We’re closing in on clog season

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I love that clogs have become classics, so that even during seasons where they’re not a “thing,” you can still find plenty of them. The ones I like best add a little height to the equation, like this Loeffler Randall pair.

This gorgeous number is from Isabel Marant and isn’t cheap, but I really dig the cone heel and the fact that it’s got studs and not staples.

 

Has this crazy Simon Miller clog been advertised all over your social media? It has mine, and I have to say I’m intrigued, especially because they’re supposed to be insanely squishy and easy to wear. They come in a ton of colors, including black, but I really like this blue.

This clog is from a Danish brand called Magnafied, and I can say it is by far the comfiest clog I’ve ever tried. Not cheap, but worth it.

Here is one that’s kind of perfectly 1970s looking, and here’s something similar but cheaper.

I love Beklina’s ribbed clog, and this new iteration—in suede—is just showstopping. I actually think you could almost treat the color as a neutral.

I’ve always wanted white clogs, but when they’re too white they don’t look too cool to me. This one is a soft off-white (it also comes in black) that’s super-wearable.

I love the look of these wedge clogs from No. 6. The sole reminds me of Rick Owens.

How snappy is this striped pair from Penelope Chilvers? I don’t typically like patterns on my footwear, but this is just aces.

This reasonably priced pair reminds me of some Gucci clogs from a few years ago that I’m obsessed with.

And finally: I really like the army green shade here.

 

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27 Thoughts on We’re closing in on clog season
    Alyssa
    16 Mar 2022
    9:59pm

    For those of us who were once nursing students, white clogs will never, ever be cool!

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    Margaret
    17 Mar 2022
    5:52pm

    Just want to alert you to this new LL Bean clog that has a Birkenstock-like cork insole but more durable soles that Birks have. It is very low heeled and less ugly and bulbous (for want of a better word) than the the Birkenstock Boston clogs. SO comfortable and easy to walk in, for those of you who keep rolling your ankles: https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/126633?page=womens-go-anywhere-clog-womens&bc=&feat=clog-SR0&csp=a&searchTerm=clog&pos=3

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    MaryAlice
    16 Mar 2022
    12:41pm

    Because I totally trust your taste,and I think they look so great, last year I got myself a pair of the Beklina clogs and, while beautiful, I just cannot figure out how anyone can walk in clogs! I white-knuckled staircases and can’t tell you how many times I tripped on sidewalks and thresholds. (Admittedly I am not the most coordinated, but still.) And my toes ached from desperately gripping the sole as I walked. Is it something that you get used to, or should they be comfy from the start?

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      Stephanie
      16 Mar 2022
      2:07pm

      I dug out a pair of clogs the other day I’d never worn to give them one more chance. Wore them for half an hour, in the house, which is all the feet and knees could take. Out they go, $ down the drain. But note: these are higher-heeled clogs! I can (and do) wear my low-heeled Sandgrens all the livelong day. I have terrible feet and need tons of support and the Sandgrens are perfect — no teetering or tottering or gripping with toes. They’re very similar, height-wise, to the Magnafied and the Hasbeens Kim shows here. I really want the Magnafieds…

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      Jane
      16 Mar 2022
      2:19pm

      I’ve wanted those Beklina clogs for ages, but I own the lower-heeled No. 6 clogs and can’t go 10 steps without rolling an ankle. It’s incredibly ungraceful (is that a word?) and I know there’s no way I could handle anything higher. My toes also get a workout from trying not to fling a shoe as I step : )

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        MaryAlice
        16 Mar 2022
        5:36pm

        Just a heads up about the Beklina clogs: if you need to return, it’s for store credit only and no refunds. Not a great policy in my opinion, especially when it comes to buying shoes online.

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          Karen
          17 Mar 2022
          6:22am

          Yes lesson learned the hard way

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      Kathy
      2 May 2022
      8:52pm

      I cannot wear a clog that requires toe-gripping. They have to be snug on my feet—I sometimes add pieces of moleskin to the inside of the upper to make them fit closer. I can get up to a trot in clogs that have basically become an extension of my feet. No worries about flying wooden shoes.

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      Daisy F
      17 Mar 2022
      7:42am

      Agree! I bought Beklinas a while back and they always felt this way. I thought it was because I have a narrow foot but maybe not. They are gorgeous though Sold them on Poshmark last year. I far prefer my no. 6!

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    JLW
    16 Mar 2022
    12:49pm

    I love my clogs, and want more, but haven’t figured out how to wear them barefoot successfully, especially when they are backless clogs…feet don’t like it very much. Any suggestions?

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    Elisabeth
    16 Mar 2022
    2:39pm

    Clogs are a complete and total mystery to me. Like, to the point that I sort of think I’m being punked, lol! Can’t keep them on my feet, much less walk in them, and forget about stairs. What am I missing?? I should be grateful to be spared an entire category of shoe acquisition, but inquiring minds want to know!!

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      kimbersam
      16 Mar 2022
      3:55pm

      I am convinced that this clog-speak is actually filled with easter eggs and coded language because GOACA is looking to crash the cryptocurrency market. But that’s just my take 😉

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      Viajera
      16 Mar 2022
      4:11pm

      Speaking for myself, I use superfeet in mine, and they have been a game-changer (helping me recover from plantar fasciitis). These I use as house slippers. I also have a pair of wooden-soled sandals with a back strap, that I wear places (also with my insole – which is awkward but still helpful). For me, a wooden sole is very important since it is so supportive. … … … Some people out there may be wearing them barefoot though. Some people have feet that are in better shape. So I don’t think there is any punking going on. … … … I think it is a very bad idea to wear any shoe that doesn’t stay on. I think a clog should really fit your foot and stay on. If they don’t, then I wouldn’t try to wear them. They’re cute but nothing is worth a serious injury.

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    Karen
    16 Mar 2022
    1:23pm

    I think it was here that someone mentioned Sven. I bought them last year and love them! And love that I had my Choice of bottom, heel height and color.

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    Mamavalveeta03
    16 Mar 2022
    11:10am

    Love the look, but my clog ship has sailed.

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    kelly
    16 Mar 2022
    11:10am

    How many pairs of clogs is a normal amount for a person to own? I love clogs and feel like I own too many as is, but then I see a post like this, and …I want.

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      Kim France
      16 Mar 2022
      11:23am

      Hi Kelly! I’d say a normal amount is however many make you happy.

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        kelly
        16 Mar 2022
        12:31pm

        Thanks, Kim. I was hoping/afraid you’d say that! Ha! xo

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          Elisa
          16 Mar 2022
          1:16pm

          I think you cannot have too many clogs. I remember years ago I told a friend that I was going to try to only buy two pairs of shoes per season and she said, “fine, but how many seasons a year are you allowing?,”which pretty much sums it up.

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      AK
      16 Mar 2022
      11:21am

      I have seven pairs. Not including Birkis.

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    AK
    16 Mar 2022
    11:08am

    Magnafied is Danish!

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      Kim France
      16 Mar 2022
      11:22am

      I stand corrected!

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    Tara
    16 Mar 2022
    4:32pm

    I think a commenter on Andrea’s “I Want to Be Her” blog turned me onto Lotta of Stockholm clogs and I got two pairs there (a gold regular height and an on-sale yellow suede higher pair) and I really liked them! https://www.lottafromstockholm.co.uk/

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    Kim F
    16 Mar 2022
    7:16pm

    I recently bought 2 pairs of clogs from this Etsy seller and they are great and well-priced. The ones shown have lug soles, but I was able to request non-lug ones: https://www.etsy.com/listing/622460105/new-clogs-moccasins-wooden-clogs-women?ref=yr_purchases

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    Dawn
    17 Mar 2022
    4:09pm

    I’ve experienced backless clogs slipping forward and my heel coming down on the edge — MOTHERFUCKER, that hurts. No more clogs for me.

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    Jess
    18 Mar 2022
    7:03pm

    Surprised Bryr Clogs out of SF hasn’t had a mention yet. Comfy, beautiful colors & styles, plus woman owned & run! I have 2 pairs (low heels) & am eyeing a 3rd.
    http://www.bryrstudio.com

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    JB
    17 Mar 2022
    7:34am

    I wore clogs in middle school..wore them to death in fact and don’t remember them as difficult to walk in. I am reluctant now I think mainly because of noise. I was watching a video where someone recorded a piano player in a mall and a woman with clogs annoyingly cut through the gathered crowd and the camera view and completely drowned out the music until she fully passed through. I’m like that’s why I don’t wear clogs.

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