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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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ust about twelve months ago, I flipped for a very cool pair of clogs from Rag & Bone. Naturally, I had to blog about it here on ECHID. The Esme was the style name. And although the price was eye-crossingly expensive, I took the leap. I'm so glad I did. Around that same time, Rag & Bone also made a desert boot version of this shoe available, the Inez. Since my size 11 foot just barely fit into their heelless style, I passed on picking this one up. But then along comes fall 2016, and what do I see on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
It's a band, not a person. A trio, in fact. Three sisters from Portland, Oregon. Older sister Natalie Closner along with her younger twin sisters Meegan and Allison. Made their recording debut in 2014. Just released a new album this past August. I was introduced to their music while working on a project at my day job this past week. As I dug through their videos on YouTube, I was delighted to discover that they have a clog fan in their lineup. This song is from their first album Native Dreamer Kin. It was the sound of their current single... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ove this bootie! I only first mentioned it here on ECHID at the end of last month, but I hemmed and hawed a few milliseconds before I placed my order. Just to long enough to debate whether it was worth the risk of ordering it in hopes that it would fit. If you're new to this blog you need to know that I take a tall size shoe and that with my 11" long feet, I'm right on the border with most shoe makers. Some of them don't even bother with anything over a 10. I can't tell you how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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f you haven't been reading the news lately, you might not have heard that we had an election here in the United States. A very divisive one, in fact. There was an upset victory. And a lot, a lot, of pollsters and pundits found themselves just plain wrong in their predictions. Personally, I have very strong opinions about how the election turned out...as do most of my fellow voters...whichever candidate they backed. And while I have a lot that I could say, I don't think this blog is the place to say it. Several years ago I worked for an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: I've frequently turned to the benefits of retail therapy when my spirits are low. However, that's a term I would only apply to purchases of new outfits and accessories. The rewards of acquiring new clogs and boots take me to an entirely different level of satisfaction and pleasure! I'll be sharing a report on a new wood-soled bootie I just picked up that, miracle of miracles, runs large in an 11 and has proven to be a comfortable fit. I'll post about it once I've let this article about JackieLoveClogs get plenty of exposure!
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or those of us who are enamored of handmade crafts and artistically wrought jewelry, Etsy is a godsend. It's an outpost of individuality and creativity in a world that as you know tends toward mass production and the lowest common denominator. I've fallen in love with clothing there. Recycled sweater clothing from Katwise Handknit sweaters and accessories from MyAqua I've been delighted by the one-of-a-kind jewelry that's for sale. Handcrafted metalwork jewelry from MemoryMuse Jewelry from Akelar And I've even been able to make a vintage purchase or two. 1970s era Famolare clog boots from RoslynVTGTradingCo So you can imagine... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ay! And what's more, I've ordered one or two of these just to test drive them. Hopefully, I'll be able to provide glowing reports soon. ______________________________ Farren Vintage platform bootie from Kelsi Dagger, available through Nordstrom. Milo clog from Korks by Kork-Ease, available through Belk.com. Annika leather clog from Álvaro, available through l'Inde le Palais. Suede and shearling Annika clog from Álvaro, available through l'Inde le Palais. These next couple of styles are just two out of many new clog boots designs I spotted on Zappos.com recently. The soles don't seem to be made of wood, but still they're worth... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Melissa: Ooo! Congratulations! Got any photos of your new Hannah Anderson's to share?
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ave you noticed how many cool shoes seem to be coming our way all of a sudden? I only just got a fresh post uploaded early this afternoon. Then I ran a few errands, rehearsed some music for my band's upcoming Prince tribute, and made dinner. While I sat down to eat, I thought I'd find a video to watch online. And the first website I went to had this bit of wooden goodness on display in one of the user customized ads. Whoa! That preference recognition software is good. I often notice that ads for shoes I've looked at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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hank DOC* that's a word. 'Cause the collection of clogs I've spotted online this past week definitely qualifies. * deity of choice First off, some variations on a theme from See by Chloe, all discovered on Shopbop.com. Clive wedge clog Clive wedge clog bootie Clive platform lace up bootie Valery clog from Pedro Garcia Note the plush shearling inner sole. Tess clog sandal from Alexander Wang Thick, thick straps. Chunky, chunky wood sole. Oversized nail heads. I am in love. Tecla clog bootie from Coclico On the other hand, I dig how sleek this shoe is. __________________________ Louis Vuitton clogs... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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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 Sep 26, 2016 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 Sep 22, 2016 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!
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