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FAQ

  • How can I be assured that the boots are made by real Aboriginal people?

    Atikuss guarantees that Hopeboots are tanned, beaded, and assembled by Aboriginal artisans living on the Canadian First Nation’s territory. Thanks to our permanent cameras, you can watch the artisans of the Uashat mak Mani-utenam workshop at work.

  • Where are the mukluks made?

    All our products are made in Canada by Aboriginal artisans from a First Nation. Thanks to our permanent cameras, you can watch the artisans of the Uashat mak Mani-utenam workshop at work.

  • Where do the pelts and furs come from?

    Atikuss respects Mother Earth. The pelts and furs used in the manufacture of our footwear come from environmentally-responsible hunting. This hunting occurs on Canadian land. In respect of the animal, we do not tolerate any waste. The meat, bones, and fats are all used for food, or the manufacture of artisanal products.

  • Are your mukluks waterproof?

    Mukluks and Hopeboots are made from leather pelts. They have some natural impermeability. Before shipping, we treat them with bear grease, which really increases their impermeability. However, we recommend a waterproofing-treatment once or twice a year.

  • Will your mukluks keep my feet warm?

    Hopeboots are among the warmest boots in the world! They protect your feet from the cold right down to -35C. If you choose classic mukluks, you can brave the weather to -25 C.

  • How should I take care of my mukluks?

    Use a silicone-based product to protect your boots from salt, water, and slushy snow. Use this treatment on leather only. This avoids damaging the fur and the braided trim.

  • How should I take care of the fur on my mukluks?

    You can hand wash the fur using a mild soap and warm water. Delicately rub the fur until you see that it is clean

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