Blogger Spotlight: Wonder Forest

Dana of Wonder Forest in her Minnetonka High Mukluks

An adorable cool weather look styled with a pair of Double Fringe Side Zip Boots

Ski lodge inspired, featuring a pair of Side Button Classic Pug Boots

Blogger Spotlight:  Dana of Wonder Forest

Meet Dana the blogger behind one of our favorite style blogs Wonder Forest.  We adore how Dana styled a few of her favorite Minnetonka products including the Side Button Classic Pug Boot, Mukluk High Boots and Double Fringe Side Zip Boots. Stop by Wonder Forest this week to enter to win your choice of one of these three styles!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I first laid eyes on Minnetonka when I was a young teenager. I was thrift
store shopping with some friends and upon the shelves sat a pair of white
Thunderbirds. I immediately fell in love with the boho-esque features and
knew I needed a pair of my own (in the proper size!). As soon as I got home
I went online and ordered my very own pair.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
That’s a tough one because I mix and match so many different styles. If I
had to, I’d simply say free-spirited…. and comfortable! Always
comfortable!

Whose style inspires you? Where do you find your inspiration?
I don’t have a particular style muse, but I do love to browse through Free
People catalogues for fresh new styling ideas that are totally
right up my alley.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
Lately I’m obsessed with long knit Nordic sweaters and leggings. When paired
together I just think that they totally encompass what winter life is like
up here in the woods! Very ski lodge inspired I suppose!

What song do you currently have on repeat?
Mumford & Sons – Whispers in the Dark

What’s your favorite city and why?
I’m actually a downright country girl! I am not a huge fan of cities as I
find them a bit too claustrophobic and busy. I love towns like Muskoka here
in Ontario… Anywhere that really showcases nature’s beauty is where you’ll
find me!

My Minnetonka must-have item is __________.
I am in love with the Hi Top Back Zip Boots, but Thunderbirds are a classic
and you can never have too many!

Store Spotlight: Dudes Boutique

The Minnetonka selection at Dudes Boutique of Philadelphia

Meet the staff at Dudes Boutique!

Minnetonka Store Spotlight:  Dudes Boutique 646 South St  Philadelphia PA

Today we are excited to spotlight Dudes Boutique of Philadelphia.  Check out our Q&A with owner Abir Kashani!

What’s your Minnetonka story?
We’ve carried Minnetonka moccasins for both men and woman for about five years now and we absolutely love them!  They are good quality shoes, in fun styles for a great price.

What are the most popular Minnetonka styles at Dudes Boutique?
The most popular Minnetonka styles in our store would have to be the 3-layer fringe boot and the 5-layer fringe boot!

What is your favorite style of Minnetonka mocs to wear?
Personally my favorite Minnetonka mocs are the Kilty Suede Moccasins.

How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
When wearing my Minnetonka mocs, I like to keep my style simple because the mocs and boots are so fun and unique.

What are a few ‘must see’ destinations when visiting the Philadelphia area near Dudes Boutique?
La Fourno is a great spot to eat Italian food and TLA is a fantastic music venue with live performances from well-known artists.

Over all, South Street is a great area to visit with your whole family!

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My Minnetonka Story: Kerri Sullivan

Kerri in her Minnetonka Thunderbird Boat Sole Mocs!

 

My Minnetonka Story: Kerri Sullivan

What was your first pair of Minnetonka mocs?
I don’t remember my first pair of Minnetonka moccasins because I received them when I was a baby! But I do remember having a beautiful pair with pink leather and rhinestones as a child that I just loved.

When did you receive your first pair of Minnetonka mocs?
As a child, my family went on summer vacations to Maine. There was a “trading post” type store that we would go to and get our Minnetonka mocs! Now I buy my Minnetonka mocs twice a year, when my family and I go away for weekends in May and September to Cape May, NJ. There’s a leather store that sells Minnetonka products. In the spring, I usually pick up a sandal and in the fall I get a new pair of moccasins, it’s the highlight of my trip!

What is your favorite memory involving Minnetonka moccasins?
One of my favorite memories involving Minnetonka is from last summer, when I was helping my mom pick out what to wear as a guest to a wedding she was going to. She wasn’t sure what kind of shoes to wear, but then we remembered she had a pair of tan leather moccasins, which she called her “dressy moccasins.” They were perfect for the beach wedding!

How far have you and your Minnetonka mocs traveled?
I went to college in Philadelphia and I walked A LOT. I walked miles a day, which was tough on my feet. I practically lived in my moccasins. I had a tan suede pair, a red pair, and a blue pair with beads (that I took from my mom!). I wore them all frequently in the fall, winter, and spring. They were the most reliable and comfortable shoes for the lifestyle I had in Philly!

Describe your Minnetonka style.
I wear Minnetonka mocs with everything. I love wearing my red mocs with quirky socks and jeans. I love that they can be dressed up, too, and go with tights and a sweater dress for fall. I even wear a pair of black leather Minnetonkas to my part-time job as a tour guide at a living history farm. I dress in period-appropriate 1890s clothes and I wear the shoes with knee-highs! They have held up through a lot of farm work and they’re easily the most comfortable part of my work uniform.

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 mocs 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 Minnetonkas 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
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  • Minnetonka will select one story to spotlight the first and third week of each month.
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  • Winners will have their choice of moccasins or slippers. Prizes will be mailed within 2 weeks of story spotlight.
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