The summer of 2016 will be known as the summer when my love affair with clogs began. I am obsessed with clogs at the moment. Even though I already bought two pairs, there are at least four more I want to get. I’m so head over heels in love with clogs that they’re the only shoes I want to wear year-round.
Why do I love clogs? Because they are damn comfortable, and the ones they make these days pack a great deal of style. Now that I’m the mother of a small child, comfort is something I will not compromise on when it comes to shoes. Chasing after a rambunctious two-year-old requires shoes that provide good support and won’t destroy your feet. Clogs meet these requirements perfectly. And, to boot, there are many stylish clogs out there that will make you look fabulous while you run after your little tazmanian devil of a toddler.
Moreover, since I don’t own a vehicle I walk A LOT, and that requires I wear comfortable shoes. To some that may mean resorting to sneakers. Although sneakers are comfortable, I don’t think they are appropriate footwear for my workplace. Plus, they don’t go well with my work outfits anyway.
They are the perfect shoes to wear both for work and for walking. Walking in clogs all day actually doesn’t feel too bad. It did take a couple days adjusting to the wooden base but my feet quickly got used to them. I had no idea that a wooden sole could be comfortable.
I also find standing in clogs much easier. The clogs I wear have a medium heel, and I noticed that I can work at my standing desk much longer with clogs than with flat shoes. It doesn’t feel like I’m wearing heels at all because the wooden base provides great back support. My physiotherapist even noticed that my posture looked better when I wore my clogs.
These days I’m seeing clogs more and more on the interwebs, and it looks like they are making a comeback (or maybe they already did and I missed the memo?). I’m not at all surprised that they are trending again because many of them are beautifully designed. If you were like me and used to think clogs looked dowdy, a few minutes of online browsing will show you otherwise. Clogs have undergone a fashionable makeover. And that is great news for those of us looking for stylish shoes that don’t compromise on comfort.
If you’re thinking of getting clogs I recommend buying handcrafted ones. My favourite clog company is Sven, and their clogs are all made by hand in the United States. Handcrafted clogs are pricier, but the awesome quality you get in return is worth it. They may quite possibly last you forever.
1. Toms Beatrix Clog Sandals Made in China
2. Sweedish Hasbeens T-strap Sky High Made in various countries other than Sweden (according to my research)
3. Sven Tawny Halter Top Clogs Made in USA
4. Sweedish Hasbeens Jodpuhr clog boots (see #2)
5. Cape Clogs Herringbone Green Made in Sweden