My Minnetonka Story: Lauren Hunter

Lauren in her favorite Thunderbird Mocs!

My Minnetonka Story: Lauren Hunter

What was your first pair of Minnetonka mocs?
My mother gave me her old pair of Thunderbird mocs when I was very young and I still have them! They’re soft soled, and so broken in. They’re one of my favorite pairs of shoes that I own.

My mom can’t even remember where she bought those mocs, but I bought myself a pair of El Paso mocs last summer, and they have not been my last. I also got myself a pair of black Kilty Suede mocs as well!

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka moccasins?
My first pair of Thunderbird mocs went with me to college when I was 17, they moved with me to Chicago, and from Illinois to Washington and back. They were with me when I was running through backyards and cornfields, and when I went on long drives across the country.

How far have you and your Minnetonka mocs traveled?
My Minnetonka mocs traveled with me to Scotland, where I discovered quickly that moccasins are the only shoes I am really comfortable in. Walking miles and miles through the streets of Glasgow, my Minnetonka mocs and I saw some amazing art, architecture, and ate some delicious food.

Describe your Minnetonka style.
My moccasins go with everything, so I wear them with everything! I wear my Minnetonka mocs every single day with a pair of dark skinny jeans and a flannel shirt. I sometimes joke that it’s my uniform, but I made up my mind this year to only wear things I feel like myself in. And I feel like myself in my Minnetonka mocs!

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 Minnetonka mocs at  If your story is selected we will send you a free pair of Minnetonka mocs, your choice!

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Spring Into 31 Days of Style – Winners List

Spring into 31 Days of Style!  Think you’re a winner?  Check out the winner’s list below and then check your email for further details from Minnetonka.

Congrats to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who entered the Spring into 31 Days of Style Sweepstakes!

Day 1: Women’s Kilty Moc – K. Carr of Prairie Grove

Day 2: Kid’s Thunderbird II Moc – J. Teague of Bemidji

Day 3: Men’s Driving Moc – C. Brownstone of Lawrenceburg

Day 4: Women’s Boat Moc –  P. Sims of Louisville

Day 5: Kid’s Double Fringe Side Zip Booties – D. Watson of Arlington

Day 6: Men’s Double Bottom Cowhide Driving Moc – R. Cecilia of Danville

Day 7: Women’s Belize Marigold Sandal – M. McIIvaine of Chattanooga

Day 8: Men’s Moosehide Driving Moc – N. Stevens of Metamora

Day 9: Women’s Maui Poppy Sandal – R. Felder of Philadelphia

Day 10: Women’s Como Sandal in Black – V. Rose of Colonie

Day 11: Kid’s Kilty Suede Moc – K. Harper of Louisville

Day 12: Men’s Camp Moc – A. Gooch of Garner

Day 13: Women’s Bermuda Sandal in Dusty Brown – R. Pavlinac of South Lyon

Day 14:  Kid’s 3-Layer Fringe Boot – A. White of Dover- Foxcroft

Day 15: Boy’s Moc – T. Morse of Murray

Day 16: Women’s Ibiza Sandal in Dusty Brown – K. Kaiser of Arlington Heights

Day 17: Kid’s Ankle Hi Tramper Boot  – J. Muckel of Canoga Park

Day 18: Men’s Original Cowhide Driving Mocs – Q. Richardson of Cody

Day 19: Women’s Nicki Wedge – B. Coss of Holyoke

Day 20: Kid’s Thunderbird II Moc – R. Bessent of Jacksonville

Day 21: Men’s Double Bottom Softsole – L. Villalobos of Chicago

Day 22: Women’s Marin Sandal – K. Willard of La Pine

Day 23: Kid’s Double Fringe Side Zip Boot – R. Blinsmon of Cottage Grove

Day 24: Men’s Classic Moc – D. Mostella of Eden

Day 25: Women’s Marquette Sandal – E. Camplejohn of Raleigh

Day 26: Kid’s 3-Layer Fringe Boots – R. Jones of Newport News

Day 27: Men’s Double Bottom Cowhide Driving Mocs – M. Monday of Port Washington

Day 28: Women’s Ashley Wedge in Fuchsia – A. Crisafulli of Albany

Day 29: Men’s Double Bottom Hardsole Mocs – M. Palmer of Las Vegas

Day 30: Women’s Silverthorne Thong in White – K. Hunt of Las Vegas

Day 31: Women’s Thunderbird II Moc – G. Okundaye of Arlington

Blogger Spotlight: Sidewalk Catwalks

Naina of Sidewalk Catwalks in her red Kilty mocs

Naina's Minnetonka must-haves, a pair of Full Leopard Mocs

A colorful chic look styled with a pair of Front Lace Knee High Boots

Blogger Spotlight:  Naina of Sidewalk Catwalks

We adore these chic looks Naina of Sidewalk Catwalks styled, combining bright bold colors with a few of her favorite Minnetonka products including the Front Lace Knee Hi Boot, Full Leopard Moc and Kilty Moc in red.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I have never owned a pair of Minnetonka mocs before, mainly because I almost always used to opt for heels when it came to dressing up. But I’ve come to learn that chic doesn’t have to be sacrificed for comfort, and my feet love me all the more for cushioning them in some soft as heck moccasins.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Colorgasm. I love to mix and match colors and hues, the same way you’d see them in art or nature or architecture. It’s my favorite fashion element because it’s so fun and versatile.

Whose style inspires you?
The everyday diva’s. It’s too simple to look to the runway for guidance; there are beautiful people wandering the streets of the world, and I take what I see and reinvent it to suit my own style.

What’s your favorite city and why?
Definitely, without a doubt, Amsterdam. I lived there for a while and loved what an active, on-the-go city it is. People know how to be independent and this shows in their style; whether they’re in flats or heels, it’s always well structured and so full of oomph.

My Minnetonka must-have item is…
The Full Leopard Moc. I’m normally not the biggest advocate of pattern play, but what female can resist the ferocity that comes with having feet covered in feline femininity. Comfy but killer at the same time.