Last year I became clog obsessed and started a small collection. I thought it would be fun to compare the clogs I actually got, to my wish list here. So without further ado this is my wooden soled clog collection, all from Lotta from Stockholm :
I have two pairs of low-heel mary jane sandals in red /nubuck, one pair of high-heeled mary janes in aubergine, and one pair of high black open toe sandals. I usually look out for favourite styles to come up in my size in Sale and Seconds. This makes a significant difference to the price, and patience is rewarded with new styles appearing often. Lotta’s returns policy allows you to try out their clogs commitment free, so no love and it’s no loss- just send ’em back unworn if they are not for you.
Just remember no matter how comfy you find them, these are platform shoes with a solid sole with no give, so do be careful. I wouldn’t recommend wearing them for long walks, or exercise. They maybe made from lovely natural materials that are kind to the feet, but they are not actually orthopedic.
Tips for wearing wooden clog sandals:
- Try low-heels for day time chic, and high-heels for ‘formal’ or going out.
- Made of all natural materials, the leather uppers will soften and stretch with time.
- Buy a size bigger if you’d like to wear them with socks/ Wear socks to help wear them in if the leather is stiff.
- Be wary of wearing them in wet weather, as the natural wood sole is untreated.
- You can treat the wooden outer sole yourself with olive oil or beeswax but it will darken the colour and show up the natural grain in the wood. Not everyone likes the look.
- Remember these are platforms shoes, be careful where you wear them.
- Wipe leather uppers clean with cloth and occasional leather cream, and use medium fine sand paper to remove any dirt/stains from the wooden platform.
I discovered I’ve been wearing the wrong size for me in the low style, which may have been a contributing factor in triggering my back pain last summer. The low-heel styles have a great foot-bed, but they run bigger than their high-heeled counterpart. I’m around a UK size 3, and the low heel Eur 36 feels more like a UK4, making them loose and a little unwieldy for me even with summer ‘foot-swell’.
So I want to sell on my low-heeled mary-janes to someone else who will love them…. Update: I did indeed invest in the smaller size in the low heeled clogs but I’ve decided to sell on the red pair – exactly like those pictured but in size eu35 as they were the tiniest bit too tight. They are technically a UK 2.5 but would fit a snug UK size 3. (I think I’m between sizes as I’m closer to UK 3.5 argh!) You can find these cute red clogs for sale in my ebay shop! They are brand new and unworn but without their original box.
Incidentally this post is not sponsored in any way, I just really love these clogs and I thought I’d share as they seem to be something of a niche interest. I’d love to hear if any of you are recent clog converts too, and what your clog lovin’ pros and cons are. Over to you!