In 1969, over 400,000 hippies and music lovers gathered in upstate New York for the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair. Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin, Santana, The Who, and Jimi Hendrix were just some of the rock legends who performed at the three-day fest. Despite unexpected crowds and rain, Woodstock took on a life of its own, capturing the peace and love zeitgeist of the era. The music and fashion still inspire today’s music festivals, and the fest celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Minnetonka is another piece of American history that was there then and still rocks now. Fringe was one of the biggest trends of the event, so if you’re looking to complete your Woodstock inspired outfits, check out our Heritage Collection. It’s made up of boots and moccasins originally designed mid-century. See the sampling below to easily create an authentic vintage rock look.
FESTIVAL FAVE – FRONT LACE KNEE HIGH BOOT
The Front Lace Knee High Boot is the quintessential music festival boot. Several style influencers have been seen wearing it at Coachella or to complete boho chic outfits. The knee-high boots feature rawhide laces that tie up to a fringe cuff. They’re sturdy, but also lightweight with their soft texture and rubber soles. Paired with a flowy dress, they’re a showstopper.
ROCK STEADY – TWO BUTTON HARDSOLE BOOT
If you appreciate attention to detail, you’ll love the subtle fringe accents and metal concho embellishments on the Two Button Hardsole Boot. Made with high-quality suede, it’s an ankle boot that can easily endure a three-day music adventure.
GOOD VIBES – TRAMPER BOOT
The Tramper Boot is a good option if you seek a taller ankle boot. It has a free-spirited personality, making a statement whether you’re going across the country for a festival or catching a concert in the city. Rawhide lacing ties up to a cascading fringe cuff.
HIGH FLYING BIRD – THUNDERBIRD BOAT MOC
Spirits will soar with this distinctive moc. The beaded Thunderbird design represents power and strength. It’s available in different soles, including this durable boat sole version. You can also choose between suede or smooth leather.
PEACE, LOVE & HAPPY SOLES – CLASSIC FRINGE SOFTSOLE BOOT
The Classic Fringe Boot is truly timeless. The moccasin boot has been part of our heritage since 1967, and will still look fashionable with shorts and your favorite band T-shirt. It has a comfy fit, made with soft suede and a padded insole. With stylish fringe around the ankle, a pair of these will steal a piece of your heart.
Two American icons are still going strong after 50 years. Even if you’re not heading out to New York to commemorate Woodstock's 50th anniversary, you can still celebrate rock festival vibes with Minnetonka’s Heritage Collection. Check out more boots and moccasins here.