Popular in the Netherlands for over 700 years. Can easily be hosed off if working in the garden, and allowed to air dry. When syncopated with foot taps, they form a special kind of dancing.
The clog has a great deal of versatility as a form of footwear, but this summer it has become more than a tourist’s souvenir. No longer fashion roadkill, the clog will have you hop, skipping and toe tapping your way onto the catwalk. In its most perfect form, the clog should look like you just slipped it on in a hot second. It likes to be kept low key. It’s a low maintenance kind of shoe. This said, don’t underestimate its stylish charm. In that hot second it can transform you from average Joe into towering Dutch goddess. Ironically, the Australian brand (famous for their well-loved boots) UGG have had their elves hard at work hammering nails in a new range of slip on clogs. With a pair of dark denim skinny jeans folded up at the bottom, these could quite easily become the new boot, showing that UGG are not a one trick pony.
But if slip on doesn’t do it for you, have a glance at the clog creations from Creatures of Comfort. These handmade Honey coloured clogs are made with Nubuck leather and shiny silver buckles. Their open toe and ankle strap shows how the clog has been summered up, and they are self-branded as ‘Incredibly Comfortable,’ though there’s only one real way to find out……..
…..I say there’s only one way to find out…..
purely in the interest of research I have sampled a few of this season’s clogs, and have to admit that they were incredibly comfortable. But just to let you know, they might take a bit of getting used to. Don’t head straight for the catwalk without a practise session. When I took my first clog stroll I did feel a little bit like I was walking on a rocking horse. It’s good to be aware that the clog is a whole new sensation.