Earlier this year, Opening Ceremony gave the sandal brand Teva a total facelift, turning the once strictly-for-dads sandal into a summer style staple (ask any fashion girl). Now, the cult favorite fashion house is giving another classic comfy shoe a huge makeover. The so-soft slip-on moccasin Minnetonkas are now majorly bejeweled.
Minnetonka has been a sartorial staple in American families for years, which is what drew Opening Ceremony to the brand. “Over the years, we’ve always loved this heritage brand that created comfortable American staples for women, men, and kids alike, so when my team and I were brainstorming on brands that we wanted to partner with to create the perfect holiday gifts for the whole family, Minnetonka was an obvious and meaningful choice for us” said Humberto Leon, one half of the duo behind OC, in a blog post about the collaboration.
When it came down to the new designs, Leon and co-founder Carol Lim wanted to “celebrate some of Minnetonka’s most famous styles with an OC twist.” And boy did they: The new collection features luxe pebbled calf leather lined with shearling, which was inspired by classic aviator jackets. The women’s moccasins feature a colorful array of Swarovski crystal embellishments to elevate the look (LBD-worthy, anyone?), while the kids shoes traded out the iconic beaded thunderbird logo for OC’s torch logo or a smiley face. The infants and kids moccasins are between $50-$55 while the adult versions range between $80 and $145.
Do you like the new makeover these classic moccasins have received? Do you prefer the original look instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.