Thursday, July 15, 2010

pumpkins and shoe porn

Wow! I haven't made it through the entire month of July yet and I'm already fantasizing about autumn. Normally I can make it through mid-August (at least!) before even thinking about it, but how can one ever resist the dreamy ideal of cardigan sweaters, tights, pumpkins, dry crisp air, leaves, and most importantly, not sweating? It's been one hell of a hot summer thus far here in the northeast, something we haven't had to deal with in many years. Anyway, since I can't do a thing about the heat, at least I can start preparing myself for a cooler time of year, right? I'm due for a new pair of shoes for fall/winter/spring and this year I think I'm going to be breaking my Keen buying habit and opt for something different. Last winter I tried on my first pair of Dansko clogs and the salesman nearly had to tear them off of my feet before I left. I didn't want to take them off! They also didn't have my size, so I've been pouting about it ever since. If you own a pair you know what I'm talking about. And if you don't...well, fix that, would you??? Holy hell, they're so rad. I want a pair of black Dansko professionals in the worst way, and plan to snag myself a pair if the birthday fairy leaves behind some birthday loot for yours truly.Do you own a pair? Should I stay away from this particular model? I want the type of clog with the back on it...not a fan of the open back. I tried a pair of the red wine colored leather and they were pretty amazing, but I think black is versatile enough for just about everything. I've also been told by fellow clog lovers that you should never buy clogs online. Always try them on first. They're all made by hand and three different pairs of size 9s are each going to fit differently. So, before I take the plunge, any comments or suggestions for me?

4 comments:

Amanda said...

First of all.. I read Clog as DOG not once, not twice, but three times... and I kept thinking, "Are we calling them Dogs now?" Alas, it's early, I haven't had my coffee.. and more importantly, I don't have my glasses on.

I have a pair of Dansko clogs and a pair of Born clogs. If I could get away with not wearing any other shoes any other time.. I would only wear these clogs. The Born clogs are black pebble leather.. and the Dansko pair are just plain black leather. I have looked at those Red Wine colored clogs on more than .. at least 6 occasions. I love them, I just don't know how much I have that goes with them.

Anyway, do yourself a favor... buy the damn dogs. (clogs) You won't regret it.

Lemongrass Love said...

Amanda is funny! I love Dansko but have no dogs (clogs). When we had our shop that's all I could wear for 12 hours a day without crying and begging to have my feet amputated. I'd say it's a no brainer!

I really hate summer, I try and try to not complain about the humidity and the bugs and it just doesn't work. Daily complaints from me are standard during the hot months and I remind myself of older folks that talk about the weather all the time. I'm not 90 for pete's sake but I . Can't. Stop.

Alex said...

check out finn comfort clogs if you can...

Ron and Connie said...

I'm thinking that it's always a good time to buy shoes. And I'm also thinking that I need a pair of these clogs myself. Sure would come in handy at the salon.