Fashion Facts: Traditionally Clogs were worn by workers for protection while working in mines, farms and factories. They were also once wooden slippers worn for Clogging, a traditional European folk dance similar to tap dancing.
"Clogs" now commonly mean:comfortable slip on shoe. Now I am a firm believer that if someone declares "your shoes look so comfortable!" You are wearing the wrong shoes.
Clogs always have been and always will be a "clunky" shoe; however, this years Clogish Wooden Sandal is perfectly suited to the 70's styling seen for Spring Summer 2011.
Jeffrey Cambell Clogs from Freepeople.com
The Outlander Clog by Jeffrey Solvang
$188 at Freepeople.com
Topshop clog sandals in olive blue leather
1970's Japanese Geta style Famolare wooden clogs
These awkward beauties are from Benoit Méléard's Spring/Summer 2011 Manifest Collection.
These shoes might only be picture perfect but are very accurate according to this definition of Clogs:
A heavy block, as of wood, fastened to a person or beast to impede movement.
photo from totemfashion.com
That 70's Platform Clog
The Foxy Wood, Black Patent Platform
By Jeffrey Cambell