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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
ust the usual. You know: I was looking around on the internet and saw another cool pair of shoes. So I bought 'em. That's not news. That's just life as usual. It was bound to happen, of course. When I hit a particularly tedious stretch in my day, I'll often fire up Firefox and see what delights a search for, oh, I don't know, "wooden+clogs" might turn up. Or "Jeffrey+Campbell+platform." I can't remember which particular web wave I was searching at the moment, but somehow I wound up on the pages of a neighborhood shoe store in Italy. Is the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ell, isn't that just the subtext of every post here? My latest sightings duly noted below. And a few other items of sutorial interest. _____________________________ First, the Bad News As mentioned previously on ECHID, I ordered these G. J. L. clog boots from just before I wrote last week's post. Oh, the sweetness of anticipation. I'm happy to say the delivery was nice and speedy and I had my package by this past Saturday. But then the cold, hard reality of sizing intruded on my fantasies, and I had to face the simple fact that the 11s (the largest... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
on't mind me. I'm just stating the obvious. Here I am just going about my business and a thought pops into my head: "I don't think I've looked around (insert retailer's name here)'s website lately. I wonder if they've got anything worth looking at." Next thing I know, my bank account is a bit lower and my spirit is soaring. SHOES! That's how I came to acquire a new pair of clog boots from Jeffrey Campbell last week. And spot a couple of clog boots on worth mentioning. (Sorry. I did purchase one of the size 11s to try... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ot clog shopping, I'm sad to say. But I have done a bunch of clog wearing so I can assure you that my heart's still in the right place. The past couple weeks have been a blur of activity. The day job has been offering its share of surprises as a round of downsizing swept through our part of the business world. I'm still standing, but with a freshly increased set of duties. My band just performed a well-received set of two Elton John albums at a local Chicago music venue. We put both Tumbleweed Connection and Madman Across the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
e have a lot of mottoes here at Every Clog Has Its Day. Turns of phrase that neatly encapsulate the frustration and ecstasy of being in thrall to our desire for the most awesome wood-soled shoes we can actually afford and wear. I have to say, for the most part we've been pretty lucky the last several years. Not like during The Great Clog Drought at the beginning of this decade. Fortunately, there have been a lot of stylish examples of wooden goodness that have shown up on the radar here at ECHID World Headquarters since this blog began. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ow was that for an amazing week? I knew that the question of same sex marriage was before the Supreme Court here in the U. S., but I was totally caught off guard by their revolutionary ruling. I felt it was coming. How could anyone be clueless about that? But in my lifetime? Wow! And the fact that it came down just as the nation was collectively looking to our brothers and sisters in the South and saying, "Enough with revering those trappings of an inhumane period in our nation's history." (Seriously? What part of that period are you envisioning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
thousand apologies! Here I've gone and raised expectations that I would be showing up on the internet with a new post every weekend or so, but as the evidence shows, I never made it back online when the next edition of Every Clog Has Its Day was due. Even though my day job had me back at work last Saturday and Sunday for extra duties related to the Bonnaroo music festival, I had ever intention of getting a new collection of words and images pulled together for your enjoyment on Monday. And then Monday turned into Tuesday. Which turned into... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ere in my Chicago suburb, there's a higher percentage of creative people among the citizenry than you'd find in other corners of the metropolitan area. Chalk it up to the major university that's located here. Or maybe we creative types just have good taste in living spaces. What this means in practical terms is that there are all sorts of art and arts related events that take place here: street fairs with an entertaining range of crats, an art center with a vibrant cultural life, or in the case of this current weekend, an open studio event featuring the artists... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
nyone who's shoe obsessed will fully understand why I just added another Lita to my shoe racks. Clearly I don't already own one in this color. And that's all the explanation that's needed. This pair has a pewter finish with a tarnish effect around the seams and nail head details. It's also nearly impossible to photograph. This shoe arrived the day after my last post in praise of Jeffrey Campbell's fabulous platform bootie. And although I was a little daunted by the prospect of making it make sense with work clothes, I discovered that black top and bottom with a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
fumu: Also, I do know that the Lita was made in a size 13 for sale through Barefoot Tess a couple years back. And possibly a size 14, too, though I can't recall clearly. It might be worth contacting them to see if they have any way to help you track down a larger pair.
fumu: I'm so sorry to read that the Lita you picked up wasn't accommodating. Nothing is a frustrating as finding a shoe you want to call your own and having it not fit. I do have a narrow foot (A width, last time I actually got fitted) so I know that's allowed me to wear a variety of styles that haven't worked for some of my readers. Have you considered using shoe stretchers to try to give your feet a little more room? There's an excellent shoe repair shop here in Chicago that offers increasing a shoe's size as one of their services. I've had some luck with that sort of experimentation. But then I'm a little more shoe obsessed than most.
philip: I know London Underground well and have coveted it from afar. They run small, as I recall, so their largest size (a US 10) was woefully small on me.
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 May 25, 2015 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