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Bridget, Reinvented: The Perfect Clog for Fall

Scandinavian design concepts champion the ideal that less is more. The phrase “less is more” is commonly used to express the view that a minimalist approach to artistic and aesthetic matters is more effective and impactful. It proves that simplicity does not have to be boring, but instead, classic. Epitomizing this concept is our closed toe, closed heel clog shoe, Bridget. Taking note from the reinvention of nature’s seasonal landscape with brilliantly colored leaves, we’ve reinvented the palette of this clog style that is ideal for fall. Starting on a dark base, the colors of the leather takes center stage. Perfect for a stroll along a paved nature path, Bridget in Sand, Plum, Olive or Dexter Tan perfectly complements the colors of the foliage. But...

Sandgrens Fall Color Release: Stone

Good design should be able to do more than one thing. And a key attribute of good design is the versatility it presents. At its core, the color is among its most important components. Simply put, neutral colors never go out of style. With this in mind, we at Sandgrens took our inspiration from nature. Nowhere is the blending and matching of versatile colors more pure than within the natural landscapes. There, lush greens marry with sturdy browns and bright colors mix with the standard greys. As the seasonal transition to fall paints the horizon with brilliant golds, oranges and reds of the foliage, we discovered likewise, gray is among the strongest of neutrals to carry wardrobes through this time of year. It’s easy, it’s...

Postcards from the Swedish Archipelago with Sandgrens

Summer, with a warmth that beckons you outdoors, seems to awaken the sense of wanderlust. Where to, you ask? How about a world of islands, just minutes from the city, where lies a beauty that has influenced the creative works of authors, poets and artists. It is also certain to influence a slowdown in schedules and a rise in the cultural, geographical and culinary explorations of your own. With such stunning backdrops of the Baltic Sea, you’ll require little in terms of persuasion to wander the Swedish Archipelago’s breathtaking coastlines. You’ll want to be comfortable, and a pair of clogs is ideal for a Scandinavian day trip. Our Brett clogs in nude pair as easily with the scenery as they do with a breezy, summer...

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...
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