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 youth moccasins. As with all of our moccasins they will require some breaking in. Children in the age range of 7-9 years of age can wear these for day-today use ability. Plus as with most moccasins they look good with almost anything your kiddos have in their closet!