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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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abulous footwear is there to be found if you dig a little on the web. Just type in the same old, same old in your search engine, and you're not likely to see the results vary much from day to day. But good shoes come to those who wait. And keep at it. A couple of recent shoe finds came my way because I went deeper into my Google results and turned up a retailer in another country who still had a couple of seasons old styles on sale. And it turned out they were on sale, too. But if... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ount me among the satisfied and sated this week! I'm the proud owner of two new pairs of shoes! And if you know and love unique footwear like I know and love unique footwear, you know I'm not just talking about a shopping trip to my neighborhood Discount Shoe Warehouse. No, fabulous footwear is usually found through painstaking diligence and determined digging. You start with a style name or a brand. Type it into Google. Let the search gnomes do their work. Next thing you know you're surfing fashion blogs from the Philippines or street style uploads from Germany or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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s it December yet? Those back-to-back four-day weekends we just went through have absolutely spoiled me. I want more where that came from! Isn't this the future we're living in? We've got our touchscreen tablets and wall-sized entertainment systems. Where are our flying cars and thee-day work weeks? I remember reading an article about radio personality Casey Kasem back in his heyday that had me thinking one or two envious thoughts. Apparently when American Top 40 was one of the most successful syndicated shows in broadcasting, Kasem earned a princely sum (in the seven-figure range if I recall) for basically... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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o! Don't let the holidays end! I'm getting used to having a four-day weekends! I'm getting used to sleeping in and running errands during the day and watching movies on my Apple TV every night and generally not having to commute or to pack a lunch or to worry about meeting deadlines or to fret about waking up late. (God, tomorrow morning's going to suck when I wake up and realize that it's Monday.) And the hardest part is that sensation that the pleasures of the past two weeks won't be mine to enjoy in the same way until the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ust got off the phone with a good friend (and recent clog convert that you've met here before) comparing notes on what went right about our Christmas holidays and what went wrong. It's a season packed with so much expectation, it's a wonder that any of us are able to get through these potentially emotionally intense days with our loved ones (and barely tolerated acquaintances) with anything resembling peace on earth or goodwill toward men. In my friend's case, it was a situation in which a retired set of parents played hosts to the gathered siblings. And their partners. And... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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uick! Get something on the blog before Christmas gets here! Ah, the spirit is willing, but let me tell you about that flesh. I've been nudging myself to gather the images that have come my way and create a proper post since Saturday night. But then family has flown into town and a tree had to be lit and decorated and gifts have beckoned to be bought and dinner menus have needed to be planned and purchased. And did I mention the Christmas cookies that just had to be made? It goes without saying, the holiday season is quite a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
rabiah hodges: Well, you should SQUEEEE proudly! My custom Chameleon Clogs remain a prized part of my collection!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ello, blog. How have you been? I remember seeing lots of pretty pictures of pretty shoes here. Pretty, pretty shoes. Mmmmm. Yes. Want pretty shoessssszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZ. And there you have in a nutshell what my week was like since we last met online. I distinctly remember sitting here typing in my last post with a tickle in my throat that kept growing as the evening wore on. Once the next morning dawned, I had a fever of 101 degrees and and decided desire to be buried as far beneath the comforter as possible. And if the quasi-delerium that accompanies that high... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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n response to a query by one of my regular readers, I have to report that these new clog boots (formally known as Journalist Sherpa Boots from Woolrich) got me through a workday with flying colors. Or at least quite colorfully. One co-worker definitely agreed with my assessment: these shoes are CUTE! The fit was snug but comfortable. I did have a little chafing on the outside of my left foot, but that's an occupational hazard, I think, since I'm addicted to wearing shoes without socks. If I'd had some proper hosiery on, I'm sure I wouldn't have had any... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ow that was a busy week! You've probably seen me write before about how the day job keeps me more than occupied from morning 'til night. But this week on top of paying the mortgage, my labor of love, my band, had a performance on Monday at a bar in Chicago. Which meant that on the run up to Monday, every spare moment was being devoted to mastering my parts and getting myself as prepared as possible. I'm happy to say that we rocked, and mean that both literally and figuratively. There were actual electric guitars involved and driving drumbeats... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: In our lifetimes, both Melissa and I have made pilgrimages to the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto to gaze upon the wonders there. It's been years since either of us were in London, though. The economy willing, that's a place we'd both love to visit again, and the V&A will definitely be on our list!
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
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don't think it's any secret how I feel about shoes. My relationship to fashionable footwear is manifold. I revel in the delight of discovery. I thrill to the opportunity to make a much desired pair my own. I'm in ecstasty when I can stand tall with a particularly memorable pair on my feet. So when Thanksgiving rolls around in North America, I typically find myself with much to be appreciative about. As many shoe conquests as I document regularly here on the pages of this blog, you might be surprised to learn that the other holiday related event that occurs... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ight h ere in my own little corner of the clog universe, I'm taking personal inventory as we head into our American holiday of Thanksgiving. Ha! I know it's the end of November, but I was just about to type: as far as 2014 goes, so far so good! I don't know about you, but I constantly have to fight the tendency to notice the two or three stitches that are off center in the fabric rather than to revel in how well so much of the pattern has come together. There's a plaque above my bedroom door that reads... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Sarah: Welcome to our online shoe party! We're all clog-addicted here. Those Portugese work boots are just the latest find in our never-ending search for fabulous footwear.
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The upside is that there's no end to the opportunities to brighten your world with readily available mood-altering substances (i. e., shoes). The downside is that you usually have to earn money to pay for them. And that, my fellow fanatics, has derailed my attempts to get this week's This Week's Post online. Just a glance in this week's "on deck" folder will reveal that there's content waiting in the wings. Now to just carve out a chunk of evening to get it put into a proper form to present and post. Let's see if Tuesday night can make that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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s if there weren't enough bad news out there. I was just browsing through one of my favorite news aggregator websites, and there in bold 18 pt. Arial was a headline that blew a chill wind through my world. I think you know me well enough to know that I don't mean to make light of the truly dire pronouncements that reach us through the news media daily, hourly. On topics such as global warming. Or the surging inequality between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of us. Or whatever happened to that truck full radioactive cobalt-60 waste that was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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id I mention this already? Back when I went on hiatus and took a year off from blogging, I turned off the ability to post Comments. The main reason I chose to do this was that my previous posts were attracting an dismaying quantity of spambots. Typepad, the blogging service that powers this blog, does an amazing job at winnowing out most of the crap, but still there was a small handful that made it through their filters each day. And whenever a comment gets posted, I as the blogkeeper and director of reader relations would receive an e-mail to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: I've always admired your taste in footwear! Rock those shoes! They sound stunning! Those Cayd boots are out of my reach size-wise, but they may be just the thing to make a surprise Christmas gift for another clog fan I know.
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t's been a busy couple of weeks! And rest assured I've been entertainingly shod for every day of it. Just this past Monday night, for example, my band successfully performed the first two albums by R. E. M. in our ongoing tribute series. (Past featured artists have included U2, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie.) I can be quite creative in my stagewear, but for this set, I dressed down with just a pair of Harper rubber slip-on boots from Bogs on my feet. "What! No clogs!", I hear someone gasp. Well, I did spend the workday all in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
But it's all been for a good cause personally. There's the day job to wrestle with, of course. And then my band had a performance at a local bar on Monday night so most of the weekend was spent making final preparations for that. The blog has been neglected this past weekend, I confess. But there a fresh post brewing on my desktop and a new round of gabbing about wooden goodness will arrive soon. Thank you for your patience! Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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es, it's been that kind of week. More tasks to wrestle with. More responsibilities to shoulder. More deadlines to fret about. And less time to take care of the things you want to do that helps make up for all the stuff you've got to do. Welcome to life in the post-Great Recession era. As Melissa my partner in footwear fanatacism and keen observer of life in general would say, "Gah!" But I'm not going to go into detail. You, I'm sure, have had weeks like this one I'm living through yourself. And rather than read off my particular litany... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Jan: You've got that right!
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
Philip: It is a decent view. Mostly other office buildings. But I tend to keep the blinds down while I work so I won't be as aware of the waning of the day while I'm toiling indoors. The grass is always greener. I think of your job as one that would be enjoyable since you often get to work outside!
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
Gary: I love those Woolrich styles, too. The Sherpa boots have me in their thrall. If only they made them in tall sizes. I've rarely met a 10 that was kind to me. Phooey! I dig the matching shirt and shoes idea, though.
Toggle Commented Oct 20, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
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y favorite time of year! Autumn! When the warm knits come out of the closet and the tops and bottoms in textured fabric, suede, and leather get moved to the front of the rack and I can finally put the slip-ons back up on the shelf and devote my footwear focus on shoes that reach beyond my ankles. Can you tell I love the cooler weather? My partner in clog craving and coveting, Melissa, shares that same affinity for those portions of the year when you don't have to calculate the heat index or the wind chill factor. And happily,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day