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 online will follow me to other corners of the web. But this was a style I'd never seen before. I was mesmerized enough by its boldness and simplicity that I forgot all about watching a video and spent my dinner chasing down this particular style. Sometimes if you dig, you can turn up an image or two of a shoe being modeled...or simply worn proudly by an owner. I thought it would be fun to share that sort of image with you. But unfortunately there were only product shots to be found.
One caveat: I referred to this bootie as a "bit of wooden goodness." The first retail site that I found that carried this clog boot did indeed describe its "wood heel." Further investigation revealed that the majority of other e-tailers that are offering it refer to it as "faux wood." Traditionally I sound the clog klaxon whenever a man made sole makes an appearance here. We are by and large a community of "wood clogs, do or die" here. But I have to say the faux materials have come a ways over the past few years, and though I still would chose wood over not wood in a heartbeat, it's sometimes necessary to make compromises. I can think of at least two pairs of clogs I've been quite fond of and worn happily in spite of the fact that the manufacturer chose to "go with the faux." Maybe they don't "tock, tock, tock" when I walk, walk, walk. But they did put a smile on my face.