Season: Fall/Winter 2021
Editor’s Notes: Fashion is witnessing a clog renaissance. The wood-soled shoe, once confined to the feet of Dutch farmers and fishermen, is getting a trendy makeover thanks to a number of brands, most recently
The Los Angeles-based creative collective just launched the Energy Absorber Zoccolo, an Italian-made clog in two colorways, black and silver.
The former boasts a charcoal crepe upper while the latter — made of a texturized silver textile — mimics the look of steel grating. Harkening to the construction of traditional Swedish clogs, Brain Dead secures the shoe’s upper to the midsole using small silver studs. A rubberized toe cap and grosgrain heel strap give both styles a sportier feel.
Muffling the clog’s typically noisy nature (personally, I’m a sucker for loud footwear), Brain Dead considerately adds a Vibram rubber outsole to the shoe’s clomp-y wooden platform, making for something significantly beefier than
The clog is one of several heel-baring shoes to make a comeback. Thanks to the pandemic, casual footwear such as
Fashion houses are releasing their own takes on the clog, too:
Ready or not, clogs are