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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 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 3 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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!
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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oming soon: the story behind the photo below...and more! Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ife is what happens while you're making other plans. And I sure got my dose of reality last week. When last you visited your friendly online clog blogger, I was raving about my new "favorite shoes ever," my just acquired Jeffrey Campbell Litas in a size larger than I'd been buying. Little did I realize what moving from a size 11 to a size 12 would mean for my feet. And so when I signed off last Monday or whenever, I had every intention of going the distance and making it an "all Litas, all the time" week. But the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: Please let me know if you spot those Coach clogs for sale online anywhere. I haven't run across them yet, and I'm curious about sizes and prices.
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emember the Litas, those high-heeled platform booties from Jeffrey Campbell that were all the rage three or four years ago? I know they don't exhibit the sort of irrefutable wooden goodness that we honor and celebrate on Every Clog Has Its Day, but you have to admit that the chunkiness of their platforms and the relative thickness of their heels certainly made them worth acknowledging from time to time to time here. And even though I personally was caught up in the clog craze that had captured the imaginations of fashionistas at the time (and was eagerly loading up my... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Joe: It has definitely been my experience that the most fulfilling way to live one's life is to find one's community and to express one's individuality. You're certainly welcome to do both here! Being Australian, I hope you're aware of the funkis (that's a brand name) clogs that are sold in your country. I don't know if your feet are small enough to be accommodated by their wares, but they're worth looking into. If you're serious about ordering a custom made pair, I would definitely contact Mark Casperson at Multnomah Leather Company. He loves doing creative work. So if you've got a style or a color you'd love to own, he can probably make it for you. You should also get in touch with Lisa Johnson at Sven Clogs. They also will customize their existing designs (of which there are dozens) for an eager clog fan. But do try to drop by this blog when you can. I'm posting about once a week at this point, and I gladly share whatever news of wood-soled shoes I come across. And that occasionally includes clogs for larger feet!
Joe: Thanks for joining us for the fun here! I'm on my way out the door to work so I haven't had a chance to read your thoughts in full, but even if you have no more than a healthy enthusiasm for clogs, you'll fit right in!