It’s over a decade since we first featured Moccis on BG. Both Nat (BG’s founder) and I packed them in our hospital bags and most of the BG kids have had a few pairs. Founder Anna wanted to find the moccasins she had worn as a child in Sweden, but her searches just revealed dull, boring colours and designs, so she decided to create her own. The result is Moccis – essentially a cross between a sock and a slipper, but without the slippiness of socks or the bulkiness of slippers, in myriad cute and colourful designs.
Made from breathable Ecotex-certified cotton-mix with a leather sole, they are ethically produced in Sweden – still hand sewn as they would have traditionally been. Their softness and flexibility means they are the next best thing to going barefoot (but warmer), so they come with podiatrist approval. And specially developed invisible support means that they won’t fall down and can’t be kicked off, so are ideal for busy toddlers. But grown-ups need not miss out on the fun. I was kindly gifted a pair to try again recently and I really cannot say enough good things about them. As I work from home and they keep my toes toasty under my desk on the chilliest days. They also go in the wash and come out looking as good as new.
There’s something for everyone when it comes to aesthetics as well – I’m currently rocking the brilliantly unsubtle rainbow zebra print Cool Running, but my previous pair, Rock ‘n’ Roll (11 years old and still going strong), were a former incarnation of the Midnight Blues star pattern and there are plenty of more subdued traditional Swedish styles, while the kids are bound to love the animals (panda, crocodile, polar bear, fox, raccoon, penguin, pug, unicorn and wolf at last count) and the Ice design is sure to be a hit with Frozen fans. Ranging in size from UK 0-1 (EU 16-17) right up to UK 11-5-12 (EU 46-47) with prices starting from £25 up to £40, Moccis make a great gift for anyone from babies to freelancers!
NB: I was gifted a pair of Moccis on the understanding I would write about them, but, as always, all opinions and words are our own.