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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....

Benefits of Buying Handcrafted Clogs: Sustainability

In our continuing series that discusses the benefits of buying handcrafted products, the most important one is that of sustainability. When you invest so much of yourself, your time and your talent into your handicraft, you tend to be incredibly mindful of the materials used in its construction. It’s why we prefer vegetable-tanned leather, which was the topic of a previous blog post, as it utilizes a similar “made by hand” methodology. And of course, the variety of wooden clog bases in our catalog is shaped from natural lime wood or Spanish pine. The selection of these high-quality materials supports fellow artisans. By purchasing handcrafted products, these skills remain an integral part of modern society. As technology advances, we are facing the loss of such...

The three different heel heights

Our clogs come in three different heel heights and choosing one can sometimes be a challenge. Rest assured regardless of what you choose, you’ll soon discover the diversity of your new clogs. In today’s blog we figured we should show you just how you could rock any of our heel heights. The fit Now you know the heel heights can be matched with pretty much anything you have hanging in your wardrobe. However, the fit of the different heels varies: Low heel: This base has a roomier toe box area and a slight arch.  Clogs made on this base may fit wide on some customers with narrow feet. High Heel: This heel height has slightly narrower base than the low heel clogs. High Rise Heel:...

Behind the Scenes: Sandgrens Clogs Factory Tour

This is a companion piece to last week’s blog post that discussed the value of buying handcrafted products. Today, we’d like to take you on a guided tour of where your clogs are made. To visit the Sandgrens factory, you will need to travel to the town of Påryd in Sweden. A small town situated near the Kalmar Strait, here – city skylines give way to natural tree lines. The sound of traffic quiets to feature the symphony of nature, and crowded streets give way to secluded trails. Tucked amongst this idyllic backdrop is the nondescript home to Sandgrens clogs. With only a large clog positioned at the roadside to pinpoint its location, the factory is a thriving, environmentally-friendly site. It’s a delicate balance, but one...

The Intrinsic Value of Handcrafted Clogs

In an age where consumers purchase goods mass-produced on a machine, skillfully handcrafting a product has become a celebrated art form. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine the reverse was once true. Until the 19th century, shoemaking on a global scale was a traditional handicraft. But by the end of the century, the process had become mechanized, occurring in large factories and thereby, removing the personality and distinct characteristics that come imbued in handcrafted things. At Sandgrens, we are pleased our clog maker prefers to rely on tradition and his own unmatched skill, to forge each set of our clogs by hand. Why Handcrafted Matters Handcrafted products, and especially clogs, typically are of higher quantity with more attention paid to the details. Additionally, buying handcrafted...
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