Chic or Not So Chic | Clogs


I can recall my childhood by the footwear I was wearing at different ages. At age five I wore L.A. Gears with the lights at the bottom. I especially loved to see the red lights hit the ground as I jumped rope with my friends after school. At 11 I had a pair of clear jellies with silver glitter and a small heel. Two years later, at 13, I wore lavender patent leather Reebok sneakers with just about everything – matching was overrated. I never thought any of the shoes I wore during my childhood would see the light of day again but fashion is cyclical. And so it is that the shoes that I wore at age seven are making a comeback. Those shoes are clogs.

I had two pairs of clogs back in 1992. One pair was covered in blue denim.The other pair was brown leather, with either star or moon-shaped cut outs, and strap that I could leave up or pull down to give my ankles some support. My cousin Renee had a pair in purple suede. We thought they were so cool as the wooden soles of our clogs clicked the pavement as we walked.

Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs had the footwear of my youth in mind when they designed their Spring 2010 collections. Largerfeld showed a pair of clogs with a platform and chunky heel on the Chanel runway. Jacobs showed a hairy style at Louis Vuitton. He even donned a pair when he came out to take his final bow. The designers’ daring moves have trickled down into the world of retail and clogs are now on the market. They come in an array of styles, with some clogs made with stiletto heels, others with brass buckles, and some with peep-toes.

Top Row: 
Sam Edelman “Flair” clogs, $150 (Bloomingdales); Platform Clog, $29 (Newport News); 
Bottom Row: 
Corso Como Women’s Golfport Clog, $136.36 (Endless); ASOS Promise Leather Studded Clog, $143.73 (ASOS); Miu Miu Dove Print Satin Clogs,  $495 (Saks Fifth Avenue)

While I can’t see myself rocking a pair of clogs in this day and age, one of my coworkers is a fan of the style. She recently wore a brown and beige cow print pair to work. Will you strut your stuff in a pair of clogs this Spring, or do you think this style is better left on the farm? Tell us what you think. Are clogs chic or not so chic?
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  1. La:Dolce:Vita Fashion Fix says:

    I am not feeling this clog trend at all although there are a few pair I can actually stomach. I did a post on this the other day. You won't see me in them anytime soon. lol..

  2. Danielle L. says:

    I agree with La Dolce Vita. I wouldn't be caught anywhere in clogs.

  3. Clogs…I'll pass. I didn't even own a pair during that TRAGIC time that they were in style & won't be indulging in them now

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love the clicking sound they make when you


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