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Virtually Forever -Elk Moccasins with Buffalo Soles

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Announcement    We developed the Cat Paw Brand in 1994 and started making Plains Style Cat Paw Moccasins. My wife and I traveled much of he country selling Native American type items out of our Tipi. During that time we made many hundreds of Elk moccasins along with fringe bags and some clothing. Everything we make is branded with our distinctive Cat Paw brand. The moccasins have palomino colored elk uppers and palomino colored buffalo soles for longer life. Our moccasins are extremely soft and comfortable to wear around the house or yard and tough enough to be used for camping, hunting, or hiking.

Animal hides are subject to blemishes and scars they receive from living in the wild. I attempt to avoid any blemishes on the elk uppers. This is not always possible, but if there is a blemish it will be minor. The buffalo soles may have minor blemishes.

Moccasins are typically worn bare foot. If you intend to wear socks be sure to order a larger size than you normally would. The socks will drag on the inside of the moccasin. The moccasin should fit snug on the width. As you wear them the width will stretch to fit your foot very comfortably. The length will not stretch and should fit like any other shoe with a little extra room at the toe so your toes are not uncomfortable. The drawstring will pull the moccasin snug around your ankle.

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Last updated on Oct 16, 2019

We developed the Cat Paw Brand in 1994 and started making Plains Style Cat Paw Moccasins. My wife and I traveled much of he country selling Native American type items out of our Tipi. During that time we made many hundreds of Elk moccasins along with fringe bags and some clothing. Everything we make is branded with our distinctive Cat Paw brand. The moccasins have palomino colored elk uppers and palomino colored buffalo soles for longer life. Our moccasins are extremely soft and comfortable to wear around the house or yard and tough enough to be used for camping, hunting, or hiking.

Animal hides are subject to blemishes and scars they receive from living in the wild. I attempt to avoid any blemishes on the elk uppers. This is not always possible, but if there is a blemish it will be minor. The buffalo soles may have minor blemishes.

Moccasins are typically worn bare foot. If you intend to wear socks be sure to order a larger size than you normally would. The socks will drag on the inside of the moccasin. The moccasin should fit snug on the width. As you wear them the width will stretch to fit your foot very comfortably. The length will not stretch and should fit like any other shoe with a little extra room at the toe so your toes are not uncomfortable. The drawstring will pull the moccasin snug around your ankle.

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About VirtuallyForever

Sales 665
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Retired, but not quite.....

We started the Cat Paw brand in 1994. My wife and I traveled the country for several years making and selling Native American style items out of a tipi. My profile picture is from our traveling days and was taken in front of our tipi. We used the tipi as our traveling store. During that time we made many hundreds of Elk moccasins along with fringe bags and some clothing.

Life happens...and now I am once again making moccasins and bags with the Cat Paw brand branded onto every item. I use Elk and Buffalo for my moccasins and bags. I also create Plains Style Moccasin Patterns for customers. The only real difference is that this time I am doing it from home and not out of our tipi.

I still do laser engraving and almost everything I make is custom designed by me. I have been doing custom laser engraving since 2005. I engrave marble, granite, wood, acrylic, special plastics, and metal.

I bought my laser five years before I retired in 2010. Other than the time my wife and I traveled selling crafts I spent my working career in machine shops. I admit to 35+ years in the machine tool trade. I started long before computers were available and when I retired almost everything was tied to a computer somehow.

When I first started doing laser work in 2005 I was doing portraits on marble and granite. When the economy slowed down a few years ago my business was to dependent on one item and my business all but stopped. That was when I started working with other materials and began doing work for wholesale and retail outlets.And now I have added moccasins and other leather goods to what I do. I now stay as busy as I really want to be. After all, I am suppose to be retired!

So, although I am retired I am not quite.....

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  • Harry Wilkinson

    Owner, Moccasin Builder, Laser Engraver

    We started the Cat Paw brand 1994. My wife and I traveled for several years making and selling Native American style items out of our Sioux style tipi. Now we are once again making moccasins and bags with the Cat Paw brand branded onto every item.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Thank you for visiting my shop. I will use your foot tracing to make a pair of Elk and Buffalo moccasins for you or you can order stock sizes.

I also do custom design and laser work. Contact me with any questions about having a custom design done for you.

Accepted payment methods

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Digital downloads
Returns and exchange details
Any item can be returned for full credit of the purchase price if Virtually Forever is notified within 3 days of receipt of shipment and the item is shipped within 7 days of receipt of shipment. The return postage is the responsibility of the customer.

It is the customers responsibility to add insurance to cover damages during mailing and to work with the USPS to settle any claims. If the item is defective the customer can decide if the item is to be replaced or if they want a full refund.

If an item is returned that is not defective it must be in its original condition suitable for resale. The soles are what is generally dirty and not acceptable for return. Pictures must accompany request for return.
Payment
Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax.
Shipping
I produce all the items I sell. Every effort will be made to ship your order within the time specified. If there is any delay you will be notified.

All shipments are made via USPS mail. Insurance will only be added if requested. If an order does not have insurance and it is lost or damaged in transit it is the responsibility of the customer.

All duties, taxes, etc. for international shipments are the responsibility of the customer.
Additional policies and FAQs
I also do custom laser engraving. Personal as well as wholesale inquiries are welcome. I will work with you to develop items that are exclusive to you.

All custom orders are to be paid for in advance after the design is approved.