We have recently changed our leather uppers for Vanguard, utilizing a fabulous, rich leather that is every bit as rugged and durable as the previous, with a more comfortable fit right out of the box. The leather is unfinished, allowing for a patina to develop over time and giving the moccasins more character. Applying Mink Oil also darkens the leather a bit, and gives an old-fashioned pull-up look that is incredible, as well as providing weather protection and conditioning the leather.
Vanguard is the ultimate outdoors moccasin. We sourced the strongest and most rugged leather we could find that still offers beauty and simplicity. We believe we have found what we were looking for, and we feel that you will be in awe with these moccasins.
Ultra rugged and visually magnificent is the best way to describe these moccasins. They boast a most beautiful soft-tempered, but substantial bodied, 5/5.5 ounce leather upper with an "old-world" vintage pull-up look, especially found in Falcon. The natural grained leather exhibits a satin-like finish. The Vanguard shares the same basic style as our Voyager and Nomad, but uses a very strong leather for the uppers. They are built with the intent of hard outdoor use. Each moccasin comes branded with our Black Jacket Tackle logo.
These moccasins require a slightly longer break-in period. We recommend you wear socks during this initial break-in time.
Constructed with 5/5.5 ounce heavy-bodied cowhide leather
Strong 8/9 ounce leather for the soles
Tied with high-quality leather lace
Half sizes and custom sizes available upon request. Additional information may be required.
Size Women's 12 and over will have a $6 price increase to help offset the cost of additional material.
Moccasins are intended for natural outdoor environments. Surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, etc. may cause premature wear. Moccasin's smooth soles maybe slippery when wet and/or on smooth surfaces.
Our leather may feature scars, brand marks, and other imperfections. This is normal, as leather is a natural product and these marks show how the animals lived. We believe these marks are beautiful and add great character to our items. We will not use pieces that the structural integrity is questionable.