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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.
Recent Activity
Carl: And thank YOU for taking the time to write such a supportive message. I'm all in favor of everyone in America finding their own drummer to march to!
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ffbeat clogs call my name on a regular basis. And not very tentatively, either. It's usually with the sort of insistent tone that accompanies the voices in your head that say thing like, "The car right in front of you just slammed on the brakes. You'd better do that, too." Or, "Gosh, that cookie sheet is pretty hot after having been in the oven for 15 minutes. I think I should put it down and use a mitt." So you can imagine the imperative I felt when the new closed heel Swedish Hasbeens styles popped up in my Inbox this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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he article "Why Do We Breakup Shop?" on Racked.com begins... A few months ago, I found myself in love, or serious like, or at least a kind of real infatuation, with a pair of clogs. “Clogs?” you may ask. “Who can love clogs?” But let me explain. These were not Mario Batali Crocs-in-the-kitchen-type clogs, or even your cool-great-aunt-who-is-a-midwife clogs. These were the hippest clogs that a person who’s ever shopped for clogs can aspire to. From the brand No. 6, they’ve got a chunky wooden heel and a luxe suede upper in a color the company referred to as “mocha.”... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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nd finally, there are these delightful clog sandals I just spotted over on the webpages of Bed|Stü. Style name: Somalia. We've been hearing from a number of other clog fans during this fresh burst of posts, but this one is my own personal fave. As you've see, I'm just one of a bunch of footwear fanatics that wanted to share my latest find! Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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or you fans of the traditional Troentorp line of clogs, there's this report from one of my regular readers about a couple new colors that have been added to their mix: Hello Lindsey, It's been a while since I've been in touch, but I saw this ad announcing TT's new suede colors and I had to make sure you'd seen it. Two of these styles, the Bordeaux Durer and the Olive Chef are on their website in sizes up to 46! Myself, I contacted them about the Durer in the olive green; I think it's a handsome combo (esp. the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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inding fabulous footwear is always a delight. But finding those fabulous shoes at sensational savings makes them even sweeter. Not that long ago we made the acquaintance of a clog lover from Arizona named Melissa. From the photos she shared at the time, I could tell she is a fan of clog sandals. And that stands to reason if you're a clog fan who lives in the southwestern U. S. Melissa wrote to share that she'd made a fashion find of her own: Had to send u this crazy awesome sale! These are dreamy for spring💕 what a great deal!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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pside. That's not a word one would normally use to begin a post. But I haven't used the image of the letter U fashioned out of clogs in a long time so I figured I'd just go for it! Far from being arbitrary, though, the word upside is germane to the topic at hand. Because I've been a clog blogger for most of the past eight years. And if you've spent anytime at all on the planet, you know that sticking with anything for a long time has its benefits. Which leads me to the particular observation that one of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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eciding what to call this post wasn't easy! Tonight I am a blogger on a mission: get these bloody posts online! So I'm not in a mood to puzzle over the details more than I need to. This particular post doesn't really fall in step with the theme of readers I've heard from lately. In fact, I really wanted to entitle it "Booty McBootFace." But then I realized that if I just put it in the queue following "So Many Clog Fans, So Little Time...part 5," I could have a little in joke and name it something other than "part... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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an do! That's an attitude that I find in clog fans far and wide. We're not the sort of people to let the shoes (and other things) we like pass us by. And this e-mail from ECHID reader LiddyAnna demonstrates it powerfully. Lindsey: I started messing around with making some high heeled clogs, starting with standard "Swedish style" clogs I've never seen this anywhere (not to say somebody hasn't done it) but... It's Easy. Results can be GREAT. It can be done in a "reversible" fashion Obviously of great interest for GUYS who can't find decent higher heeled clogs. But... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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nd it goes without saying that I am always in awe of the awesomeness of Swedish Hasbeens clogs. So in awe, in fact, that I've used the word and its derivations three times in just two sentences. Their clog styles are that good. But don't take my word for it. Have a look at the images they've sent me this winter. Platforms! Chunky heels! Lace ups! Shearling boots! Oh, my! Then go browse their website here. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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eanwhile, regular reader Tracy got me all stirred up with some truly fabulous clogs for sale down in Argentina. For me, they'd be the illustrations to accompany the definition for "shoe lust" in a fashion dictionary. Naturally, with my tall size feet, I find myself standing barefoot on the sidelines only watching the fun. But those of you who are located toward the middle of the bell curve for women's footwear may become smitten. Seriously, these clogs are so distinctively unusual, I find them absolutely irresistible. I hope you do, too. Tracy writes, Hi, A couple weeks ago I was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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hen there was this message back in mid-January from a regular reader who goes by simply PH. What can I say but "Welcome to the party here on Every Clog Has Its Day!" (Thanks for the pics, PH! And can I just say, I can't believe that a man wearing clogs would even arouse a first glance in southern California, let alone a second glance.) Hi, Lindsey, I've been reading your blog, specifically Guy Day Friday posts -- it seems you've stopped posting Guy Day Friday posts, but I wanted to share my clog story. I am a regular kind... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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e truly are living in a time of change. A time when people are much more willing to say whatever is that's on their minds. Things that most likely wouldn't have been expressed five or ten years ago. One stunning example is the number of e-blasts that I've received from retailers that go where businesses would never have dreamed of going before. I'm referring to those messages that use expletives in their Subject lines. Yes, expletives. I'm certainly not a prude. H@!l, I'm all in favor of the internet reflecting the way people really communicate. But I will admit to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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n which I try to catch up on the backlog of worthy messages in my Inbox. Beginning with this e-mail from a regular reader who hails from South Africa but now resides in London. Hi, Lindsey Hope you are well. Wishing you all the very best for 2017- lots of wooden goodness (as you say). I have found a new Portuguese brand that you featured about a year ago - I know their styles are just up your alley. And then there's a link to the latest awesome collection from XUZ clogs. Well, if you'll permit me to indulge in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Gary: I'm a Hasbeens fan, too! It's a shame they cost so much. I have one lone pair of lace up short boots I was able to snag a few years back when they made styles large enough to fit me. And I'm thinking that thanks to you reminding me of them with your comment, I just might wear them to work tomorrow!
Carl: I can't speak for Philip, but I did get a pair of those Sanita wedge clogs in a 42 when they were a brand new style. Oddly, they didn't fit right. A weird combination of too little room in the toe area and too wide and loose over the instep. I ended up releasing them to the greater clog loving world through eBay. They were offbeat enough that I wanted to make them a regular pair, but it was sadly not to be. Set up a saved search on eBay and you might locate a pair in your size, though
London Lady: So delightful to hear from you! I'm a big fan of colorful shoes these days, and seeing all those raspberry colored clogs together has my head reeling with delight! Troentorp was one of my gateway brands. My second pair, if I recall clearly. I got their closed heel styles and wore it for years. And then I started to develop this interest in high-heeled clogs and never looked back! If you're referring to the Lindsey clogs that Sven Clogs assembled, I believe both Melissa and I have that same pair. I'll have to follow up with pics in my next post. And dig your photo out of my Inbox archives.
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sually I just casually mention cool clogs that I come across online in the course of a regular blog post here on ECHID. But occasionally a pair of wood-soled shoes comes along that is so out of the ordinary and such a fashion statement that I just have to whoop and holler a bit. So when eBay seller debbie*bay took the time to contact me and ask if I'd mention her listing of a vintage pair of women's Famolare clog boots, it didn't take long for me to reach a decision about what to do. Hi Lindsey, I recently acquired... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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t's often cold and grey when I look at the window these days at Every Clog Has Its Day world headquarters. Of course, that's because it's wintertime in my corner of the shoe-wearing universe. But the need for warm tights and extra layers where I live is just a reminder that elsewhere in the world, we have clog loving siblings who are drinking up the summer sun. Just recently, my regular reader down under, Philip, sent along photos of the newest acquisitions to be fighting for space on his shelves of shoes in Australia. You think I'm joking! Dig back... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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leveland checking in! One of my regular readers from the Buckeye State, Kim, has been faithfully stopping by my inbox over the past few months with reports from the field. And an occasional photo, too. I apologize for not passing along the chitchat sooner! Kim's apparently been busy clog shopping, if the e-mail messages I've received are any indication: a pair from Sven's (dark moss green suede with black base) a pair of Sanitas (closed back antique brown oiled nubuck with black base) a pair of Sandgrens clogs, a pair of Bordeaux colored "Stoten" clogs a second pair of Sandgrens... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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s always, there are dozens of clog sightings in my day to day world, both in the flesh and online, but the opportunities to document them seem to fall in two categories: slim and none. Gah! I didn't intend to get this busy. Not in an era when there are so many shoes to get excited about. Let me post a couple images right now while I can, then I'll circle back this weekend to go more in depth. And by that I mean that I'll share a story sent in by one fellow clog lover and pass along news... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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idn't mean to be away for so long! I swear! I put up a bunch of posts in a row, and then got caught up in other projects (things like, you know, earning money for the mortgage), all the while intending to make my way back to this corner of the internet in a few days...or a week...or two. Then came a performance by my band. (We drew over 250 people to our set!) Then came the holidays. And when I finally sat down to take a look at revving up for another post, I discovered it had been over... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ust about twelve months ago, I flipped for a very cool pair of clogs from Rag & Bone. Naturally, I had to blog about it here on ECHID. The Esme was the style name. And although the price was eye-crossingly expensive, I took the leap. I'm so glad I did. Around that same time, Rag & Bone also made a desert boot version of this shoe available, the Inez. Since my size 11 foot just barely fit into their heelless style, I passed on picking this one up. But then along comes fall 2016, and what do I see on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
It's a band, not a person. A trio, in fact. Three sisters from Portland, Oregon. Older sister Natalie Closner along with her younger twin sisters Meegan and Allison. Made their recording debut in 2014. Just released a new album this past August. I was introduced to their music while working on a project at my day job this past week. As I dug through their videos on YouTube, I was delighted to discover that they have a clog fan in their lineup. This song is from their first album Native Dreamer Kin. It was the sound of their current single... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ove this bootie! I only first mentioned it here on ECHID at the end of last month, but I hemmed and hawed a few milliseconds before I placed my order. Just to long enough to debate whether it was worth the risk of ordering it in hopes that it would fit. If you're new to this blog you need to know that I take a tall size shoe and that with my 11" long feet, I'm right on the border with most shoe makers. Some of them don't even bother with anything over a 10. I can't tell you how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day