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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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oly guacamole! Would you look at the calendar! Has it really been ten years since a friend took a look at my collection of digital photos of shoes I would sorely love to own and suggested I had the ingredients for a blog. So I sat down toward the end of summer in 2009 and signed up with Typepad and put together ten posts to get me started. From there it was easy to just follow my passion and write about the wooden goodness I loved to have on my feet as I made my way through the world. And... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Every Clog Has Its Day
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Be still my beating heart! It was a welcome sight to be scanning through my online subscription to The New York Times (because personally, I believe in the importance of real news), and there was an article all about the Go To wardrobe of a certain corner of Brooklyn. Oh, yes-s-s-s-s! Read all about it here. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2019 at Every Clog Has Its Day
I don't want to give it up! My life has just gotten rather packed with other adventures that I end up running out of wind long before I can circle back to wax ecstatic about shoes. And I have to admit, they just aren't making wood soled shoes that'll fit me that frequently these days. So I've been indulging in other styles that aren't in keeping with the topic here. (Such as Earth Shoes Mary Janes and Sorel wedge boots and high heeled rain boots and even a pair of Birkenstocks I had customized with a 3" platform. Hmmm. Maybe I should post about these just to tell people what I've been up to.)
I do love this blogging community we've created here, and I don't really want to walk away from it. These days, though, I'm employed full time again (which I wasn't when I first started ECHID) and I've got a creative musical project that's demanding more and more of my focus as it continues to grow. We'll have to see how the new year develops!
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So ogle these fabulous beauties from Bottega Veneta with me. Available on sale in only one size from Yoox.com. And considering the price, that's probably a good thing for all of us! Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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Foam embellished platform clog by Balenciaga. That's what it says on the Nordstrom website. And that's what it is! Also available in a suitable color for attending church on Easter. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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Not much needs to be said. If you're as smitten as I am, just follow one of the links and get a pair of these Music Row Western Boots from Ariat for yourself. The Dark Brown Suede pair is still full price on the Ariat website, but the Wheat Fields colorway has been reduced by fifty bucks. Also to be found on Zappos for a slight discount. Nordstrom, too. Also worthy of mention: Ariat's Memphis Western Boot... ...and their taller Chattanooga Western Boot. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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Our Favorite Shoes Were Featured in The New Yorker The New Yorker just devoted some major space to clogs. Yes, clogs! If you can get beyond the paywall, it should be a good read. ____________________________________ eferro Wowed Us Again How many cool clogs can this Spanish clog designer design? These photos turned up as I was doing a Google search for one of eferro's recent creations, and I was astounded by their awesome variety. Says Melissa, "I want all of those!" You won't find these specific colorways on the eferro website. They appear to be options that you can assemble... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2018 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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razy! That's what these clog boots are! Crazy wonderful! And crazy expensive! But if you're a regular reader here at Every Clog Has Its Day, you know that we all love to look as much as we love to slip our feet in and go for a stroll. There's nothing wrong with dreaming, and that's for sure! So take a gander at these crazy shoes styled along the lines of traditional wood soled work boots...with plenty of added bling. I could itemize all the things that make these Italian made shoes so wonderful—probably one thing for every dollar they cost,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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had to check with Google Translate to be sure. Happily this is a shoe maker with us in mind. Their wood-soled footwear is just what clog-craving consumer such as you and I need. And the truth of this is reflected in their name. May I introduce you to a line of wooden goodness I just spotted on Yoox.com? An Italian company named Antidoti. Or as their name translates into English, Antidotes. Yes, they are! (And if you hop to it, you can purchase some of these goodies for 25% off through Yoox.com today.) Ankle boot Ankle boot Sandals Mules And... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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hat else would you expect to see listed here? Just spotted this pair of knee-high clog boots on Poshmark courtesy of seller iflip4fashion. To my eyes, they are just all kinds of right. Not sure of the maker though. And then there was this exceptionally unusual pair from Maison Martin Margela (spotted on ssense.com). Quite expensive. But I love the fact that you do get a truly unique style for your money. I did panic for a moment when I read that the sole is constructed of rubberwood. "It's not real?" But my partner in clog craving, Melissa calmed me... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Cynthia: I look back and smile now. There was a time when I would post warning labels on this blog concerning clogs that didn't have wooden soles. It was in mock-seriousness at the time. Given the choice, I would always choose a wood sole, and I thought it was important to make that clear to potential customers. But there have been countless shoes I've bought, wood soles or not, because I loved the look of them so much. I am definitely enjoying these Stuart Weitzmans. Just need the weather to get a bit cooler so I can really let them shine in my wardrobe!
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2017 on Patience Pays Off at Every Clog Has Its Day
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nd they're from a maker I've never heard of before. Which, if you know me, means I'm even more interested in seeing if I can find a pair for myself. The answer in this case is probably not. Multiple Google searches have turned up nothing. But a confirmed clog fan can always dream. I realize that this eBay listing from seller acrcreand has expired, but I'm sharing the link so that you can join me in ogling and admiring this unique design, too. Just look at that extra stitching on the leather patchwork! The maker is listed as Local Apparel.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
philip: You know as well as I do that at the tall size end of the product line, an online purchase is always a roll of the dice. Even when you get measurements from the seller, their idea of what constitutes an inch may differ from yours. In this case, the boots were too snug when I first got them, but with some shoe stretching and the use of a heel lift to give my toes more room, I've been able to enjoy them.
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2017 on Patience Pays Off at Every Clog Has Its Day
Cynthia: I see that you have been there, too. My partner in shoe passion, Melissa, wears your size, and I hear the same frustrations from her. But thanks to eBay and Poshmark and the like, I have had an amazing track record laying my hands on (and putting my feet in) all sorts of shoes that I couldn't purchase when they first came out. And although I wouldn't have wanted to wait for them, I've seen a lot of shoes I bought when they first came out turn up later at reduced prices. Of course, there are plenty of shoes I've never seen anywhere again so buying new is definitely worth the extra dollars. (For me, one of the ones that got away is a certain Vince Camuto clog style that I actually received from a retailer in a size 11, but sent back because I didn't like the color at the time. I've been watching for ANY color of that clog in my size for the past four years, and it has yet to turn up even though I've run across hundreds of listings for other sizes.) And as for the McAllen boots, they are a treasure and a pleasure. Though they did come with their own little eye-opening discovery: the soles are not wood! Shocking, isn't it? I was pulling them off the other night and noticed the platform flexing slightly in my hands. That made me take a closer look, and I realized that they're just a fine quality plastic. Still, I'm able to rise above that limitation and enjoy them!
Toggle Commented Sep 22, 2017 on Patience Pays Off at Every Clog Has Its Day
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launched this blog because of my passion for fashion. For footwear especially. And for clogs and clog boots in particular. In my mind, if it was made of wood, it was definitely good. I had already been tracking shoes I dug by saving photos from the internet and saving into what amounted to my own personal Pinterest account. I had a photo album app on my laptop's desktop, and it would rotate through my collection to offer visual entertainment throughout the day. But then this blog came along. And right after it, the great 2010 clog craze. Suddenly, I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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ren't these the coolest wood-soled sandals ever? I meant to share them with you before the eBay listing ended. Shame on me for procrastinating. But if these vintage Thom Brown platforms atch your eye (and you can work with a size 7.5), get in touch with eBay seller shine4faeries and ask for them to be listed again. The multi-colored effect of the carved plywood bottoms is way too much fun! Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Evan: Bless you! To be honest, as much as I would have snapped up that shoe in a heartbeat, I have no shortage of other styles I'm keeping my eyes on! There was a Bed|Stü wedge sandal that I've been looking at for a while. And then after all of that "wishing and dreaming," it showed up online at a significant discount. Woo-hoo!
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2017 on Biting My Pillow at Every Clog Has Its Day
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y fellow footwear addict, Melissa, spotted this glorious creation on the Cydwoq website about a week ago. Can you feel the waves of desire we're both sending out? It's called the Demonstrate, and it apparently comes in black, too, though I couldn't get that image to come up. This one is just crazy good! Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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t's the only sensible thing to do. I love wood-soled shoes as much as the next clog-crazed consumer. So when I discover some new pair I would actually drive to the mall to own...and then learn that they're not available in my size (11)...nor have they ever been. Every site I visit lists them no larger than a 10. The despair is simply overwhelming. Here are the shoes. This is the Yani from Sbicca. Those last two photos are from the Head Over Heels website...where, if you wear a size 8 or 9, this is your lucky day. Though I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
Cynthia: "Adorable." That's the perfect word for some of those eferro clog boot designs! I wish shipping were less, but I find it's often worth it for the sake of getting that pair of shoes you couldn't come by any other way.
London Lady: Let me know if you order anything. I'm extremely tempted. And I know my clog craving partner here is serioiusly giving it some thought, too.
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o I know I'm not alone in thinking those clog boots from Spanish maker eferro are pretty cool. We oooed and ahhed over them just a few posts back. And I think you felt the same excitement I did when I discovered that they do custom designs in a wide range of colors and sizes. Seriously! How often do you get the chance to design a pair of shoes for yourself? So I took the time to write to them about that very subject. Basically I asked the sort of questions that in retrospect were pretty much already answered on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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big thank you to my daughter for calling this style to my attention. They're apparently a recent release from the fashion house of Vivienne Westwood. Bless her and her crew for thinking they could get the original asking price for them. The drop in price has been so precipitous, I'd worry about instilling buyer's remorse in anyone who did purchase a pair when they first came out. Interestingly, even though everything about them screams "CLOG!", the product description refers to them merely as wedges. Wanda Wedges, to be exact. Available in cognac and navy. (I'm personally not a big fan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day
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kay, this is old news. Really old news. But it's an obvious moment of Celebriclogs worthiness that I've overlooked for years. Until today when I was doing some research on Carly Simon for my day job, and happened upon some photos of her that I just had to share. But first some "Huh, I didn't know that!" moments from my digging. Did you know that her father, Richard L. Simon, was the Simon in Simon & Schuster? Did you know that Carly Simon had quite a number of celebrity suitors...including Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, and Jack Nicholson? Did... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at Every Clog Has Its Day