Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Trend Alert: Wooden Soles on Pretty Shoes That Aren't Clogs

New, 1 comment

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

The last time we owned clogs was back in high school in the early '90s. It was a moment in fashion history—the last American pinnacle of teen angst (before emo), a music-fashion-pop-culture-prepster-alternative-music-new-wave mash-up: Marc Jacobs had just shown grunge at Perry Ellis, 92.7 WDRE was the radio station of choice, Nirvana was on everyone's discman, Banana Republic still made shirts with maps and lizards on them, and the internet didn't have pictures (yet), so we all wore plaid shirts in bad color combinations and didn't really know any better.

So when we heard that clogs were back (courtesy of Karl-Chanel), we got really excited for a second, maybe it was an emotional trigger thing or something (you know, women, shoes). But then we thought twice. Anyway, this time around, for spring 2010, we're buying into the wooden sole trend via girly shoes. Like these cuties from (above): Cynthia Vincent "Pru" sandal, Michael Antonio "Hagen" wedge, Dolce Vita "Hayden" wedge sandal, DV by Dolce Vita "Tulua" sandal, Fergie "Henney" ruffle sandal, Jessica Simpson's "Zan" slide, and Chinese Laundry "Sassfras."
· [Official Site]