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All About Clogs

The clog advantage: Today's clogs are functional and fashionable, a perfect fit for your active lifestyle. Clog styles range from the traditional Scandinavian to a large variety of footwear that is clog inspired. The growing demand for clogs validates the benefits of this popular footwear category.
  • Clogs provide support for your feet, hips and lower back.
  • They are made of natural, breathable and recyclable materials.
  • They are a good value because they are versatile and durable.
  • The growing variety of clog styles allows you to make a fashion statement.

The sturdy polyurethane or wood soles of clogs offer all-day support reducing foot, leg and back fatigue. Clogs offer a firm foundation for weak or fallen arches, plantar fasciitis, and sore feet. Many professionals who stand for long periods on the job prefer the comfort and durability of clogs over shoes.

The choice of wood or polyurethane for the outsole is a function of support, cushioning and style. Wood soles provide firmer support; but if your feet are tender or your knees hurt, the poly bottoms offer more cushioning and shock absorption.

The wide toe box and natural shape of the clog keeps your foot cradled, but not constricted. The thickness and shape of the outsole helps you to roll forward, thus your feet flex less taking stress off toes and joints. This helps relieve pain from bunions, hammertoes, metatarsal soreness, and arthritis.

Hundreds of years of clog making have confirmed the benefit of clogs to good posture and foot health. The proportion of the height of the heel to the ball of the foot, roomy toe box and rigid sole establish the clog designation across a variety of styles.

The choice of an open or closed-back clog is primarily a fashion decision. Closed-back clogs may give the feeling of a more secure fit, but the heel should still fit loose and move freely.

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