I personally love clogs. They’ve been a favorite of mine for years and have come a long way since their medieval roots. Though traditional Dutch and Swedish wooden designs are often what first come to mind, variations have existed everywhere from Europe to Asia for centuries. Born out of a need for functionality on wet surfaces, the design prevented mud from building up on the soles of the shoes. However, in recent years their utility has fused with fashion and the clog has enjoyed a resurgence that both stays on trend and pays homage to the original craftsmanship. Today, there are many innovative styles that are seen not only on the feet of hospital staff and teachers, but also along countryside paths and on New York runways. My current favorite is from Calypso St. Barth (featured below) and is the perfect blend of style and comfort.