A Clog-Shopping Guide: The Good, The Rad & The Fugly

Fashion may need clogs, but clogs don’t need fashion. The shoe style has thrived for centuries on the sartorial sidelines, happily occupying space inside the functional footwear category without requiring recognition. While sometimes known to unfurl its freak flag, the clog never sheds its core traits of function, dependability, comfort, and relative affordability. Although 2020 may be crowned the golden age of clogs, the same trend title can also be awarded to the years of 2016, 2005, and even 1976. Despite its occasional appearance in the limelight, the chunky classic is a steadfast foot supporter that crosses styles and decades.
The upshot of the 2020s clodhopping renaissance, however, is that there are more clog options (ahem, cloptions) out there than ever, rendered in materials like wood, cork, leather, rubber, felt, and foam. We've already explored the why of the clog’s runaway popularity, and now we’re getting down to the what — aka all of the clogs on the internet that we think are worthy of your time and coin. We left no clog unturned, rounding up kicks from stalwart brands like Dansko to up-and-comers like Everlane, indies like ch Stone, and of course, Crocs (yes, really). Consider this your clog-shopping guide — a cataclog, if you will — to every good, rad, and fugly style of this eternal footwear.
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