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Welcome to the home page of the Original Moccasin Shop. We authentically are the “original’ (first) moccasin shop in Cherokee, North Carolina. The store has been providing uninterrupted service since the 1950’s. Present owner, Terry Wilson, grew up in the Nantahala River Gorge about 25 miles west of downtown Cherokee. He has been involved in retail in Cherokee most of his life and is proud to be a part of the long tradition of this historic area of Western North Carolina. He has owned The Original Moccasin Shop since 1979.
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  • Hundreds of thousands of pairs sold
  • Largest selection and largest inventory in the region
  • Over 150 distinct styles
  • Not a “self help store.” You will not be left on your own wandering the aisles. Friendly, courteous and professional assistance is offered by Terry and his able staff. You will not leave with a misfit or uncomfortable moccasin
  • Considered the “nicest store, or “the one with the nicest merchandise” by visitors and locals alike
  • Great merchandise! Great prices! Shop around; you will come back! 
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