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 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: Barb Wells

Barb Wells at 12 years old in her first pair of Minnetonka mocs!

My Minnetonka Story: Barb Wells

What was your first pair of Minnetonka mocs?
My very first pair of moccasins were purchased from a little shop in the Wisconsin Dells when I was about 12 years old. I remember begging my mom for them and that I must have them in black. I fell in LOVE with them and wore them EVERYWHERE… I felt like the cool kid at school. They were a pair of Back Zipper boots (the photo above is right after I got them).

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka moccasins?
My favorite memory is when I wore them to a Motley Crue concert at Alpine Valley Music Theatre and there was tons of mud on the hill and I took them off and carried them all night so they wouldn’t get dirty. I hung on to them for my life and walked barefoot all night in the mud.

How far have you and your Minnetonka mocs traveled?
I have taken my moccasins as far as Key West, FL and they have been to lots of different places (if only they could talk).

Describe your Minnetonka style.
Although I owned many different styles throughout my life so far, I really love the Driving moccasins and the Fringe boots.  As long as they are Minnetonka Moccasins, I am good with whatever style they are.

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
  • 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 the first and third week of each 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: Jodi Hammond

Jodi & her mom matching in their white Thunderbird Boat Sole Mocs!

Jodi's Minnetonka style

Hiking & exploring in her favorite pair of Thunderbird II mocs

My Minnetonka Story: Jodi Hammond

What was your first pair of Minnetonka mocs?
White Boat Sole Thunderbirds!

When did you receive your first pair of Minnetonka mocs?
Each year either my Mother or my Grandmother would take me to an adorable set of shops in Nisswa, MN to go shopping for the day. There were stores with trinkets, clothes, hardware, games, candy, ice cream and, well I could go on. One of my favorite shops is called The Totem Pole, it’s still there today, and they sell little toys, moccasins and other goods.

My Mother would walk around in white leather Minnetonka Thunderbirds all the time and as all little girls do, they want to be just like their moms. I would get new ones each year as I grew to match hers and they were always in white. I thought white was the most girly because there weren’t pink ones then, even though I’d run around and get them dirty all the time.

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka moccasins?
My Grandmother has always been a great teacher of all things natural; one of my favorite things to do with her every year was go blueberry picking and my moccasins were always leading the way. We’d drive up to Northern Minnesota and slowly crawl down the dirt trails to beautiful mossy tree groves and pick them wild. We even met up with a few curious bears from time to time and would quickly rustle to the car! On the way out of the trail she’d stop and point out animal tracks in the dirt. We’d end up with buckets full and would make jams, syrups and yummy pancakes.

How far have you and your Minnetonka mocs traveled?
I haven’t traveled far and wide, but my favorite places to wear my moccasins have always been right in my backyard. We lived right on the Mississippi River and had a small lake home up North, so I’d always be tromping around in the dirt or playing in the sand; what else is a girl with three brothers to do! I love exploring parks and hiking trails in my moccasins.

Describe your Minnetonka style.
During the week I like to go more vintage for work and my mocs help add comfort, texture, color and style. On the weekend I like to dress more boho earthbound and my mocs keep me going on my adventures of thrifting or exploring outdoors. You can dress them up or dress them down and they’re perfect with jeans or a pretty dress.

 

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
  • 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 the first and third week of each 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: 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
  • 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 the first and third week of each 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: Brandilyn Haynes

Brandilyn Haynes in her Minnetonka Hi Top Back Zipper Boots!

Plaid perfection! Featuring her Minnetonka Hi Top Back Zipper Boots.

We love this fun look Brandilyn styled with a striped cardi and her Minnetonka boots.

My Minnetonka Story: Brandilyn Haynes of Cats & Cardigans

What was your first pair of Minnetonka mocs?
They were a pair of Sheepskin Hardsole Slippers. I wear them all the time!

When did you receive your first pair of Minnetonka slippers?
My mom gave them to me for Christmas in 2009.  It was my first Christmas away from home–I was spending it in Georgia with my husband’s family.  My parents always wore moccasins around the house, and having my own pair helped ease my homesickness and made me feel closer to them.

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka slippers?
I brought my Minnetonka slippers with me to the hospital when I had my son this last spring.  They helped me feel at home and comfortable during a huge transition in my life!  I wore them to walk laps around the MotherBaby unit and they made my feet happy even though the rest of me was pretty sore.

How far have you and your Minnetonka mocs traveled?
My Minnetonka mocs haven’t traveled far, but that’s what I love about them–they make me feel at home and comfortable! My feet have stayed warm and cozy through every frigid Idaho winter since I’ve had them.

Describe your Minnetonka style.
I’ve added the pair of Hi Top Back Zipper Boots in this picture to my wardrobe and I love how they take a casual outfit and add a little interest!  They’re perfect for every season and make me feel pretty without being over the top.  I love how versatile they are–I wear them for errands around town, but also out on dates with my husband.  And of course I still wear my Sheepskin Hardsole slippers around my house while I’m rocking my baby to sleep, too!

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
  • 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 the first and third week of each 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