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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...

Mastering Monochrome: How Black & White Pairs with Clogs

Whether it’s a style mantra of ‘keep it simple’ or ‘back to basics,’ wearing black and white creates a look that’s anything but ordinary. It’s a celebration in contrast, classic as can be yet is a sophisticated approach that calms the senses with its ease of wear. The chic shades are curated without being controlling, unlike loud patterns that can overwhelm an outfit. Best of all, it’s an expression that is available, attainable and accessible by all.   Getting dressed is easy The most trusted of outfits is a pair of tailored black pants and a crisp white top. Obvious variations of this ensemble include all black clothing, or a complete white-out that bucks the traditional ‘no white after Labor Day’ rule that tempts. Another...

Hygge v. Fika: Scandinavian Self-Care Showdown

Scandinavian culture focuses on so much more than a high-quality pair of wooden clogs. In fact, once you kick off your clogs at the days’ end, the culture empathizes the art of self-care and indulgent comfort. Two traditions seemingly at the forefront are known as Hygge and Fika. Though both focus on slowing down, timing is everything. Fika, pronounced FEE-ka, loosely translates to ‘take a break’ While Americans typically grab a cup of coffee and keep moving to fight the afternoon slump, the Swedish insist on sitting down with their hot beverage. A sweet baked good is often paired with it, and magically, the electronics are turned off. It is so much more than a welcomed break – it is a tradition. Whether you take...

Clog Boots & Jumpsuits: An Effortless Style Pairing

Jumpsuits are a statement-maker, and its message is either one that intimidates or excites. However, if you read between the lines, you’ll discover a new narrative when it comes to dressing for the season in-between winter and spring. Jumpsuits pose a unique advantage over dresses because of their styling. They’re pants, or a capri-length ideal for tall boots, which helps stave off the lingering chill in the air. Dressed up or dressed down, the result is very chic because it elongates the frame. Most of all, it simplifies your look. The one-piece aesthetic requires only accessories, and off you go with ease. Loose-fit and Casual With this look, put your best foot forward with a pair of ankle-length clog boots like our New York boots....

Clogs and The Empowered Sustenance of Natural Materials

Sandgrens Clogs values its commitment to crafting each of its pairs by hand using only the finest, highest quality of natural materials. It’s a topic long celebrated on this blog, as previous discussions have profiled the leathers we use, their sustainability and why our clogs are a sound investment that lasts. Lately, there has been a strong focus on what we put in and on our bodies, as well as how its production affects the environment. As we produce the foundations of the outfits our customers wear, their clogs – we felt it necessary to analyze the clothing fabrics that are potentially styled with them. Clothing is made from one of two types of fabric, natural or synthetic. Synthetic fabrics, or “plastic fabrics,” are created...

Get Party-Ready in Your Maya Clogs

Once the appeal of wearing boots wears off, we find ourselves looking ahead to the warmer months. As winter and the repetition of its fashions wears on, and the limited styles are undoubtedly covered in a layer of salt by now, considering other shoe options becomes a natural occurrence. There are other, more fashionable alternatives. A surprisingly easy way to extend the wear of a pair of open-toed clog sandals or clog mules is to add a pair of glittery socks. It’s a long-held wardrobe secret since it’s such an inexpensive trend to try, especially as the seasons turn. The success lies in the material, color and feel of the sock, which should be an extension of your look and serve as an accent to...
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