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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
George: I've found that Topshop 11-1/2s can go either way. I ordered a wood-soled platform sandal from them years ago that fits just fine. I've also ordered a platform bootie from them that I eventually had to sell because it was too tight. I'm thinking with the open heel, these clogs will be a pair that the goddess of footwear will smile down upon. I'll definitely post what I discover. Good to have you back in the Comments!
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his is one of those "now or never" posts. Long time readers of this blog are no doubt aware of my love for music. It's a passion that's every bit as forceful as my love for an inspiringly creative pair of wood-soled shoes. But this month that passion has been fanned to an unexpected fervor. My band is preparing to play tribute to The Police in just four short weeks, and I've been embroiled in pulling together music charts, lining up rehearsals, and practicing my parts. My ensemble and I have celebrated the songs of a variety of different rock... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ikes! I meant to include this item in this past weekend's post. Mainly because it's an eBay auction that's going to expire soon, and I figure some wood sole loving reader may want to know about it before it does. Here's somebody's chance to own a piece of clog boot history: a pair of vintage John Fluevogs! And these shoes certainly look like they have some stories to tell! Somebody soothe the loss I feel because they're not my size and give them a good home! They're 'Vogs, for Pete's sake! They'll rock your world! (And if you do make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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do my best to scour the internet for the most eye catching and foot pleasing images to share with you here. I can't tell you the satisfaction it gives me to unearth some amazing example of the cordwainer's art and then be able to sit back and enjoy the titillated oos and ahs (and the occasional "squee") that turn up in the Comments in the aftermath. (And the more sensational and revolutionary the image the better. Because after all, in this jaded, post-ironic culture we inhabit, we do seem to crave a little out of the ordinary stimulation to shock... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: OMG! Yes! Their mixture of shearling shafts and wooden soles just makes me welcome winter. (If only they could expand their size range to include those of us at the tall end of the spectrum.)
Philip: Not surprisingly, some of my favorite shoes in my arsenal are those that show some wear and tear. I like the idea that they have stories to tell all on their own.
Philip: Eye candy is nice, but I like to provide some stories to go with them. Thanks for enjoying!
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inally! The words to go with those images that appeared earlier this week! I knew I wouldn't be doing them justice if I didn't expound upon where I found those pictures and what I thought about the shoes in them. (Quick summary: I'd like to order a pair of each!) So I was reluctant to get started on a proper post knowing that I didn't have the time to finish it the way I would like. And then inspiration dawned. I could supply the eye candy we all crave, and then circle back during the relatively more relaxed pace of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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his post should rightfully have a title, and it should read: If I Waited to Create the Words to Accompany These Images, Then I Wouldn't Have Been Able to Get This Online 'Til the Weekend. Aren't you glad I didn't wait? The missing text that explains all will be supplied soon! ____________________________________ Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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abulous footwear is there to be found if you dig a little on the web. Just type in the same old, same old in your search engine, and you're not likely to see the results vary much from day to day. But good shoes come to those who wait. And keep at it. A couple of recent shoe finds came my way because I went deeper into my Google results and turned up a retailer in another country who still had a couple of seasons old styles on sale. And it turned out they were on sale, too. But if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ount me among the satisfied and sated this week! I'm the proud owner of two new pairs of shoes! And if you know and love unique footwear like I know and love unique footwear, you know I'm not just talking about a shopping trip to my neighborhood Discount Shoe Warehouse. No, fabulous footwear is usually found through painstaking diligence and determined digging. You start with a style name or a brand. Type it into Google. Let the search gnomes do their work. Next thing you know you're surfing fashion blogs from the Philippines or street style uploads from Germany or... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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s it December yet? Those back-to-back four-day weekends we just went through have absolutely spoiled me. I want more where that came from! Isn't this the future we're living in? We've got our touchscreen tablets and wall-sized entertainment systems. Where are our flying cars and thee-day work weeks? I remember reading an article about radio personality Casey Kasem back in his heyday that had me thinking one or two envious thoughts. Apparently when American Top 40 was one of the most successful syndicated shows in broadcasting, Kasem earned a princely sum (in the seven-figure range if I recall) for basically... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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o! Don't let the holidays end! I'm getting used to having a four-day weekends! I'm getting used to sleeping in and running errands during the day and watching movies on my Apple TV every night and generally not having to commute or to pack a lunch or to worry about meeting deadlines or to fret about waking up late. (God, tomorrow morning's going to suck when I wake up and realize that it's Monday.) And the hardest part is that sensation that the pleasures of the past two weeks won't be mine to enjoy in the same way until the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ust got off the phone with a good friend (and recent clog convert that you've met here before) comparing notes on what went right about our Christmas holidays and what went wrong. It's a season packed with so much expectation, it's a wonder that any of us are able to get through these potentially emotionally intense days with our loved ones (and barely tolerated acquaintances) with anything resembling peace on earth or goodwill toward men. In my friend's case, it was a situation in which a retired set of parents played hosts to the gathered siblings. And their partners. And... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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uick! Get something on the blog before Christmas gets here! Ah, the spirit is willing, but let me tell you about that flesh. I've been nudging myself to gather the images that have come my way and create a proper post since Saturday night. But then family has flown into town and a tree had to be lit and decorated and gifts have beckoned to be bought and dinner menus have needed to be planned and purchased. And did I mention the Christmas cookies that just had to be made? It goes without saying, the holiday season is quite a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
rabiah hodges: Well, you should SQUEEEE proudly! My custom Chameleon Clogs remain a prized part of my collection!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ello, blog. How have you been? I remember seeing lots of pretty pictures of pretty shoes here. Pretty, pretty shoes. Mmmmm. Yes. Want pretty shoessssszzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZ. And there you have in a nutshell what my week was like since we last met online. I distinctly remember sitting here typing in my last post with a tickle in my throat that kept growing as the evening wore on. Once the next morning dawned, I had a fever of 101 degrees and and decided desire to be buried as far beneath the comforter as possible. And if the quasi-delerium that accompanies that high... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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n response to a query by one of my regular readers, I have to report that these new clog boots (formally known as Journalist Sherpa Boots from Woolrich) got me through a workday with flying colors. Or at least quite colorfully. One co-worker definitely agreed with my assessment: these shoes are CUTE! The fit was snug but comfortable. I did have a little chafing on the outside of my left foot, but that's an occupational hazard, I think, since I'm addicted to wearing shoes without socks. If I'd had some proper hosiery on, I'm sure I wouldn't have had any... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ow that was a busy week! You've probably seen me write before about how the day job keeps me more than occupied from morning 'til night. But this week on top of paying the mortgage, my labor of love, my band, had a performance on Monday at a bar in Chicago. Which meant that on the run up to Monday, every spare moment was being devoted to mastering my parts and getting myself as prepared as possible. I'm happy to say that we rocked, and mean that both literally and figuratively. There were actual electric guitars involved and driving drumbeats... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: In our lifetimes, both Melissa and I have made pilgrimages to the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto to gaze upon the wonders there. It's been years since either of us were in London, though. The economy willing, that's a place we'd both love to visit again, and the V&A will definitely be on our list!
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2014 on This Week's Post at Every Clog Has Its Day
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don't think it's any secret how I feel about shoes. My relationship to fashionable footwear is manifold. I revel in the delight of discovery. I thrill to the opportunity to make a much desired pair my own. I'm in ecstasty when I can stand tall with a particularly memorable pair on my feet. So when Thanksgiving rolls around in North America, I typically find myself with much to be appreciative about. As many shoe conquests as I document regularly here on the pages of this blog, you might be surprised to learn that the other holiday related event that occurs... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ight h ere in my own little corner of the clog universe, I'm taking personal inventory as we head into our American holiday of Thanksgiving. Ha! I know it's the end of November, but I was just about to type: as far as 2014 goes, so far so good! I don't know about you, but I constantly have to fight the tendency to notice the two or three stitches that are off center in the fabric rather than to revel in how well so much of the pattern has come together. There's a plaque above my bedroom door that reads... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Sarah: Welcome to our online shoe party! We're all clog-addicted here. Those Portugese work boots are just the latest find in our never-ending search for fabulous footwear.
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The upside is that there's no end to the opportunities to brighten your world with readily available mood-altering substances (i. e., shoes). The downside is that you usually have to earn money to pay for them. And that, my fellow fanatics, has derailed my attempts to get this week's This Week's Post online. Just a glance in this week's "on deck" folder will reveal that there's content waiting in the wings. Now to just carve out a chunk of evening to get it put into a proper form to present and post. Let's see if Tuesday night can make that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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s if there weren't enough bad news out there. I was just browsing through one of my favorite news aggregator websites, and there in bold 18 pt. Arial was a headline that blew a chill wind through my world. I think you know me well enough to know that I don't mean to make light of the truly dire pronouncements that reach us through the news media daily, hourly. On topics such as global warming. Or the surging inequality between the wealthiest 1% and the rest of us. Or whatever happened to that truck full radioactive cobalt-60 waste that was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2014 at Every Clog Has Its Day