The Clog Blog


Jessica Simpson’s ClogLove

Here’s Jess working her texas style in her new fave pair of Miu Miu heeled platform clogs.

For a more casual – and less ankle snapping – version take a look at these nut brown Nubuck clogs with sheepkin cuff…a lot easier to walk in!


Animal Magic

Clogs are set to be one of the hottest trends in footwear this spring, with some of the biggest names in fashion already producing amazing shoes in the style.

Big names like Dolce & Gabbana have created animal print clogs to give the traditional style a sexy twist, according to shoe blog Shoewawa.

Take a look at these Beaver clogs in leopard, fish scale and cow print:


Alexa Chung rocks the Clog look! However a very pricey look….

Runway fashion is often weird and wonderful with inspiration taken from some of the most unlikely sources so it is no surprise that the clog is finally having its fashion moment!

A whole host of designers, including Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Alexander Wang, pioneered this new footwear craze in their Spring/Summer 2010 collections.

The fashionistas favourite trendsetter Alexa Chung was spotted in a pair of Chanel clogs at Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 Couture show in Paris.

Miss Chung looked effortlessly stylish sporting these dark brown leather clogs on the cover Vogue’s March issue.

However, if like me, the price tag on a pair of Chanel Clogs makes you go ‘AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH’ and feel a bit sick, go for a pair of our Beavers brown leather clog for £35! Gorgeous and won’t break the bank or bring on a hernia.


“Fat Tuesday”

It’s Shrove Tuesday on the morrow, the day of fattening before the sacrifices of Lent.

Below is a recipe for the best pancake in town!

For the pancake mixture:
110g/4oz plain flour, sifted
pinch of salt
2 eggs

200ml/7fl oz milk mixed with 75ml/3fl oz water

50g/2oz butter

Toppings:
caster sugar, Nuttella, Maple Syrup, lemon juice…

Method

Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl with a sieve held high above the bowl so the flour gets a airing. Now make a well in the centre of the flour and break the eggs into it. Then begin whisking the eggs – any sort of whisk or even a fork will do – incorporating any bits of flour from around the edge of the bowl as you do so.

Next gradually add small quantities of the milk and water mixture, still whisking (don’t worry about any lumps as they will eventually disappear as you whisk). When all the liquid has been added, use a rubber spatula to scrape any elusive bits of flour from around the edge into the centre, then whisk once more until the batter is smooth, with the consistency of thin cream. Now melt the 50g/2oz of butter in a pan. Spoon 2 tbsp of it into the batter and whisk it in, then pour the rest into a bowl anduse it to lubricate the pan, using a wodge of kitchen paper to smear it round before you make each pancake.

Now get the pan really hot, then turn the heat down to medium and, to start with, do a test pancake to see if you’re using the correct amount of batter. I find 2 tbsp is about right for an 18cm/7in pan. It’s also helpful if you spoon the batter into a ladle so it can be poured into the hot pan in one go. As soon as the batter hits the hot pan, tip it around from side to side to get the base evenly coated with batter. It should take only half a minute or so to cook; you can lift the edge with a palette knife to see if it’s tinged gold as it should be. Flip the pancake over with a pan slice or palette knife – the other side will need a few seconds only – then simply slide it out of the pan onto a plate.
Stack the pancakes as you make them between sheets of greaseproof paper on a plate fitted over simmering water, to keep them warm while you make the rest.

To serve, spinkle each pancake with freshly squeezed lemon juice and caster sugar, fold in half, then in half again to form triangles, or else simply roll them up. Serve sprinkled with a little more sugar and lemon juice and extra sections of lemon.

Courtesy of the Queen Delia


Valentines Weekend in the Birthplace of Clogs


Amsterdam is one damn romantic city, especially on the most romantic date of the year. A weekend staying in one of the cities stately canal hotels is a perfect idea for a quick get away. With beautiful buildings, cobbled streets and endless cafes and restaurants, strolling about hand-in-hand couldn’t be easier or more enjoyable. By day you could visit a number of galleries and museums, stop off for some lunch and grab a bunch of tulips from the many flower markets.

For a super romantic idea you could hire a private Amsterdam Canal Cruise salon boat, and float along the canal, gazing at (apart from each other obviously) all the sights the city and it’s people have to offer. If you’re really out to impress, do this at night time with the glow of the lights along the bank and you’re guaranteed a “love is in the air” moment!! Follow

this up with a candlelit dinner and it’s sure to be a winner (cheesy rhyme un-intentional!).

Check out our Valentine inspired clogs , which you could give as a hint towards a special trip or as a post trip memory gift!


Hot Off The Hollywood Press!

‘Access Hollywood’ have just dropped the news that 
Clog sandals are really the “it” shoe this season. They say “the trendy platform and heel exude a cool, boho vibe thanks to the earthy leather and wooden soles”. The current colours of the season are metallics, so grab yourself a pair of our Gold or Silver Beaver Clogs and take on the pavement catwalk in style!!!!

By the by, apparently what’s NOT Hot…
for the time being at least, are super-spiked accessories and neon jeans. Thank God, never thought flouresent pins were a good look!!


New Sanita Clogs in Stock!

Mens Leather ClogsWhy do people like Clogs? They have open backs so they can be easily slipped on and off, but clogs aren’t just popular for being practical they are popular for there many great looking designs.

Sanita clogs have been making clogs for Women and Men since 1907.  These clogs are all handmade in Europe. A lot of people think that Clogs are only made for Women but Mens Clogs are made from good leather with a sturdy wooden sole that come in Brown and Black colours.

Womens Pink Patterned Sanita Clogs

Originaly Clogs were just to keep mud off the wearers feet and also for work as they were extremly popular during the Industrial Revoloution but they have progressed over the years with every country having there own interpretation of the shoe.  “Klompen” as they call them in the Netherlands have been a cultural mark for the Country for several Centuries.

Clogs have been popular for years and they are getting more and more popular.


Welcome to the Clog Blog!

Welcome to the Clog Blog!