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A Perfect Fit

I cannot begin to count the number of times that I have been unable to find a shoe that fits me comfortably and still looks attractive. I am positive that I am not alone in this experience either.

Fortunately, Carl Dyer’s Original Moccasins, Inc., aims to make sure that each customer leaves their store satisfied, while feeling confident and comfortable in their new footwear. Located in Friendship, IN, this Indiana Artisan organization has been providing quality shoes and service for over 90 years. The business has been passed down from generation to generation of the Dyer family. Carl Dyer’s Original Moccasins currently runs under the management of Robin Dyer.

Photo courtesy of Carl Dyer's Original Moccasins, Inc.

“I pride myself most in working really hard to get people to find their perfect fit,” Robin stated. She understands that people want a shoe that both looks good and feels good at the same time. It’s her mission to make this goal a success for her customers.

Each and every pair that is made in their shop has been personally handcrafted by a member of the Carl Dyer’s family. Of the approximately 20 different selections of moccasins they offer, Robin Dyer considers the “high-center seam” style to be her personal favorite. She loves the aesthetically unique look it has to offer.

If these top-notch moccasins seem familiar to you, it might be because you have noticed them while being displayed exclusively in Polo Ralph Lauren stores.  They have been showcased in locations ranging from Chicago to Soho to Japan.

Carl Dyer’s Original Moccasins, Inc., can also be found at events including the well known Waterfowl Festival in Maryland, as well as the Indiana Artisan Marketplace held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

If you have not had the chance to check out this wonderful and rare opportunity in Indiana, I highly recommend you do so. For more information, you can visit their website to find all the various styles!

Indiana ArtisanRobin Dyer and Carl Dyer’s Original Moccasins are juried members of Indiana Artisan – the official organization to review, recognize and promote the work of Indiana’s highest-quality art and food artisans. Find out more about Robin by visiting her bio page on or by visiting

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