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B. Yellowtail Suede Tamarack

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Regular price $350.00 Sale price$169.99
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Foot Lining: Sheepskin Shearling
Height: 13.5" Tall
Materials: Suede Leather
Sole: Tipi Vibram

Shaft Circumference: 16"
Limited Edition: ONLY 400 pairs created. 

We Share Warmth

Manitobah Mukluks is dedicated to sharing success and our platform with Indigenous artists and creators. We designed this limited edition B. Yellowtail Suede Tamarack in collaboration with Bethany Yellowtail...there are only 400 pairs available!

 

About the Artist:

Bethany Yellowtail is a fashion designer from the Apsáalooke (Crow) and Northern Cheyenne Nations.

She is the designer and founder of the Los Angeles based clothing brand B. Yellowtail which also promotes handmade goods, jewelry and accessories created by Native American and Indigenous artisans.

Centered in community and culture, her artistic and business endeavors seek to empower and provide economic opportunities through design and wearable art


About the Art:

*Her Crow name “Ba' Suux Biia" is now carried by Eugenia Deputee. This design is inspired by beaded moccasins and leggings that belonged to my Great Grandmother Irene Not-Afraid Yellowtail - Basuux Biia “Turtle Woman.”
I’ve re-imagined them into a contemporary version that embodies the original design elements of her regalia.



Care instructions: Our artist collaborations are printed on painted, delicate, leather. They are not waterproof and should not be worn in muddy slush. Please spray them carefully with high-quality, new, silicon-based spray.

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Testimonials

I Love these slippers more than any I've ever had. High quality material and craftsmanship. Very comfortable and super warm.

Meagan N.

Exceptional quality. Comfortable, warm, beautiful to the eye.

Jim W.

Came beautifully packaged, on-time, and what beautiful workmanship. Truly proud to wear these.

Ema A.
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CS
03/01/2022
Crighton S.
Canada Canada

Comfort

This has to be the most easy and comfortable boot I have ever worn. Plus I am consistly complimented about my boots. The hippie in my is happy with both design and colour. The little girl in me in nostalgic remembering my childhood and my Hudson Bay winter wear... celebrating the mukluk. Thank you.

M
01/02/2022
Marion
Canada Canada

Beautiful but..

I love mine, but yes the paint does Crack right away, is sad thing about them, water proof but Crack not proof. Spent alot of money on them too.

J
12/29/2021
Jackie
Canada Canada

Love but sad

Love them but the paint cracked in several places and we at -5 here in BC my toes freeze in them :( many complements I love the design but sad paint & cold toes!

LT
12/04/2021
Lisa T.
Canada Canada

Yellowtail

They are beautiful but but disappointed that the paint cracked almost as soon I put my feet into them.

JA
10/14/2021
jill a.
Canada Canada

Love them so much

They are so warm cozy and comfy

Frequently asked questions

Many of our signature products are made at our headquarters in Winnipeg, Canada, including our Iconic Kanada Collection as well as our Métis, Corrine Hunt, and Deerskin collections. Our Storyboot items are handcrafted by elders and artisans in Indigenous communities.To make our brand more accessible to more people and to compete with other global fashion brands, we also produce some of our products internationally. You can filter with a drop-down menu on our mukluk or moccasin pages – simply select Made in Canada to view that collection.

Manitobah Mukluks makes a variety of products that match Canada's diverse climates. We offer select styles of adult mukluks that are waterproof. Those styles are tagged online as waterproof and can be seen here.

Both styles of children's mukluks are waterproof. They have been treated with our AuthenTEC waterproofing system; treated hide and an internal flexible coating that is inspired by pine pitch and spruce gum. Manitobah conducts rigorous waterproof and temperature testing using a minimum 50,000 flex standard.

The rest of the adult mukluks are constructed with natural suede and leather which are not sealed and not considered waterproof. We recommend treating them with a leather/suede protector to help with water resistance and general protection. All of our MUKLUKS are insulated with sheepskin footbeds and most are constructed with untreated suede which is porous (and not considered waterproof). These natural materials need to breathe in order to be effective in extreme cold. Indigenous people have been surviving in the coldest climates for thousands of years using this very wisdom.

Protection: Use a silicone-based leather/suede protector. Do not spray fur, as it contains natural protective oils. We offer a protecting spray as part of our Care Kit here

To Clean: Leather can be cleaned using a gentle soap and soft brush. For salt, wipe down with a damp cloth. Even if they have been sprayed, salt is corrosive and can cause damage.

To Dry: Once wet, allow your footwear to dry naturally

Wear: Never pull fur when putting on or removing boot, fur sheds over time and frequent friction will cause the fur to shed much faster. Cross laces over before tightening to avoid tearing leather eyeholes

Storage: When ready to store them for the season you should clean them, allow them to dry and then pack them away in a sealed container away from heat, moisture and pets (a plastic storage tote works great.) You can also use a pool noodle or something similar in the shaft to keep them upright during storage.

Our traditional Mukluks and natural soled Moccasins are not built on a traditional foot last so there is no left or right foot. This method has been used on Indigenous footwear for thousands of years. Over time the natural materials will form to your foot and allow you to have a custom fit. Moccasins with the turtle vibram sole and all of our kids mukluks do have a left and right foot.

Our sheepskin-lined mukluks are considered one of the warmest winter boots for northern winters and are rated down to -32 degrees Celsius. Partnering with Vibram has also allowed us to design a sole that allows your foot to bend. Research indicates that flexible soles promote proper foot movement and blood circulation to your toes. This means that in cold dry weather, our mukluks will allow your feet to stay warmer than almost anything on the market.

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