[Pictured: Minnetonka driving moccasins available for $44.95.]
I don't normally go for "driving shoes", but when Mr. Davis posted on these a while back I was pretty surprised how much I actually liked them. I've been thinking about posting on these for a while and with holiday shopping happening as we speak I figured I'd do a quick write up.
Moccasins are one of the many items that are benefiting from the current resurgence of rugged, outdoorsy gear, but most bloggers are only talking about blucher or camp versions. While the Minnetonka driver does fall into this broad category, its distinctive details set it apart. The ruff cowhide finish and driving soles make this unique casual moc a great option for weekend errands and such. The Minnetonka website calls these the "the style that started it all" and whether you're looking to add to your current collection or get your first pair of moccasins I can't think of a better shoe. The price point is as competitive as any moc on the market and an alternative to anything else being offered by L.L. Bean, Eastland or Quoddy. What we have here is an inexpensive, year round moccasin that works just as well with denim now as it will sockless with some bermuda shorts once things warm up. If you didn't already, now you know and knowing is half the battle.