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.
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  • Winners will have their choice of moccasins or slippers. Prizes will be mailed within 2 weeks of story spotlight.
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