Store Spotlight: Zaiser’s

Zaiser's of Nisswa, Minnesota

Zaiser's wide selection of Minnetonka mocs, boots, sandals and slippers!

So many styles to choose from! Which style is your Minnetonka must-have?

Minnetonka Store Spotlight:  Zaiser’s 25425 Main Street Nisswa, MN 56468

Meet Zaiser’s manager Biff Ulm in our Q&A and learn more about Zaiser’s of Nisswa, Minnesota!

What is your Minnetonka story?
Zaiser’s has been in business since 1952, and Minnetonka Moccasin has been part of our store’s history since day one.  While styles and fashions have evolved over the years, our core values remain the same.  We believe in providing the best customer service available while having fun with our job and customers.  A large part of the experience we provide is rooted in tradition.  Families come back year after year, generation after generation.  This is a great honor and something we don’t take for granted.  We find many of the above values working with the wonderful staff at Minnetonka Moccasin.  We couldn’t be more proud to sell the Minnetonka line.  

What is the most popular Minnetonka style in your store?
This year we have had a number of standout styles.  The Calf Hi 3 Layer Fringe Boot has been popular in the fall through winter.  As far as our number one style, any of the fashionable Kilty mocs have been amazing.  In 2012, the grey and mustard colors were the most popular.  This year, we are excited to show our customers the colorful selection of Boat Mocs!

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka mocs?
Personally, it is hard to beat the feel and look of the Camp Moc.  It wears like iron and always looks new.  With a pair of dark jeans and a stylish tee, it makes the perfect “up-north” work uniform.  After work, they are as at home on the the lake as they are in the shop.

What are a few must see destinations when visiting Nisswa?
Nisswa is quite simply the best small town on the Planet.  We are located in the heart of the lake country and the premier location to shop in Minnesota. Over fifty unique shops line our Main Street. Many guests plan their entire stay around shopping.  

When not in town, spending the afternoon on one of our hundreds of nearby lakes is a must.  One can fish or simply soak up the sun.  On our bigger lake chains, restaurants and bars are scattered across the shoreline making it a very social scene.  

A large part of my free time is spent on the hundreds of miles of Bike Trails.  The Paul Bunyan trail is the king of them all.  Well over a hundred miles long, this multi use trail for walkers, runners, roller blades and cyclists is one of the best ways to tour the Nisswa Area. For more adventurous athletes, spinning along many of the back roads can offer additional sights as well as more challenging terrain.  In the winter, the trails turn into a snowmobile paradise.  

No matter what your favorite activity is during the day, everyone can agree ending it with a good meal is a must.  There are tons of quality restaurants in the area.  My personal favorite in downtown Nisswa is Rafferty’s Pizza.  A casual yet upbeat vibe I always go for their Luck Chicken Pizza.  Topped with chicken and lingonberries it is a surprisingly tasty combination. Walk across the street to the Chocolate Ox for an ice cream cone after makes for the perfect end to any day.

Blogger Spotlight: Tea Talk

Chelsea of Tea Talk in her Minnetonka Leopard Kilty mocs

Chelsea's Minnetonka must-have for summer, a pair of Deerskin Soft T mocs in champagne

A cute summer look styled with a pair of Minnetonka Double Fringe Tramper boots

Blogger Spotlight:  Chelsea of Tea Talk

What’s your Minnetonka story?
Growing up I could always be found in a pair of Minnetonka moccasins. From a small child, through my teenage years, and into my twenties, my Minnetonka mocs have always been a part of who I am. Today I own my fair share of mocs, either purchased locally or from tiny ski shops in the Western slope of Colorado, and truly adore each and every pair.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Classy and eclectic!

Whose style inspires you?
I find myself always being really inspired by the wears of my fellow Phoenix residents – so many of them have such amazing style! I also find Phoenix as a city to be very inspiring, with its unique culture and historic buildings, as well as a few of my favorite personal style bloggers and friends alike who share a similar passion for life, iced coffee, and fashion.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
This season I’m all about the black and white trend. Black and white have always been staple colors in my wardrobe, but I love all of the great blouses, dresses, and pants I have been seeing in this perfect color combo lately.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
Currently, I can’t stop listening to Breakers by Local Natives. Their whole second album, Hummingbird, has been on repeat in my car for months now.

What’s your favorite city and why?
I may be a bit biased, but honestly Phoenix is my favorite city. This ever-growing city has one of the most unique cultures, diverse groups of people, and the most kind hearted folks I’ve ever come across. I’m so lucky to call this place home.

My Minnetonka must-have item is…the Deerskin Soft-T moc in champagne! I love the color, the softness of the leather, and how versatile they are. I could wear them with a sundress and a floppy hat on a hot summers day, or with some skinny jeans and a delicate blouse for a night out on the town. They really go with everything!

Visit Tea Talk today and enter to win a pair of mocs to style this summer!

Blogger Spotlight: Much Love, Illy

Ilene of Much Love, Illy in her Minnetonka must-haves - a pair of Back Zipper Boots!

Pefect spring style! A pair of Thunderbird Soft Sole Mocs styled with a cute, colorful maxi dress

A cute look for any time of year! Colorful tights, a cute dress and a pair of Kilty mocs

Blogger Spotlight:  Ilene of Much Love, Illy

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I have been smitten with Minnetonka mocs ever since I discovered them on some of my favorite fashion blogs. Last year for my birthday, my trendy little sister got me my first pair of Minnetonka mocs and since then they have been my go-to pair of shoes. They are so comfortable and seriously go well with just about anything.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
I would have to go with eclectic!  I love the bohemian look to trendy city styling. People have always commented that I have so many different looks. I guess since I like to dress myself according to my mood, I certainly like to express myself in a variety of different ways.

Whose style inspires you?
I personally have been inspired by my mom. She has incredible fashion sense and always taught me to dress well and to not be afraid to be different and stylish. I find lots of inspiration from Pinterest, fashion blogs and magazines – but I especially like to sometimes mix up those different looks and create my own.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
Oooh that is a tough one! Like I said I’m drawn to just about any style out there, but if I have to pick one for this spring, I am certainly drawn to neons. I am already easily drawn to pops of color but the electric bursts of yellow and pink get me all excited for the warmer weather. If I don’t wear neon clothing, I love pops of neon in make-up from eyeliner to lipstick.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
Another tough one! I am constantly listening to songs over and over again (it has driven my past roommate mad and my husband is learning to live with it – haha!). Currently, I have been wearing out Next to Me by Emeli Sande. It always puts me in a good mood!

What’s your favorite city and why?
Now this is an easy question! Hands down, I have to say Chicago! I lived in the heart of downtown for nearly 8 years, so in a way it’s my second home. Though I admit the weather was brutal in the winter, the spring and summer months made it worth living through the harsh cold. The whole city became alive as soon as the weather warmed up. There was always something fun to do – whether it was riding my bike along Lake Michigan or meeting up with a girlfriend for coffee at a cute breakfast place or attending an outdoor concert. And since I love food, Chicago has some of the best places to eat in my opinion! Makes me hungry thinking about it!

My Minnetonka must-have item is…the Back Zipper Boot with the softsole. Like all of the Minnetonka products, they are the most comfortable pair of boots I have ever worn. I especially love them in brown and the fringe adds the perfect touch of bohemian fun to the boot. I loved wearing them with a pair of leggings and lace dress this spring and I can easily see myself rocking them with a pair of denim shorts this summer. You cannot go wrong them! 

Visit Much Love, Illy this week and enter to win a pair of Minnetonka Mocs to style this spring!

Mocs for Mom Winners!

We were overwhelmed by all of the wonderful photos and captions we received, sharing with us why your mom deserved a special treat this Mother’s Day.

Thank you to everyone who entered the Mocs for Mom Sweepstakes and congrats to the following winners drawn to receive a new pair of mocs for their mom.

Today we would like to salute all moms and thank you for all you do, every day – Happy Mother’s Day!

Mark sent us this photo of him and his mom (in her Minnetonka mocs) taken 25 years ago on a family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells! Mark said his mom deserves a new pair of mocs this Mother's Day because she has a heart of gold and has always been supportive of him.

Lindsey sent this photo of her and her mom and told us her mom is the most beautiful, talented, hilarious person that she knows and loves picturing her mom's blue eyes when she is genuinely laughing.

Kelli told us that her mom Rita never buys herself anything nice. After caring for Kellie's father, nephew and helping Kellie with her two toddlers she feels her mother Rita definitely deserves a special treat for her feet this Mother's Day!

Kai told us her mom deserves a new pair of mocs not only because she beat cancer this year but she continues to always have a smile on her face and a pep in her step!

Stacy said her mom deserves a new pair of mocs because she is a loving, supportive, hard working person and always has has a kind word for everyone she meets.