This style of moccasin is the traditional style of moccasin that most of our styles are based on. This style of moccasin dates back well over 100 years and was the 1st style of moccasin in the southwest to incorporate a blind stitch. This means the stitching connecting the sole of the moccasin to the top half of the moccasin is on the inside rather than on the outside. This makes our style of moccasin more durable. We do make this particular style a hard-sole so it isn't as flexible as our soft sole toddler moccasins. For toddlers in the age range 2-3 years of age should be able to actually break them in with more day-today use ability. Plus they look great with blue jeans!