When I was a tweenager, clogs were the shoe trend of the day. They were the status piece for confident, fun-loving gals in cities across America, girls who clunked down the street in their wooden-soled shoes, sipping the latest Starbucks coffee craze from green straws. I suppose every clog has its day and today platform clogs are on the rise!
Who Wears Platform Clogs?
Anyone, technically speaking, but they’ve always been popular with celebs loafing about town, running errands.
Just look at Kate Beckinsale, cosy in a poncho and a pair of platform clogs walking her dog. I don’t have a dog, but if I did, my first pick of shoes would be a comfy, trodden pair of trainers not towering platform clogs.
Even attention-seeking A-listers with a penchant for the limelight and making bad choices crave trendy platform clogs. Don’t believe me? Just watch Miley Cyrus rock a pair on three separate occasions.
You know those mid-to-late 90s Starbucks sipping, clog-wearing girls I spoke about? Here’s the perfect example as Katie Holmes’s wide stride demonstrates. This is straight nostalgia for me! Almost makes me want to kick off my clogs and settle in with an episode of Dawson’s Creek for old time’s sake…
What Are Platform Clogs?
Strictly speaking, a clog is traditional Dutch footwear, a shoe with a thick wooden sole. They’ve normally got a little bit of a heel to them-maybe an inch or two. They’re descendants of the cute klompen, favourited by farmers and gardeners in The Netherlands. A clog isn’t completely wood, just the sole. And when you add a four or five inch heel to it, you’ve got a platform.
Wear These Platform Clogs
Get yourself a pair of clogs! They’re resilient, practical and comfy! My very first pair of clogs were cushion-soled Earth Shoes, just like hippies wore in the 70s. Paired with stonewash flares and a tie-dyed tee shirt, no doubt, I was comfy, current and cute in the late 90s. Thankfully, stonewash jeans haven’t resurfaced and tie-dye is the craze no more. Just mate your own platform clogs with an A-line summer dress, bootcut denim or the curvy girl’s best friend: a perfect, figure-flattering pair of skinny jeans.