history

Minnetonak Moccasin Logo 1946

Family owned and operated for over three generations, Minnetonka has established a reputation for expert craftsmanship, quality materials and distinctive styles that stand the test of time.
1946
Minnetonka Moccasin Company founded by Philip Miller
1952
Philip's son Marshall joins the Minnetonka Moccasin Co.
1955
Minnetonka introduces the iconic Thunderbird moc
1966
Minnetonka moc popularity spreads across the U.S.
1978
The Thunderbird style takes off in Europe
1979
David, grandson of Philip, joins Minnetonka
1981
The Urban Cowboy trend propels Minnetonka into the fashion arena
1990
Minnetonka driving mocs are introduced
1999
Minnetonka sandals are introduced
2007
Fringe mocs are a must-have fashion and celebrity accessory
2009
Minnetonka mocs are popular in nearly 50 countries
2010
Jori Miller becomes the first of the fourth generation to join Minnetonka
2011
Minnetonka mocs are now proudly worn across six continents

the minnetonka moccasin co.

Since 1946, Minnetonka has been a staple of American style. As post-war Americans took to the highways exploring the country's natural beauty, they stumbled upon resorts and souvenir shops carrying traditional handmade goods. And in the process, discovered Minnetonka moccasins.

Today, Minnetonka products can be seen all around the world—from the Boundary Waters of Minnesota to the streets of New York, London, and Tokyo. No matter the footprint, all are made with the same uncompromising craftsmanship using only the finest quality materials. Minnetonka continues to define American culture with classic design that is forever connected to our natural, free-spirited heritage.

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