Minnetonka was founded in 1946 in Minneapolis -- sold in roadside shops as one of many souvenirs to tourists. Since this Native American-inspired item proved so popular, the brand focused exclusively on the manufacture of the suede footwear that has become so iconic. All of Minnetonka’s moccasins, sandals, slippers, and boots are handcrafted to exacting standards using the finest materials, including suede, sheepskin, deerskin, moosehide, and cowhide. Whether you opt for Minnetonka slippers, moccasins or boots (or all three), they’re sure to keep you comfortable and warm through many winters — especially if you opt for a style lined with sheepskin. While Minnetonkas are known as reliable house shoes, they’re sturdy enough to wear outdoors as well. In fact, many of the styles are decorated with colorful embroidered beads, that, along with fringe, enhance the earth tones, making them too beautiful not to wear outdoors. The brand is known throughout the world as a quintessentially American brand, renowned for comfort, durability, and an ageless style.