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In my little wooden shoes

In my little wooden shoes

The shoes on the left were mine when I was about 5 and 6. I wore them everywhere with everything. The pair on the right I picked out on my 10th birthday and I was so excited despite the fact I had a cast on my ankle and had to wait a few months to wear them both (it was worth the wait). These to me are just so Danish – the colour, the style, and the fact that they’re made for every sized person to wear (and to wear with every kind of clothing).

I’ve remained a huge clog fan and still have a few different pairs. My current favourite pair come from El Naturalista (you can see my review on Pet the Pretty Things). My mum loved them so much I bought her a pair as well. These are her go to’s for the 8 hours a day she spends on her feet at a winery.

I’m also loving Born’s new more fashionable looking Anita Clog. Born shoes are my go-to shoes (I’ve three pairs of boots, flip flops and dress shoes that are so comfortable and always compliment inducing). And I like these when I want the feel and support of a clog but perhaps just a little more dressed and a little less traditional.

And when the shoe no longer fits, they make great decor. These have been a staple in my mums entrance way for years no matter where she lives or what her entrance looks like. That, too, is Danish.

(The little thing in the back of the right shoes is a mouse door stop I gave her. It’s from Anthropologie)

Read more if you want to see me as a 5 year old in my clogs.

Solid, Right?



  1. ellenNo Gravatar
    June 13, 2008 / 11:17 AM

    Q: Can “green” shoes truly stand up to the test of time and (average) rigors of wear and tear to the degree that “regular” shoes (of comparable price) do? I’m curious to hear of any first-hand experiences concerning this (..not theoretical answers). Thanks!

  2. Hygge HouseNo Gravatar
    June 13, 2008 / 11:21 AM

    I can only say that the El Naturalista’s have withstood a lot. I had them for about 2 years before I gave them to my mum who literally wears them almost every day for 8 hours a day on hard surfaces and they still look (and feel) brand new. I also got a custom made pair of flip flops which I have hiked in and walked all over Europe in and they’re still gorgeous (and 2 years old).

    I think it’s like anything – if it’s made well it’ll last regardless if it’s green or not.

  3. June 13, 2008 / 2:02 PM

    Well, aren’t you just a ray of sunshine! I love baby pics! You look so cute (lol) 🙂
    Love the pic of all the shoes too!

  4. June 15, 2008 / 7:56 AM

    What a cute kid you were!

  5. ellenNo Gravatar
    June 15, 2008 / 12:46 PM

    Thanks, Alex!