Rock Your Socks Off With Manimal's Eco-Friendly Mocs

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Everything old eventually becomes new again. Take moccasins, for example, once the objects of my sartorially misguided prepubescent affection—in blinding white, no less, fringe, beads, and all. The tepee-worthy foot warmers just got a major style upgrade under Kristen Lombardi's nimble fingers.

Handmade in Brooklyn by a team of no more than three craftspeople, Manimal's vegan-friendly flats—complete with ribcage applique—shuns both fringe and animal hide, though suede versions are available, as well, for folks with no such qualms.

Further proof that these aren't your '80s preteen's faux Native American kicks: They're lined with polar fleece and shod with recycled-tire soles. A gathered toe box and contrast lacing complete the American Southwest-meets-paleontological-dig look.

Available in brown, gold, and fuchsia; Rick Astley soundtrack optional.

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