Somebody cue the musical fanfare. (Your choice.)
And I'm hoping you chose F. As in Fluevog. Because hearing that music just might take you back to the days when clogs were last on the fashion radar. We're talking the 1970s. And in my universe that groovin' little riff was what they played to accompany the announcement slides at my local movie theatre. Talk about having a flashback! It was an amazing time. And not surprisingly, those flamboyant, vibrantly colored days were also the era when shoe designer John Fluevog first made his mark in footwear fashion. I could spend a week on this blog documenting the many milestones in this inventive craftsman's career. But that would just be rehashing material that others have covered more thoroughly elsewhere...and with access to the source material himself. (You can read more about John Fluevog and enjoy a short interview video with him, too, courtesy of The Vancouver Sun. For all his outrageous creative energy, he's a surprisingly soft-spoken man!) Instead, I thought I'd just share with you an assortment of Vogs (the word they often use to refer to their shoes) that Gregory Fluevog, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, sent for us to enjoy on Every Clog Has Its Day. From time to time the company does resurrect a blast from the past. But most of what's on display today on this blog are oldies but goodies.
Itching for a contemporary Fluevog fix? Be sure to sample the two wood soled styles below currently for sale on their website.
UPDATE: I sent an e-mail to Gregory Fluevog letting him know I'm featuring Fluevogs in today's post, and almost immediately he wrote back to say
Thanks, wait until you see the killer new clogs that just came in for Spring 11!