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Last winter my friend Annie went on a clog-buying spree. As the boxes piled up and the obsession grew, it became so ridiculous that I had to document it. But the post ended up never being published. Now seems like a great time to share what Annie and I discovered about clog boots.

There were SO MANY clogs that came and went—boots, sandals, mules. Annie started ordering them in my size too and we had a couple try-on sessions. Then she started getting them for her daughters… I’m not sure how many pairs she decided to keep. I’m afraid to ask.

Swedish Hasbeens Zip it Emy Clog Boot

The original “need” was a pair of mid heel clogs. Annie ordered a variety of styles including these Swedish Hasbeens. Aside from being very pricey, she found them to be so big in the ankle that even with wool socks she could still fit two fingers into the back of the boot and her foot almost slipped out of the boot when walking. She ordered her usual size 37. The website said they run small and to order one full-size up, but she ordered her normal size and they were too big. And that’s before any stretching that is normal with a leather shoe. Also, Annie said she ordered them in blue as well as black and found the black ones were a little bit bigger than the blue ones even though they were both 37s.

The Hasbeens that I tried on were all so narrow on my wide feet that I did have to size up one full size. So, a big thing we learned is that based on the brand, sizing is VERY inconsistent.

Free People Bungalow Clog Boot | Darker brown version

The next batch included these Free People clog boots. Annie liked these better than the Swedish Hasbeens because of the adjustable strap. I prefer a more sleek silhouette.

Patricia Nash Rafael

Eventually Annie found these Patrica Nash clogs which she said were a big improvement from the Swedish Hasbeens boots. The price was way better too. The only problem was deciding between green, natural, black and navy!

If I were to buy another pair of clogs, I think I would definitely get a pair of clog boots next. (Or maybe some classic black Doc Marten boots?) Here’s my round-up of the ones I like now.

  1. Swedish Hasbeens 60s Boot
  2. Frye Odessa Chelsea
  3. Maguba Auckland
  1. Troentorp Boot
  2. Sandgrens Boot
  3. Lotta Emma Clog Boot