My Minnetonka Story: Lori Cahill

Lori Cahill and her many pair of Minnetonka mocs, sandals and boots!

My Minnetonka Story:  Lori Cahill, Minnetonka Moccasin employee since 1981

What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins?
I got my first pair of Minnetonka moccasins in 1975, when I was still in high school! They were the classic fringe soft sole mocs and I bought them at the Minnesota State Fair.

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
My favorite Minnetonka memory is when I was standing in the checkout line at Target, and a teenage girl standing in front of me said “Your mocs are so cool!”

How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled?
My Minnetonka moccasins have been on fabulous trips to both Mexico and Hawaii.

Describe your Minnetonka style.
I own and wear almost everything that Minnetonka makes, every day of the week. This is only about half of the Minnetonka shoes I own. After 31 years of working for Minnetonka, I’ve built up quite a collection!

Tell us your Minnetonka story!  

Do you remember your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins? Are you a lifelong Minnetonka fan? Tell us your Minnetonka story!

We would love to hear your Minnetonka memories.  Please answer the following questions, sharing your Minnetonka story with us.

  • What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins or boots?
  • Where were your first pair of Minnetonka’s purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled? (i.e. Coolest city you’ve visited in the world wearing your Minnetonka’s)
  • Describe your Minnetonka style.

 

Email us your story along with a photo of yourself (past or present) in your Minnetonka’s at myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com.  If your story is selected we will send you a free pair of Minnetonka mocs, your choice!

Please include your contact information including name, email and phone number so that we may contact you with further questions!

My Minnetonka Entry Details & Rules:  

  • Email your story to myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com, answering the above questions and providing requested images
  • Submission must include full name, age, and address
  • To be eligible, you must LIKE the Minnetonka Facebook page (or already be a fan!)
  • One entry per person
  • Sorry, but you must live in the US or Puerto Rico, and you must be 18 or older
  • Minnetonka will select one story to spotlight per day between May 22-26. After that time, Minnetonka will feature one story every two weeks.
  • If your story is selected, you will be notified in advance. Upon submission you release all provided materials to Minnetonka for potential use on the Minnetonka Moccasin blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Winners will have their choice of moccasins or slippers. Prizes will be mailed within 2 weeks of story spotlight.
  • Our Privacy Policy


Share your Minnetonka Story and Win!

Tell us your Minnetonka story!  

Do you remember your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins? Are you a lifelong Minnetonka fan? Tell us your Minnetonka story!

We would love to hear your Minnetonka memories.  Please answer the following questions, sharing your Minnetonka story with us.

  • What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins or boots?
  • Where were your first pair of Minnetonka mocs purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka mocs?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka moccasins traveled? (i.e. Coolest city you’ve visited in the world wearing your Minnetonka mocs)
  • Describe your Minnetonka style.

 

Email us your story along with a photo of yourself (past or present) in your Minnetonka mocs at myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com.  If your story is selected we will send you a free pair of Minnetonka mocs, your choice!

Please include your contact information including name, email and phone number so that we may contact you with further questions!

My Minnetonka Entry Details & Rules:  

  • Email your story to myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com, answering the above questions and providing requested images
  • Submission must include full name, age, and address
  • To be eligible, you must LIKE the Minnetonka Facebook page (or already be a fan!)
  • One entry per person
  • Sorry, but you must live in the US or Puerto Rico, and you must be 18 or older.
  • Minnetonka will select one story to spotlight twice a month.
  • If your story is selected, you will be notified in advance. Upon submission you release all provided materials to Minnetonka for potential use on the Minnetonka Moccasin blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Winners will have their choice of moccasins or slippers. Prizes will be mailed within 2 weeks of story spotlight.
  • Our Privacy Policy

 

 

My Minnetonka Story: Aaron and Nick Wenck

Aaron Wenck sporting his Minnetonka chukka boots while on location shooting a video for Minnetonka.

Nick Wenck in his Minnetonka Classic mocs, while filming for Minnetonka in NYC.

 

My Minnetonka Story:  Aaron and Nick Wenck,  Owners of Wenck Brothers

What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins?
Our first pair of Minnetonkas were hand-me-downs from a few generations of Wencks before us and still rest at our family’s cabin in an antique wooden crate that was a case of beer back in its glory days. Whether they are used for a walk across the mighty Mississippi headwaters, a run to the outhouse or a trail blazing afternoon through the woods, the mocs seem to get more and more comfortable with time. Although there are a few styles floating around at the cabin, it’s safe to say that the Thunderbirds have withstood the test of time as the most popular style with the women in our family.

Where were your first pair of Minnetonka’s purchased?
Our first new pairs of Minnetonkas must have been purchased at a small trader’s outpost named “Treasure City” outside of Rice, Minnesota. Our family never missed an opportunity to head “up north” to explore a new lake or park in northern Minnesota on the weekend, and the route always included a rest stop at the outpost.

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
Our favorite Minnetonka memory is actually the freshest in our minds. We certainly were proud to represent the company in New York City while filming and photographing the latest moccasin look book (to be revealed this June!).

How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled?
We’ve been lucky to put quite a few miles and kilometers on our Minnetonkas – between the two of us we have visited over 30 countries and called 7 of them home. Even though we might have traded in our Minnetonkas for bare feet or sandals a few places along the way, they have become best friends with our passports as go-to travel companions.

Describe your Minnetonka style?
Our Minnetonka style is built on our Minnesota roots and continues to evolve with each country and culture that we are fortunate to experience.  Whether we are in a small fishing village in the Amazon Jungle of Iquitos, Peru or in the middle of an 80,000 person “public viewing” in Germany during the World Cup, we never forget the comforts of home and our favorite hometown shoes.

Tell us your Minnetonka story!
Do you remember your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins? Are you a lifelong Minnetonka fan? Tell us your Minnetonka story!

We would love to hear your Minnetonka memories.  Please answer the following questions, sharing your Minnetonka story with us.

  • What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins or boots?
  • Where were your first pair of Minnetonka’s purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled? (i.e. Coolest city you’ve visited in the world wearing your Minnetonka’s)
  • Describe your Minnetonka style.


Email us your story along with a photo of yourself (past or present) in your Minnetonka’s at myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com.  If your story is selected we will send you a free pair of Minnetonka mocs, your choice!

Please include your contact information including name, email and phone number so that we may contact you with further questions!

My Minnetonka Entry Details & Rules:  

  • Email your story to myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com, answering the above questions and providing requested images
  • Submission must include full name, age, and address
  • To be eligible, you must LIKE the Minnetonka Facebook page (or already be a fan!)
  • One entry per person
  • Sorry, but you must live in the US or Puerto Rico, and you must be 18 or older.
  • Minnetonka will select one story to spotlight per day between May 22-26. After that time, Minnetonka will feature one story every two weeks.
  • If your story is selected, you will be notified in advance. Upon submission you release all provided materials to Minnetonka for potential use on the Minnetonka Moccasin blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Winners will have their choice of moccasins or slippers. Prizes will be mailed within 2 weeks of story spotlight.
  • Our Privacy Policy


My Minnetonka Story: Sacha Martin

Sacha Martin, owner of Bluebird and Ladyslipper Boutiques, in her Minnetonka mocs.

 

My Minnetonka Story:  Sacha Martin, Owner of Bluebird and Ladyslipper Boutiques

What was your first pair of Minnetonka’s?
I will always remember my first pair of Minnetonka Moccasins, the knee high fringe boots. It was my first trip to NYC almost 10 years ago, and it was also my first retail buying trip. On that trip I met a woman with great style and she was wearing the knee high fringe boots. She had styled them with a fur jacket, that was the moment of inspiration for me!

Where were your first pair of Minnetonka’s purchased?
As soon as I got home from NYC, I searched for those Minnetonka boots and finally found them at Marshall Field’s. I still have them and wear them to this day. They are a true classic.

Describe your Minnetonka style.
Recently, I have added many colors of moccasins to my wardrobe.  I am currently obsessed with moccasins in navy suede, brown leather and the black Thunderbird’s. I can’t get enough. I have a different pair for everything I do. The black Thunderbird’s love to go to the gym, the navy suede’s love to go to Bluebird Boutique, the tan leather’s love to go to NYC.  They all will take turns rocking out on Lake Minnetonka this summer. I wonder which pair will want to go to the Hampton’s?

Everyone should own a pair of Minnetonka moccasins because you can sport them with any style, edgy, preppy, sexy, you name it.  I’ll throw a fur on with them one day and the next day with a classic, white button down shirt and a sweater around my shoulders.

Tell us your Minnetonka story!  

Do you remember your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins? Are you a lifelong Minnetonka fan?  Tell us your Minnetonka story!

We would love to hear your Minnetonka memories.  Please answer the following questions, sharing your Minnetonka story with us.

  • What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins or boots?
  • Where were your first pair of Minnetonka’s purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled? (i.e. Coolest city you’ve visited in the world wearing your Minnetonka’s)
  • Describe your Minnetonka style.

 

Email us your story along with a photo of yourself (past or present) in your Minnetonka’s at myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com.  If your story is selected we will send you a free pair of Minnetonka mocs, your choice!

Please include your contact information including name, email and phone number so that we may contact you with further questions!

My Minnetonka Entry Details & Rules:  

  • Email your story to myminnetonkastory@minnetonkamocc.com, answering the above questions and providing requested images
  • Submission must include full name, age, and address
  • To be eligible, you must LIKE the Minnetonka Facebook page (or already be a fan!)
  • One entry per person
  • Sorry, but you must live in the US or Puerto Rico, and you must be 18 or older.
  • Minnetonka will select one story to spotlight per day between May 22-26. After that time, Minnetonka will feature one story every two weeks.
  • If your story is selected, you will be notified in advance. Upon submission you release all provided materials to Minnetonka for potential use on the Minnetonka Moccasin blog, Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Winners will have their choice of moccasins or slippers. Prizes will be mailed within 2 weeks of story spotlight.
  • Our Privacy Policy

Minnetonka Around the World

Spanning the globe from Japan to South Africa and on to Spain, everyone’s talking about Minnetonka!  We’ve collected a few of our favorite global Minnetonka moments from over the past month.  Enjoy!

 

How bright can you be this spring? Accessorize with all these colorful neon and tribal inspired products, featuring the Minnetonka double fringe tramper boot in Elle, South Africa.

 

A moment for fringe in Cosmopolitan, South Africa.

 

Comfort and layering are key during cooler temps. A perfect shoe for any type of weather is the Minnetonka Kilty suede moc featured in O Magazine, South Africa.

 

Minnetonka Kilty's are the ideal shoe for a walk in the park according to the March issue of In Style, Spain.

 

Comfort comes first, in the Minnetonka tramper boot for kids. Featured in Spain's Hola Ninos.

Exciting new Minnetonka styles for spring featured in Japan.

 

Highlighting classic Minnetonka style in Sweet Magazine from Topwin, Japan.