Minnetonka is an American brand that specializes in the production of shoes, bags, and hats in the style of Native Americans. It was founded in 1946 by Philip Miller. The company was named after Minnetonka Lake, located on the territory of this state. Minnetonka Moccasin became the first US brand that officially released moccasins on the market. Shoes from Minnetonka are made by hand from a single piece of leather as traditionally all moccasins are made. In his project, Philip decided to fully reflect the culture and traditions of the native population of America. For crafting moccasins brand uses leather of different animals and natural dyes. Models can be decorated with fringe, beads, embroidery, metallic elements and fur. The Minnetonka Moccasin brand is presented in more than 50 countries around the world. The brand offers women’s, men’s and children’s moccasins, sneakers, uggs, and lace-up boots. One of the most popular models is Women’s 299 Back-Zip ankle boots. Below you can find information about their main characteristics and other details.
|Name||Women’s 299 Back-Zip Boot|
|Material||Suede upper / Rubber sole|
|Color||Black; Brown; Dusty brown; Taupe; Grey; Tan; Dusty|
|Size||5 – 11|
|Features||Shaft measures approximately 5.5″ (13.97 cm) from arch / Heel measures approximately 1/2″ (1.27 cm) / Boot opening measures approximately 10 1/2″ (26.67 cm) around / Braided trim at collar / Cushioned insoles / Metallic decorations / Zipper at back / Non-slip rubber bottom|
Brand Minnetonka tries to design shoes that will resemble traditional shoes of Native Americans with some specific elements like fringe and coin-like metallic decorations. This model has classic for moccasins look with forenamed attractive details. The upper is made of a single piece of soft and pretty suede stitched at the top. These ankle boots are presented in a neutral color spectrum which includes such colors as Black, Brown, Dusty brown, Taupe, Grey, Tan and Dusty. They will make a great combination with jeans, breeches, mid or mini skirts or dresses.
Fit and sizing of Minnetonka
Boots are available from size 5 to 11, including half sizes. It is recommended buying your normal size. As footwear is made of natural leather, it will stretch after a while. But these moccasins can be pretty narrow for wide feet. For easy on and off boots have a zipper at the back.
Minnetonka moccasin boots are made of natural and soft suede that will change to the shape of the foot. They are very comfortable, so it feels like you are wearing slippers all day. Rubber bottoms are sturdy and flexible with a nice grip for every kind of adventures. Shoes feature cushioned insoles, but the arch support isn’t good. Construction is very durable and all materials are of a high quality, so boots will be your good companions for a long time.
Pros (Six Reason to Buy):
- Unique and stylish design with interesting decorative elements
- Durable construction
- High-quality natural materials are used
- Cushioned insoles
- Rubber soles
- Zipper for easy on and off
- Can be too narrow for wide feet
- Arch support is not satisfactory
Comfort and Style
If you are looking for stylish yet comfortable ankle boots for spring or autumn season Minnetonka can offer you these great moccasin shoes. This model will make every look remarkable and eye-catching and they will match just about every outfit.
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