My Minnetonka Story: Emily Schumacher

Emily traveling the country in her Minnetonka Hi Top Back Zip boots.

 

Emily working backstage in her Minnetonkas!

 

My Minnetonka Story:  Emily Schumacher

What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins?
My name is Emily and I will be turning 29 this month (on the 27th).  Woo, I feel old.  But since childhood, I have always had a pair of Minnetonka moccasins.

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
I am from Peoria, IL, but have grown up vacationing in Minnesota every summer basically since I was born.  Every year, I would get a brand new pair of moccasins from Northwoods gift shop in Longville, MN and I would wear them till I wore them out.  I was always the only kid in my neighborhood in Illinois who had moccasins with authentic beading from some far off location.  They made me pretty cool.

Describe your Minnetonka style.
Ever since, I have been basically a Minnetonka snob, only wearing that brand.  When they became trendy again a few years ago and many companies started selling the style, I preached the Minnetonka brand and have since built almost my entire shoe wardrobe with it.  I tend to dress in flowy, earthy styles, and Minnetonka makes a style of shoe for every occasion in every season.  I have fringe boots (ankle and calf length), winter boots, multiple sandals, and many styles of moccasins I wear year round.

How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled?
A few years back I started as a bandaid, following my favorite bands around the country.  In particular, I chased Crosby, Stills, and Nash around so much they invited me in as part of the tour family and I worked for them.  If anyone was looking for me, all they would have to do is follow the moccasin prints.  I have worn my Minnetonka shoes all over this country and in nearly every venue available.  They have lasted through all my tours and have always received compliments.  And I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I can’t wait to get some of the new styles for THIS summer’s tour!

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’s purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka’s 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’s 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 per day between May 22-26. After that time, Minnetonka will feature one story every two weeks.
  • 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: Rose Eva

Rose Eva in her dusty brown Minnetonka Kilty mocs.

My Minnetonka (Love) Story: Rose Eva of Silhouetted.org

What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins?
My first pair of Minnetonka mocs were the Kilty suede mocs, well over five years ago. It’s when I first started college, and I wore them daily, rain or shine, and it was hard for me to pry them off my feet, even when it started snowing. They held up beautifully despite my abuse!

Where were your first pair of Minnetonka’s purchased?
In New York City, where I moved for university. I saw a tall, beautiful woman walking down the street in them, she looked so elegant and carefree, I knew I had to have my own pair. I went into a shoe store on the block I lived on, St Mark’s Place in the East Village, and there were so many choices, but once I saw them in dusty brown I knew those were mine. (I later went back, and purchased them in taupe and grey as well.. can’t beat how nice they feel!)

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
A few years later, walking around London with my now-hubby, then-boyfriend, for hours, looking at all the absolutely beautiful sites, getting cupcakes at the Hummingbird Cafe, taking photos whenever we stopped, and finally feeling confident in myself after quite some work, but most importantly, being comfortable & content.

How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled?
Hmm! The coolest city I ever went to in my Minnetonka’s is probably Tokyo, Japan. It was lovely to walk around the very stylish streets of Harajuku in a sundress with a pair of moccs or tramper boots, feeling like I fit in, but not worrying about how far away the hotel is. I stopped wearing heels when I started wearing moccasins!

Describe your Minnetonka style.
The greatest thing about moccasins are, you really can wear them with anything. Fringed ankle boots with a sundress or leggings, suede Kilty mocs with some jeans and a blazer, beaded mocs with a long, flowy skirt and loose top with braids in your hair.  I like to be able to change my style, to try new things with the new fashion seasons, and luckily enough, the mocs are always able to come with me and adapt. Now that I’m moving to England with my hubby, I’m excited to incorporate new and exciting fashions with my fave shoes. My favorite way of late to wear them is featured in the picture I included, for a nice, sweet summery look!

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’s purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka’s 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’s 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 per day between May 22-26. After that time, Minnetonka will feature one story every two weeks.
  • 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: Lori Cahill

Lori Cahill and her many pair of Minnetonka mocs, sandals and boots!

My Minnetonka Story:  Lori Cahill, Minnetonka Moccasin employee since 1981

What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins?
I got my first pair of Minnetonka moccasins in 1975, when I was still in high school! They were the classic fringe soft sole mocs and I bought them at the Minnesota State Fair.

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
My favorite Minnetonka memory is when I was standing in the checkout line at Target, and a teenage girl standing in front of me said “Your mocs are so cool!”

How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled?
My Minnetonka moccasins have been on fabulous trips to both Mexico and Hawaii.

Describe your Minnetonka style.
I own and wear almost everything that Minnetonka makes, every day of the week. This is only about half of the Minnetonka shoes I own. After 31 years of working for Minnetonka, I’ve built up quite a collection!

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’s purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka’s 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’s 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 per day between May 22-26. After that time, Minnetonka will feature one story every two weeks.
  • 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


Share your Minnetonka Story and Win!

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 moccasins traveled? (i.e. Coolest city you’ve visited in the world wearing your Minnetonka mocs)
  • 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: Aaron and Nick Wenck

Aaron Wenck sporting his Minnetonka chukka boots while on location shooting a video for Minnetonka.

Nick Wenck in his Minnetonka Classic mocs, while filming for Minnetonka in NYC.

 

My Minnetonka Story:  Aaron and Nick Wenck,  Owners of Wenck Brothers

What was your first pair of Minnetonka moccasins?
Our first pair of Minnetonkas were hand-me-downs from a few generations of Wencks before us and still rest at our family’s cabin in an antique wooden crate that was a case of beer back in its glory days. Whether they are used for a walk across the mighty Mississippi headwaters, a run to the outhouse or a trail blazing afternoon through the woods, the mocs seem to get more and more comfortable with time. Although there are a few styles floating around at the cabin, it’s safe to say that the Thunderbirds have withstood the test of time as the most popular style with the women in our family.

Where were your first pair of Minnetonka’s purchased?
Our first new pairs of Minnetonkas must have been purchased at a small trader’s outpost named “Treasure City” outside of Rice, Minnesota. Our family never missed an opportunity to head “up north” to explore a new lake or park in northern Minnesota on the weekend, and the route always included a rest stop at the outpost.

What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
Our favorite Minnetonka memory is actually the freshest in our minds. We certainly were proud to represent the company in New York City while filming and photographing the latest moccasin look book (to be revealed this June!).

How far have you and your Minnetonka’s traveled?
We’ve been lucky to put quite a few miles and kilometers on our Minnetonkas – between the two of us we have visited over 30 countries and called 7 of them home. Even though we might have traded in our Minnetonkas for bare feet or sandals a few places along the way, they have become best friends with our passports as go-to travel companions.

Describe your Minnetonka style?
Our Minnetonka style is built on our Minnesota roots and continues to evolve with each country and culture that we are fortunate to experience.  Whether we are in a small fishing village in the Amazon Jungle of Iquitos, Peru or in the middle of an 80,000 person “public viewing” in Germany during the World Cup, we never forget the comforts of home and our favorite hometown shoes.

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’s purchased?
  • What is your favorite memory involving your Minnetonka’s?
  • How far have you and your Minnetonka’s 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’s 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 per day between May 22-26. After that time, Minnetonka will feature one story every two weeks.
  • 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