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Minnetonka Thunderbird Smooth Leather Boat Sole Reviews

70 reviews
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Overall Rating:

100%Rated 5 stars

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Customer Fit Survey:

72% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

51% "No arch support"

69 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/23/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This shoe is so cute! Perfect for spring with billowy blouses, dresses, or shorts. I got the Tan colored ones (even though I really wanted the pink ones that were out of stock). They actually look much cuter in person, and I wasn't sure about that drab looking brown, but it is much better in person, and will probably go with much more in my wardrobe. I normally am a size 6-6.5 and this shoe runs large. First I ordered the 5.5, based on reviews, the shoe was still very large and it was actually falling off when I'd try to walk. the back seemed to also be "wide" but I have narrow feet. I'm waiting for the size 5 to arrive, and hopefully they'll fit! Narrow sizes from Minnetonka would be helpful!

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1 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 3/11/11
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:3 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Received super fast, which was great! However, the shoes were too large. I wear a 5.5 and the 5.5 felt like a 6.5 or larger. The left shoe was bigger than the right. I hope the next size down will do the trick.

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 7, 2011

Pamela L

from Frankfort, IL

I had this shoe in the '80s. When I saw it online, I wanted another pair. I still like it, but now that my foot is older, I don't think it gives enough arch support. I still like it with jeans and even sweats for pushing a shoe on and going on errands or going back and forth to work. It has much more style than an athletic shoe.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 28, 2011

Kala A

from Savannah, Georgia

I had my mom buy these for me as a Christmas present last year, and I absolutely love them. My pair fit fine, but I do have feet that are on the small and narrow side. I even wear them to my weekend job as a hostess, which is six hours of standing and walking, and they still manage to hold up and keep my feet from being too sore. I also love their versatility as they look great with shorts, jeans, and skirts and dresses. I get compliments on them all the time, too. The other day I had a man on the street tell me he liked my "Indian shoes!" I just wish they still had them in Navy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 24, 2011

Anonymous

 

Love these shoes. I had been looking for them for a while. They are very comfortable and look great with so many outfits. I get compliments all the time. Thanks Zappos!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 7, 2011

Anonymous

from Kansas

Love these mocs. Felt true to size and color goes with everything. Have several pair and wear them year round.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 29, 2011

Bird M

from Santa Barbara, CA

I adore these shoes, though I agree that they have no arch support and could do with a half insole (which I use and makes them very comfortable). Unlike others though, I found mine to run about a half size small. it could be that I have wider feet, but my toes were pinched. very odd. Also, it would be lovely if they someday made a black smooth leather option! I have written to the company and they said it's not going to happen. Boo.

Brands I'd also recommend: Sperry Top Siders

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 28, 2011

Anonymous

from west bloomfield, michigan

Love my shoes. Very comfortable. Zappos was amazingly helpful. Very much enjoyed working with Zappos. Will buy from them again.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 20, 2011

Laurie S

from New Jersey

I owned Minnetonka moccasins years ago. When I saw then advertised at Zappos, I jumped at the chance to be able to buy them. Thanks Zappos! You are fabulous with your site and with your selection of things to buy. I always use you to buy on line! Laurie Shupack

Brands I'd also recommend: every brand that Zappos sells!!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 20, 2011

Anonymous

from Niles. MI

Love the Moccasins, I wanted to try white for summer and they are beautiful. They are not a supportive shoe, more like a slipper. I love the Boat sole because it is better for outdoor wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 18, 2011

Carolyn

from North Carolina

Comfortable beyond any other shoe! Great for travel. Will buy more! I take a wide width and the leather stretches with wear. Feels like a glove.

Brands I'd also recommend: easy spirit

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

May 4, 2011

Anonymous

 

This shoe is very comfortable; I almost feel like I'm walking around with just socks on my feet! I have also gotten a lot of compliments.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

April 23, 2011

Joan c

from Ft. myers, fl

You don't have to belong to a tribe to order these. These are an old time favorite. Perfect with jeans, shorts. I dance in them!. These are a real shoe not a slipper. Although I have always wore them in a 6 1/2, I found them large this time, and wound up with a 5. So my opinion is that they are running large...enjoy.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

March 3, 2011

Anonymous

from PORT ST LUCIE, FL

I love, love, love my Minnetonkas and they are so comfy I wear them inside and outside the house.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 24, 2010

Carol b

from red rock, texas

Comfortable and sturdy. I got these shoes to feed the horses and they are so pretty I hate to get dirt on them! My last pair lasted over 10 years. I want 2 more pair in different colors.

Brands I'd also recommend: minnetonka is the best

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 21, 2010

Anonymous

from Grand Prairie, Texas

These are my favorite slip on shoes. I wear them with shorts, jeans and casual pants. Extremely well-made and long lasting. A must-have for any closet. I\'ve been wearing various styles of Minnetonka for 30 years and will continue to for years to come!

Brands I'd also recommend: more Minnetonka

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 16, 2010

Kathy w

from long island, ny

Love Zappos! Was looking for the pink leather Minnetonka moccasin of my teenage years and found it easily at Zappos.com. It arrived quickly and with free shipping - what could be better or more convenient than that? I recommend Zappos to all - you will be extremely satisfied.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 30, 2010

Anonymous

 

These shoes are very comfortable. The leather is so soft that my heels are blister-free. The size could be 1\/2 size bigger, but they still fit well. I got the white pair, and they are absolutely gorgeous!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 17, 2010

Anonymous

from Papillion, Nebraska

My first order from Zappos and I'm very pleased with the shoes and the service. These mocs are true to size and comfortable from the first wearing. And they're cute to boot!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 10, 2010

Anonymous

from Alexandria, LA

These shoes fit true to size. I have a narrow heel and they don\'t slip in the back. Very comfortable to walk around in. Very well made.

Brands I'd also recommend: Frye, Sperry

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 4, 2010

Karen

from Medina, OH

I was so happy to find my Minnetonka Thunderbirds on Zappos.com. I started wearing this brand in the 60s and was happy to find them again. I love them! I am fond of the fact that you can snug them up by tightening the drawstring. There is something about the fit of a Minnetonka that does not require arch support. My foot just stays comfy all day long. I wore them today for 14 hours straight with no problem. My favorite is the smooth leather; as I do not like to maintain the suede styles. I am off to order another pair! Thank you zappos.com for the quality service with prompt and expedited shipping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 20, 2010

Jennifer B

from Washington State

I had a pair of these when I was in 7th grade back in the 80s (in white). They were all the rage and I loved them. Was so surprised to see they are still being sold! And in pink, my favorite color. Bought them in my normal size, and after wearing them for about an hour, they have an absolutely perfect custom fit. Love them!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

June 6, 2010

Joan S

from Red Bank, New Jersey

I love all the Minnetonka shoes they are so comfortable. Shopping from Zappos is just great, they are shipped quickly and are in good condition and who could argue with free return shipping! Some people ordering shoes are afraid because they can vary, but with the free return shipping how can you not try it! Joan

Brands I'd also recommend: Clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 24, 2005

Judie

from Seattle, Washington

Love my mocs- I have been wearing the boat sole moccasins for many years now. I love the comfort, the look and all the different colors. They are casual, easy to wear- people comment on how cute they are all the time.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 31, 2005

Cat

from Queens, New York

great classic - Had these when I was a little girl. Love them still. Perfect for a walk in the city once they were broken in. Got a blister on my back heel the first day I wore them but the leather softened and molded to my foot for a wonderous fit.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

September 17, 2004

Anonymous

from Utah

Great with pants - I have had a pair of these for years and love them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Runs Large

Felt narrower than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

July 14, 2004

Lisa I

from Goffstown, NH

I've had my mocs for 22 years - I bought a pair of these same mocs in white when I was in high school and I still own them! They're not so white anymore, but all of the stitching is intact, there's no holes in them, and all the beads are still on. And I wear them every summer!

Brands I'd also recommend: There's nothing that comes close!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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