MENU
Home / Archive by Category "Blog"

Archives

Chukka Cap Toe, Renewed: The Perfect Clog Boot for Fall

As the weather cools and the seasons change, we find ourselves reaching for a comfortable pair of boots. Similar to the reiteration of our Bridget clog shoe, the Chukka Cap Toe clog boot found its color inspiration in nature. In this instance however, we looked to the velvety night sky. Balancing the new Black, Olive and Navy leather shades is a rich, dark wooden base, fully supporting the intrinsic details that delight in this unique design. A perfectly complementary counterpart to night is of course, day – and another combination of this clog boot lightens the room with a light base and Stone color. Not only does this clog boot style pay homage to the shorter days and longer nights that come with the autumn...

Meet the Sandgrens Team: Christer

Our clog master, Christer, started working at the factory when he was 13 years old; helping his father, Sven. Working at his father’s side, the skills of handcrafting clogs were passed down from one generation to the next. Over the years, that dedication to the profession resulted in the creation of what “must be over thousands and thousands of clogs!” Christer remarked with a laugh. “During the 70s when the clog trend was huge, we made so many pairs,” he said. “If you ask a Swede from this time, everyone will tell a story about wearing wooden clogs.” And Tokyo, a style still made by Sandgrens today, was among the most popular styles back then. In fact, Christer favors the style so much that he...

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....
1 2 3 11

I agree to my personal data being stored and used to receive the newsletter.

*** Applies to your first purchase only ***

Thank you for signing up! 

 

 Coupon Code: SANDGRENS10

This code can be applied during checkout.