Milan, August 25, 2023 – In recent seasons summer is back in the spotlight clogs, a wooden-soled clog with a Dutch-made leather upper that has been revisited and re-introduced by many shoe brands and designers to make it more glamorous and trendy. They have also been seen on the legs of many influencers and celebrities such asBella Hadid, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Olson twins, Anne Hathaway and Miley Cyrus. A support that has contributed to the fact that these shoes have become fashionable and international.
Wooden clogs, in the Netherlands, have a long tradition going back centuries. These shoes have played an important role in Dutch culture and fashion and have gone through several changes over time. Initially, in the Middle Ages, wooden shoes were work shoes worn by farmers, fishermen and other workers. Durable wood sole provides protection for feet when working in the field or in wet environments. Clogs were made mainly from poplar, willow or black poplar wood. Mastery required skill and dedication. Farmers often made their own shoes using local materials and techniques passed down from generation to generation.
During, wooden shoes became a symbol of Dutch culture and acquired symbolic and historical value. Over the years, they have experienced ups and downs in the fashion market. By the end of the 19th century and, for example, in the 20th century they fell out of favor a bit and then came back.
Indeed, over the past half century, especially in the seventies and nineties Clogs survived the renaissance and became a vintage accessory that stylists and brands have rethought to combine classicism and modernity. The sole can be colored or decorated, and the upper can be made of leather, suede, fabric or other modern materials. Some models include details such as rivets, buckles and inserts.
One way to style Dutch clogs is to wear a floral print midi or maxi dress. and a denim jacket in a romantic yet modern style. In general, these shoes go well with light and fresh dresses made of cotton or linen, midi or maxi, plain or with prints. For a boho-chic look, they can also be worn with flared jeans or wide leg jeans, and over them with a soft shirt or blouse. with me denim or fabric shortsclogs add country note. They also look good with long flowy skirts, and for a playful touch even with short flared skirts. The most suitable accessories? Shoulder bags, wide-brimmed hats, bracelets or necklaces in hippie style and flower power.