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THUNDERBIRD BOAT MOC

THUNDERBIRD BOAT MOC

Style No 179

$44.95
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ICONIC LEGEND
A sporty boat sole on our iconic classic.
Our traditional Thunderbird moccasin was introduced in 1955 and became famous in gift shops across the country. Years later, this trendy boat sole was added to the mocs for a modern look that offers a little extra grip, whether you’re sailing the seas or traveling by land. Choose smooth leather or soft suede – both offer the ultimate in comfort. Featuring our iconic handmade Thunderbird beading, these boat shoes for women offer a stylish, relaxed vibe.

Sizing & Features

  • Fit: Runs large; order ½ to full size down
  • Smooth leather or soft suede
  • Padded insole
  • Boat sole
  • Imported

Care

We recommend applying a suede protector before taking your new shoes into the elements, but avoid non-suede accents. If scuffs happen, no problem. Grab a suede brush or toothbrush and gently rub scuffs away. Avoid non-suede accents. A suede brush or toothbrush works on watermarks and stains too - simply brush away the marks with water.

For tougher stains, add a dab of suede cleaner or baby shampoo. Let your suede air-dry overnight. Stick white tissue paper inside your shoes to make sure your suede keeps its form while it dries. 

Check out more tips and tricks on our  product care page.

Shipping & Returns

Minnetonka offers free ground shipping within the Contiguous U.S. on orders $65 or more. For shipping details visit www.MinnetonkaMoccasin.com/shipping-delivery

We gladly accept returns of unworn merchandise purchased from MinnetonkaMoccasin.com for a full refund within 60 days of original purchase. Please note that return shipping on exchanges is free, however when requesting a product refund a $6.95 label fee will be deducted from the purchase price of the merchandise if a shipping label provided by Minnetonka Moccasin Co. was used. To process a return visit  www.MinnetonkaMoccasin.com/returns-exchanges

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Kathleen E from United States

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Comfort that is just right!

I had a pair of the original soft sole Thunderbirds that I wore all through high school, and took to college with me. I loved them! Now, I live in the country and need a hard sole between me and the sticks and rocks. These should be just right! [...]
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Kate from United States

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Grey!

Another vote for bringing back well-loved colors; specifically, the smooth grey leather with the white soles I had in junior high. They went with everything, so I wore them with everything. Still would. : ) [...]
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Laura from United States

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Another awesome pair of minnetonka moccasins.

I absolutely love these. These shoes are so comfortable and cute. I went a full size down from my normal shoe size and the fit is perfect. I recommend ordering a full size smaller. They fit like the kilty. I really like them. I will definitely get another color. [...]
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PJ from United States

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Great mocs

I've been wearing Minnetonka mocs for years (since a kid and now 70) and absolutely LOVE them! I've had both hard soled and soft soled and wear them until they are no more. My last pair was discontinued (similar to the boat moc but in soft deer-type leather) and I finally found these as a replacement after wearing them for about 10-12 years! That's value!!! [...]
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Sheila from United States

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Best Purchase!!!

These mocs seem to be the same high quality that they were many years past (and for a fair price), as opposed to the ever-flimsier, over-priced footwear other manufacturers are currently foisting onto the market. They are shaped correctly; other brands save themselves money by making shoes more narrow or by skimping materials in the toe-box and instep. I could not be more pleased. I bought the mocs as a gift for Mom, who, after years of settling for misshapen, uncomfortable shoes, slipped right into her Thunderbirds! She can actually walk more easily while wearing them. This is the best purchase I've made in years! [...]
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Susan from United States

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Dependable Quality

Same superior quality that my first Minnetonka moccasins had back in 1980's. Got the navy this time and love them. Please do know that the sizing runs very large - ordered 1 size down and still a little wide but can wear comfortably. [...]
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Diana Rodriguez from United States

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Bring back the smooth red leather

I love these mocs. Comfortable and durable. Wish though you would bring back the smooth red leather thunderbird boat mocs. I have resorted to buying them used on E-Bay. I don't like the colors that you offer as new. [...]
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Linda from United States

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Wish this came in narrow

I used to wear the boat moc and loved it, but Minnetonka stopped making it in narrow. I tried ordering it smaller but that didn't work and I have to return them. Do any Minnetonka mocs, boots, or shoes come in narrow widths? I'd be a good customer if they did! [...]
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Kathy Sugar from United States

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Big fan of your mocs!

Your Thunderbird leather mocs are my go-to shoes for every occasion. Started buying them in the Eighties , have had black, while, tan, pink, and navy. Have given as gifts to my sister, who also loved them . I so want a red pair! Please make them again! [...]
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ANN OPPENHIMER from United States

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I have three pairs and just ordered 2 more -- love the Thunderbird mocs!

Like many other reviewers, I also would like to find a pair of red smooth leather Thunderbirds. My old ones are still serviceable, but they won't last much longer. Please start making them again. [...]
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