It all started with a Tweet. Way back when almost three years ago I received a Tweet from a reporter who was writing about Aboriginal fashion for Metro News who needed some tips. I made a few suggestions and she came up with a great piece that featured both Manitobah Mukluks (MM) and Louie Gong. When it was published, MM saw the Louie light and were enchanted with his work. One thing leads to another and BAM we get a mash up.
Meet the Louie Gong Gatherer Mukluk. It is divine. I was nearly obsessive about it from the moment I saw it online. Imagine my delight when I got to see a prototype in person at the Manitobah Mukluk showrom at Lotus Leaf last April. IN LOVE.
This can be all yours for $300 on September 15 if you pre-order now. Given how popular Gong’s shoes normally sell out, it’s wise to not take any chances and ensure that you’ll be sporting these limited edition mukluks. I think that these boots are a real investment. They will keep your toes toasty all winter long and because they are made from Nappa leather, you’ll be able to wear them in all weather conditions. I have two pairs of MMs in white and black Nappa leather and they have stayed so pristine, people think that they are brand new every single year.
The eagle is a cross-cultural symbol of strength, leadership, and long-term vision. By portraying the eagle on a women’s mukluck with a diving posture, oversized claws, and open mouth, I offer symbolic acknowledgment of strong women of all backgrounds. When wearing this eagle design, each step represents bold movement towards your life goals and leading our families into the next generation.