Minnetonka Store Spotlight: ShoeFly 599 Elm Place Highland Park, IL
Today we are happy to spotlight ShoeFly of Highland Park, Illinois. Owned by Ollie Galam and managed by Mickey Shapiro and Tracey Melcher. Check out our Q&A with the ShoeFly staff and find out how they are styling their Minnetonka mocs and boots this season!
What’s your Minnetonka story?
We have been in business in Highland Park for 12 years and have always strived to carry brands that are both classic and exciting. Everything from sneakers and slip-ons to heels and boots, we have always worked to find the perfect options for our customers.
Since we’ve opened, Minnetonka has been a staple at our store. The styles, construction, and value make the shoes a popular choice for our customers. Luckily for us, Minnetonka has been able to provide us with several great styles throughout the years that our customers have always loved and I’m sure will continue to enjoy.
What are the most popular Minnetonka styles at ShoeFly?
The slip on moccasin in all colors and styles are always popular choices for us. A lot of our customers like having an easy pair of shoes to throw on that still look nice. Minnetonka moccasins fit the bill and have been in constant stock for us.
What is your favorite style of Minnetonka mocs to wear?
Our staff all have a few pairs of Minnetonka mocs that they enjoy. But, our favorite pair has to be the slip-on moccasin. You just can’t beat the simplicity and comfort! We give the wedge boot and lined boots contentions for runner up.
How do you like to style your Minnetonka mocs or boots?
Right now, we like the brown ankle wedge boot with a pair of medium wash skinny jeans and a thick brown belt tied over a simple button down or flannel with a crew neck shirt underneath. Just a simple and cute look for young women that is easy to pull together.
What are a few ‘must see’ destinations when visiting ShoeFly in Highland Park?
We are right in downtown Highland Park which is home to two very popular Chicagoland restaurants by the name of Lou Malnatti’s Pizzeria and Walker Bros Original Pancake House. Two of our favorite local spots include Once upon a Bagel, a fantastic deli, and the BBQ Pit which has a wide array of BBQ options and classic Greek dishes. In terms of entertainment, Highland Park is home to the Ravinia which hosts over a hundred shows from June to September. They are famous for their open lawn venue and stellar acts which of recent include: Hall & Oates, Yo-Yo Ma, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Train. There is plenty more to see in Highland Park but you will have to come and see for yourself!