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A conversation with Lena

Meet Lena, who cuts all the leather for every single pair of clogs. Lena has been working at the Factory for 8 years and she has become a real expert in leather and cutting. She knows exactly how to cut the most efficient and how to cut for using as much as possible from every hide of leather. Sustainability always-in mind and she doesn’t like to scrap leather. What do you need to think about when cutting the leather? It’s important to make sure that you cut from the same cowhide for the same pair of clogs, so they’ll look the same. For example while cutting a pair of Tokyo in the nude vegetable leather it is important to cut two pieces from the same...

What is Midsummer?

Swedish culture is fairly attuned and respectful of the rhythm of nature. It’s celebrated in their designs, and even their traditional holidays. Most typical, recognizable and reveled, is Midsummer. Following the long winter with its little daylight, Midsummer welcomes the summer sun and warmth as the name suggests. It falls on the longest, lightest day of the year. The day prior, it seems the entire country is abuzz with an eagerness to accomplish their tasks as quickly as possible and leave town. Cities and urban centers are eerily deserted in favor of the countryside. The focal point of Midsummer gatherings is the Maypole. The festivities begin with the collection of flowers that are woven into wreaths which are then placed on the Maypole. Girls may...

RSVP to Your Celebrations with Sandgrens Clogs

Finding the right shoes to match the occasion is no easy task. Ask any bride, any graduate, any celebrant – the search for that special finishing touch in a sea of endless options of footwear can feel daunting. Well the search ends here, with a pair of uniquely elegant wooden clogs. Inspired by nature and renowned for our use of natural materials, Sandgrens’ clogs are the ideal match for outdoor weddings or backyard gatherings. Plus, the delicate styling of each design renders it the best complement to your formal attire. A Loyal Companion When a neutral tone is selected, it’s the details that command the spotlight. Whether it’s the crossover design of our Morocco clogs or the plaited pattern on the Rio Grande high heeled...

Copenhagen in Sand or Bordeaux: Your Summer Essential

Let’s face it, it was a long winter. But now as the sun warms and flowers bloom, a pair of our classic clog sandals receives a summery update with new colors, Bordeaux and Sand. We’re ready, and it’s time to step into summer with a pair of our Copenhagen clogs! This seasonal refresh highlights the style’s eye-catching details like its decorative cut-outs and polished embellishments. Bordeaux, in Vegetable Tan Leather This rich color is reminiscent of a lively summer gathering, and like the fine wine that is served, this leather will get better with age. After a few wears, the Copenhagen made from this luxurious natural material will be very comfortable. It’s a statement-maker that not only adds a splash of color to your feet,...

A Conversation with Sandgrens Team Member, Sara

An underlying truth shared by members of the Sandgrens Team, is that a pair of clogs embodies so much more than basic footwear. It’s a lifestyle, representing both a culture and a country, and it’s an honor to share this passion with the greater community. Meet Sara. She grew up during the height of clogs’ popularity, and ever since she could fit into the smallest size at the age of two, she has worn a pair of clogs. “They are comfortable and beautiful,” she said. “Clogs are not a product that you throw away. You invest in a pair and you keep them for a long time because they have a lasting design.” Her lifelong appreciation for clogs seamlessly translates to her role at Sandgrens....

Presenting, Plum

The Color Plum: The Pantone Color of the Year is Ultra Violet, and we at Sandgrens were inspired to translate this shade into our own collection by deepening its tone. Presenting, Plum. It’s one of the darkest tints of the purple family and when paired with a dark wooden clog base, the combination creates an expression of individuality that finishes your fashion statement. It is likely the most complex of colors. The purple hue is the marriage of blue and red - two complicated shades that prove not only do opposites attract, but can still work in tandem to create something beautiful. In ancient times, purple dyes were made from the mucus of sea snails in the Phoenician island of Tyre, rendering the color rare,...

The Best Clogs for In Between the Season

The gloomy days of April are increasing in length. The sun lingers in the sky longer, presenting us with glimpses of the Spring renewal that is yet to come. With this changing light comes the opportunity to view our closets with the eyes of a newcomer, preparing us for the coming seasonal transformation. Are you in need of a little inspiration? Spring has a seemingly obvious focus on organic beauty. Once the winter thaw gives way, we are ready to bring the outdoors back in by incorporating such natural materials into our homes, lives and wardrobes. We are ready to inject a little color into it, ready to put away the chilly grays and ready for a little rebirth of our own. Reimagined Classics The...

Madrid on High Rise

Reminiscent of the flamenco dancers that entertain in its namesake city, our Madrid high heeled clogs for women exude a similar energy, beauty and color. They also share a storied narration. A related passion went into the new style’s construction, because like the choreography of this historical dance, our clog master followed the passed-down techniques of his heritage. The fluid combination of luxurious leather, natural materials and skilled craftsmanship harmonize like the musical accompaniment of flamenco. A pound of his hammer evokes the same crescendo of the dancer’s rhythmic footwork, and the woven details are as graceful as a twirling skirt. It is a dance, but on a different stage. What sets this reiteration of our Madrid apart from the rest, is that its story...

Style Inspiration: Clogs with Clothes That Shine

This week’s outfit inspiration takes a sparkling turn. We believe the best way to incorporate a little interest into your outfit, your wardrobe, your life is to add a little shimmer and shine. Whether it’s to reflect a celebration, or simply the start of the weekend, this creative spark echoes a festive spirit that is ready to ring in what awaits your joyful presence. Because such ensembles command attention, we have a few tips to help balance the fun. Avoid an Overload by Pairing it with Black Accessories Our New York clog boots or Brett fashion clogs in black balances the sparkle and shine with elegant simplicity. The ease-of-wear of such a classic color allows the statement pieces to take center stage. Direct the Eye...

Clogs: An Ideal Source for All-Day Comfort

If your job requires you to stand and be on your feet all day, you don’t need for someone to tell you that appropriate footwear can make a difference. You feel it. Long shifts can wreak havoc, the proof of which is in the resulting aches and fatigue. Those of us in such roles need comfortable footwear, with the right cushioning to prevent pain and blisters that also provides a good fit. The correct shoe can even prevent, or at least significantly diminish, sore knees and hips or a stiff back and neck. The challenge can be finding shoes that solve this dilemma while maintaining a professional, polished appearance, as many of these roles are performed in the public eye. We’d like to propose a...
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