MANIMAL was formed in 2004 after a native New Englander's first visit to the American Southwest. Designer Kristen Lombardi's interest in traditional costumes and animal forms influence the design of each moccasin and accessory. Her process is driven by a deep appreciation for the almost forgotten world of artisan crafts and craftsmanship.

What are your production practices?

Manimal is produced by a small team of artisans, by hand from start to finish in New York and New England.

We work with joy and care to deliver beautiful goods made from the highest quality leather. In an attempt to best use precious materials, leather scraps are recycled and reworked within the Manimal family.

How do your shoe sizes run?

Women’s whole sizes 6 – 10 run true to size. For customers normally wearing half sizes we recommend ordering down to the nearest whole size to allow for minimal stretching.

  • A women’s size 6 measures 9 1/4" heel to toe
  • size 7 measures 9 1/2"
  • size 8 measures 9 3/4"
  • size 9 measures 10"
  • size 10 measures 10 1/2"

Children’s whole sizes 9 – 3 run true to size. For half sizes we recommend ordering up to the nearest whole size (children grow so quickly!)

  • A child’s size 9 measures 7" heel to toe
  • size 10 measures 7 1/4"
  • size 11 measures 7 1/2"
  • size 12 measures 7 3/4"
  • size 13 measures 8"
  • size 1 measures 8 1/4"
  • size 2 measures 8 1/2"
  • size 3 measures 8 3/4"

Toddler whole sizes run 4 – 8.

  • size 4 measures 4 1/4" heel to toe
  • size 5 measures 4 3/4"
  • size 6 measures 5 1/2"
  • size 7 measures 6"
  • size 8 measures 6 1/4"

Baby moccasins are sized by age.

  • 3 – 6 months measures 3 1/2" heel to toe
  • 6 – 9 months measures 3 3/4"
  • 9 – 12 months measures 4"
  • 12 – 18 months measures 4 1/4"

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards via PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account in order to make a purchase. Simply follow the checkout steps on PayPal’s secure site as you would for any other web order. However, if you do have a PayPal account, payment can be sent directly from your account.

When will I receive my order?

All items are hand-made to order! Please allow for a two-week production period.

Once you order has shipped you will receive an email with your shipping details and tracking information.

Domestic orders ship USPS Standard with Signature Confirmation.

International orders ship USPS Standard.

What is your return policy?

Manimal accepts returned product within 14 days of ship date for equal exchange, credit or refund minus shipping costs.

All items must be unworn and in the condition in which they were received.

To make a return please email with your name and the date of order.

Do you accept custom and special orders?

Have you seen something you’ve loved from a past collection, on our instagram feed (@manimal_moccasins) or out and about that is not in our webshop? If you have special requests, please email us at

Manimal goods are available at these fine boutiques:

Brooklyn, New York

Sweet William
Brooklyn, New York
New York, New York

Brooklyn, New York

Portland, Maine

Boston, Massachusetts

Study Hall
Chicago, Illinois

San Francisco, California

Burlingame, California

Ten Over Six
Los Angeles, California
Dallas, Texas

Mini Smalls
New South Wales, Australia

My Lille Limon
Frederiksberg, Denmark

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