In the last episode of the Shoecast, Ticho and I did a birds-eye view of the US handsewn moccasin construction footwear scene: how the shoes are made, and the rise and fall and rise again of the industry behind it, largely in Maine. It’s a deeply interesting and often inspiring ride, and you can check it out right here.

This week, we go deeper on five brands crafting a truly amazing range of handsewns: Rancourt, Quoddy, Russell Moccasin, [update] the now sadly dormant Maine Mountain Moccasin, and the most innovative and boundary-pushing of them all, Yuketen. We cover each brand’s specific history, and of course, what they make. Also we say some things about Chicago-style hot dogs that will surely get us in trouble with the good people of the Windy City.

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This episode was sponsored by those rasacal-bandits at Standard & Strange—we wholeheartedly suggest you check out their lineup of Vibergs, Wescos, John Lofgrens, and plenty more

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