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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 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 yesterday 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 5 days ago 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 7 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
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oming soon: the story behind the photo below...and more! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago 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!
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.
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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 Mar 29, 2015 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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Feb 24, 2015 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