From the moment I slipped these on I could tell that they would become my go-to house shoes. First the moccasins themselves: Thick yet supple bison leather constructed in the common moccasin style with a sewn rubber sole, leather insole, and leather laces. The leather has that bold bison patterning that I personally find appealing. This texture has since smoothed out a bit in flat areas and become heavier where it creases. I was a little concerned about the color but the photos don't do it justice; a rich walnut that pairs well with most any other color. Sprezzatura, or "casual elegance" in Italian is the word that comes to mind when I look at these moccasins. Sort of like loafers but more laid-back. I followed common advice and went down 1/2 a size. They arrived and fit perfectly. I expect a break-in time for any new shoes but these were comfortable right out of the box. At the time my ankle was sprained so I only wore one the first few days and was able to compare the break-in process. Within just a couple days the leather had started to shape to my foot and become even more comfortable. The 3nd or 4th day I fell asleep for a few hours with them on and other than being a bit hot my feet felt fine afterward. I couldn't imagine doing that with any other shoe. The 2 layers of bison leather keep my feet just as warm as a pair of off-the-rack lined slippers when I'm taking out the trash, without a bulky fabric lining. In fact my feet are often too hot or cold in common household slippers and I often end up going barefoot at home rather than dealing with the cold sweat and moist fleece. I haven't had that experience in these moccasins. Speaking of bulk, these are surprisingly thin and light. I often slip them on and forget they're there. They've also saved me from smashing my toes into the coffee table a couple times already. I don't think a soft slipper would've done that.
To sum it up I love these moccasins. They've been my daily drivers from day one. The construction, looks, and comfort are above anything I've had in a casual slip-on shoe before, or really any shoe. They're true-to-size (go down 1/2 size if wearing them barefoot) and fit like a dream. I leave in a pair of cedar shoe trees when I'm not wearing them and occasionally brush off the dust with a soft-bristled brush and they're still looking good as new. I'd expect to clean and treat the leather once or twice a year. Very happy with my purchase.