Yesterday’s post on knee-high gladiator sandals reminded me of my previously expressed love for knee-high Minnetonka moccasins.
That inspired me to check Minnetonka’s site for gladiator sandals. They do have a couple of styles. Not knee-high ones, but you can get the ankle-high look at a reasonable price.
There are also summertime variations on the Minnetonka five-layer fringe boot. There’s a wedge …
… a flat …
… and another wedge that might make you look like you have really hairy ankles.
The hairy-ankle one is my favorite. It makes more of a statement.
I’ve been thinking about summer versions of classic winter shoes for about a week, since a shoe store that I often walk past put a pair of bubblegum-pink Timberlands in their window. Warm-weather Timbs! I keep trying to take a photo from outside but my phone hasn’t been doing the color justice. It doesn’t look as bright as it should on my computer either, but maybe that’s my eyes/settings.
There are also Timberlands with summery floral tongues. I was amused when I first saw them but it makes perfect sense. Timberland has been hot lately — why not push styles that work when it’s hot outside? Besides, I can’t knock a summer boot because I bought a cream-colored canvas pair from Opening Ceremony last year.
Those weren’t by Timberland, but they have that vibe, right? Speaking of Timberland, I did get a custom pair last year after falling in love with a knee-high style.
Now that I think about it, in 2012, I blogged about (but didn’t purchase) knee-high Converse sneakers. I seem to be obsessed: All you have to do is make knee-high version of any regular shoe and I’ll want it.
In the interest of full disclosure, if you purchase any of the shoes listed here I get … absolutely nothing! Zero money! I don’t do that kind of business. The only items for sale on this blog are my own jewelry designs. Everything else is stuff I happen to like. Please take note, all of you businesses that email and offer to pay me a pittance to shill a completely random product. I’m not going to do it, though I always get a good laugh when you say you’re a longtime reader of my blog and I’d be a perfect match for your breast pumps or lawnmowers!
Well I must say I had a bit of a flashback when you posted that pic of the Minnetonka moccasins. I had those back in the 70s and wore them to death! Still love anything they do. Got a giggle out of your comment about loving anything they make that is tall, as I am that way about fringe on boots. Put some fringe on and sign me up! Thanks – new to your blog but really enjoying it!
Me too, re fringe. People always tease me for my fringed puffer but I love it http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2009/02/boudicca-jacket/
I’m waiting for the knee-high ballet flats and flip flops craze.
Ha ha! I was trying to think of what could be the next unlikely knee-high style, but I wasn’t as creative as you. You know, I did always like Lara Flynn Boyle’s crazy ballet look: http://fashion.about.com/od/celebritystyle/ig/Memorable-Golden-Globe-Dresses/Lara-Flynn-Boyle.htm