in period as most leathers do. Deerskin leather will stay soft even after being wet repeatedly. It is a superior leather for many foot problems.

Why Cowhide Leather? Though deerskin leather is strong, cowhide is tougher and more resistant to abrasion. Cowhide will be more durable, hold its shape better, give more support and with a little care, look better longer. It will hold up better in rough conditions. Cowhide can be waterproofed and should have a leather conditioner applied from time to time to maintain its softness in harsh conditions. By using high quality Texas steer hides that are specially tanned and tumbled, we have a cowhide leather that is thick for extra durability, yet soft and flexible for comfort.

Why Deertan Leather? Due to the limited supply of deerskin and its continually increasing costs, we offer deertan leather as an option to fill our customer's needs for durable, soft leather. This cowhide leather is specially tanned to our specifications by an American tannery to be similar to deerskin with the added bonus of being more durable -- and as a result, is easy to care for.

 

 

 

 



Sequoia, Taupe, Brown, Saddle -- Creme, Saddle, Brown, Gray and also Black <<<--- COLORS

Deertan Leather is available in Creme, Saddle, Brown and Black

 

Which Color Is The Dark Brown?
Brown is the dark brown, and Saddle is the medium brown.

What Are SorboAir® or Poron® Insoles?
Specified styles have SorboAir® insoles. SorboAir® insoles have air-infused Sorbothane® heel-to-toe for maximum shock absorption and comfort. SorboAir® insoles have a molded arch support and cupped heel for rear foot stability. The Poron® top cover wicks away moisture and provides additional cushioning.

In our other styles we use Poron Plus® insoles which provide excellent cushioning. Poron® materials are known for their high rebound, unlike materials used for most standard moccasin insoles. Poron® insoles are also breathable and antifungal.

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What Are The Main Differences In Your Soles?
Our Crepe Sole is a firmer, more shoe-like soling with a heel. It is a high quality Italian crepe sole that is flexible and has a slip-resistant surface. The Rubber Sole is more flexible, more quiet, and has a grippy, outdoor tread. The Rubber Sole is a heftier sole compared to the Molded Sole. The Molded Sole is thinner and more lightweight than the Rubber Sole but still suitable for outdoors. The Molded Sole is more moccasin-like without much tread. Our durable Canoe Sole is made of thick cowhide suede leather. The TPR Rubber Sole is flexible and slip-resistant. The Natural Crepe Rubber Sole has a pebble grain texture, natural bounce, and is slip-resistant.

Do You Sell Moccasins Wholesale?
Yes, we do sell our moccasins wholesale. Please call us toll free at 888-720-3131 or e-mail us at service@footwearbyfootskins.com to request our wholesale information.

How Do I Choose Moccasins for Size?
As soft leather accommodates sizes more easily, we stock whole sizes in a medium width only. For moccasin style footwear, it is better to start with a snug fit as it will readily give and conform to your feet with wear. We recommend you buy your normal shoe size. If you wear a half size, it is usually better to go down a half size since our moccasin footwear runs slightly large. If you are ordering any of our sheepskin-lined styles or if your feet are wider, you may want to go up in size. A functional lace on our slip-on moccasin styles also helps to adjust for fit.

We also offer custom-made moccasins and moccasin footwear to fit extra wide, narrow, or unusually shaped and hard-to-fit feet. If you question the need for custom footwear or if you need slightly wider or slightly narrower footwear, please feel free to send us tracings and measurements of your feet as is described in the section on Custom Moccasin Footwear. You will find the link at the top of our home page www.footwearbyfootskins.com.


MOCCASIN FOOTWEAR SIZING FOR WOMEN

USA Europe UK Japan
5 35 2 1/2 22
6 36 3 1/2 23
7 37 1/2 4 1/2 24
8 39 5 1/2 25
9 40 6 1/2 26
10 41 7 1/2 27


*Women with sizes larger than size 10 can order a men’s size or contact us for other options. Men’s sizes are two sizes different than women’s sizes. For instance, the equivalent of a women’s size 11 is a men’s size 9.


FOOTWEAR SIZING FOR MEN

USA Europe UK Japan
6 39 5 1/2 24
7 40 6 1/2 25
8 41 7 1/2 26
9 42 1/2 8 1/2 26 1/2
10 44 9 1/2 27 1/2
11 45 10 1/2 28
12 46 11 1/2 29
13 47 12 1/2 30


*Men’s Sizes larger than size 13 can be ordered as a custom size. See “Custom Footwear” link at the top of our home page www.footwearbyfootskins.com


MOCCASIN FOOTWEAR SIZING FOR CHILDREN

*Measuring for children’s footwear: Depending on how the shoe will be worn, trace either bare or sock covered feet on a piece of paper. Then measure the tracing of the longer foot from the heel to the tip of the longest toe.

  Our Bootie Size Foot Length/in. Foot Length/cm.
Infants   Small (1) 3 1/2 9
Medium (2) 4 10
Large (4) 4 1/2 11 1/2
Toddlers Small (3) 4 1/4 10 1/2
Medium (5) 5 12 1/2
Large (7) 5 3/4 14 1/2

*These measurements will fit the foot fairly close.

  Our Shoe Size Foot Length/in. Foot Length/cm.
Childrens 8 5 3/4 14 1/2
9 6 15
10 6 3/8 16
11 6 3/4 17
12 7 18
13 7 3/8 18 1/2
1 7 3/4 19 1/2
2 8 20
3 8 3/8 21

*These measurements provide a small amount of extra room.For larger sizes: Child’s size 4 is equivalent to a Women’s size 6 and a Child’s size 5 is equivalent to a Women’s size 7 and so on.

 

How Long Can I Expect Footskins Moccasins To Last?
Because our footwear is handcrafted using special techniques and quality deeskin or cowhide leather, you can expect our moccasin footwear to last as well or better than any other similar products. We have received numerous compliments from customers referring to the quality of our footwear, some stating that they last 2 - 3 times longer than other similar brands. As with any product, proper use and wear will prolong the life of the footwear. Neglect and misuse will shorten the time of wear.

How Do I Care For Deerskin Moccasin Footwear?
Deerskin is easy to care for. It will stay soft even after repeatedly getting wet and dry. Because of this it is not necessary to treat it with a protection from water. Many leather protectors will darken the leather and/or affect the breathability of the deerskin. We recommend that you test any leather care products first to insure the results that you desire. Most soiled spots can be removed by gently hand washing using a mild soap and water. You should always let the moccasin leather dry naturally. For grease spots, apply flour or baby powder and let sit 24 hours to absorb grease before brushing off. Repeat if necessary.

Do You Have Gift Certificates?
Yes! Do you need a gift in a hurry, can't decide what to choose, or don't know the size? When you do not know what to buy, one of our gift certificates can be the answer for you.
Moccasin Gift Certificates may be redeemed online, over the phone, by e-mail, regular mail, fax, or in our store.

Footskins offers two options. If you are short on time, our Electronic Gift Certificate gets there quickly. We also have attractive Paper Gift Certificates that are sent through regular mail.

Electronic Gift Certificates:
With an E-mail Gift Certificate, your recipient will receive an e-mail certificate notifying them of your gift. It can include a personal message from you.
Electronic Gift Certificates

Paper Gift Certificates:
You can also have a gift certificate sent to your recipient via USPS regular mail along with our moccasin footwear catalog. If you choose this option, an attractive gift certificate will be mailed to your recipient within 48 hours. If you wish a note can be included with a personal message from you. Paper Gift Certificates

How Do I Redeem A Footskins Gift Certificate?

E-mail: E-mail service@footwearbyfootskins.com with the name and style number of the items you have ordered including color and size. The information on the gift certificate must be included. Include your mailing address. You can also use our PDF order form found on the product pages.

Mail Order: Fill out our PDF order form found on the product pages. Send your order along with your paper gift certificate or a printout of your E-mail Gift Certificate to Footskins, Box 146, Spring Grove, MN 55974.

By Phone: Choose what you wish to order. Call toll free 888-720-3131 weekdays 8 - 5, CST, to place your order. Be sure to have your gift certificate so you can give us the information on it when you order.

Fax: Fill out our PDF order form found on the product pages. Fax 507-498-3707 with the items you have ordered including color and size. The information on the gift certificate must be included.

In Our Store: Bring your gift certificate information to Footwear by Footskins' store at 110 E. Main Street, Spring Grove, MN USA. Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekdays, open from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Saturdays.

How Do I Contact Customer Service?
*The Customer Service information on our Web site is located by clicking on the Customer Service link at the top of the page or on the left.

*You can also reach our Customer Service by e-mail at service@footwearbyfootskins.com

*You can phone us at: 507-498-3707 Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00, CST.

*Or you can write to us at:
Footwear by Footskins
P.O. Box 146
Spring Grove, MN 55974 USA

Do You Have Secure Online Shopping?
Yes, we use Secure Servers with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) transmission. This enables us to encrypt any data sent to our web server, and in turn our server will encrypt any data sent back to your web browser. When placing an order, you will notice that on the page where you enter your personal information, the URL will change from http to https. This indicates that you are on a secured page. This means you can safely enter your entire credit card number when prompted by our online purchasing system, and it cannot be read in transit. If you choose not to use your credit card, you may still place your order using the phone, fax, or mail payment method.

What Are Shipping Charges?

STANDARD SHIPPING for USA

Total Purchases Add
Up to $25.00 $6.50
Up to $40.00 $9.50
Up to $70.00 $10.75
Up to $120.00 $13.00
Up to $180.00 $14.50
Up to $250.00 $15.50
$250.01 and up $16.50
Over $500.00 5% of order


* Premium Shipping:
Shipped via UPS 2nd Day Air Add $20.00 to the standard rates above.

  • For other shipping options including Next Day, please call:
  • toll free 888-720-3131
  • Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm, CST, or
  • E-mail us at service@footwearbyfootskins.com

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING RATE ADDITIONS

These are a rough estimate of shipping fee additions for the following areas of the world. These fees will be added to the automatic shipping fee (domestic USA shipping rates) that will appear on your order. We will notify you via e-mail or phone of the actual shipping cost and the exact order total.

  Adult Footwear Children’s Footwear
Canada $13.00 $10.25
Europe $20.00 $15.00
Mexico $17.00 $12.00
Asia and Africa $23.50 $17.00
Western Hemisphere $15.00 $12.00
Pacific Rim $23.50 $18.00
 

When Will My Order Arrive?
Most orders are usually shipped within one week. Arrival time will vary based on destination. Orders are usually shipped by standard UPS Ground. For faster shipment, check UPS 2nd Day Air (expedited) on your order form. Expedited orders are shipped in 2 - 3 business days.

Need it tomorrow? Please check with us for availability of Next Day shipping. Call 888-720-3131 weekdays 8 - 5, CST.

Note: Additional time must be allowed for specially made items.

How Do I Use My Free Shipping Coupon When Ordering Online?

Place your order online. At the end of the shopping cart pages, you will see a box marked "Order Comments." This is where you will state that you have a free shipping coupon. Include the code and date on the coupon. You will not be charged the automatic shipping fee that appears on your order.

Do You Accept International Orders?
We do accept international orders. All orders are subject to our approval process. To insure proper delivery, please include the recipient's phone number.
* Payment for International Orders may be made by the following methods:
*Check or Money Order in USA funds payable by a USA bank.
*Credit Card accompanied by complete information including billing name and address and the 3-digit verification number from the back of the card.
*Approximate International Shipping Rates
For exact international shipping charges, please phone 507-498-3707
Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, CST
, or e-mail service@footwearbyfootskins.com
All duties and taxes are the responsibility of the recipient.

What Should I Do If I Have A Problem With The Web Site?
If you experience any problems with our Web site, we would like to know about it. If you receive error messages or have trouble checking out, please e-mail us at service@footwearbyfootskins.com or phone toll free 888-720-3131
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00, CST. We will help get the problem solved as soon as possible. You may also place your order by phone.

*To Start Your Shopping Cart:
Simply select the first item. Choose the size, color, etc., and click on "Add To Order". You will then see your shopping cart with the item you ordered. At this point, you can either checkout or continue shopping by clicking on the appropriate button.

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Yes, your browser has to be set to accept cookies before you can place an order at Footskins. Most browsers accept cookies by default, but if you are having trouble ordering, you may need to change settings to enable cookies. The use of cookies is standard on the Internet only to make on-line shopping easier and quicker. Our use of cookies in no way affects your privacy. If you choose not to use cookies, you may still place your order toll free by phone at 888-720-3131 Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00, CST.

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P.O. Box 146
110 E. Main St.
Spring Grove, MN 55974
Phone & Fax: 507-498-3707
Email:
service@footwearbyfootskins.com

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