I fell in love with these clog sandals the first time I clapped eyes on them on Instagram. But I was rational and talked myself out of them. I had no need for them and they would not be a pair of shoes I would automatically reach for or want to wear often and so I left them lingering and loitering in the back of my mind. And then just the other day, I was in a shop trying on lots of different shoes when I thought to myself - for a couple of pairs of shoes in here - I could have one pair that would bring me much greater joy and happiness. Oh welcome Suzanne!
Are they comfy? I know they don't look it and I won't lie - they are not the comfiest but they are not the worst offender in my shoe cupboard - far from it. It's not because of the height despite these being in the realms of the Sky High league on the Swedish Hasbeen site. And it's not because they are hard under foot (not hard at all actually) with the footbed being made of wood - that doesn't seem to come in to it either. It's because the natural grain leather is a little rigid and I think it may take a few wears before they soften up and come in to their own. Or at least I hope I'm right in that way of thinking. Usually I take no prisoners with my feet but every now and then, I am prepared to "try" a little more with a pair of shoes if I love them enough. However, I can say this - they are comfier than some of the other thin soled heels I have so that's a good start. Oh yes and let's not forget! They are beautifully made ... by hand.
I wore them today and I felt totally girly despite wearing "boyish" clothing. I think they take an average outfit and give them a bit of a lift. I even got a whit whoo from a fellow mum who saw me clip clopping along in the playground today.
Uniqlo Shirt (old), Gap Skinny Mini Skimmer Khakis (old), Swedish Hasbeens Suzanne (current)
And what I've also noticed when I wear them, is I want to sing :
I saw a mouse!
There on the stair?
Where on the stair?
A little mouse with clogs on
Well I declare!
Going clip-clippety-clop on the stair
Because I am an utter child.
Last Note :
- The best price for the Suzannes can be found here.
- The tan and black pair that I have are fantastic for tricking the eye and elongating the leg due to the tan panel at the front of the shoe. This is the best way for me to wear black sandals without them looking too heavy on me.
- Lotta from Stockholm also do a good selection of clogs at a keener price here.
- Any clog lovers out there?