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  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!

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2 comments on “My Minnetonka Story: Brandilyn Haynes

  1. been looking because the link in this post goes to a different pair of mocs that are back zip but don’t have embellishment, so i am thinking these are the hi top back zip boot, but am trying to figure out if these are in the medium brown or just the regular brown? really like the color she has here in the picture and it is hard to tell the difference in all the different shades of brown and different sites have them listed differently…any help in figuring out which color these are would be great…thanks :)

    • Hi Christine! You are correct those are the Hi Top Back Zipper boots in brown, style number 292. Please let us know if you have any other questions! Thank you.

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