The Swedish Clog Is Now A Fashion Shoe

Published: 18th April 2012
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Clog type shoes were extremely popular from the 1970's and they are nowmaking a huge comeback. They can be described by their overall design rather than their materials. The majority of clogs you find will have open backs and can be easily slipped on. The traditional clogs were constructed with a wooden sole and a leather top. They had a toe that is rounded and upturned. The shoes remind you of a more up to date version of "Little Dutch" style of shoe. They are now considered very fashionable.


Clog Types

There are so many types of clogs; it is virtually impossible to cover them all. The original clog was made out of wood (willow, poplar or birch), and was regularly associated with countries such as: Sweden, Belgium, Denmark and The Netherlands. The thick soles of the shoe served as a protective garment against heat, rock and some acids. Some of the original clogs were also developed with 'toecaps' (steel or similar metal reinforced toes). Factory workers handling large equipment often wore this style of clog.


Women's Clogs

Women love their clogs. Clogs offer women the ease of just slipping your foot into your shoe and being on your way. Most women also love the fact that they can wear a breezy clog in the warmer weather without worrying about people seeing their toes. Some women use them specifically in times when their toe nails need a little extra attention that they have not gotten around to yet. Other women also love that they can still wear their clogs in cooler weather with socks. They are simply shoes that can go from one season to the next effortlessly.


Clogs For Men

Most men are afraid of wearing clogs. Traditionally only women wore clogs, which can scare the manliest of men away altogether. Those men who are brave enough to try them however end up loving them the most. Clogs for men are very masculine. They typically are a lot like sandals in many ways. They are brown or black and made of leather. Where women's clogs often have a chunky heel, clogs for men don't.

Many men prefer to wear clogs with backs on them. They think it makes the shoe look manlier, which could be true to some. They can wear these interesting shoes to work, on the golf course, or even to church. Overall, they are very versatile which appeals to men.


Medical Clogs

More and more we are seeing medical clogs being used in hospitals and other medical facilities. Medical clogs are those with thick rubber soles. The upper area of the clog is usually made of rubber as well. These are perfect for nurses, doctors, and other medical staff. They are so great because they protect the staff's feet from germs and potentially hazardous materials on the floor. Another benefit is that the medical clogs are slip resistant which helps the staff stay safe when their floor is wet. They can also be cleaned and disinfected very quickly and easily, which makes them even more appealing to medical staff. Their durability is attractive as well. Some medical facilities will not allow their staff to wear backless clogs however, so they must purchase clogs with backs on them. These rules are made to avoid any type of injury.


Clog shoes are not only practical, but they are also very fashionable. If you want to build a comprehensive collection of shoes, you should definitely have a few pairs of clogs in the mix. You can wear them with jeans, pants, or shorts. While you might want to avoid wearing them with dresses or skirts, there is always that one exception. So, try them out with every outfit you own to see when they work the best. And, don't forget to use them in the garden or around the house to protect your feet. You can get your work done comfortably and be able to clean them easily after the job is complete.



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