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Minnetonka Double Deerskin Moccasins

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Minnetonka Moccasin has been creating super-comfortable slip-ons since they were founded in 1946.  What began as a small, regional moccasin company has evolved into a brand synonymous with comfort and classic American style. The Men’s Minnetonka Moccasin Double Deerskin Softsole Moc is no exception. Read on to learn a little more about this style.

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This best-selling men’s moccasin is handmade with natural deerskin and wraps your foot in buttery softness.  Natural deerskin is known for its rugged durability and it’s ultra-soft feel.  It is also highly breathable, making it great for warm weather wear. Deerskin footwear is very forgiving, as it readily conforms to the shape of your feet.

Double deerskin means double the comfort and quality for a better-than-barefoot feeling. A padded insole just adds to the comfort of these soft moccasins.

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How To Care for Deerskin Moccasins:

Clean and Protect with a delicate leather cream. Minnetonka recommends their Suede & Leather Cleaner.  Always test leather care products on an inconspicuous part of your shoes to be sure it gives the results you desire. Some leather products will darken leather.

Remove Stains by gently spot treating with water and a gentle cleaner, such as baby shampoo.  Rub very gently in a circular motion with a damp cloth.  If the stain is greasy, skip the water and try using a little baby powder to draw the grease out instead. Avoid rubbing the baby powder into the leather, instead use a soft brush to remove the excess.

Always Air Dry your shoes.  Stick white tissue paper inside to help maintain the form of your moccasins as they dry.  Putting shoes in direct sunlight or next to a heating source may fade or crack the leather, reducing the life of your shoes.

Minnetonka Olympia Boot

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At TheShoeMart, we love Minnetonka shoes! The Minnetonka Olympia Boot is the perfect way to add a little more warmth to your life.  A classic sheepskin lined suede boot with a slim & sleek silhouette, the Olympia boot hits just below the calf for a great fit.

This cute, stylish boot will wrap your feet in warmth and works well with any outfit. The sturdy rubber outsole and padded cushion insole will keep you going all day, from work to the brewery to the bonfire, and you’ll stay nice and cozy the whole time!

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We recommend using a Suede protection spray on your Minnetonka shoes to repel water and dirt. To learn how to protect your Minnetonka shoes, dissolve water marks on boots, soften scuff marks, and more, watch the video below!


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12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 11

We know not everyone is easy to shop for, so this holiday season, we’re giving you 12 days worth of gift ideas!

Minnetonka shoes make an awesome gift during the holiday season.  Grab a pair with hard rubber soles so you can take them outside, or a pair with fur to keep you extra warm.  With calf leather, suede, deerskin or moosehide uppers, you’ll find something in every price range!

 

Minnetonka Moccasins for Women

Our Women’s Minnetonka Moccasins come in a variety of colors, upper materials, and patterns.  From hand-beaded art to leather and suede kilties, there’s a totally trendy style for every woman.

 

Minnetonka Moccasins for Men

Our Men’s Minnetonka Moccasins are super comfortable.  They make the perfect gift for the guy that works hard and deserves to put his feet up every once in a while. Whether you gift soft suede or super supple moosehide, his feet will thank you.

  

12 Days of Gifts: Day 1

Warm slippers from UGG, Minnetonka, Tempur-Pedic, Glerups, Sorel, and Vionic

We know not everyone is easy to shop for, so this holiday season, we’re giving you 12 days worth of gift ideas!

On our first day, we’re bringing out one of our favorites. Super warm and comfy slippers make great gifts, especially while the weather outside is frightful. At TheShoeMart, we have a wide selection of both men’s slippers and women’s slippers.  Here’s a break down brand by brand:

 

UGG Slippers

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Our UGG slippers for men are comfortable enough for the house and stylish enough for the streets. Featuring genuine sheepskin sock linings that help keep feet both dry and warm, these slippers are perfect for the man on the go.

 

Sorel Slippers

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Sorel slippers are super sleek and durable with a warm, comfy lining. Natural rubber outsoles make them perfect for stepping outside to grab the morning paper or mail.

 

Minnetonka Moccasin Slippers

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Slippers from Minnetonka Moccasin come in a variety of styles, from the popular women’s Cally slipper to classic men’s moosehide slippers.  Rawhide laces, leather or suede kilties, beading and fringe add something interesting that even the most stylish on your list will appreciate. Men’s XL and wide sizes available.

 

Tempur-Pedic Slippers

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Take the superior comfort of Tempur-Pedic™ memory foam with you.  These slippers feature responsive memory foam cushioned footbeds and temperature-adaptive technology. Available in medium and wide sizes.

 

Vionic Slippers

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Our Vionic slippers feature plush faux fur and podiatrist-designed Orthaheel Technology. Great for the person on your list that needs a little more support.

 

Glerups Slippers

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Glerups slippers are made out of super soft, moisture-managing wool so that they can be worn barefoot all day long!  Stay cozy in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer thanks to a blend of Gotland and Merino wool that naturally regulate both moisture and temperature. They are available as shoes or booties with either indoor (shown above) or outdoor (rubber) soles. We think that these make the perfect holiday gift to yourself–shopping is hard work!

Cold Feet? Here’s How to Stay Warm!

As the weather gets colder, icy cold feet can be a serious problem. We’ve got a few tricks and tips for you this season, so read on!

1. Stay Dry!

Waterproof Merrell Moab Boots with GORE-TEX
Merrell Moab Boots with GORE-TEX waterproof technology.

First, protect your feet from outside moisture. The best way to do this is to wear waterproof boots and shoes.  Look for something that is breathable, like GORE-TEX technology or boots with Waterproof treated leather uppers, like Sorel boots and Timberland boots.

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Sorel Boots with waterproof suede/leather uppers and rubber bottoms to keep out moisture.

Breathability is important because feet that can’t breathe will sweat, producing moisture that will make your feet get cold! Your feet sweat even when they’re cold, so carry an extra pair of socks and swap them out.

Timberland Boots
Timberland 6 inch Premium boots with waterproof leather uppers and 400 grams of PrimaLoft ECO® insulation.

2. Know your materials.

When it comes to warmth, what makes up your sock or shoe lining is way more important than how thick it is.

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A Cotton Johnston and Murphy Sock

Cotton = Cold ! Cotton easily gets wet, especially if your feet are sweating. And once cotton gets damp, it no longer keeps its warmth.  That means frozen toes! Cotton socks have their place, but being outside in cold, damp or wet conditions requires something else.

SmartWool Hiker Street Sock
SmartWool Unisex Hiker Street Sock is 69% Merino Wool, 30% Nylon, and 1% Elastane.

Wool = Warm !  Merino wool is our favorite material for cold-weather socks, because the wool fibers manage moisture and regulate temperature naturally. It’s also less itchy when compared to other wool materials. You’ll find Merino wool in our SmartWool and Darn Tough Socks.

Best-Selling Women's Darn Tough Pebbles Crew Light Cushion Sock
This best-selling women’s light cushion crew sock from Darn Tough is 46% Merino Wool, 51% Nylon, and 3% Lycra Spandex with seamless construction for the ultimate comfort.

3. Layer Up

Sometimes one sock isn’t enough to do the job. Instead of picking one heavy weight sock, it’s usually better to start with a lightweight, moisture-wicking sock (liner sock) and then add a wool sock on top.  If you’re heading out in seriously cold temperatures, your best bet is to use three layers–a lightweight moisture-wicking sock under a  lightweight wool sock, with a medium to heavy wool sock on top.

When layering, it’s important to make sure that your feet are still comfortable. If your shoes or socks are fitting too tightly, skip the extra layer.  Too much pressure on your foot will cut off circulation to your toes, which can be dangerous in some conditions and defeats the purpose of wearing multiple socks to keep your feet warm. You want enough space that you have a layer of warm air between your socks and your shoes–enough space to wiggle your toes easily in socks.

4.  Add some sole.

A wool or sheepskin insole will keep you warm in cool weather.  Most winter boots have a thick sole to prevent too much conduction on cold surfaces. The further away your feet are from the cold ground, the warmer they will be.  Look for antimicrobial technologies that keep your feet dry, comfortable, and odor-free!

Make sure to pull out liners and insoles when you take your boots off so that they dry properly!

5. Foot Warmers

You can always buy foot warmers to keep in your shoes, but there are a few other ways to warm up your feet at home.  You can make your own footwarmer out of fleece material filled with rice or flax seed.  Pop it into the microwave and then wrap it around your feet. You can also fill a water bottle with hot water and then roll it under your feet. Make sure you have socks on or that there is a layer over the water bottle to protect your feet. For more foot warming ideas, see our Pinterest Board: Cozy Toes.

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6. Slip into Warmth

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Nothing is better for hanging around the house than a warm pair of slippers, and we’ve got them all! Check out slippers from Minnetonka Moccasin, Tempur-pedic, Sorel, Vionic, L.B. Evans, and Ugg.