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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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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
on't mind me. I'm just stating the obvious. Here I am just going about my business and a thought pops into my head: "I don't think I've looked around (insert retailer's name here)'s website lately. I wonder if they've got anything worth looking at." Next thing I know, my bank account is a bit lower and my spirit is soaring. SHOES! That's how I came to acquire a new pair of clog boots from Jeffrey Campbell last week. And spot a couple of clog boots on worth mentioning. (Sorry. I did purchase one of the size 11s to try... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ot clog shopping, I'm sad to say. But I have done a bunch of clog wearing so I can assure you that my heart's still in the right place. The past couple weeks have been a blur of activity. The day job has been offering its share of surprises as a round of downsizing swept through our part of the business world. I'm still standing, but with a freshly increased set of duties. My band just performed a well-received set of two Elton John albums at a local Chicago music venue. We put both Tumbleweed Connection and Madman Across the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
e have a lot of mottoes here at Every Clog Has Its Day. Turns of phrase that neatly encapsulate the frustration and ecstasy of being in thrall to our desire for the most awesome wood-soled shoes we can actually afford and wear. I have to say, for the most part we've been pretty lucky the last several years. Not like during The Great Clog Drought at the beginning of this decade. Fortunately, there have been a lot of stylish examples of wooden goodness that have shown up on the radar here at ECHID World Headquarters since this blog began. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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 Jun 28, 2015 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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
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
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.