From time to time I discover a clog maker who has fallen through the cracks. This blog, as you might guess, is run by a staff of one. And more often than not, ambition and desire outstrip ability and opportunity. Many have been the times that I've noticed some intriguing line of clogs on the internet and tucked away the URL in my To Feature folder only to have weeks and months pass without making any headway lining up an interview or gathering more information. If you think that's frustrating for you, my patient readers, think how I must. This blog is a labor of love. And therefore I would love to make it the best that it can be. But staff of one that I am, I have to occasionally lower my sites and simply count my blessings that I have a blog and readers like you at all. Which brings me to this tasty collection of clogs and clog boots from Sweden.
Just about a year ago I ran across an article about Calou Clogs on the all things Swedish appreciation site, FromSthlm. Blogger Tiffany gave the Calou collection a quick overview in March of 2010 noting that
Calou’s clogs are a bit different. While they do have a couple of wood-heeled clogs, Calou’s main focus is on comfort. That’s why most of their clogs feature a springy polyurethane sole and heel instead of traditional wood.
No cautionary warnings about manmade midsoles needed today. I think the fresh spin that Calou gives to the standard Swedish clog deserves a closer look. And so that's what I'll treat you to today. Sadly distribution is limited...as a glimpse at their Stores page reveals.
It's good to know that they do have an information packed Contact Us page. After you browse through everything they have to offer on the Calou website, I'm thinking it could come in handy.
Knyta clog in Red (glossy)
Knyta clog in Brown leather
Paula clog in Beige (leather)
Laila clog bootie in Pink leather
Laila clog bootie in Black (nubuck)
Moa clog boot in Grey (nubuck)
Hilda clog boot in Green (nubuck)
[On my feet as I blog: when the weather gets this nice (in the 80s, believe it or not), all thoughts of clog boots disappear. Come to me, my funkis clog sandals, and we shall enjoy the sunshine together!]