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Mukluks

MuklukMukluks (or Kamik) are a soft snow boot worn by worn by the Inuit and Yupik in the Artic. They were traditionally made of reindeer skin or seal skin and their light construction allows hunters to move efficiently and quietly. They are typically lined with furs that help insulate the foot in harsh Artic conditions. The term Mukluk is of Yupik origin, while “kamik” is an Inuit word.

The term Mukluk has been adopted and can now refer to any soft boot designed for cold weather. Indeed, modern Mukluks somewhat loosely based on the traditional design have become fashionable in the the UK and USA.

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