oof! You know you're tired when you open up the laptop to write a blog post on a Monday evening and the phone rings and it's Bob the Clogvert and you end up chatting with him while sitting on the sofa scratching your cat, and the next thing you know, it's 1:20 in the morning and you realize as consciousness comes surging back that after you hung up, you fell asleep still sitting on the sofa in one of the more contorted physical positions imaginable (upright with your chin sunken to your chest and your spine curved at the L3 vertebrae) and you have that painful awareness dawning that you've still got that blog post to write.
Well, I'm nothing if not dutiful. I know you look forward to seeing what I come up with to share with you each day, and I would hate to let you down. And what's more, I enjoy surfing over to ECHID in the middle of my day to take a look at the collection of wooden goodness that's been uploaded, too. I hope I don't sound burdened by my blog. It truly is a labor of love. Trust me. If you weren't there, I'd still be looking at pictures of cool shoes. And buying one or two of them from time to time as well. But it is so much more fun to have kindred spirits to share them with.
Wedge shoe from Fiel
Regular reader Natealine recently wrote in with an unusual sighting: a combination wooden wedge and woven leather upper. And that's not all. According to the product description,
This wedge comes with: -Coverage with air circulation. -The Supermodel height that you have always wanted. -Comfort. -Lifted butt, toned thighs, and lean calves; while you wear them.
Truly a miracle shoe! Look for it in rapidly diminishing sizes on Scarpe.
Clogmaster is coming to San Francisco
Experience the fit you've read about so many times through ECHID. Owner Cecilia Tidlund truly has a remarkable way of finding the perfect shoe for your foot. And if you live near San Francisco, you can discover what we've all been talking about.
Platform sandals from Sca Ulven
You may recall having seen this dramatic platform on ECHID before, but at the time I had no details to offer about it. Happily, today I can remedy that and even point you to a website to make inquiries. According to Oslo Fashion Week, these dramatic platforms made their appearance in the Autumn/Winter 2011/2012 collection of Scandinavian designers Sca Ulven. Their website explains,
SCA ULVEN is the eponymous brand of designers Sara C. Andersson and Marte Ulven. Based in Norway, they have close ties with both Sweden and Denmark.
Needless to say, the rough hewn design and sturdy wood construction attracted my attention immediately.
Visit the Oslo Fashion Week website (linked above) for a more extensive gallery of images from the show. And for a closer look at the shoes themselves, spin over to trendhunter.com.
And lookee what Sca Ulven are showing for Spring/Summer 2012!
Clog art from Etsy artist whimsikalwood
Wooden shoes are fun with bare feet on the inside. We all know that. But it turns out they can be just as fun with bare feet on the outside, too. Thanks to Philadelphia based artist Diane J. Berger. She paints her vivid images on all manner of wooden surfaces and sells them through her Etsy shop as whimsikalwood. But if you take a size 9 (women's), this unique pair of shoes is waiting just for you!
I'm digging her re-envisioning of the classic tragedy and comedy masks, too. How fun! There's nothing that a splash of acrylic paint can't take to a new plane of existence!
[On my feet as I blog: my No. 6 shearling clog boots in chocolate.]