Minnetonka goes Camping

24 January 2014

the moc lineup:
Simon/Grace/Julia/Sebastian/Theo

Well, well, well - look who managed to stage herself as the fun parent for once in her motherhood? Of course, I slipped right back into my role as resident whip cracker... be impressed not. It was a blast while it lasted though. Also, lest the title fooled you ... no real camping was enjoyed or loathed for the sake of these photos. We're mildly adventurous at best ... but we're not crazy.

Minnetonka was so kind and generous to send the family moccasins a plenty a few weeks ago and while I can't speak for Theo and Sebastian can only sort of half speak for himself ... we are all huge fans. What is that you're chanting? "Elaborate!!"

Yes, yes .. always ...

I know I've mentioned before that Simon is pretty particular about his shoes because he has a bad back (technical term) but the Boat Mocs quickly got the style AND comfort seal of approval from our beloved geriatric.

I tried my hardest to channel my inner Bridget with the Back Zipper Boot (complete with hard sole ... in case the Costco parking lot ever proves to be mildly treacherous) and I mostly failed but ... try try again ... I shall.

Julia is the other picky shoe wearer of the family and she is a "one and done" type of lady if she has a less than stellar comfort experience in any pair of kicks but ever since her Tramper Boots arrived she's requested that she wear her "mops" everywhere we go (so - the store and the other store).

I was surprised how much Sebastian loved his Thunderbirds because he is pretty partial to his rain boots but since he and Julia wear the same size - if she so much as glances in their direction - war.

The Velcro Back Flap Booties now make up half of Theo's vast shoe collection for when he wants to give his running shoes a breather and because it is a consistent 0 degrees in St. Louis these days I'm loving them for around the house and beyond (again - the store).

It was actually pretty embarrassing how much I hemmed and hawed over which moccasins to pick for everyone (well, Simon had strong opinions on wanting boat shoes and I kind of overrode Julia's request for pink in the interest of hand-me-downing) because Minnetonka just doesn't make an ugly shoe and I knew that whatever I chose would be insanely comfortable. And I was right ... don't think I didn't Cinderella my way into Sebastian's shoes after he went to bed the other night. I did.

Want a chance to hem and haw for yourself? Fancy that.

We've actually got one of these handy ...


Minnetonka is generously giving a lucky, lucky reader not one but TWO pairs of moccasins (winner's choice!). Seriously - you want two pairs for yourself? Go to town. You want to be generous and gift them to your angelic kids? You selfless soul. Their website is your oyster.

Off you trot and cheaters will be passed over in the tragic event that their name is picked. We don't mess.
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626 comments:

  1. Great giveaway!! I want the Kilty Suede Moc with a hardsole - because i will definitely wear them outside through puddles. I know myself.

    http://www.minnetonkamoccasin.com/Products/Detail/kilty-suede-moc-hardsole/401

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  2. Ooh, I would love some of these .We are lucky if it's 0 in Wisconsin!

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  4. I love the Kilty Suede Moc too!

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  5. I love Minnetonkas and love those fringe bootie ones even more.

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  6. Kilty suede moc hardsole....wowza

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  7. you have the best giveaways in all the webs. i love the kilty suede mod hard sole, too!

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  8. They had me at furlined slippers!! :-)

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  9. i've had my eyes on minnetoka mocs for months. love love them all!

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  10. And here's my twitter link (I seriously need a lesson on how to use twitter from my teenage sisters): https://twitter.com/CampPatton/status/426752169346228224.

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  11. i would love the classic fringe boots … for myself and my son!

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  12. Tweet tweet :) https://twitter.com/BekahGiggley/status/426753952739102720

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  13. Love the boots you got, but I also love the velcro front strap bootie for my little girl- might stay on her skinny feet? We can dream.

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  14. Y'all are too cute. And seeing as how I poked a hole through the front of my beloved minnetonka mocs and yet continue to wear them on the daily (classay)...entered.

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  15. Love. Want. Need? Well... Fingers crossed anyway!

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  16. I would love the new metallic mocs!

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  17. well poo. i didn't follow the rules...

    ok. so i want the three layer fringe for me and for my little mini. yes, yes yes.

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  18. Love the classic hard-sole women's boots :http://www.minnetonkamoccasin.com/Products/Detail/classic-fringe-boot-hardsole-womens

    Awesome giveaway! As a SAHM with 2 babes under 2.5 I LOVE reading your blog!! :)

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  19. I like all of them! The kids would love it!

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  20. I love Minnetonka! I don't think anyone could ever ever go wrong with the back zipper boot- get on my feets!

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  21. I am geriatric too...

    I like this boot - http://www.minnetonkamoccasin.com/Products/Detail/back-zipper-boot-hardsole - I've been wanting to try an ankle boot!

    Most creative tweet ever? Or meanest?
    https://twitter.com/LieslChirps/status/426754456739254273

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  22. I love Minnetonka! I have two pair of mocs that I try to keep as slippers but I end up wearing them all sorts of places outside of my house. Whoops!

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  23. I love love LOVE the back sipper boots you're wearing. I've been looking for cute and comfortable ankle boots, and the fact that these have hard sole for the winter months seals the deal. Thanks for hosting, Grace!

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  24. Metallic Moc for when I want to be fancy at Target!

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  25. I love Sebastian's! Yours are adorable too, but low boots look weird on me... something about having super short legs... not flattering in the slightest.

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  26. I love the Smooth Leather Moc!

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  27. Link to my Facebook page where I shared! :)
    https://www.facebook.com/olivia.osborne.18

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  28. Minnetonka is the best! If I win, you better believe both of my kids are getting some thunderbirds.

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  29. I quite like the Bandera boot and I think maybe I'd pick up a baby Kilty suede mocc for the kidlet I'm hoooping might come soonish.

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  30. Braid bootie and the Velcro flap bootie for kids/infants....so darling and comfy looking!

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  31. I have a pair of the driving mocs and obviously wear them 24/7... except for when I'm wearing the callie slippers. I'd love a pair of the three-layer fringe boots, or the bandera boots!

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  32. Gorgeous! I am loving the look of the lace-up ankle boot.

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  33. I love their ankle fringe wedge bootie!!!

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  34. Oooh, love the back zipper boot hardsole, and the suede ankle boot!

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  36. I love the kilty suede moc and leopard slippers!

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  37. Tweeted! And for some reason it won't give me the permalink to my tweet. But I think you know I can be trusted.

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  38. I definitely want/need the sheep skin tramper boot!

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  39. I've had my (cheap) eye on those back-zipper boots for months now...talk about a dream giveaway! :)

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  40. Oh gosh, I would just love those back zip boots!

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  41. I love, love all the mocs! But I think the boat ones are my favorite :) Thanks for hosting this giveaway!
    coughlince@comcast.net

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  42. Love them! My daughter would give up Bubble Guppies for those pink fringe boots, holy moly.

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  43. I love the suede ankle boot and the back zipper boot hard sole!

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  44. As a Minnesota native, Im all about those minnetonkas.

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  45. 3 Layer Fringe Boots....Love these!

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  46. I've always loved the thunderbird, but adore your back zipper boots!

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  47. Oh man, the double fringe side zip boot is super cute...do you think my family would notice if, on the off-chance I won this thing, I got two pairs for moi?

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  48. Got your back on the Twitter. https://twitter.com/PaigeKellerman/status/426755688212074496

    I also might convince my other half he needs those boat shoes as well.

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  49. I love the Cassie slippers for my daughter!

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  50. I love the ones you are wearing! So cute!

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  51. Think I will win with one entry? Me either

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  52. So over this cold weather. Warm feet = warm body. I bet Julia loves having sort of matching shoes with you. :)

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  53. White Thunderbirds for summertime!

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  54. I have a pair of their driving moccs that I LOVE. But, if I win, I`ll definitely go for a pair of boots. :-)

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  55. Oh, for myself or the kids? Decisions, decisions.

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  56. I love Minnetonka. I have a pair of their slipper moccasins and I wear them everywhere so I would probably pick a pair actually for wearing out of the house like the Kilty Suede Hardsole. It would be so awesome to win this giveaway. Thank You.

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  57. The dilemma is deciding who gets the other pair... because I could go for two.

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  58. I like the ankle high pug boot.

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  59. I love the Thunderbirds for summer time and the tramper boots for now for my little one and the back zip boots for me!

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  60. Sweet baby J. The CALF HI DOUBLE FRINGE WEDGE BOOT (you better believe I just CTRL+C/+V'd that) is my dream boot. a) adorable b) can handle my massive calves (the struggle is real) c) did I mention adorable?

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    1. Side note: No idea where to get the link - help me help myself? - but you can see Allison Emily shared your blogpost via FB!

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  61. Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/faithsweetstyle/status/426760431915380736

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  62. You are hilarious. And I want those precious mocs and a baby to share my winnings with!

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  63. I'm loving the velcro back flap booties for my new baby girl and any of the fringe boots for me ;)

    shared on fb: https://www.facebook.com/heather.schmid.9

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  64. I love Minnetonka! Your bump is looking cute : )

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  66. I love my Driving Moccasins, and would love to add another pair to my collection. Those Velcro-back booties, sound pretty dreamy, as well.

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  67. Would love to win! I would love some warm boots!

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  68. Oooooh, gimme those dusty brown ankle boots. And a new pair of classic moccasins - Mine were recently turned into paint shoes.

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  69. I love moccasins! And how adorable are the bitty baby sized ones on Theo!

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  70. Tweeted about this giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/mygracefulllife

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  71. I'd love the Muklok Lows or any fur lined pair :) Shared on Facebook too!

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  72. I love the infant fringe bootie!

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  73. https://twitter.com/chileser24/status/426762237114466304

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  74. Thanks for the laugh, I always enjoy your posts while I slave away in med school. I'm sure you understand.

    I would pretty much love to have every single pair, but I'm a sucker for slippers and wearing them as shoes so I would definitely choose the Chrissy Bootie!

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  75. Probably the sheepskin mule. I'm all about slippers.

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  76. I love them all! Too many choices.

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  77. Ooh I want the sheepskin slippers!

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  78. Bandera! Lace up fringe ankle boot! Back zips! Oh my! SOO many good ones to choose from, you weren't kidding!

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  79. This is the giveaway of my dreams! I want them a llllllllll

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  80. Shared on twitter - https://twitter.com/mama2pax/status/426763347875213314

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  81. Would love the boots you got, Ive been looking for a good ankle boot!

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  82. I've been debating moccasins for ages! Up here in rainy Vancouver it can be a little tricky - hard bottom moc's a must!

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  83. I'm a lover of the classics. Fingers crossed for Kilty suede hardsoled mocs or black zipper hardsole boot IF we're getting fancy!

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  84. Oh and my Facebook link… if this is how you do it..

    https://www.facebook.com/becky.ankrum

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  85. I am digging some double studded mocs! Or the ultimate sheepskin slipper..looks like a pillow for your feet!

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  86. How cute is a family wearing mocs?

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  87. I adore yours, and I love the Calf Hi 3-Layer Fringe Boot

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  88. Lovin all of the above Mops! Lucky girl!

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  89. Ooh, definitely the ones you got for Julia... And I am overdue for a new pair of mocs for myself!

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  90. The Bandera Boot!!! Love all the MInnetonka shoes though! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  91. Love these! The leopard kilty moc for moi et a velco back flap bootie for my little Grace.

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  92. I love Minnetonkas. I own the Kilty suede moc which I love, and my daughter would look adorable in the Velcro Front strap bootie.

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  93. Classic driving moc, ankle wedge boot... yes please!

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  95. I am wearing some right now! Would love a new pair and maybe a pair for hubby... Maybe

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  96. Love Love LOVE !! I think Henry would NEED the Velcro front strap bootie and I could sure wear the heck out of the suede skimmer moc.

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  97. I commented, buttttt don't see it! Maybe it'll show up later? Here's another for good measure.

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    1. Love the Thunderbird II's for moi and the little mops for my 2 year old, who is also a fan of his rain boots.

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  98. I want a pair simply so I can say that awesome name. Dressing a small child in a pair is simply an added bonus.

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  99. Holy! The kitty driving moc is awesome. Also the chrissy booty. I didn't pick any for the kids...should I feel bad about that? Nah. I actually found a pair of Minnetonkas for one of my minions at a thrift store last year. They're very Aztec. Love.

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  100. Those are adorable, I love all the kids boots especially!

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  101. Leopard calli slippers please!!!

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  102. I narrowed it down to Moccasins for sure but I'm torn between the Kilty unbeaded in Navy or the Boat Moc in Off white. Guess its good the giveaway is for two pairs ;)

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  103. I just reaaallly want a pair of cozy slippers (since I never leave the house anyway).

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  104. I didn't know they had the boat shoes. Hubby would love those!

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  105. I love the classic fringe boot for my kids. All so lovely!

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  106. I might be a total dare bear and go for the pink mocs :)

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  107. I think I want these more than I want my own feet. Imagine how badly I want 2 pairs.

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  108. The classic fringe boots have been on my need list for a long time! I also adore the 3-layer fringe boots

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  109. Love Minnetonkas!! I would LOVE the suede ankle boots and leopard cally slippers!!

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  110. Back Zipper Boot with hard sole!

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  111. augh I love them all! Especially the Boat Moc's!

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  112. I really love their slippers ... our kitchen used to be a garage and under the tile is concrete ... I'll leave it to your imagination how cold it is on my bare feets this time of year. :)

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  113. Those red boat mocs look comfortable, yet practical. Or I might just get the slippers and pretend they're shoes I can wear outside.

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  114. Suede Ankle Boots in the Dusty brown for this mama, thank you. I mean my kids would look cute in them, too, but I don't know if they'd care... I'd thoroughly enjoy a pair though.

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  115. I like the tramper boot for women and kids.

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  116. Tweeted here: https://twitter.com/TwoOsPlusMore/status/426770198381604864

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  117. https://www.facebook.com/kyra.pierson

    I shared on Facebook

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  118. My mocs bit the dust after years of serious use. I love them and will buy more whether I win or not. They are so comfy!

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  119. Cannot for the life of me figure out which pair I'd want for myself, and I would have a heck of a time trying to style an outfit with the fringe, but the Venetian Slip-On would make a great gift for my boyfriend!

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  120. So many to choose from. For myself I would go with the suede ankle boot. They do look comfortable.

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  121. I have always wanted a pair of mocs - I would love a very simple boot. :)

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  122. Nothing cuter than kids in their moc booties!

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  123. Love the leopard pink prints for girls....my daughter would, too! : )

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  124. I would love to win a pair, they are all so cute!

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  125. When I was younger I had a pair of the Thunderbird mocs and I wore them to near death and had to retire them. I would LOVE another pair!

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  126. Love the infant booties! They would be perfect for next winter for my soon-to-be born 6th baby :)

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  127. i have a pair of the kilty driving moc, but i would LOVE the fringe boot with the hardsole ones!

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  128. I've been trying to convince my husband that he should wear boat shoes...perhaps a free pair (from the brand of his beloved slippers!) would convince him?!

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  129. I wear my cheap forever 21 mocs every day, in any type of weather (i live in california so puddle or shine) and would LOVE to upgrade!

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  130. I love the hi top back zip or the double fringe trampers boot, either one in gray!

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  131. I bought a pair really similar to the kilty suede moc I believe...5 years(?) ago and wore them non stop until our dog snacked on them this summer. :'( And I would be alllll over the front strap booties for our little one due at the end of June!

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  132. Not a chance that I will win...but I really want a pair of mocs for me and a pair for my husband.

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  133. I would love one for me and one for my husband! (Pairs, that is) :) thank you!

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  134. Love the little thunderbirds! So cute!

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  136. Such a great giveaway! I would love the 3-layer fringe boots!

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  137. I want to love the boots, but I could never pull it off. So, I'd probably like something like the boat moc or one of the other classic moc styles.

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  138. Those Fringed Mocs are perfect! Ahhhh! Love :)

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  139. I love the simply Kilty Suede and own two pairs!

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  140. Feather mocs and some of those back zipper boots. Not sharing with the children.

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  141. I would not be able to resist getting the lace up fringe ankle wedge boot!

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  142. Love the El Paso ankle bootie and any of the driving mocs for my husband!

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  143. Love love love the baby booties!! That back flap Velcro is genius!

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  144. Great giveaway! I like the tall laced high boot (for me, obvs). My kids would probably like the shoes Julia has on!

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  145. The 3 layer fringe boots for kids are so, so cute.

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  146. I would love a couple pairs of these!

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  147. I would like to try the kilty suede moc hardsole.

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  148. SO excited! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  149. https://www.facebook.com/rachael.brady

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  150. Would love a pair for my toddler!

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  151. Cally Slippers and Boat Mocs please! I need shoes so desperately, I'd keep BOTH for myself. Yeah, so I'm selfish.

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  152. I love the classic fringe booties!!

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  153. I love the sheepskin slipper and the fringe classic pug boot!

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  154. I'd love two pair for myself, but I can't get over how cute the kids' ones are! My oldest (4) is obsessed with matching his younger brother right now, so I'd likely get them a matching set. Too cute!

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  155. So stinking cute! Please tell me these pics were taken months ago?? Because in the state just to your north we're practically suffocating in snow...

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  156. Ah! I grew up wearing minnetonkas. I've been wanting to get my kid's some thunderbirds to watch mine! (That or get myself a a new pair...)

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  157. the women's boat mocs are cute! and I'm sure I could pick a pair for the kids if I was forced. :)

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  158. I am craving those Mukluk High boots in gray; so warm and just perfectly in line with my style. And since I can never get enough boots, I want the Calf Hi Double Fringe Wedge Boot in brown. They would bring the total number of heels/platforms/wedges/stilettos/what-have-you to TWO! Comfort is my middle name.

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  159. Ohh! The sheepskin tramper boot!

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  160. I'm from the Northlands, so wearing things that begin with "Minne..." is clearly in my genetic nature. Time to harness my inner Sakakawea (Sacagawea to you Southerners) and rock out those back-zip boots.

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  161. I love the infant sheepskin bootie! Too cute for words. For me, I have to admit I'm partial to the fringed moc.

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  162. I want: SHORT SHEEPSKIN PUG BOOT (WOMEN'S)

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  163. That double fringe wedge boot is totally calling my name - I have NO idea if I could pull it off, but for free? Yeah. Sign me up!

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  164. Seriously, how do you take such perfect jumping pics? Tell me it takes you 35 shots like it takes me :) I would love to own a pair of the Thunderbird Soft sole and also the Pile lined Tramper Boot (because I'm selfish like that...and I don't have any mini-me's yet to style).

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  165. Back zipper boot hard sole muchos gracias! Cmon Grace, I want this one...and its been a good year since I won shoes from you!

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  166. Loving the hi top back zip boots... or maybe something sheepskin lined for winter?

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  167. I love the double fringe side zip for me & my 3 yr old daughter. I was looking at purchasing a pair of these but maybe I'll win them instead!

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  168. I love the Kilty Suede Moc in PINK for my 2 year old!!

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  169. Been dying to get a pair of these for the kiddos!

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  170. I need to put my feet in the Ankle Boot Slippers. You guys, as per uzh, look adorable.

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  172. You know, you're probably the only blog who's giveaways I keep entering...despite the fact that there's almost NO chance that I'll win. You're just THAT awesome.

    That being said, I would definitely get these for the kiddos, and these for me. I think I would even do them in pink...because I'm all kinds of daring.

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  173. Oh, I would love to win :) I would get a pair for each of my boys...I'm feeling generous today.

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  174. I LOVE the fringed 5 layer boots! Want.

    Sarah H

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