Desert Son has been making a high quality line of handcrafted moccasins for the past 35 years. Desert Son moccasins are based on traditional designs of Native Americans from the Southwest; including Hopi, Navajo, Apache and New Mexico Pueblo tribes. The special tanned rawhide soles are hand-stitched to the top leather using an inside “invisible” stitch method.

We offer 7 styles and make sizes 4 through 15 (children’s sizes available). There are a variety of colors and leathers, including buffalo. Contact us and we will send you a flyer with choices and instructions on how to order. Kaibab Moccasin Company also used to make a similar moccasin but have stopped producing at the present time. Kaibab Moccasin made an excellent boot for many years and we assure you of the quality of our craftsmanship.

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Contact us through email to have a price list and a style/leather selection brochure sent to you. We will need your street address in order to send you any ordering information. Or call 520-299-0818.


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The Hogan

moccasin. Based on a PLAINS INDIAN style. This is an excellent low-cut indoor slipper, and a casual summer shoe. Shown in our “buckskin” suede. Of course these, like all our moccasins have the thick hand-stitched rawhide sole, contour to your feet.

Suede $105
Smooth Cowhide $120
Buffalo $155



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The Pueblo

moccasin. The original southwestern traditional southwest moccasin. Shown in traditional southwest rust suede, the color of many mountains in Arizona. Worn by Navajo and Rio Grande Pueblo and Zuni Indians today. This boot has also been called, one button, squaw boot, and Kaibab’s. Using buffalo leather for the pueblo is my personal favorite. The America buffalo leather comes in tobacco, redwood, black, chocolate, gold and white.

Suede $125
Smooth Cowhide $145
Buffalo $175



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The Rainbird

is a 14″ high and we can customize this dazzling moccasin to any height you want if you contact us and follow the directions on the catalog page. The fringe is hand cut and is delightful to the eye. Excellent for dancing and getting attention. This is shown in white top-grain leather. Our full-grain leathers are all soft and top quality.

Suede $250
Smooth Cowhide $275
Buffalo N/A



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The Hopi

shown here in chestnut top-grain, is a good looking 2 button boot. The HOPI Indians prefer a higher moccasin in their ceremonial dances. The buttons add a dash more flash.

Suede $145
Smooth Cowhide $165
Buffalo $200



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The Plainsman

shown in black full-grain ought to be made from custom measurements, supplied by you. This is the shorter version and pulls on and requires no buttons or laces. The Plainsman ought to made from full-grain leather and comes in 10″ and 14″ high. Chestnut, Buckskin, Brick and Black are the favorite colors.

Suede $240
Smooth Cowhide $260
Buffalo N/A



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The 12″ Hightop

is modeled after a traditional moccasin worn by Utes and Navajos. You can see these in old photographs and paintings from Northern Arizona, Southern Utah and Colorado. It is held up by 10 buttons and can be made up to the knee if you give us the measurements to make the pattern.

Suede $200
Smooth Cowhide $225
Buffalo N/A



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The Governor

is several inches higher than the trader. This is the best moccasin for long walks, hikes and gardening. It is reinforced to give a snug fit and will protect from rocks and burrs. Remember that Arizona and New Mexico has rough, dry and rocky terrain which is why the hard rawhide sole that we use is so well suited.

Suede $195
Smooth Cowhide $210
Buffalo $250



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The Trader

Paying homage to a shoe is what we do with The Trader. Shown in chocolate buffalo this hand-sewn “boot” will contour to your feet and is durable enough to give years of wear, like all our moccasins. Of course we will also resole them when they wear a hole in the sole.

Suede $170
Smooth Cowhide $185
Buffalo $225



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The Apache

moccasin is for those who want a real traditional Apache moccasin. Please let us know about the “moon” toe and there are several ways to present that. “Geronimo” and “The Missing” are several movies that used our Apache moccasins throughout the cast to add to the authenticity of the production. Shown here is buckskin full-grain.

Suede N/A
Smooth Cowhide $315
Buffalo N/A