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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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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
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!
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!
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
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
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!
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 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
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!
ack when I would occasionally have dreams about being locked in a shoe store overnight, the action often played out with me trying on various styles that I saw there. And let me tell you, the shoes I gravitated to were not Topsiders or Reeboks or nautical themed skimmers. I said these were dreams, not nightmares. No, the shoes I found myself digging out of the storeroom in back were pretty much the sort of footwear that's turning up in droves again all of a sudden. Happily for me—and for you, too, I hope,—we're not dreaming. How cool is that?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
I know! Insane, innit? I mean, I love clogs and all, but if I did have the money to spend on a pair of shoes, it would certainly be a much more special style than that!
Toggle Commented Sep 27, 2015 on Data Dump at Every Clog Has Its Day
wouldn't say it's a trend. I wouldn't say the fashion world embracing our favorite footwear fully. I don't think we're going to see the explosion of wood-soled shoes that we did a few years back. But my goodness, it certainly seems that clogs are making a comeback. Seriously, there was a time not that long ago when you couldn't find the C-word among the product categories on most shoe sites. This past week, I've become overwhelmed with the wealth of wooden footwear on offer around the web. Not just from one or two retailers, but everywhere I surf. I get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
* Deity of Choice
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2015 on A Hit and a Miss at Every Clog Has Its Day
Thank DOC* for giving us end of season sales. If I weren't such a frantic "gotta have it before it sells out and I never see it again" shopper, I could have picked up at least a dozen pairs of shoes I paid full price for on sale months later. Here's hoping something you fancy will turn up on sale eventually.
Toggle Commented Sep 14, 2015 on A Hit and a Miss at Every Clog Has Its Day
'll be entering a particularly busy patch this coming week. My band will be performing two Janis Joplin albums this coming Wednesday night. Well, one Janis Joplin album and one Big Brother and the Holding Company album. So a good chunk of my Saturday (today) was spent running through the trickier bits with my main guitarist, and an even bigger chunk of my Sunday (tomorrow) will be given to final rehearsals with the full band including our three person horn section. Plus I've lined up the daughter of a friend to use her video production skills to shoot footage of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Oh,dear! I'm afraid I have more temptation to put in your way soon!
o not let it be said that I've never met a clog I didn't like! If you've followed this blog for any length of time, you know that I am certainly a fan of wood-soled shoes in all their incarnations. But in all honesty, I am truly not as indiscriminate with my affection for clogs as I might seem. They at least have to be in my size. ______________________ So here's what I've found that's worth lusting after online this week. Cape clog sandals from FREEBIRD by Steven available through Caye clog sandals from FREEBIRD by Steven available through... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
regular reader just e-mailed me earlier this evening to say, "Hope you are doing well. Have not seen any new blogs from you. Missing them." Well, first off, let me reply with a hearty and genuine, "Thank you!" This has truly been a fun place to share my footwear fascinations and fantasize about new styles I'd like to own and wear. So yes, I've missed the opportunity to put some of my latest discoveries out there. But it's not for lack of material. Let me assure you, that shoe shopping is still my favorite way to kill a few minutes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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