How To Comfortably Wear Soft Sole Moccasins Outside

Can you wear soft sole moccasins outside or are they just considered house slippers? The answer is yes, but if you want your moccasin slippers to hold up overtime outdoors, then you need to be mindful of a few things.

1 Be Mindful Of How You Walk

If you want the soft sole of your moccasins to last when you walk outside, then you need to take note of how you walk. Dragging or scuffing your feet while walking will allow the soles of your leather shoes to deteriorate rather quickly, especially when walking on rougher surfaces such as concrete or gravel. When practicing Earthing and wearing soft sole shoes outside, try to be conscious of lifting your feet straight up as you step and the sole of your shoe will last much longer.

2 Regularly Use Protectant

It's a good idea to spray the soles of your traditional moccasins with TANA leather protector spray. You may also want to take into account what the weather is like when you are outside Earthing. For instance, walking on moist grass or rougher surfaces will put more wear and tear on the soft soles of your shoes and therefore you may need to use protectant care more regularly. Please note: TANA All Protector may inhibit the electrons from transferring into the soles of your feet, please read this blog to find a natural way to protect your moccasins.

3 Watch Where You Walk

There are many different terrains you can practice Earthing on such as concrete, pebbles, rocks, sand, dirt and grass. Rough surfaces such as concrete and rocks will wear out the sole of your moccasins quicker than walking on softer surfaces and may not feel as comfortable to walk on. Dirt, grass and sand are much easier on the soles of your shoes as long as they are not wet. The moisture is not bad for Earthing, it actually increases conductivity. However, it is harder on the natural leather on the sole of your shoe. Simply dust off any sand and dirt or properly dry out any wet soles, respray with Tana All Protector and you should be good to wear them outside again. Read how to restore you moccasins if they get soaking wet here.

4 Make Them More Comfortable

If you find wearing your soft sole moccasins outside on different terrains is a little awkward because it feels like walking around in bare feet, you can make them more comfortable by inserting sheepskin insoles. Sheepskin insoles will add cushioning to the soles of your feet and warmth if you find your feet are getting cold from wearing your moccasins out in the fall.
Take a look at some of the soft sole moccasins we have to offer at The Earthing Store. Our classic moccasin footwear has been designed and crafted by Native American artisans, in Canada. We have fast shipping, great prices and helpful customer service. Our genuine leather moccasins make them the perfect Earthing shoe or household slipper. We hope you take these four tips into account and get the most out of your Earthing moccasins. We want our high quality shoes to last you many seasons so you can enjoy Earthing for years to come.


I bought the men’s earthing moccasins for my husband. He wears L.L. Bean shearling lined moccasins in the winter and it’s HOT in Texas now. He wanted an unlined native style moccasin. He loves them. The quality is very good. I don’t know why that style is being retired but it was on clearance.

Leanna Echols September 15, 2023

Thanks so much for sharing this info. I’ve been dreading putting shoes back on this year, as the weather gets colder. I feel the difference in the energy, and lack there of. I’ve been hesitant to go to moccasins, with the smooth leather soles, considering everything. I don’t like any of the other options though. Feeling it’s my best option now, with help from your article.

Kim October 15, 2020

In response to Little Cub – You can read more about Earthing by clicking another blog post we wrote here:

The Brown Bear January 16, 2020

What’s Earthing? How are electrons transferred from Earth to feet and vice versa?

Little cub January 16, 2020

My husband bought me a pair of your moccasins last Christmas since I fell had fallen in love with earthing moccasins in the past. These have lasted way longer than my other pair and I have to say I have been much harder on them since they have been the only shoes I’ve been able to wear for my entire pregnancy. I cannot even describe the relief of having a pair of shoes that change shape with your feet when pregnant. With wearing earthing shoes I also receive a massage on the bottom of my feet every time I walk which has provided added relief to my entire body. I can’t rave about them enough and have already hinted that I’d love another pair so I have a pair of moccasins for winter.

Lilla Leto October 10, 2019

I received my Men’s Earthing Moose Hide Leather Moccasin Boots about 10 days ago and couldn’t be more pleased with them. I did re-lace them with a “Double Back Lacing” configuration it forms a net like pattern, is much more secure and reduces the amount of extra lacing that could be dragged on the ground. I have mild diabetic neuropathy in both feet (toes mostly) and I feel that my balance has improved because I can feel the ground underneath me. I live in the desert of Southern Arizona , with proper care I’m hoping to make them last a long time.

Jim Zielbauer September 12, 2019

I love my new moccasins! They arrived fast (within days). Very high quality, well designed and clearly carefully made. I am careful about where I wear them outdoors, but wear them all around the house and often beyond in nice weather. Am learning how to treat them with saddle soap and pure mink oil, as recommended on the web page. Thank you for making such a high-quality product that is a pleasure to wear. Lately, I have gotten interested in getting grounded in my daily activities and these mocs are just what I was looking for.

Carmen Clark July 10, 2019

Was a pleasure dealing with Brown Bear Co
Love my moccasins they r great for earthing ,look great and feel great. The Co. was wonderful about exchanging my shoes as I had ordered wrong size, they made the exchange a very pleasurable experience. I definitely would recommend this Co. & will definitely order from them in the future
Charlotte Bonifay
Pensacola Fl

Charlotte bonifay July 10, 2019

I’m extremely happy with the moccasins i ordered they are very comfortable and fit me like I’d had them for years. I’m only gonna wear your moccasins from now on. And by the way these are my first pair ever. Thank you for making such a great pair of moccasins.

McBride July 10, 2019

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