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.
Check out a few of our favorite snapshots we spotted on Instagram celebrating the Minnetonka style of moms and their little one’s in matching mocs!
Snap a photo of you and your Mini-tonka fan and tag us on Instagram or Twitter at @minnetonkamocc.
The Moccasin Shop & Gifts of Eagle River, Wisconsin
Connie, owner of the Moccasin Shop & Gifts, in their recently renovated store
Susan in her favorite pair of Full Leopard Mocs in front of the Moccasin Shop's wide selection of Minnetonka styles and colors!
Connie & David's grandson Eli shows off his adorable Mini-tonka style in a pair of Velcro Back Flap Booties
Minnetonka Store Spotlight: The Moccasin Shop and Gifts 101 E Wall Street, Eagle River, WI 54521
The Moccasin Shop and Gifts is a family-owned and operated business that has been open for almost 35 years. It is located on the corner of Wall and Railroad Street in the old First National Bank building, the second oldest building in Eagle River, built in 1923.
This past winter the store underwent major renovations, so be sure to stop by this summer if you are in the Eagle River area to see the amazing transformation of the store and say hello to owners Connie and David!
What is your Minnetonka story?
We began selling Minnetonka Moccasins in 1977 and since then, Minnetonka Moccasins have been our best-selling line of shoes for over 35 years. The top selling moccasin in our store for the last several years has been the El Paso Suede moccasin in brown.
What is the most popular Minnetonka style at Moccasin Shop and Gifts?
Our most popular moccasin styles are the Kilty Suede Moc, Cally Slipper and the women and childrens Thunderbird mocs.
What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka mocs?
Connie’s favorite pair of Minnetonka Moccasins are the Limited Edition Thunderbird II mocs in aqua, and David’s favorite pair are the Sheepskin Hardsole mocs.
How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
Our casual work atmosphere allows us to wear Minnetonka moccasins to work, but they are also great for play. We both like to wear them with jeans, and Connie likes to wear her mocs with skirts as well.
What are a few must see destinations when visiting Eagle River?
Our store is located in the heart of the great Northwoods. We are the number one tourist destination in Northern Wisconsin.
Eagle River is well known for having the largest inland chain of lakes in the world. There are over 30 lakes with great fishing and all types of watercraft recreation. It’s also very common to see a few bald eagles while visiting the area!
Eagle River is also the snowmobile capital of the world and home of the Snowmobile World Championships held here every winter. The endless bicycle and hiking trails turn into great snowmobile trails during winter months.
And an absolute must is our newly remodeled Moccasin Shop and Gift store located in the old First National Bank building!
Mocs for Mom Sweepstakes!
Show your mom lots of love this Mother’s Day with a special treat for her feet!
Send us a snapshot of you and your mom (past or present) with a short caption telling us why she deserves a new pair of mocs this Mother’s Day. All participants will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of five pairs of mocs. If your photo is selected we will feature you and your mom on the Minnetonka blog and send mom a new pair of mocs!
Mocs for Mom Sweepstakes Rules:
- Email a photo of you and your mom along with a short caption of why she deserves a new pair of mocs to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submission must include full name and contact information
- One entry per person
- All entries must be received by 5pm CST on Saturday, May 11, 2013
- All submissions will be entered into a drawing and five winners will be selected
- Winners will be announced Sunday, May 12, 2013 on the Minnetonka Blog
- Must live in the US or Puerto Rico to be eligible
- 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
Katie the blogger behind Modern Eve in her Minnetonka 5-Layer Fringe Boots
Katie's Minnetonka must-have for spring, a pair of Classic Fringe Boots
A trend Katie loves? Fringe! We adore this summer look she styled featuring her pair of marigold Belize sandals
Blogger Spotlight: Katie of Modern Eve
What’s your Minnetonka story?
I was actually introduced to Minnetonka recently after discovering the infant fringe bootie. They’re the cutest thing ever and make a great baby shower gift. When I saw them in the adult-version, I knew I had to have my own pair.
If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Modern and feminine (but not girlie) with a side of boho and an occasional edge.
Whose style inspires you?
Olivia Palermo, Jennifer Aniston, Julie Sirinana (Sincerely, Jules) and Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific).
What’s your favorite trend this season?
Pattern mixing – floral on floral, stripes on stripes, tribal patterns mixed with polka dots. Anything goes right now and I love all the options to be creative.
What song do you currently have on repeat?
The Lumineers’ entire album, but especially Ho Hey. It’s one of those instantly-makes-you-happy songs. They were just here in Dallas and played their new untitled song (likely to be called Falling in Love) – that will definitely be on repeat once it’s released.
What’s your favorite city and why?
San Francisco. It’s a large city with a lot of culture, delicious food and beautiful scenery. And being only a short drive to Big Sur and Napa Valley makes it an ideal vacation spot.
My Minnetonka must-have item is…
The Classic Fringe Boot. They go with everything, are easy to slip on and are so comfortable. I’ve been living in them this spring.