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March 26, 2005

My favorite driving shoe is not made by Tod's


Above, a group of "high-octane driving shoes" from a recent New York Times Magazine feature on men's fashion.

From top to bottom:

1. Bally suede driving shoe, $275. At Bally stores.

2. Cole Haan Collection deerskin driving shoe, $250. Go to www.colehaan.com.

3. Martin Dingman nubuck driving shoe, $245. Call (800) 955-2358.

4. Tod's suede driving loafer, $295. At Tod's boutiques.

5. Bottega Veneta chino suede moccasin, $380. At Bottega Veneta boutiques.

Below, the classic Minnetonka deerskin moccasin, with rubber-pebbled soles.


$57.95 here.

I've been wearing the Minnnetonka moccasin since forever: so wonderfully comfortable, and just perfect for whatever.

Why anyone would bother paying $245–$380 for a shoe that can't possibly be any more comfortable than Minnetonkas is way, way beyond moi.

Bonus: Minnetonka will throw in a free mini-moccasin key chain (below) with your order.


Try and get one of those from Bottega Veneta.

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Posted by: patrick rivera | Apr 9, 2008 10:51:39 AM

Ahhh, the brands of my Montana childhood. Tandy -- related to Radio Shack -- used to sell moc-kits.

Muk-luks -- boots predating UGG and far better -- come from Land O' Lakes, too.

And yes, Bemidji is the home of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. All the Red Lake reporters have seen the statues on Highway 2 by now.

Posted by: Mb | Mar 26, 2005 12:37:25 PM

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