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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
London Lady: Ouch! I well recall having to tone things down after my back surgery years ago. Happily for my footwear fanaticism, I recovered. Studs and platforms are pretty irresistible to me. But even though this style is not within reach for me, at least with Jeffrey Campbell, I know they'll come along with something equally delightful in another few weeks.
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2016 on Unnghhh!!! at Every Clog Has Its Day
Are they not delightful??? Melissa has been squeeing about them herself!
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on New, Novel, and Noteworthy at Every Clog Has Its Day
ood! (If I may be permitted to borrow an exclamation of agreement from hip-hop culture.) This one's called the Horizon clog, and you'll find it on the FP website here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Are they not awesome? The Jeffrey Campbell/Free People plats? I live in hope that JC will come out with their own variation in sizes up to 11 someday. As for the Mohop custom sandal, keep in mind that they're offering to work with you to design and make whatever shoe you crave. Such as a pair of shoes you've seen in a photo and want rendered big enough to fit you. It's a pretty amazing offer, I'm thinking. (But I don't have $1,000 either.)
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2016 on Unnghhh!!! at Every Clog Has Its Day
hat's a exclamation that my partner in clog covetousness, Melissa, and I reserve for shoes that at first glance send a shudder of delight through our total being. No need to sit and contemplate these exceptional designs; the impact is immediate. I had one of those experiences this morning when I happened upon these Jeffrey Campbell exclusives over on the Free People website. Massive wooden platform. Chunky, chunky heel. Sturdy leather upper. Lots and Lots of studs. Unnghhh!!! Live the sensation for yourself here. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
t's a web that is world wide out there, and every so often, something I haven't seen before emerges out of the pixels on my computer display. You can imagine what happens next. There's a frantic search for the "Add to Cart" button. There's a quick check of sizes available to see if it's a party I'm being invited to. There's the mandatory review of images and details to insure that whatever shoes have caught my eye are actually made of wood. And then there's the scramble to save the URL in some handy location so I can return to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
've been digging this Balenciaga platform sandal ever since I first discovered it on the internet. Which I would assume was only shortly before I posted about it back in December. But as much as this distinctive style puts woodeness and goodness together for me, I wasn't digging it $800.00 worth. Flash forward six months, and there have been price reductions all around. Still, even in my tall size corner of the shoe universe where fun and funky fashionable footwear is few and far between, $400.00 is a lot of money. So I'll just gaze at them from afar. And... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Dave: Thanks for speaking up! It's always good to hear from one of my silent readers! And I'm glad to know you've got your own assortment of shoes to brighten your days. The goth Mary Janes are not wood soled, but they are pretty cool. The maker is Demonia and the style is Sinister 59, I believe. It's one of several shoes and boots that Demonia has built on that same base. Definitely recommended. I've gotten lots of compliments for those outfits that combine this shoe with skinny jeans as in the photo. The denim mermaid skirt/NYLA bootie combo didn't make it to the office. That was something I threw together to have dinner with Melissa at our local California Pizza Kitchen. But I do get cheered on by my work mates and other building tenants both. Today as a matter of fact I was wearing my Griffin booties from Hades. "How do you walk in those?" is the most frequently asked question I get. Usually I just say I practice a lot. The weather is warm here finally so I have a feeling tomorrow may find me in a pair of leggings and gladiator sandals from Bed|Stu. Or there are those green patent leather Litas I was thinking of trying out with Melissa's hand me down distressed denim skinnies. You know our motto here on ECHID: so many shoes, so little time.
Jan: I thought I recalled that comment from you! The Silje was a remarkable shoe in person. I would have worked it proudly had my toes not protested so much. The newest shoe in my armory that's been generating the most buzz is that goth Mary Jane in the bottom photo. Every time I wear it to work I get compliments. And you have hit upon the way I get dressed every morning. "Let's see, what shoes do I want to wear today?" And the rest of the outfit falls into place after that.
he internet never fails to astound me. Even now after all these years, I still marvel at the things you can find online. But every so often I am dazzled by the sheer breadth and scope of things you can buy online, too. Who knew? The direct link to this eBay listing is here. Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
lame Jimmy Page. Or even more specifically, his bass player back in the day, John Paul Jones. I've mentioned that I'm in a band here in the Chicago. We're a tribute band with a twist. Every couple months we put together a show featuring a new artist. So rather than flogging the same hits each time we take the stage, we work up a whole new set of music. Ambitious? Without a doubt. Exhilarating? You bet. Time-consuming? You don't know the half of it! It takes plenty of focus and energy to make it through my workday in one piece.... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
talian shoe maker Ouigal just came out with an open-toed clog sandal named Carol that you can view and covet for yourself over on It's available in a trio of colors. The pink shoe is "Bubble." The light blue shoe is "Sky." And the clog sandal in natural suede? That's listed as "Phard." WTP? Comparable wooden goodness from Ouigal (but no mysterious terminology) available over on Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
kay, you fans of wood-soled shoes who find yourself in need of tall sizes. A whole set of those crazy platform sandals that Rick Owens created is available in only size 11 over on But they ain't cheap. Sharp-eyed readers will recall that Mr. Owens' Spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection got a belated nod here on ECHID last September. Happy shopping! Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ust click through to the Chameleon Clogs website to see what I mean! If you need a refresher to bring you up to speed on who and what Chameleon Clogs is, surf on over to these past posts on ECHID. (They may not look like it, but they're clickable links.) Featured Designers: Rabiah Hodges and her Chameleon Clogs Chameleon Clogs...Opens Their Own Factory! Rabiah Hodges and Chameleon Clogs today Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
ne of my regular readers just dropped a message in my Inbox today directing my attention to the Toms shoes website. Toms is known for their social minded approach to business. As they declare with justifiable pride on their website, "With every product you purchase, Toms will help a person in need. One for one." What my reader and I both found to be cause for celebration was not only the fact that they're offering clogs as part of their product line, but also that they're manufacturing those clogs from a size 5 up to a size 12. Bless you,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Jan: You shop like I do! The weird shoes are the ones that tend to call my name. Keep us posted if you buy a pair. We'd love to see pics and get a fit report.
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2016 on Jeffrey Campbell Loves Us! at Every Clog Has Its Day
spotted these two clog-flavored confections. The Sherma certainly appears to be on a wood sole. I can't tell for sure about the Ellen. Unfortunately, the product description is no help. I have long been a wood clog purist, but I have to admit, I purchased a faux wood pair of clog boots at the end of last year, and I've enjoyed wearing them quite a bit. You can surf over to the Nasty Gal website and take a look at these styles here and here. Also: I wanted to say "Hey!" to Tiffany who stopped me on my way to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Jan: Ha! So it does! I was so busy thinking the Silje didn't have enough platform for my current style preferences that I didn't even register the fact that the toe is pointed!
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2016 on Jeffrey Campbell Loves Us! at Every Clog Has Its Day
GL: Indeed! Though with price tags like that one, I find that I do have my limits!
ust look at all the wooden goodness that just popped up on the JC website! OMG! Hope you can find space in your closet for all of these! The Silje is my personal fave (hence the bigger image), but I would certainly take a crack at the Malou wedge heel traditional clog if it came in my size. And I love how the most over the top of those outrageous applique clog sandals (that bring to mind the joyous excess of Irregular Choice's most irreverent shoe designs) is already marked "SOLD OUT." How gratifying to know that lots of footwear... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
o sooner do I write up a post about how there's nothing to report when the next day I stumble across an intriguing new clog. Apologies to any of you who might be interested in it. It's apparently been available online long enough to have sold out in multiple sizes. I'll just make up an excuse and say I was waiting 'til now to tell you about it so that my U. S. readers could use their tax refunds to splurge on making this purchase. Yes, that's what was going on. Seriously, some price points just leave me speechless. Here's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
on't think I've been slacking off! I've been keeping my eyes open, but I only have one sighting of wooden goodness to mention. Bless you, Calleen Cordero, for never failing to catch our eyes! I just got an e-mail about this Los Angeles based shoemaker's Fall 2016 line. Thought you'd like to see the image that accompanied it. Glad to see that what tops our list, tops hers! P. S. Once you click through to the Calleen Cordero website, they currently have the Spring/Summer 2016 fashion shoot video posted. It's been cold, grey, and wet here in Chicago for days.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
he latest discoveries by your friendly, neighborhood footwear fanatic. Re-introducing Calou Stockholm I published a fairly lengthy post on Calou clogs back in 2011 (and you can see it on ECHID here), but this Swedish maker of stylish footwear fell off my radar over the years. But yesterday while nosing around the Zappos website, I ran across a couple of intriguing designs bearing the Calou Stockholm name. These are decidedly both in the clog boot lane so you know they made my heart go pitter-pat. But surf on over to the Calou Stockholm website and go gaga over the variety... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day
London Lady: Ooo! Might those be the Response clog sandal as pitctured on this page? I got Melissa a pair via eBay a couple of years back, and I have the closed toe pair known as the Answer (I think). Fun shoes indeed!
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2016 on Making a New Shopping List at Every Clog Has Its Day
So many shoes. So little time. It's so true. Just sighted: Piper platform shoe from Freebird x Steven, available through Nasty Gal. John Fluevog is also showing us clog addicts some love once again. And this pair from Jeffrey Campbell is back on my radar again over at Solestruck. They say it runs large. And they've dropped the price. Those are two features that always get my attention. Oh, dear. I initially dismissed the Piper from Freebird x Steven from my wishlist when I sat down to compose this post. I've long been on the search for the perfect oxford... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Every Clog Has Its Day