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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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ow's your 2016 going? Feeling revitalized? Reinvigorated? Ready to meet the challenges of a new year? I hit the ground running with a major project at my corporate day job that needed to be created, promoted, assembled, and completed within a week and a half. And then before we could be lulled into thinking the excitement was over, the general manager of my company was eased out and new blood was brought in to lead us to new heights. (Though I will say I am loving this new guy. During his town meeting introduction to the gathered staff he said... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
James: I feel your pain. We actually had a lively discussion on that very topic on this blog a couple years back. You can probably unearth a lot of it if you clink on the Guy Day Friday link near the top of the left hand column. I take a tall size myself so I'm vigilantly searching for stunning wood soled shoes in larger sizes. I do try to post about them when I can so come visit often!
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enial people are usually very helpful." So says UrbanDictionary.com. Well, huh. That's a word I've never run across before. Wiktionary.org offers that the adjective describes behavior that is "hospitable, especially to visiting strangers or foreigners." I like that. I hope that I'm regularly putting out the welcome mat for any newcomers that happen by this blog. I like the idea that any lover of footwear is welcome here. And Merriam-Webster.com agrees that hospitality is the key ingredient necessary in order to merit being known for being xenial. Particularly when referring to relations between host and guest. And traditionally, I'd like... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ell, that may seem like a silly title. As in: when has this blogger ever run across a clog that wasn't worth mentioning? But I'll have you know I am a footwear fanatic of extremely discriminating taste. It takes me a lot more to get excited than a wooden sole, a swatch of leather, and a handful of staples. I like quality. I like creative design. I like finishing touches that surprise and delight. I like shoes that say to me, "Put me on your feet, and I'll definitely take you someplace special." And you know what? They've usually been... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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orgive me for adding yet another appraisal of the 12 months just passed to the surfeit of reflections on 2015 that are swirling around us at the moment. The year is coming to an end, and for those of us who create content on a regular basis, the temptation to go with a tried and true topic is overwhelming. Most news organizations do it because the holidays tend to be a slow season. Not much going on in the world. Troublemakers and celebrities have taken a break for a few days. But still there's the need to publish. So the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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elissa, my compadre in clog covetousness, is regularly amazed by the shoes I discover on the internet. Being obsessed with footwear helps me in my search. It makes me look and look and look long after the average shoe wearer will have given up and turned on the television to watch The Big Bang Theory. But I can assure you I'm not a particular gifted shopper. it's really just plain ol' statistics at work. The more places you look and the more regularly you look, the more likely you are to come across something that'll curl your toes and make... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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...when you run across a photo like this online, and all you can remember about it is one pair of shoes. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Tom: Thanks for joining the party here! We all tend to be long time clog fans here. I've been wearing them on and off since the Garfield administration though my appreciation of wood-soled footwear really kicked into high gear in 2010. I try to post something new or newsworthy once a week. Please stop by again.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2015 on Great Googly-Moogly! at Every Clog Has Its Day
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hey're so fine, they deserve a post all to themselves! I apologize for not posting about them sooner. By the time I discovered them on Yoox.com, the two colors they came in were sold out in all but three sizes. And by the time I was done, there were only two sizes left. This really is clog craftsmanship at its finest. Handmade in Italy. With sumptuous leather in and out. And the make's name engraved into the wood of the sole. Shoes like these are the reason I scour the internet in my spare time. 'Cause baby, there ain't nothin'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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reat googly-moogly! There. I wrote it again. It's a fun, little expression that's been cropping up on the periphery of the culture for years. I always though that it was the exclamation The Temptations delivered at the climax of "Ball of Confusion," but further research on the repository of all human knowledge known as the internet suggests that what they actually sang was "Great googa-mooga." I'll chalk it up to merely a variant form. Either way, the phrase aligns with my suspicion that it was originally concocted to spare the user censure for belting out something like "Great God almighty"... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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t seemed like I had just uploaded a fresh and bountiful post to this blog the other week, and I thought I had earned a little grace period to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U. S. before I needed to put any content online again. But just last night I was dining out with a bunch of old friends and found myself passing around my Every Clog Has Its Day business cards... ...and just this evening I was at an after work function talking about clogs and shoes and footwear and other related stuff, and I found myself... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ots of wooden goodness out there! I know. I've been there, and I've seen it. But that doesn't do you any good! So how about I stop storing up links with a plan to share them with you someday and actually kick my blogging neurons into gear and get these cool new shoes posted for your enjoyment? Seriously, if I'm going to fulfill my self-appointed role as clog evangelist of the first order, I need to get the word out! I mean, that's what a blog is for, innit? Posting pics of things that make your world go around and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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elissa and I decided they were worth the price. And I was unnecessarily fearful about them running small. I would say they are true to size. And though they're snug on me, I know the leather will conform to my feet as I wear them and they'll go from "slightly small" to "like a glove." In short, the Esme clog from Rag & Bone truly rocks! Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: Thank you for joining in on the conversation here again! Thanks for helping make this blog worldwide!
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very once in a long while, a shoe appears that collects all the design elements we love and cherish about our favorite footwear and combines them with some unexpected surprises and welcome delights. I was just going about my business on a regular, run-of-the-mill workday when into my iPhone tumbled a message from my daughter. "Have you seen the clog army boots by Vivienne Westwood on Solestruck? They're so cool! Very steampunk." Needless to say, she had me intrigued as soon as she said "clog." But add on top of that "boots" and legendary British designer "Vivienne Westwood" and the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Cynthia: Thank you so much for stopping by! I missed blogging, and I'm glad to be back. And I probably told you before, I started with a pair of Olafdaughters, too! I have a few thoughts to pass along about Dansko when I create my next post. Do stop by again soon!
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o I've been having fun for years now building interesting outfits around my favorite footwear. And a few years back, I would occasionally document whatever I happened to have on my feet when I was blogging, though more often than not, I could only provide a written description and an old photo. But lately I've been thinking it would be appropriate to do the traditional fashion blogger thing and provide "Outfit of the Day" images. I even went so far as to contact my photographer friend "clog wearing Bob" about helping me set up a suitable space in my spare... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ecause finally, thank DOC*, I got a few major projects off my plate and worked diligently enough at my day job and did enough errand running that today, Sunday, the 1st of November, I actually have a full day in which I can do nothing for a change. So naturally I'm going to choose to do three or four somethings. But at least I can take solace from the fact that I don't really have to do them. Anyway, once I get dressed for the day and make scones for breakfast (love that clotted cream!), I'll sit down and take... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ver notice how life tends to get in the way of your best laid plans? Not a day goes by that I don't tell myself I'm going to do this or write about that or look online for the other thing. And then along comes something else to get in the way. Like my day job. Or the need to sleep. So I regularly find myself putting off 'til tomorrow what I sure as heck couldn't get done today. Or yesterday either. Fortunately, the backlog builds to the point where I finally have to shout "Basta!" and sit down and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Cynthia: I hesitate to be the first to say anything because I know many of your fellow readers are my age or older (still in grade school when we watched the first moon landing), and we all swear by our wood soled shoes. And Marie Rivers, the owner of Sven Clogs, is still older, and she wouldn't wear anything else. But find your comfort where you may and join in the celebration of these unique shoes!
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ot to be outdone in the Fabulous New Shoe department, I just picked up a very old Jeffrey Campbell style the other day. The JC folks have this wonderful habit of re-releasing some of their greatest hits on their website. Which means you can still find their iconic Litas in a variety of colorways as well as their Damsels, Snicks, and Charli-Cs. Missed a great pair of shoes the first time around? Snap it up now with a visit to the Vault pages at jeffreycampbellshoes.com. I was there mooning over a half dozen styles I would certainly have purchased by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ooooo!", said Melissa. "Sanita has new clog boots!" Naturally I came running to her side at the Mac mini to see what there was to be seen. Sanita have long been known for their creative variety of traditional Scandinavian footwear, and both Melissa and I have been known to swoon over their styles from season to season. Good Lord, I myself even went on a Sanita shopping spree once upon a time (well documented in this post on ECHID). I still have fond memories of the heady experience of having so many new shoes arrive at the same time. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Jan: I know! I've been crazy for their styles ever since I've discovered them!
Karen: Welcome to our corner of the internet! You should definitely feel at home here! I wear a tall size shoe so I'm not sure my own experiences will translate adequately. But my partner in clog craving, Melissa, got that exact same shoe to fit her foot so let me share what she discovered. And coincidence of coincidences, she happened to put them on before she came over for a visit tonight. Since the shoes ship from Portugal, both Melissa and I sent measurements to Maria and had her determine what size we should go with. Melissa tells me her bigger foot measures 9-5/8" which puts her squarely at a US size 7-1/2. (She just added that she wears a size 38 in the Dansko Professional. Since you know Danskos, that bit of information should help.) 9-5/8" is 24 cm, and armed with that measurement, Maria recommended that Melissa go with the size 36. How do they fit? Melissa finds the length of them fine. They are a little wide even though her feet are a little wide. Her preference is to wear them with boot socks because of the seams of the leather inside the boot. I asked her whether she finds them comfortable, and her immediate response was, "Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah!" With my narrow size 11 feet, I ordered a much larger pair. And though I prefer to wear my shoes barefoot, I tend to grab thick socks with these clog boots, too. Mainly because with my narrow feet, the socks fill in some of the extra room within. So our advice would be to communicate with Maria and supply her with a toe to heel measurement. She can give you excellent advice on what size should work for you. Both Melissa and I went with the natural leather pair, but I did notice a black pair on the FeiradeBarcelos Etsy pages. I hope that helps! Good luck. And do send photos when you get a pair!
London Lady: Then my efforts will not be in vain! If I can't wear a maker's styles, it's gratifying to know I've pointed another customer in their direction!