Clogs are rightly becoming more popular. They promote the feet while walking and relieve them in the stand. For gardening, leisure or at work, they can be worn and have, for example, in Scandinavia already a long tradition. Most clogs are made of wood, but there are also extremely lightweight plastic models.
Classification of the category clogs
Clogs were already in fashion in the 70s and have since kept their place in the world of shoes. The term allegedly goes back to the characteristic rattling noise that occurs when walking.
Characteristics and development
Essentially, clogs are slipper shoes with an open heel area and a very strong, very often made of wood sole. They are not entirely unlike slippers and are worn by children, ladies and gentlemen alike.
The origin of the clogs is in England, here they were part of the workwear – hence the robust look. Thanks to the almost indestructible materials wood and leather and the quite simple manufacturing technology, the inexpensive clogs were also very popular in civilian life and soon spread throughout Scandinavia throughout Europe.
Especially in medical professions, but also in kitchen staff, the clogs have received their status as a working shoe. In addition, they are a popular addition to casual sports clothing and practical rubber boots alternative in gardening.
Meanwhile, leather is no longer used exclusively for the front-applied cap, but also plastics are combined into wooden soles. Recently, even the entire shoes are made of polyurethane, which allows a very colorful design.
The care is facilitated here on the one hand, a replaceable footbed and untypical air holes on the other hand are now essential. Relatives of the classic clog are the Dutch wooden shoe and the completely closed Danish clog.