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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
Jan: Thanks for asking! I apparently have an aversion to being practical. Why choose comfort and stability on a sturdy wood sole when you can totter from task to task in platforms and 5" heels? I'm afraid I went with a new via eBay pair of taupe suede Jeffrey Campbell Litas. I looked at them and then looked at a pair of long dark teal corduroys, and suddenly I had a new outfit to explore. (Photo will be posted if anyone's interested.) The green Gibson's from John Fluevog feel like they're going to be a lot more popular once the weather warms up a bit.
kay, it's been too long since I really gave you a juicy blog post to enjoy. I started off last week with great intentions, but the fact that my band had a gig at the beginning of the week and the equally important fact that I had to earn a living threw all my optimistic hopes right out the window. It's a lament often sung by bloggers. I haven't been silent for a lack of good material. Just a lack of time to sit down and bang it into shape. And don't think I don't feel bad for leaving you... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: I think that Etsy seller has a red pair in a size 8. Scroll back a couple of posts for the link.
emember that vintage pair of lace up oxford clogs from John Fluevog that I posted recently? They were being offered by an Etsy seller as part of a number of 'Vogs he had for sale. The pair I'm thinking of were a dark green color, almost black, in a rub off leather. Flared wooden heel connected to a wooden sole. Exposed seams. Definitely a design from the early days of John and Co. Ring any bells? How about this photo from the original listing? Does that help? Well, I just wanted to say, I watched them sit online for a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
orget the old Latin aphorism, "Veni. Vidi. Vici." Around this part of the internet our motto is, "Veni. Vidi. Volui." Because once you see a killer pair of clogs, you can't help but want to make them your own. So how do you think you'll stand up to temptation this week? Let's take a virtual stroll through a few websites, e-blasts, and shoe listings I stumbled across this past week and see how you fare! ______________________________ Topshop ad (or should I say advert?) I had to smile when this one reached my Inbox at the beginning of the month. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
o beating around the bush. Let's get right to the shoes! _________________________________ Etsy! Last week I did something I haven't done in awhile. I poked around on Etsy to see what wooden goodness might tucked away in their vintage listings. And I certainly wasn't disappointed. Of course, ninety-nine times out of a hundred this is just a window shopping exercise since the likelihood of spotting an irresistibly cool shoe and having it be in your size is almost nil. But then miracles do occur. I recall an old pair of Famolare clog boots that I first noticed on Etsy in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
uddenly life just got very busy here! In a good way for the most part. But Laura mercy, there's a lot to be done now. When I'm not seeing to my day job duties or mooning over shoes I'd like to own online, I usually find myself delighted and inspired by one of several music projects I've got in the works. For instance, I have a tribute band that puts on a completely new concert every two months. (We just did all of Bruce Springsteen's The River in January and are about to put our Police/Synchronicty show onstage in two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ust another typical week, here at ECHID world headquarters. You know, filled with life's usual combination of highs and lows. An exquisite pair of Hunter high-heeled rubber boots surfaced in one of their runway shows months and months back, and being a feverish fan of all things chunky, wooden or not, I had been rabidly monitoring the Hunter websites waiting for their release ever since. Well, they did finally surface a month back. And miracle of miracles, they chose to manufacture them in a size large enough to make both me and my feet happy. The only wrinkle was that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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!
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2015 on The 4th week of February at Every Clog Has Its Day
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 Feb 24, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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