A recent New York Times article on clogs got me thinking about the Swedish shoe. It’s no secret that chefs love clogs — see, for example, Mario Batali’s signature orange footwear — because they offer lots of support for long hours on the feet. As an added bonus for those of us who are, ahem, shorter, they add easy extra inches.
Even outside of the kitchen, I’m crazy about the clogs created by British designer, Ann Louise Roswald. Inspired by her father’s Swedish clog-making heritage, they feature traditional wooden soles and unusual color combinations; some even have hand-painted flowers. The clogs pictured above are from her new Clog Studio.
P.S. For those who also love clothes, Ann Louise’s enchanting designs feature clean lines and exuberant, bold, colorful prints.