What is the answer to the question, “what was America’s first footwear?” That would be moccasins.
Columbus discovered America, but Native Americans discovered moccasins. They truly are America’s first footwear. The definition of casual, moccasins are the quintessential ingredient for relaxation and a comfortable lifestyle. Since 1946, Minnetonka Moccasin has molded the moccasin’s place in the world.
After World War II, Americans relished their freedom, taking to the roads and discovering their countries’ natural rugged beauty.
Minnetonka supplied to resorts and souvenir shops all over the country. Americans had discovered a classic.
Minnetonka is a mainstay of American style. They create: moccasins, fringe, shearling, boots, slippers & hats that can be seen from New York to Colorado; the Opry in Nashville to the Santa Monica pier and from London to Tokyo.
“It’s a simple idea… Classic design that never grows old combined with a natural, free-spirited heritage. Minnetonka Moccasin continues to define casual and comfortable American style.” Minnetonka describes themselves in these words:
“We are told again and again that the world is fast-paced, ever-changing and that busy lives drive people apart.Minnetonka does not believe that is true. It’s not the way human beings are programmed. We create memories and store them within us. Whether it’s a sight, a touch, a melody or a place once visited, we find comfort and refuge in memories. No matter how busy, or how distracted, we will always be drawn back to those experiences that frame us.
I remember. I relive. It could be a personal experience or a shared experience. It could be something I aspire toward. But, to me, it is real. It can give me a moment of pleasure in a time of stress or motivate me to work harder. It can center me when the world seems disoriented.
We seek moments in our lives where we feel relaxed. At peace. We strive to find balance. Because special memories don’t live in the past. They are woven within the fabric of who we are. For over 60 years, Minnetonka Moccasin has created products that create those special memories and has become a placeholder for things natural, casual, comfortable and real. And we are honored that you have chosen to share a part of your life with us.”