You know those bloggers who post themselves in a different pair of shoes every day? I'd like to give that a different spin. Every day I'll post a new pair of clogs I've just received. A stunning suede knee high boot on Monday. A sensible Swedish style with a braid over the instep on Tuesday. A rockin' lace up high heeled oxford clog on Wednesday. You get the idea. I have no shortage of material. I just need to find a patron who's willing to back this plan.
Aye, there's the rub.
So again I will content myself to browser window shop along with you.
6. Sabeen clog from LAUREN Ralph Lauren
Apparently somebody thinks it's going to be a pretty cold winter. And living in Chicago, I know you do have to be prepared for anything. Fortunately clog makers are rising to the occasion this season with all manner of fur trimmed and shearling embellished footwear. We've seen quite a few interesting styles in these blog pages already this year, but who can say no to viewing a handful more? Look for this style on the Ralph Lauren web site.
6. Parker cuffed clog boot from Michael by Michael Kors
When I start my own shoe company, I'm going to give it some particularly self-aggrandizing name. Like LINDSEY! from Lindsey Clogs by the one and only Lindsey Cochran. Has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? Hey, if it works for the current masters of the catwalk, why not me? Look for this elegant winter heart warmer on my-wardrobe.com.
7. Prestea clog boot from Aldo
Between the studs, the strap, and the buckle, this style has a lot going for it. And the individual pieces have been brought together with a tasteful eye. Add in the fleece lining, and you have to agree that these clog boots have all the right ingredients for the season. Plus this U. K. seller is taking orders from the U. S. The world just keeps getting smaller and smaller. Why won't my feet?
Available through ASOS.
8. Piontek clog boot from ALDO
And if you're hankering for a clog boot with a whole lot more "rugged" in its presentation, lace your dogs into this hiking boot inspired pair. There's a built-in knit cuff for lower leg warmth. And the D-ring lacing shows that you're ready to roll at a moment's notice. Hey, practicality can be as important as style, and I'm the first one to admit it. If only these clog boots didn't remind me so much of those J-Lo pseudo Timberlands that were making the rounds a few years back. Still, I wouldn't turn them out into the street if they showed up on my welcome mat. They are kind of cute, after all. You'll find these on the ASOS website as well.
9. Carrie clog boot from Jeffrey Campbell
At the other end of the winter wardrobe spectrum are those clog fans who don't have to take into account such things as wind chill and frostbite and blood flow to the extremities. For them, Jeffrey Campbell has produced a boot that lets your pedicure get noticed all the way through December and January. That's an impossible feat where I reside, but I salute those of you far enough away from the Arctic Circle that you're able to weather the end of the year with nothing more than a non-down filled jacket. Bravo. Have a My Tai for the rest of us bravely toiling through the hoarfrost and street slush to eke out a few extra bundles of wood for the fire.
But I'm getting carried away. Free People will indulge you in this pair if you pay them a visit!
10. Dillon wood soled boot from Cri de Couer
On the other hand, a boot like this could make me look forward to winter. Oh, yes! Bring it on, baby. I'll stand and wait for my commuter train all morning in a pair of these. The midsole appears to be wood, but the construction is vegan. A noble goal, though I've found that quite often faux leather just doesn't let your feet breathe like the real thing. Not so, says the Cri de Couer website. The upper is constructed of "breathable PU." No matter. These are for girding yourself properly to do battle with the elements. And when you stride out your front door with these puppies on, be prepared to WIN!
Located on the web on Endless.com.
10. Jean clog from Cri de Couer
But wait. This eco-friendly New York based label also offers an honest-to-goodness clog. God bless 'em. It's actually quite gratifying to see more green products cropping up on our store shelves. I converted all the closets in my home to CFL ceiling bulbs and am ready to upgrade all the globe lights above my bathroom mirrors once the non-incandescent replacements are capable of putting out the right sort of light. (Had to return the batch I bought at Home Depot the other day because they just weren't ready for prime time yet. But I'll be back to try another style down the road.) Once again these can be found on Endless.com. Special marks to the two young designers behind this brand (both recent graduates of Parsons) for their inventive color names. The boot above is Ash. The clog below come in Champagne and Java.