The festive red makes this a very fitting picture for an Advent calendar.We used to wear clogs a lot when we were children. And more than once I bent my ankle because I ran too fast in them or did something otherwise stupid that clogs are not made for!
Meike, I associate clogs with the 1970s. I think "everyone" wore them then (young people - I was 15-25 in the 70s...) I guess they probably made some kind of comeback in fashion back then. Nowadays I rarely see them except sometimes still sold at markets.
we wear crocs, which are similar to clogs but made from rubber and not as easy to fall off of like Librarian did.. they are not as popular now as they were a few years ago though. I like the half timber look...
Sandra, nowadays crocs are way more popular here as well (in summer, and indoors) - and I agree they're more comfortable. :)
I tried clogs once but they were not quite the right shape for my foot and were very uncomfortable. I had Crocs in New Zealand and wear something similar for wandering around the garden here on Lewis.
Graham, I don't think I've owned any clogs since back in the 1970's (possibly into the early 80's). I agree they have to be the right fit to be comfortable. In the past, clogs (like other shoes) used to be hand-made to fit the individual. On a road trip with two friends back in the 1970s (to some of the same places Per and I visited this year), we also visited an old clog-shoemaker who still made clogs by hand, and watched him at work. (Not there long enough to get our own, though!)
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