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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 our shipping & delivery page.

We gladly accept returns of unworn merchandise purchased from minnetonkamoccasin.com for a full refund or exchange within 60 days of original purchase. To process a return visit our return & exchange page.

Customer Reviews (29) Write a Review

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    Little bit loose

Susan from United States

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Thunderbird II Boat Sole a Classic! Please expand this line.

Like other reviewers, I've been wearing Thunderbird II Boat Sole for decades. I do wish Minnetonka would bring back the red smooth leather and expand to other colours as well. This is a classic and much beloved. I find the quality, appearance and function superior to other styles. Thank you. [...]
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Arlene from United States

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SO comfortable

I can remember my first pair I bought was in 1959. I am still wearing them to this day. I am 73 year old from Minnesota. I want to try different colors but always keep white and black. This may be the year for me to try different colors. They are so comfortable. [...]
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Diana from United States

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Love them

My old pair wore out several years ago, when I came looking to replace, they had discontinued the smooth red leather boatshoes. I keep checking back every couple of months. But so far no red ones. Do you think they listen their customers? I loved my Red Thunderbird Boat Moc's. Oh well will keep wishing.

Diana,

We absolutely do listen to customers and greatly appreciate your feedback! I'll be sure to pass your thoughts along to our product development team. Thanks again for the input.

Regards,
Minnetonka Moccasin Co.
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MPenn from United States

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Loved my red

I always get compliments on these shoes, I have been wearing the RED smooth leather ones for 15 years. They are so comfortable to wear. The shoes keep your feet warm in the colder months but keep your feet cool during the spring and summer. I am on my second pair and due to buy my third. I was so upset when I saw they discontinued it, please bring them back! [...]
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Lacy A from United States

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The only shoes I wear

I have the Thunderbirds in Red. I just got them about a month ago. I always wanted a pair as a kid. As an adult I could never find locations to buy them, when I finally did I was so happy! They look amazing. Sony had to have them. I was only excited because I thought they would look amazing with my outfits. Which they do. But little dd I know how comfortable they were!!! They make me so happy. The only shoes I wear now! I wear them all day. Thanks!!! [...]
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Deb N from United States

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Long-lasting comfort

I have had several pairs over the last almost 30 years, and they all lasted about 4 years. I wore them many times, especially in the summer. [...]
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Dale from United States

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All I wear

Have worn this style for 20 years, every day unless I go to a more formal affair. I'm 69 and always have a "back-up" pair if I want to look decent, as I wear these moccasins until they practically fall off. That's what I'm ordering now; just recently was "forced" to admit it was time to bury my every days and use the back-up as my new every days. [...]
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Susan Wolf from United States

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Wishing . . .

Sure do wish you made the Thunderbird Moc, smooth leather with hard sole, in girls sizes. I have a tiny foot (size 4-4.5) and the ladies sizes run way too big!! A girls 2-2.5 would fit perfectly. I would love to have them in white, red and navy!!! Oh well, maybe next year. [...]
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Linda Hunt from United States

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Love the softness and traditional design.

Please bring back the leather turquoise color that I wore in the 1950s. [...]
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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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