#MyMinnetonka Contest: Week One Winner

Congrats to @lepavlik!  This week’s winner in our #MyMinnetonka contest!

A single Minnetonka style can be worn a million different ways. Show how you make them #MyMinnetonka for the chance to appear in our gallery on minnetonkamoccasin.com. Plus each Monday, October 13th through November 3rd a winner will be selected and awarded a new pair of Minnetonka mocs and a $250 gift card!  Enter now for your chance to win.

 

One Style, Two Ways: Baja Moc

One Style, Two Ways: Baja Moc
Chelsea from Zipped and Shaynah from Ruffled Snob

A single Minnetonka style can be worn a million different ways. We asked two Minneapolis bloggers who definitely know more than a thing or two about awesome personal style, Chelsea from Zipped and Shaynah from Ruffled Snob to take one moc and fashion it two different ways.

Inspired by the eye-catching black and white pattern of our new Baja Moc, Chelsea and Shaynah created two classically cool fall looks that have us dreaming of cozy knits and distressed denim to wear all season long.

How would you style the Baja Moc to make them #MyMinnetonka? Show us your Minnetonka style on Instagram for the chance to win!

Everyday Adventure: New Darlings

From backyard bonfires to cross-country road trips – this is the summer for adventure! Today we kick off our Everyday Adventure series with Christina and Robert of New Darlings.

Adventurers at heart, Christina and Robert packed a summer picnic and ventured to South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, (in their mocs, of course!) to spend a relaxing day enjoying the beautiful landscape surrounding them.

Check out our Q&A with them below to learn more about how they are celebrating #EverydayAdventure this summer!

Everyday Adventure: Summer Picnic with Robert & Christina of New Darlings

Favorite way to spend a summer afternoon.
Summers in Phoenix are hot.  There is no way around that.  We’ve definitely become “morning people”.  We have found that it’s best to head out early, find a trail to hike, and welcome the summer sun.  We’d rather be outside, then cooped up somewhere. Afterwards, we’ll try to find some shade and have an early lunch.  We love getting out and being able to just talk and enjoy the blue skies that never get old here in Arizona.

What makes for a perfect summer picnic?
Picnics are a great way to spend a summer afternoon with the one you love.  When we both have the day off, we love to load up our picnic basket with our favorite blanket, some sandwiches, fruit and a refreshing drink or two. Don’t forget to bring your instrument of choice and your favorite hat & pair of sunnies to keep the sun out of your eyes!

Favorite part of living in the Southwest.
The sunshine and low humidity are some pretty great perks of living in the Southwest! But aside from the weather, we really love how this area isn’t fully established yet.  The local art and music scenes are still evolving and we love that we can be a part of it!

What other adventures are you planning this year?
We’re hoping that within the next few months, we can carve out some time to take a long trip to California and explore a bit.  We have a lot of fun projects coming up this year.  We have been blessed to work with so many amazing companies and talented people, and can’t wait to share everything we have cooked up!

Share your #EverydayAdventure @MinnetonkaMocc on Instagram all summer for the chance to win fun outdoor gear (and mocs!) for your next adventure!

Photos by Jaci Marie Smith

Product Featured: Thunderbird II Mocs & Moosehide Double Bottom Softsoles

On Trend: The Canvas Moc

A trend we love? The classic canvas look. As temps warm up and bulky jackets are swapped out for tees and tanks, fashionistas everywhere are embracing canvas.

The canvas moc offers a refreshing twist on the classic suede moc with a fabric lining that offers a lightweight chic summer style.  Plus, these little numbers are quick drying, easy to clean up and comfy, making them perfect for every adventure.

Slip into summer-cool colors like lime, coral and aqua. Or step into basic black or natural. Every lightweight canvas moc is good for the sole. Are you ready to make the summer switch?

Craftsmanship + Color: Limited Edition Thunderbird II Moc

Our iconic Thunderbird II moccasins have been infused with a fresh, citrus hue. These limited edition nectarine mocs are the must-have accessory for every summer adventure. They feature the same quality and hand construction everyone’s come to love.

A few weeks ago we got the chance to see how these handcrafted beauties begin.

It all starts with the best materials around. Quality, suede leather is cut with steel dies.

Each piece will become part of our iconic moccasin. The only way these reach our feet is by hand, which makes each pair totally unique.

Here the collar is expertly stitched. Hand sewing ensures an attention to detail unlike any other.

Next it’s time to sew the sporty sole to the moc. These rubber bottoms are key to comfort. They bend and flex with every step.

Hand lacing closes the moccasin around its round toe, which features our iconic hand-beaded Thunderbird detail.

Handcraftsmanship and a distinctive style meets a fun, new color. Pair these limited edition nectarine mocs with skinny jeans, skirts or shorts for a stylish, summer look.