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Holiday-Ready Nice Clogs and Berkeley Boots to Celebrate the Season

Swedish clogs have enjoyed quite a few moments under the spotlight. However as the most festive time of the year beckons, such a backdrop is instead illuminated by the sparkle of twinkling string lights and other cheerful decor. How will you stand out? We believe it’s as easy as stepping into a pair of clogs. With clogs’ humble beginning as a utilitarian necessity then growing to the height of its popularity in the 1970s, to now, surging as a coveted essential for reinvented, high-fashion wardrobes; this cycle has revealed what makes clogs such an enduring classic. They’re prized for their craftsmanship. Clogs remain a versatile statement-maker, yet are comfortable for even the busiest of holiday itineraries. With such invites forthcoming, the saturated tones of the...

A Guide to Clog Boots with Sandgrens

The brilliant foliage synonymous with the harvest season is unfortunately fleeting, but still it’s best to let the season fall into place. Now that it’s November, as temperatures and leaves drop, conditions are ideal for a strong pair of clog boots. But with such a varied collection to answer the call, the challenge can be selecting the one best suited for your unique, cold weather-ready attire. Basics are Best One of the most popular boot styles created, our Manhattan clog boot unites effortless style with a modern approach to a classic silhouette. The design is straightforward, delighting in the simplicity of an elegance that speaks for itself. The reason points to the everyday versatility celebrated by the clog boots’ aesthetic. Much like the New York...

Clog Mules and Socks: A Lovely Approach to Unpredictable Seasons

Don’t pack away your clogs just yet. In fact, clogs of the summer are morphing into the ideal cool weather footwear staple. When paired with heavily patterned, brightly colored or coveted cozy socks, this combination defines transitional style. Clogs with socks? Yes, absolutely! We at Sandgrens are quite excited about the versatility of our clogs, and we aim to surprise and delight with the suggestion of adding this unexpected texture. This time of year brings unpredictable temperatures, but the soles of our wooden clogs have treads that help prevent slipping. Many styles are perfect for wearing with different types of socks to help you stay warm. Our Tokyo in Nude makes a beautiful companion for this season-in-between, especially when paired with socks. Perhaps, upon a...

A Tale as Old as Time: The History of Clogs

There is a story hidden within the crisp lines and smooth curves of a Swedish clog. In fact, it is a beloved cultural icon that represents the pride of a nation. Few clothing and shoe designs celebrate such a storied history like the iconic wooden clog. In fact, the first clogs can be traced to the 1300s. The first guild of clog makers date back to 1570 in Holland, and people in the Netherlands have been wearing the wooden shoes for more than 700 years. But back then, function was emphasized over form and clogs were regarded as protective footwear in the field instead of the high fashion runways of the modern era. Most worn out wooden footwear of centuries past wound up as fire...

3 Essential Men’s Clogs for Fall

Online commentary from Vogue hinted at the possibility of men’s clogs hitting the Fall 2018 runways, but we at Sandgrens ask, “why wait?” Now is the ideal time to upgrade your shoe game. Already a popular choice for men in Europe and especially Scandinavia, the men in America are seemingly intrigued by not only the clogs’ comfort and construction, but also by its versatility. And though our collection of clogs for men is varied in style, the three most iconic are the Malmo, Halmsted and Nybro. In fact, for a century and counting, Sandgrens has upheld a tradition of quality handcraftsmanship by constructing each pair by hand in their family-owned factory in Sweden. Since they’re forged by hand, no two pairs are alike. Open-heel clogs...

Fall Clog Trend: Our Plum Leather on a Dark Wooden Base

While purple was once the color of royalty, Sandgrens declares it a color that reigns for all. In fact, this color has emerged as one of the top trends for Fall 2017, as it instantly calls to mind the season’s natural shades with its rich, deep hue. But what sets it apart, is its mix of red and blue (i.e., warm and cool tones) that designate this shade as an unexpected neutral. While the shades of purple may vary, it is clear our preference lies with Plum. Plum walks a seamlessly straight line between rock star and romantic with its surprising versatility. The color commands authority, but is much more feminine than a fundamental black. It’s suitable for business casual, but also energizes even the...

A New Path: Familiar Clog Styles Get Reimagined for Fall

At Sandgrens, we’ve reimagined a trio of ready-to-wear favorites that harmonize with the new season. The rich texture of these darker bases on our Tokyo, Victoria and Brett clogs are an irresistibly fresh approach to embracing Fall’s style options. Still loyal to the Scandinavian ideal of taking cues from the natural landscape, our structural wooden clog bases were inspired by the sturdy tree trunks to best showcase leather colors as rich as the changing leaves they support. And like the Fall foliage, this foundation of appropriate footwear helps add extra versatility and on-trend touches to autumnal wardrobes. The vintage romance of such classic Swedish clog silhouettes combined with these on-trend details renew their designs. As expressed by the fall fashion runways on their international stages,...

The Perfect Couple: Weddings and Clogs

Got a big day coming up? We at Sandgrens know that big events like weddings need a well-put together outfit, but never at the expense of comfort. A day, or even sometimes a whole weekend, filled with dance, laughter, photos and celebration of love - you will want to be able to be up on your feet all the time. Wooden heels, being one of the most natural material you can use, will let you elevate (literally - how much will be dependent on the chosen heel height) but never miss out on a dance because your feet hurt too much. It’s also needless to say you need a versatile option for times like these. For the rehearsal dinner, you might want to grab the...

Boots, boots, boots!

We got our eyes on Olive, Navy, Dexter Tan and Fudge for our clog boots this year! Spoiler alert - our upcoming fall collection contains some of our favorite clog boots offered in these rich autumn colors.So we figured perhaps we should share a tip or two of how they should fit. Our clog boots are supposed to be loose-fitting, which essentially means that if your foot slips when you walk, that is perfectly fine and what they’re supposed to do! Some people prefer to wear socks or even better, stockings, to prevent this from happening. Others just get used to the feeling. Initially, it might take some time to get used to the wooden base, but just like any other wooden clog, you’ll get...

The Dublin Clog on a Dark Base: The Solution to the Inter-Season Shoe Woes

Getting dressed in the morning presents itself as a daunting task in September. The early mornings are crisp and cool, reminding us that autumn is upon us. But as the hours pass the sting of the late summer sun causes us to lose the layers we needed mere hours earlier. The result is a delicate balancing act of inter-season fashion that relies on consistent, classic staples instead of further complicating matters with the non-essential. The Dublin clog’s silhouette mirrors that of the mule, which according to the runway shows at the recent New York Fashion Week, vintage-inspired pieces such as this are completely on trend for fall 2017. Designers seemed to celebrate more comfortable and everyday must-haves that effortlessly transform your look without the fuss....
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