This is getting bad. Wednesday used to mark the middle of the workweek for me—something to look forward to. But thanks to these weekly postings of the latest and greatest in the clog world, the traditional "hump day" has become something of a mixed blessing. So many gorgeous shoes. So many I have to say no to. I don't know how many weeks in a row I can survive the little voice in my head demanding "Me want! Me want!" with every new shoe that I post. I can assure you that this week's two part What's New? is not making things any easier!
1. Ash slingback clog from Carvela
Have I mentioned that I just placed an order with ASOS. I'm stunned. I'd given up on ordering European styles from the comfort of my desk chair in America. Then I noticed that the ASOS website was equipped with a currency converter and a global map that revealed the shipping charges to all points on the planet. Who knew? Once the clog boots I purchased from ASOS have arrived safe and sound, I'll take a closer look at what else they have to offer on their web site. For example, this pair from Carvela will certainly merit another look.
2. Mandi clog from Dune
It seems to me there are so many clogs on the scene that hew to this same general look that we now find ourselves blessed with the ability to shop for the actual design details we might personally prefer. The buckle on Jeffrey Campbell's Charli-C too big for you? The toe on the Steve Madden Candee too round? Step into this variation on the theme. Also available through ASOS.
3. Shasha clog from Coach
I called attention to the high heeled Rana clog from Coach in last week's What's New? listings. This week I have medium heeled and low heeled clogs from Coach to treat you and your feet to. The Shasha sports the same tassel and "O" ring details as its loftier cousin. But the leather and suede upper have been traded for the Coach signature "C" printed in a pattern on jacquard. Available through Macy's.
4. Tapanga clog from Coach
Then this style from Coach takes it down an additional notch. The tassel is gone. (I'm guessing it hung down too low.) And the upper has gotten another facelift, too. Now jacquard is out and denim is in. Jeez, what's the point of wearing Coach if it's not apparent that it's from Coach??? Also available through Macy's. Or if the size you want is not there, pay a visit to the Coach online shop.
5. Heather clog from Kork-Ease
I know. Not a visible scrap of wood on this shoe at all. But it is a clog. And if my guess is correct, if you have fond memories of wearing clogs the last time they were the "it" shoe, you probably also had a pair of Kork-Ease platform sandals tucked away in your closet, too. Well, now you can relive both sets of memories...at the same time! Available in both black and brown (though they have it listed as "grey"????) over on Supershoes.com.
6. Rae clog from Dansko
A few weeks back there were some intriguing new Danskos sighted on the web. Now some additional styles have surfaced. And I can't think of a better shop to turn to to check them out than Zappos, home of free shipping and free returns. Does that concept blow you away? I couldn't believe it when I first read it. But then I ran across the Zappos company core values on their website. And topping the list? "Deliver WOW through service."
Consider it done, guys!
7. Rudy clog from Dansko
Basically it's just the Rae (above) with some minor embellishments. But, hey! That's fine by me. I just bought two of the exact same clog last week in different colors. When you find a shoe you love, love, LOVE, that's all the variety you need! Also available through Zappos. Did I mention their free shipping and free returns?
But wait! That's not all! An armload of clog boots for fall/winter will take a spin in the spotlight when this edition of What's New? continues tomorrow.
Then, on Friday...
...my first ever giveaway!
Details to come!