In the 1960s, the natural form moccasin was a revolution. Today, the cult shoe is more topical than ever as a pioneer in modern casual wear.
The Grashopper is a revolution in a time when footwear is following the most narrowly defined dictates of fashion, and the classic ladies’ shoe features a slim, pointed style, usually with a stiff leather sole. Comfort just simply does not factor in. Music from the US, affordable travel and, above all, the Student Movement, give the 1960s their contemporary flair. 1964 is the perfect moment for a casual shoe that takes on the theme of time and becomes a symbol of a generation: freedom, idealism and self-determination.
Inventor and founder of Sioux, Peter Sapper, designed Germany’s first moccasin in its natural form. When the Grashopper was presented for the first time, it was subject to its fair share of amazement, a little ridicule, but also plenty of admiration. The Grashopper would go on to become the most successful Sioux shoe with worldwide respect and copied many times.