Dipping one’s toe into a trend: clogs

Woman in rolled up jeans and slip-on clogs

I seem to have shoes on the brain lately.

Examples of ankle boot clogs

We were back at the Alameda flea this past weekend and I spotted this girl wearing the simplest combination of t-shirt, rolled jeans, and clogs with socks but it just looked so cool. When we were living in New York, I was always eyeing the Swedish Hasbeens ankle boots with sartorial envy; my head would turn to watch someone walking by and Aron would ask “whose shoes are you looking at?” I still would love a pair one day, but it seems more practical for the California weather (and less expensive) to go the old-school slip-in route. (And bonus: one who hangs out with young kids a lot might also note how often one needs to remove her shoes!)

The thing is, Davis shoe stores sell practically nothing but clogs–and not in a trendy sort of way. There are two shoe stores and both specialize in comfort shoes–which is a reminder that clogs can sometimes look a little too practical. Don’t get me wrong: I don’t wear shoes that aren’t comfortable–but I don’t need to broadcast it. Anyway, I think there might be a fine line when it comes to not looking like you’re leaving a shift at the hospital, so I’ve been digging around for some favorite options. What’s the trick? 

Examples of slip-on clogs

[Top Photo: Blushing Ambition // First Grid (clockwise from top left): Swedish Hasbeens 877 Zip It Emy Boots; Swedish Hasbeens Clog BootiesLoeffler Randall Biker Boot ClogSven Clog Boot // Second Grid (clockwise from top left): Swedish Hasbeens Slip in Super HighSven Biker Strap ClogSven Leaf Punch ClogIngrid by Dansko // I also like the Tokyo clog by Sandgrens.]

P.S. For some reason I’ll always remember wearing clog sandals when I first met Aron, back in 1999. They weren’t as cool as these ones.


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