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06/16/2014

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Hi Lindsey and fellow clog lovers . Here is the link to the deena & ozzie sandals. http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=31206337&parentid=SALE_W_SHOES .

My first pair of wood soled shoes were actual Swedish fashion clogs, an open back style in white leather; I have no clue who manufactured them, but I bought them at Thom McAn in the early 70s when I was a middle schooler. I decorated the white leather with Peter Max-style flowers using every color of acrylic paint I had. I loved to roll up on my toes and tiptoe around like a ballerina on pointe!

Olaf Daughters!... I had to save for months before I could afford to buy them. I spotted them in Greenwich Village and never turned back!

When clogs first made a big splash in 1970, I was desperate to find a pair. All the ones I could find were in the women's section. I eventually got a pair of ladies clogs, but the instep was incredibly tight. Needless to say they didn't get a lot of wear time. I found a pair of cork clogs, but I still knew what I really wanted, a pair of Swedish wooden clogs. I remember when I first saw a guy wearing them. It was in the movie "Woodstock". There was Alvin Lee with "Big Red", his Gibson ES-335, and "Ten Years After" blowing away the crowd with "I'm Going Home". Not only that, he was wearing a pair of white wooden clogs. That really set the stage. Then, in 1972, I got my first pair that fit perfectly--a pair of Country Bumpkins for a whopping $8! They were on sale. I still have them along with many other pairs of clogs and sandals. Little did I know that a monster had been created!!!

I totally love those Francis booties from Madison Harding. There has been a pair on ebay at a great price in my size for a while. Maybe I finally need to pull the trigger...

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