Boomerang of Style

A really big trend that has resurfaced is the Minnetonka boot. Even though this type of shoe is mainly for the ladies, the Minnetonka brand also sells shoes for men. Minnetonka boots, the cutest casual boot that basically goes with any and everything you pair them with, are an all-season type of fashionable boot. They complement anyone and, of course, you can style them how you want.   

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Western style Minnetonka

Minnetonka is an American made type of shoe that has been around for decades. While settling the West, Americans discovered natural wonders and roadside attractions they hadn’t seen before. When they returned from the frontier back to “civilization”, they came back with the Minnetonka shoe. But it wasn’t until around the 1960s-70s that the fringe boot made its debut and became very popular to wear by hippies. 

After the Western trend became popular in Europe, the U.S. soon picked up the trend. This led to the Urban Cowboy and propelled the Minnetonka as a fashion must-have item! 

 The footwear company has had a good reputation for making shoes for more than 60 years. Not only are they really stylish but they’re also made of some of the best, most comfortable tanned leather. The insole itself is made of cushioned material, and no matter how long you wear them, your feet will never ache from them.  

The brand became even bigger from 2000-2010 when celebrities started to rock them! From the feet of rap stars like Nicki Minaj, pop stars like Taylor Swift, models like Kendall Jenner and even more celebrities. When this came about, they brought back the Bohemian chic theme.

Minnetonka boots are a plus simply because they’re very trendy, long-lasting and comfortable. The most popular and eye-catching pair are the tan three-layered fringed boot. You can also find a pair of Minnetonka boots that are simple but still versatile, like the three-layered pair of boots. These boots come in just a few colors, like tan, black and gray. Nordstrom’s even sold a special blue edition pair back in 2014. 

The majority of the fringe leather boots cost about $100. The brand in general is a bit pricey, however, you can find a knock-off pair almost everywhere like Shoe Depot/Department, Forever 21, Rue 21, and even at Wal-Mart these days for about $20-$30, but it would definitely be a better choice to invest in the real Minnetonka boots because you essentially get what you paid for and the authentic brands are long-lasting. 

On another note, these boots look fabulous for the spring, fall and winter. You can pair them with something as simple as a pair of shorts with a nice top and a long kimono or cardigan for the spring time. For the fall, you can pair them with a sweater dress and a jacket or even some leggings. 

In the winter time these boots look great with a leather jacket and you can chose between a pair of high-waist jeans or leggings depending on how cold it is.