pside. That's not a word one would normally use to begin a post. But I haven't used the image of the letter U fashioned out of clogs in a long time so I figured I'd just go for it! Far from being arbitrary, though, the word upside is germane to the topic at hand. Because I've been a clog blogger for most of the past eight years. And if you've spent anytime at all on the planet, you know that sticking with anything for a long time has its benefits. Which leads me to the particular observation that one of the upsides of blogging for that many years is that I'm delighted when I hear from readers whom I've fallen out of touch with and haven't heard from in quite a while.
One such message showed up just about a week and a half ago. A regular reader from Pennsylvania wrote to say,
I don't know if you remember me but you sold me a pair of Frye clog boots many years ago.
And I wrote back to say that yes, I do remember. And I remember those Frye clog boots well, too. They were one of my first footwear crushes as I started up this blog. I spotted them initially in a Victoria's Secret catalog, and instantly fell in lust. But they weren't manufactured in tall sizes, and I'd had enough size 10s that didn't fit cross my threshold that I just didn't want to take a chance on a pair that would only break my heart. Fortunately, they did eventually show up on eBay at a discount. Unfortunately, I was right: they didn't fit. And that's when I had the opportunity to pass them along to another clog fan who had feet the size normal apportioned to human beings.
They still look as glorious as I remember them being back in the day. But let's face it, at this point those boots are about 268 clog crushes in the past. I've since moved on other styles that are more than happy to accommodate my feet. And besides, I was able to find a pair in a size that my partner in footwear fanaticism, Melissa, can wear so I been able to experience them vicariously through her.
But I digress!
The whole point of this post was to share a couple fun examples of wooden goodness that our fellow clog fan in Pennsylvania has recently acquired: a Sven pair and what looks to be a London Underground pair. Well done, my friend!