It’s been a long time since clogs have looked this good. In fact, scratch that: I’m not sure clogs have EVER looked this good.
That’s not to say I haven’t loved them at times, mind you. Clogs were big when I was around 17 years old, when I went on holiday to the Canary Islands, and was rarely seen without a pair of black wooden clogs: the traditional, low-heeled kind, which looked NOTHING like the pairs shown in these photos. When I look back at photos from those trips, those shoes make me cringe, but I’m not sure I even bothered to pack another pair – why would I, when my trusty clogs went with EVERYTHING? I even wore them on a trip up a mountain: I think the less said about that, the better, though…
I had another pair of clogs when I was in my early twenties, this time a high-heeled pair (Because by then I wouldn’t have been caught dead in anything with a heel less than 4″…), again in black, but more similar in style to the red pair shown in the image at the top of this page. They were super-high, with a platform as well as a stiletto, but they were one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I’ve ever owned: I wore them until they literally fell apart, and was reluctant to throw them out even then. Because of those shoes, I have a bit of a soft spot for a certain kind of clog, and although they’re not my usual style of shoe, I’d happily give any of this Miu Miu trio a bit of a whirl if I could. What do you think of them?
Miu Miu red patent clogs, $595
Miu Miu teal clogs, $860