Five things: clogs

March 5, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ladies, I like to clomp. I will have none of your dainty shoes with their delicate heels that sink between paving slabs and fragile straps that slice into my tender feet. And that is why the fashion mags’ promise that this is the Summer Of The Clog is such sweet music to me – music with a spine-rattling drumbeat of wood on concrete, obviously, but definitely music.

The shoe above is my bet for wooden-soled happiness: they’re from Danish brand Sanita, and they tick all my clog boxes. Neutral colour, flatteringly slanted ankle strap, and a shapely heel – that’s everything I need to make these my regular not-Converse casual shoe (see them here as part of an outfit). After the jump, four more fine examples of carpentry for feet:

Red adds a bright accent to neutrals or navy, and the sweet bow pretties these right up. The low vamp is flattering and a slingback beats a slip-on for comfort.

Red slingback Mimmi clogs by Swedish Hasbeens (€242)

Scorching pink with a ladylike T-bar and lovely chunky buckle and studs. Also stupidly tall, and the flat-base wedge means they’ll be taxing as all hell to walk in, but you weren’t going anywhere, were you?

Pink T-bar Grunge wedges by Kurt Geiger (£190)

Got the tirelessly powerful calves to pull off a mule style? Scholl’s version is a classic and not too precariously high.

Volute mule by Scholl (£65)

The straps on these Givenchy sandals have a chunky sort of elegance that demands bare feet, poise, and a complete indifference to spending the best part of half a grand on clogs. Clogs, right? The traditional workers’ shoe?

Givenchy cross-over leather sandals via Net-A-Porter (£415)

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