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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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ere's a pair of clogs that had me dancing with delight around my work space after I spotted them on the Nordstrom website earlier today. OMG! OMG! OMG! You know me. The more over the top a clog is, the more I'm likely to covet it. The only dark cloud to this silver lining is that this marvelous bit of wooden goodness was only manufactured up to a size 10. So I'm sadly not invited to this footwear party. But at least I can find some joy in knowing that someone out there will be knocking around in a pair... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ust saw these on Etsy at the beginning of the month, and I've been meaning to pass the news along to you. It's a seller in Russia named Bakezori who crafts the wooden Japanese sandal known as the geta in a range of sizes for men and women. Getting a pair for myself is on my To Do list. If you beat me to it, let me know what you think of Bakezori's craftsmanship and quality. The two tooth geta can be found on Etsy here. Note that the more rounded style with the thicker hanao rope is the one... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
GL: The Carmen is highly recommended! Though at this stage in the product cycle, it's going to be hard to find in any size, I'm afraid.
Alan Gould: I feel your pain! When I was able to post on this blog on a daily basis, I had a feature called Guy Day Friday. Every Friday I'd focus on clogs for men. Who was selling them. Where to find them. What might be coming down the road. I wish I could still devote the time to covering wooden footwear as extensively as I used to, but I do try to post about the shoes I still come across today. From time to time those do occasionally get made in sizes large enough to accommodate men. Speaking of which, that reminds of a geta maker I just saw on Etsy. He does sizes for men. Thanks for the reminder.
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o sooner did I discover the cool clogs being made by an artist named Jean Diver on Etsy than I read the fine print and learned that she was closing up shop and discontinuing her shoe making. So this post today is a bittersweet one, I'm afraid. This woman was doing some excellent things with bits of wood and leather, but as with so many things in this life, you give it a season, and then you have to move on. The good news is: she still has some of her stunning clog designs available. The bad news? If you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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core! As many of you readers know, I am blessed with a passion for wooden footwear. Clogs, platform sandals, clog boots, wedges. I'm an equal opportunity lover of chunky shoes. I have also been blessed with feet that fall at the tall end of the spectrum. Right at that upper end on the border between "oh, look, my foot will go inside" and "AAARGGHH!! TOO TIGHT!!! TOO TIGHT!!!" So I'm no stranger to discovering the most fabulous pair of wood-soled shoes in the universe to date only to be crushed by the knowledge that they were not made in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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or those of you who don't have enough stuff cluttering up your shelves and countertops, here's an adorable collectible from the shoe seller's trade. It's a miniature version of a Kork-Ease clog from a few years back. eBay seller growingold has the following to say about it: It only comes with one shoe but it would look adorable sitting on your dresser. You could also make a Christmas ornament out of it. If you collect salesman samples, this would be a fun addition. The shoe measures 4" from toe to heel and stands about 2-1/2" tall. Note: I have more... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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couldn't help myself. I went back to Yoox.com and scrolled through the next 20 pages of their sale boots. Good, Lord! There are 120 styles per page, and I've gone through 42 pages so far. That's almost 5000 shoes that I've seen, and there are still another 2500 or so to go! No wonder I always see a bunch of shoes I like on their site! _______________________________ Ankle boot from Cuplé This one I'd file under "Footwear Perfection." Simple. Chunky. Real wood. Great details. Mmmmmm. Points off, though, for not making it in my size. (Makes pouty face.) Ankle boot... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ust look at these wood soled shoes! Just look at them! And through Saturday, Yoox.com is offering all of these styles at 30% off! I kid you not, I am sitting here on my sofa pulling this post together with my credit card on the cushion next to me. When this bit of blogging is done, I'm placing an order! ______________________________ Pewter ankle boot from La Corde Blanche (also available in black) Ankle boot from Islo Isabella Lorusso Ankle boot from Dibrera by Paolo Zanoli Ankle boot from Dibrera by Paolo Zanoli Ankle boot from Dibrera by Paolo Zanoli Ankle... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ood Lord! I didn't intend to take that much time off! Life is never without its surprises, as I'm sure you know if you've taken more than four or five orbits around the sun. Nothing cataclysmic or catastrophic has taken place in my world. And all the people I care about and love are healthy and happily motoring through their lives. But I had a few situations arise at the beginning of the month that demanded more than the usual amount of attention and anxiety I devote to them on a daily basis, and I found myself continually without the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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hat's it spell? That's right. Around these parts, they just wouldn't be clogs without it! ___________________________ Spied recently on Farfetch.com Ankle strap clogs from L'Autre Chose Heath wedge sandals from Derek Lam 10 Crosby Jezebel clogs from Ash (with square studs!) Wooden clog sandals from Alexander McQueen Hey, wait! Haven't we seen a design like this before? Why, yes indeed we have! It's our old friend, the Arc Half Moon sandal from John Fluevog. Previously featured on Every Clog Has Its Day here and here and about a dozen other posts. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: You know I'm going to quote you on that!
London Lady: We'd love to see photos of you rocking your new Hasbeens. I just love the thought of cool clog livening up a London street!
London Lady: Yay for savings! You inspire me to do a post sometime about how much I've saved over the years because I didn't pay full price. Keeping ones eyes open for sales can be a wonderful thing. (Just did some needed retail therapy on Friday night and picked up a new cardigan and tee sweater set, a pair of Free People wi-i-i-i-i-ide leg jeans, and a pair of patterned velvet leggings, all on sale at the Nordstrom discount store. Not to mention the Free People tops I found on Tradesy and eBay and the white linen pants to go with the sweater set that I just put a bid in on. New, I would bet this entire haul would have been twice as much.)
Gary: Ha! Let me reconsider my choice of words! "Addicted" definitely has negative overtones. I should have entitled this post "Still Passionate." I definitely don't think an "addiction" to shoes is a condition in need of a cure. If anything, I think my passion for fabulous footwear is one of the things that has kept me energized and engaged with life all these years!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2016 on Still Addicted! at Every Clog Has Its Day
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nce again I find myself fumbling for my credit card. As always, the underlying theme of this blog is: so many shoes, so little time. ___________________________ Swedish Hasbeens Guess who dropped by my inbox to let me know they've put out some new styles? I'm digging the chunkier, higher heel and thicker platform. Especially with the contrasting dark outer sole. In particular the Inge, the Laila, and the Louise caught my eye. And that clog boot. But follow the link to the Swedish Hasbeens website and feel the pangs of desire for yourself. My only disappointment is that Swedish Hasbeens... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ot that I had any doubt about the fervor of my passion for clogs. Or that you did either. I could spend an entire afternoon just browsing the internet looking at shoes. (And actually have done on occasion.) It's such a pleasant way to pass some time. And it never fails to give me a sense of satisfaction. Because even if I don't end up finding a pair to order, I've usually pushed back the boundaries of my knowledge in this particularly arcane pursuit. And that usually provides me with an insight or an anecdote I can share here. So... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: Oh, my! The ramifications of Britain leaving the EU are many. So many changes to contemplate. Please cheer us up and share photos of any new styles you happen to pick up!
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2016 on Ooo! Ahh! Ooo! Ahh! at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ime to take a look at the latest delights from the world of wooden goodness. These days, just a casual stroll through the world wide web can have me saying "Ooo!" and "Ahh!" once again. There's lots to explore, if you know where to look. And I thought I'd share some of the latest sightings with you. Thank you, shoe manufacturers of the world, for keeping us furnished with the footwear we fancy! __________________________________ Balenciaga Wooden Platform Sandal You might recall a few months back that I posted about an intriguing wood-soled design from Balenciaga. In fact, I even followed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: Ouch! I well recall having to tone things down after my back surgery years ago. Happily for my footwear fanaticism, I recovered. Studs and platforms are pretty irresistible to me. But even though this style is not within reach for me, at least with Jeffrey Campbell, I know they'll come along with something equally delightful in another few weeks.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2016 on Unnghhh!!! at Every Clog Has Its Day
Are they not delightful??? Melissa has been squeeing about them herself!
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on New, Novel, and Noteworthy at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ood! (If I may be permitted to borrow an exclamation of agreement from hip-hop culture.) This one's called the Horizon clog, and you'll find it on the FP website here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Are they not awesome? The Jeffrey Campbell/Free People plats? I live in hope that JC will come out with their own variation in sizes up to 11 someday. As for the Mohop custom sandal, keep in mind that they're offering to work with you to design and make whatever shoe you crave. Such as a pair of shoes you've seen in a photo and want rendered big enough to fit you. It's a pretty amazing offer, I'm thinking. (But I don't have $1,000 either.)
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2016 on Unnghhh!!! at Every Clog Has Its Day
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hat's a exclamation that my partner in clog covetousness, Melissa, and I reserve for shoes that at first glance send a shudder of delight through our total being. No need to sit and contemplate these exceptional designs; the impact is immediate. I had one of those experiences this morning when I happened upon these Jeffrey Campbell exclusives over on the Free People website. Massive wooden platform. Chunky, chunky heel. Sturdy leather upper. Lots and Lots of studs. Unnghhh!!! Live the sensation for yourself here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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t's a web that is world wide out there, and every so often, something I haven't seen before emerges out of the pixels on my computer display. You can imagine what happens next. There's a frantic search for the "Add to Cart" button. There's a quick check of sizes available to see if it's a party I'm being invited to. There's the mandatory review of images and details to insure that whatever shoes have caught my eye are actually made of wood. And then there's the scramble to save the URL in some handy location so I can return to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day