We proudly make the warmest and most comfortable winter boots and moccasins in the world right here in Ely, Minnesota!
While on Arctic Dogsled Expedition in 1982-83, traveling from village to village, Patti's focus was on native culture and the respective skills. It was during that time I wore my first pair of mukluks, marveled at the warmth and comfort and learned to hand-sew both mukluks and moccasins from the native women.
In 1985, Patti began making the footwear in her home for people who would provide the leather. Step by step the company has grown, mainly by word of mouth. Now, almost 30 years later, we are producing 14,000 pairs of our famous footwear from our factory in Ely every year.
Steger Mukluks have been worn by numerous expeditions from the North Pole to the South Pole, and on the Iditarod Race Trail in Alaska. In early 2005, we were on Good Morning America and the Today Show. We recently made boots for cast members of the Disney movie Antarctica. We were featured in Lucky magazine and on dailycandy.com. They also have appeared in the movies Iron Will and Grumpy Old Men, were regularly seen in Northern Exposure and used in fashion shoots by Elle and Mademoiselle Magazines. We've been featured in several major newspapers across the country. We've been reviewed by some of the toughest outdoor magazine writers in the country with glowing results.