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Questlove’s crocs have me thinking deeply about the clog trend

best clogs

It's a full-circle moment for the ugly shoe trend. What once started as a humble Birkenstock revival has laid its head to rest, here, with clogs. Sparked by a bold move on Hermés' part by reintroducing them to the runway with the brand's viral Spring Summer 21 clog, and fanned by e-girls and boys across the internet somehow reviving the Croc (of all things), the clog trend is ablaze, and the 17th-century Dutch slip-on has been taking up more mental real-estate than we had bargained for in 2021.

You know them, your mother knows them, your high school art teacher knows them, Kate Moss knows them. The universal show is having a full-blown resurgence and we are enthusiastically on-board the train of the ultimate ugly shoe. So on board, that something as unsexy as the clog suddenly feels like one of the sexiest things we could adorn our feet with. Such is the power of the trend, it would seem, and anyway, we're well trained by the likes of Margiela, McQueen, Galliano, and more recently Gvasalia by now to appreciate clothing as an extension of culture and conversation rather than just something to flatter ones waistline.

If, like me, you've been thinking a whole lot about the ABBA-adjacent shoe trend, or you've just been led here by Questlove's iconic gold red carpet crocs, below are some of our favorite clogs to shop now.

Chanel Calfskin Beige Clogs

A Cork and Calfskin match made in heaven.

 

ReDone 70s Classic Clog

The name says it all and the pony hair solidifies the sentiment. No getting past a classic albeit on-the-nose choice.

 

Proenza Schouler Puffy Rondo Slippers

Puffy down meets ugly silhouette = all of our fashion dreams come true.

 

Bottega Veneta Puddle Sandals

A personal favorite. The best part? It is able to dissolve and disintegrate over time if buried underground thanks to its Biodegradable Polymer base.

 

LeMaire Slingback Leather and Wood Clogs

A subversive take on the classic silhouette that we are 100% on board for.

 

Marni Slip On Leather Clogs

best clogsGardening chic meets fashion girl, AKA the best of both worlds.

 

Crocs Classic Clog

best clogsIf you woke up today and chose comfort, the classic clog is the way to go. You must admit, there is something alluring here...

 

Celine Les Bois Clog

best clogs

On a more luxury note. We'll be in touch in the future if there is a single silhouette Celine can't nail.

 

Birkenstock Super-Birki

best clogsFrom the office to the backyard, anything is possible with these babies.

 

Birkenstock Amsterdam

For the less active wearer.

 

Fabrizio Viti Jean Shearling Lined Leather Clogs

best clogsFor the maximalist.

 

Loeffler Randall Roberta Cognac Low Clog

best clogs

For the love of studs.

 

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