Dala Clogs: DALA CLOGS is your source for traditional Swedish clogs. An orthopedically constructed footbed supports even weight distribution with a soft step, helping eliminate lower back strain, and leg and foot discomfort. The alder wood footbed has a raised heel, anatomically correct and toe well. Leather uppers in many colors and styles and non-skid polyurethane soles. Maud and Thomas are the owners of Dala Clogs in Lindsborg, Kansas. From Mora, Sweden to the plains of Kansas, Maud and Tom-Clogs have headquartered their factory and import business in Lindsborg since 1997. Maud applies her expertise in Kurbits painting to the leather uppers of Dala Clogs. Having learned her craft from the renowned Klas Hanspers in NusnSs, Sweden, Maud utilizes a style nearly two hundred years old. Kurbits painting is most recognized as the decorative painting seen on the Dala Horse from her hometown of Mora, Sweden. Kurbits design traditionally features floral patterns, using two colors in the artists' brush at the same time.
Clog Experience: This is nl is the online platform of the clog experience. We make unique wooden shoes on the (former) island of Marken. But we are more than just a clog store. We sell a wide range of Dutch quality products, and we ship them all around the world.
Simonehoeve : Clogs and the Netherlands belong together. In the past, farmers, but also fishermen from Volendam, wore clogs. But how are these clogs made? The clog maker will demonstrate this old Dutch tradition. In the shop you can try on some clogs and take part in the decorating clogs workshop. The Simonehoeve is a traditional cheesefarm and clog factory. They invite you to come and take a look at how cheeses and clogs are made. The Simonehoeve is a traditional cheesefarm and clog factory. They invite you to come and take a look at how cheeses and clogs are made. Of course you can try on some clogs and try and buy cheese in our shop.
Sven Original: Established in 1974, Sven Clogs have thrived on making the highest quality footwear with the finest leather and wooden soles found around the world. The Sven factory located in Chisago City, Minnesota is like none other. They create clogs for women, men and children.
Troentorp: The small
Swedish clog factory was started by August Johansson who had spent the
previous 8 years learning his trade from a local cobbler in the Bastad
area. Over the years the production process developed and in 1942
August's sons, Borje and Stig, took over the clog factory. Swedish clogs
were first made in Troentorp just outside Bastad in the south of Sweden
over a hundred years ago in 1907. The small Swedish clog factory was
started by August Johansson who had spent the previous 8 years learning
his trade from a local cobbler in the Bastad area. Over the years the
production process developed and in 1942 August's sons, Borje and Stig,
took over the clog factory. The Swedish clog craftsmanship has been past
from generation to generation and the wooden clogs are still made with
real nails, wet lasting and our Original and Ideal soles to give the
clog boots and sandals their characteristic comfort and style.
A clog is a type of shoe or sandal with a rigid, often wooden, sole. Clogs were widely worn by workers as protective clothing in factories, mines and farms. In more developed countries they have been replaced by steel toe-capped boots, or by rubber boots. In the strictest sense, the term refers to any article of footgear with (at the least) a wooden sole; traditional examples include Dutch klompen, French sabots, and Japanese geta, while more modern versions include Dr. Scholl's "exercise sandals". In a broader sense, it also applies to any article of footgear that is designed, either partially or completely, in imitation of some form of traditional or practical clog, but with a cork, rubber, or plastic sole, but usually excludes non-wooden platform shoes intended for fashion rather than practicality, in which neither the sole nor the upper is patterned after European work clogs. In the late 20th century, the sort of leather-upper clogs that had long been popular in Scandinavian countries became fashionable, particularly for women, usually in an open-back style (such clogs are also, technically, mules), or a slingback style; in the early 21st century, a closed-back version also became popular with both men and women. Women's fashion sandals with traditional clog soles have also become popular in recent years. Klompen are still worn by a small number of older farmers and fishermen in The Netherlands. In the past, many groups of people in the Netherlands would wear klompen as their everyday shoes. These clogs are made (mostly) of willow-wood and provide a warm, insulated and safe form of footgear. Traditionally, a farmer's klompen have rounded toes, while a fisherman's have pointed toes (like those of the ornamental klompen made for the tourist trade), to assist in stretching nets. Mostly, klompen have been replaced by rubber boots. Clogs are still used today, both in in gardens and road-work, but also for decoration, such as those intended for tourists for use as flowerpots or wall ornaments. Traditional Scandinavian-style clogs, particularly when made of either rubber or plastic instead of wood, are also frequently worn by chefs, doctors, nurses, and others whose work requires long hours of standing, because of the support a well-made pair provides (and, in the case of all-plastic versions, because they are easy to clean, with some heat-resistant plastic hospital clogs even being autoclave-safe); in such cases, however, more cheaply-made versions that are neither padded nor contoured, and thus have little or no support, are not generally regarded as useful. Clogs were tested for compliance to European safety standards and found to meet those standards.
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