Minne Me. Minne You. Minne Love.

You shared your pics of you and your Minnes sporting your favorite Minnetonka mocs, and oh! we loved them all!  If awesome kicks could inspire such style, we thought we should get to know the mom+me mates behind them.

Please meet our five prize-winning mamas with moc-rockin' kids. We collected their thoughts on style, memories, motherhood. We hope you'll read their love notes and share your own! And don't forget to check out all of the amazing entries on the Minnetonka Community Page in the Kidizen app.

 
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What do you love about your Minne-Me?

This little girl makes me a better person. She has taught me so many things, the most important being patience.

Why do you love your Minnetonkas?

Because they are so easy! We are not to big on accessories but these shoes, boots, and moccasins complete our look effortlessly. My first pair of Minnetonkas were the slipper moccasins and Kayla's were the short single fringe booties. We wore them with Matilda Jane, another brand we love! Her boots always got compliments.

How would you describe Kayla's style? What style legacy do you hope to pass on to your kids?

Kayla is definitely a jeans and t-shirt girl, but she has moments when she wants to show some spunk and sass. I think that I've learned more from her style then she has from me -- she is more of a risk taker than I am. She has taught me to love what you love and to wear what makes you happy!

 

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She has taught me more than I have yet to teach her.
— Kathy (mom)
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What do you love about your Minne-Mes?

I have three little ones. My twin girls are 2.5 years old and born on different days -- they are an hour apart straddling midnight!. My little man is 18 months. I get to stay home with them full time which means I get everything: the good, the bad and the ugly. But honestly, life with three under three is way more fun than I ever expected. My house is loud. Like, really loud. And I never want that to change. Ever.

Why do you love your Minnetonkas?

We love our moccs because they seriously go with EVERYTHING. Here in Florida, we get to wear them year round. My kids wear the moccs that have velcro in the back and one fringe, paired with cords, a sweater and scarf for the winter, a flowy dress for the spring, and a button-down shirt and shorts for the summer, and skinny jeans and a floral top for Fall. How many shoes can be so versatile? They are comfortable and easy for my kids to put on by themselves -- which is huge when you have three to dress every morning!

How would you describe your kids' styles? What style legacy do you hope to pass on to your kids?

I try to dress my children in classic styles -- a little trendy but mostly classic. Looking back at pictures of myself, the trendy outfits are always, ALWAYS the ones I regret. I hope my children learn they don’t have to dress crazy to make a statement: sometimes, it’s the simple things that really stick.

 

What do you love about your Minne-Me?

While I could go on and on about the endless reasons why I am my minne-mes’ biggest fan, the one thing that stands out is how much I actually learn from them. Hunter and Stella are so fearless and trusting. They are caring and love without reason. They want to make others laugh and love to be goofy at all of the right times. The bond we have is unbreakable and irreplaceable.

Why do you love your Minnetonkas?

I got my first pair of Minnetonka's from my grandmother when I was in elementary school. I still remember the smell when I opened the box! Sort of silly, but such a great memory. And when I got my daughter her pair first pair, I noticed they still had the exact same smell! The reasons we love our Minnetonka's are nearly endless, too! They are high-quality, and also SO fashionable, comfortable, and versatile -- how can you go wrong? Did I also mention fashionable?

How would you describe your kids' styles? What style legacy do you hope to pass on to your kids?

My kids style's are trendy yet kid-proof! My girls love fringes, ruffles, bows, and everything in between, but I appreciate colors and fabric that won't get ruined if we have a random sand castle building contest. Dressing my son like a little man is always a must, but comfort and quality take the prize for him, too.

Growing up in Austin, TX, I was always "taught" to primp before heading out the door. As a mother, I realize it's not always possible and that is quite alright, but a little effort can definitely go a long way. I hope my kids are always comfortable with how they are inside and out.

 

 

What do you love about your Minne-Me?

What I love about my youngest mini me in the picture is that he's my boy! We have two beautiful girls and really hoped for a boy and we're thrilled. He's our last baby so he's incredibly spoiled by everyone, sisters included!

Why do you love your Minnetonkas?

They are cute, comfy, and hold up well. I got my first pair in high school and loved how comfy they were. I've bought about 4 other pairs since, but I still have my original ones. They last forever! In my family, we wear them through all the seasons. I love how most styles are gender neutral -- ow my son has a pair in almost every size waiting for him.

How would you describe Holden's style? What style legacy do you hope to pass on to your kids?

When I found out I was pregnant with a boy I was worried -- I'm very girly and so are my girls so I had no clue what to put him in! Now I dress him in all different styles -- preppy with a little hipster or bohemian thrown in. It amazes me how much I love dressing my boy, it is just as fun as dressing my girls.

 

What do you love about your Minne-Me?

I love every little thing! She is now saying “I love you” and I swear I could just melt when she does. She is super attached to me, and is even mimicking things that I do now. I hope that we can carry this special bond for the rest of time!

Why do you love your Minnetonkas?

I have been wearing Minnetonka for YEARS -- since high school! Then I had a pair of classic moccasins. Now I love that my daughter and I can match! Mocs are super comfortable, and I love that they come in many styles and colors.

How would you describe Olivia's style? What style legacy do you hope to pass on to her?

Right now it's great because Olivia is still allowing me to dress her, so she has a laid-back bohemian style. I hope to encourage my children to dress how they feel and never worry about what is in style. I want them to feel comfortable in their own skin first.