Traditional Clogs in Europe

Traditional Clogs in Europe

The origin of wooden footwear in Europe is not precisely known. De Boer-Olij reference to the high, thick-soled boots of the Greek tragedy actors in Antiquity (the buskin) and to the shoes worn by Roman soldiers (the caligae). However, there is a possibility that the Celtic and Germanic peoples from Southern- and Northern Europe were familiar with some sort of wooden foot covering.

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Clogs to Clogs

Traditional Clogs in Europe

If you have ever heard the expression clogs to clogs then you will know that it is an old proverb which originated in Lancashire. The same expression as saying shirt sleeves to shirt sleeves in three generations. It means that what ever you do once you rise up within three  generations the family would have lost it all again.

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MBT Women’s Sapatu Clog

Traditional Clogs in Europe

The MBT Women’s Sapatu Clog is manufactured by Swiss Masai. with is custom design sole the manufacturer states that you will have less stress on your feet and knees. As the design was to correct posture the clog is said to be good to strengthen and tone your muscles.

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Are Sanita clogs as heavy as Dansko

Traditional Clogs in Europe

I note that this question was listed and I never thought of going down this road as to the weight of clogs in general. I have taken a look at Amazon for the shipping weight of the clogs and this is what I have noticed about the weight of the different makes of clogs. This is not very accurate as it includes the box but gives you a general idea of the clogs weight when you compare them.

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