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Lindsey Cochran
Chicagoland USA
Life's too short for sensible shoes.
Interests: rock music, shoes, clogs, platform sandals, and boots. also mac computers, and dark chocolate. some confectioner online was offering a high-heeled pump made of solid chocolate. i thought i'd died and gone to heaven.
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am sorely tempted to start a blog about another kind of shoe that I have apparently become addicted to. Jeffrey Campbell first gave us a peek at this iconic design in the summer of 2010. And when it was unleashed on an eager market in the Fall/Winter fashion cycle that year, it became an instant hit spawning all manner of variations in hue and material and detailing to keep the design fresh and alive. So much so that now, nearly five years later, you can still find the basic models available from traditional retailers and JC himself is still pulling... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Every Clog Has Its Day
ep. I ordered 'em. Yep, they arrived. But nope, they didn't fit. If you have any experience as an online shopper, you know the moment of truth always comes when you slit open the mailer and slip your purchase out of the box. Delayed gratification can be a beautiful experience when the delay is actually followed by gratification. But when the climactic moment arrives and you discover that your hoped for "most favorite new pair" turns out to be a size or two too small, the disappointment is swift and complete. I used to work with a woman who was... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Caro the Clog Fan: I like your turn of phrase: "clog mad." I think I'll start using that from time to time. Look for a new post to go online later today (Chicago time).
Caro the Clog Fan: Yes! I'm back. We're back! I wish I could post daily like I used to back in my totally freelance days, but now that I have day job hours Monday through Friday, I can only manage to upload an article once a week. It's fans such as you that make it so worthwhile. I'm glad I can share my own excitement over shoes with people who get it, too!
ime was not that long ago that clogs had fallen out of favor in the fashion world. And suddenly, everywhere you looked, our favorite form of footwear had vanished from virtual shelves all over the web. But as you know, we inhabit a universe that moves through cycles. Night gives way to day. Seasons change. And what once was out of favor can find its way back into vogue. Can I get a "Squeeee!"? You can imagine my unbridled delight when I opened up my Inbox and found a message that featured the following text... ...with the breathtaking image you... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: I love meeting designers who "get" shoes!
annie: I'm hoping to test drive a pair someday. I love shoes that are out of the ordinary, too, but sometimes I find that the cleverest designs can lack a lot in comfort. From the looks and sounds of things, this is a team that cares about both.
show of hands, please. Who else thinks the internet is the most mind-bogglingly amazing invention to come along in our lifetimes? Sure, there have been some wonderful gadgets that have appeared in the last 50 years. Food processors are time savers to be sure and an essential tool for most of the meals I make, but I have to admit that without them I'd still be able to eat. iPhones have proven themselves to be incredibly handy—they can function as everything from flashlights to navigation services to video cameras to portable communications devices—but we were able to get by just... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
need a better solution. I'm only posting once a week now. Sometimes more. But since that weekly post necessarily covers a lot of ground, I've been hard put to know how best to title it. In the past my daily posts would have names such as "What's New?" or "Saturday Flea Market" or "Featured Designer." And just a glance would tell you what goodies that day's upload would have to offer you. I liked that. I wanted to let you know what to expect. And even more, I wanted you to be able to find a particular post that you'd... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ow long have I been at this clog blog thing now?" That question popped into my head as a good starting point for this post. I was going to use it as a springboard to talk about the ongoing thrill of discovering new shoes. But before I could get there, I was swept off into another direction entirely. Because the first answer to that actual question that came into my head was: "Coming up on five years, I think." And then another chimed in, "Wait. Not five years. Wasn't it August of 2009 when I started Every Clog Has Its... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
he folks at Zappasvintage on Etsy told me they just added this vintage clog to their shop, and I thought it was too gorgeous to save for next week's post. I don't usually wear orange or yellow very often, but if this shoe came in my size, I would definitely make an exception! It's a size 37, and the listing says they'll ship anywhere in the world from their location in Denmark. You'll find this pair on Etsy here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
es, part 1. 'Cause I can tell it's going to be one of those weeks where I need to upload the week's worth of contents in bits and pieces. Otherwise, I'd find the whole mishegoss too overwhelming and would never get started on it. And neither you nor I would like that! So allow me to share a little bit each day or so as the week goes on. As always, there's lots to get to—photos from readers, a brand new shoemaker interview, new wooden goodness spotted on retail websites, general mirth and mayhem from my own daily wardrobe, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
oming soon: the story behind the photo below...and more! Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ife is what happens while you're making other plans. And I sure got my dose of reality last week. When last you visited your friendly online clog blogger, I was raving about my new "favorite shoes ever," my just acquired Jeffrey Campbell Litas in a size larger than I'd been buying. Little did I realize what moving from a size 11 to a size 12 would mean for my feet. And so when I signed off last Monday or whenever, I had every intention of going the distance and making it an "all Litas, all the time" week. But the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: Please let me know if you spot those Coach clogs for sale online anywhere. I haven't run across them yet, and I'm curious about sizes and prices.
emember the Litas, those high-heeled platform booties from Jeffrey Campbell that were all the rage three or four years ago? I know they don't exhibit the sort of irrefutable wooden goodness that we honor and celebrate on Every Clog Has Its Day, but you have to admit that the chunkiness of their platforms and the relative thickness of their heels certainly made them worth acknowledging from time to time to time here. And even though I personally was caught up in the clog craze that had captured the imaginations of fashionistas at the time (and was eagerly loading up my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Joe: It has definitely been my experience that the most fulfilling way to live one's life is to find one's community and to express one's individuality. You're certainly welcome to do both here! Being Australian, I hope you're aware of the funkis (that's a brand name) clogs that are sold in your country. I don't know if your feet are small enough to be accommodated by their wares, but they're worth looking into. If you're serious about ordering a custom made pair, I would definitely contact Mark Casperson at Multnomah Leather Company. He loves doing creative work. So if you've got a style or a color you'd love to own, he can probably make it for you. You should also get in touch with Lisa Johnson at Sven Clogs. They also will customize their existing designs (of which there are dozens) for an eager clog fan. But do try to drop by this blog when you can. I'm posting about once a week at this point, and I gladly share whatever news of wood-soled shoes I come across. And that occasionally includes clogs for larger feet!
Joe: Thanks for joining us for the fun here! I'm on my way out the door to work so I haven't had a chance to read your thoughts in full, but even if you have no more than a healthy enthusiasm for clogs, you'll fit right in!
Jan: Thanks for asking! I apparently have an aversion to being practical. Why choose comfort and stability on a sturdy wood sole when you can totter from task to task in platforms and 5" heels? I'm afraid I went with a new via eBay pair of taupe suede Jeffrey Campbell Litas. I looked at them and then looked at a pair of long dark teal corduroys, and suddenly I had a new outfit to explore. (Photo will be posted if anyone's interested.) The green Gibson's from John Fluevog feel like they're going to be a lot more popular once the weather warms up a bit.
kay, it's been too long since I really gave you a juicy blog post to enjoy. I started off last week with great intentions, but the fact that my band had a gig at the beginning of the week and the equally important fact that I had to earn a living threw all my optimistic hopes right out the window. It's a lament often sung by bloggers. I haven't been silent for a lack of good material. Just a lack of time to sit down and bang it into shape. And don't think I don't feel bad for leaving you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: I think that Etsy seller has a red pair in a size 8. Scroll back a couple of posts for the link.
emember that vintage pair of lace up oxford clogs from John Fluevog that I posted recently? They were being offered by an Etsy seller as part of a number of 'Vogs he had for sale. The pair I'm thinking of were a dark green color, almost black, in a rub off leather. Flared wooden heel connected to a wooden sole. Exposed seams. Definitely a design from the early days of John and Co. Ring any bells? How about this photo from the original listing? Does that help? Well, I just wanted to say, I watched them sit online for a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
orget the old Latin aphorism, "Veni. Vidi. Vici." Around this part of the internet our motto is, "Veni. Vidi. Volui." Because once you see a killer pair of clogs, you can't help but want to make them your own. So how do you think you'll stand up to temptation this week? Let's take a virtual stroll through a few websites, e-blasts, and shoe listings I stumbled across this past week and see how you fare! ______________________________ Topshop ad (or should I say advert?) I had to smile when this one reached my Inbox at the beginning of the month. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
o beating around the bush. Let's get right to the shoes! _________________________________ Etsy! Last week I did something I haven't done in awhile. I poked around on Etsy to see what wooden goodness might tucked away in their vintage listings. And I certainly wasn't disappointed. Of course, ninety-nine times out of a hundred this is just a window shopping exercise since the likelihood of spotting an irresistibly cool shoe and having it be in your size is almost nil. But then miracles do occur. I recall an old pair of Famolare clog boots that I first noticed on Etsy in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
uddenly life just got very busy here! In a good way for the most part. But Laura mercy, there's a lot to be done now. When I'm not seeing to my day job duties or mooning over shoes I'd like to own online, I usually find myself delighted and inspired by one of several music projects I've got in the works. For instance, I have a tribute band that puts on a completely new concert every two months. (We just did all of Bruce Springsteen's The River in January and are about to put our Police/Synchronicty show onstage in two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day