Painted Clogs – A New Twist on an Old Classic
By Charles Robinson IV
Painted clogs are back again and more popular than ever. In the 60s and 70s a few artistic souls aspired to achieve both beauty and comfort. They didn’t want to sacrifice style for comfort. That’s when they discovered clogs.
Clogs are orthopedically designed shoes on a wooden platform or sole. They’re designed to be worn for long periods of time and still support your feet. For people who stand a lot on their job, this type of footwear can make a big different in how your feel at the end of the day.
The top of a clog is made from various colors and textures of leather. You can find clogs in many of the following colors: lavender, black, red, fuchsia, white, navy, and brown.
But for those who want another level of artistic appeal in their footwear; there are painted clogs. Special designs are painted on the leather upper sole of the clogs.
The designs are often flowers including daisies and other small flowers. But that’s only the beginning. You can free your true artistic nature with a multitude of designs including:
- Peace symbols
- Rubber ducks
- Mystical symbols
- Pet portraits
- Dragon flies
Clogs are made in several styles including open back, closed back, and sandals. They are usually on wooden soles but you can find them with plastic soles, too. They’re available in sizes to fit the whole family.
For those of you with artistic talent, you might want to get plain clogs and try painting your own designs. Or some stores will let you send in your own drawing and they’ll put in on clogs for you. Some will paint your name in various styles.
When you’re looking for a casual look that’s still stylish and unique; then painted clogs are a perfect choice. You can also find styles with high heels or platforms made of cork or plastic. There are also designs with different types of straps and buckles.
Don’t worry if you can’t find the selection of clogs you want locally. You can find clogs with hand-painted designs at many online web stores. They carry a wide variety of styles and sizes so you can find the pair that’s perfect for you. Painted clogs let you make a unique fashion statement while still treating your feet to comfort.