Statement-Making Footwear for Men
Does it seem unfair that women have more variety to choose from when it comes to shoes and clothes than men? Fair or unfair; this has been the case for a long time, until recently, when it was observed that there has been a gradual change; a lot of men are becoming fashion forward and have started to take interest in dressing up. The fashion industry will obviously capitalize on this and create new styles in clothing and footwear for men and maybe revive some cool, old classic pieces for the modern man. As a part of this revolution, men’s wooden clogs have come to the forefront once again and are a raging style among all.
Originally designed in Sweden for the first time in 1907, clogs were made for people who had to spend a large part of their day outdoors, working. The functionality and commendable craftsmanship of these clogs led to their sweeping popularity all over the world. Commercialization and mass production fueled this process as wooden clogs for men as well as women became a universal favorite. Apart from Swedish clogs, there have been other types of clogs that were a part of history, like the Indian Paduka and the Japanese Geta.
Men’s wooden clogs have a rustic appeal and are functional, edgy, and minimalistic. Made of wood, partially or completely, (alder wood is commonly used), the bottom is designed to give the best fit and provide arch support and improve posture. The bottom is finished by adding a skid resistant polyurethane sole. Clogs are snug and comfortable. The leather uppers are wet lasted to ensure a customized fit for all feet shapes and sizes. The anatomic bottom allows the wearer to be on his/her feet all day long without any discomfort.
Men’s wooden clogs can be refreshing change from the run-of-the-mill footwear choices. They are available in many styles in stores and ecommerce websites too. Colors like black, navy, brown, beige, olive green, and grey are dominate the palette for men’s wooden clogs. Leather and wood complement each other, and talking specifically about men’s footwear, there cannot be a better combination. There are open back clogs as well as closed back ones for men. Wooden clogs are a must try for men of all ages. They can be worn on a daily basis and can be teamed up with a formal suit or a casual pair of denims and t-shirt.
It is a good idea to experiment with one’s personal style once in a while and try something new; in this case, the thing isn’t new as such, and has been a part of men’s wardrobe since ancient times. Just like culottes and Gladiator shoes, clogs have found their way into the closets of the modern, fashion-forward man.