Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Clogs, specifically Dansko.

Yes, I know I have already done a post about how much I LOVE the Sundance catalog .... I mostly just "window shop" and wish I could afford some of the outfits (they're seriously out of control expensive).  Truth be told - it isn't really all that tempting since I am SO far from the size of the catalog models. The outfits wouldn't look nearly as cute on me.

I do absolutely ADORE the cover of this last catalog I got.  The carnival setting, the cute girl - and everything she is wearing from head to toe.  Love, love, love.

As I flipped through the pages, I noticed another model's shoes (below), which are dansko clogs.  Have I mentioned that dansko clogs are pretty much my uniform shoes all winter long?  They are, truly.

I had to have them.

My sister, Spring, had a pair of clogs that she wore all the time - for years and years and years.  She used to say, "I know they look uncomfortable, but they are really SO comfortable!"  And I thought: How can walking (basically) on wood blocks in your bare feet (socks totally optional with clogs) possibly be comfortable?  She told me they cost about $120.00 but were soooooo worth the money.  Spring is a shoe girl.  She spends all kinds of money on shoes for herself, her husband and even her (little) kids.  I am so not a shoe girl.  (I gave birth to one, but I'm not one myself.)  I couldn't see spending that kind of money on a pair of clogs.

But theeeeeeen ..... a few years later, I was up in Deer Valley with a girlfriend.  We stopped into a really awesome, expensive boutique in town and they had dansko clogs on sale. Unheard of.  I tried on a pair in black and they were only $55.00.  How could I not get them?

I wore those darn clogs just about every day, all winter long for the next five years or so, before I decided it was time to get another pair in brown, which I did pay full price for because I came to agree with Spring - they are soooooo worth the money.  I have worn those brown clogs just about every other day (the other day being the black pair) during the winter months for another five years.  The brown pair still looks pretty good - the black pair, not so much.  But those puppies were so worth the money and I have certainly got my money's worth, and then some, out of them.

SO ... there they were.  Mustard yellow, floral dansko clogs. How cute are they?

$135.00 - plus tax - plus $17.95 shipping.

Last summer, when my sisters and I took our trip to New York to visit our parents, we were in a little shop in the village owned by a good family friend, Shirley.  Shirley has a shoe section with more dansko shoes than I have ever seen gathered in one location. Since we were offered the "friends and family" discount, my sister Leslie and I both decided to get a pair of dansko sandals.  (And then Leslie decided to buy two more - she had since been converted to the comfort and durability of the black dansko clog as well; our uniform shoe, or MOM shoe, as my girls call them - completely unattractive to the opposite sex, I'm sure, but hey, we're over 50 and it is so much more about comfort now anyway.)

I called Leslie and asked her if the store up at Sundance had clothes and shoes too.  I figured that way, if they did, I could just drive up there and save the shipping charges.  I described them to Leslie and she immediately said, "Shoot.  Maybe I have to get a pair too."

Leslie also had the idea to give our New York friend a call to see if she had them, assuming, of course, that we could get the same friends and family discount and we'd have our mom go pick them up and she could bring them out with her in the fall, thus saving us the shipping charges.  While Leslie was in the process of trying to negotiate the whole plan of attack with our mom and with one of the shop workers who didn't have a clue of who she was, I got a picture text message from my daughter, Sophie:

$80 Nordstrom Rack, they're your size, I have them in my hand!

(Better than friends and family discount.)

Such a sweet, sweet, happy little thing.


  1. I remember your post before on these clothes and I loved them then and I love them even more NOW!!!! Lets fill our closets...if only it was that easy. xoxoxo HUGS

  2. I love Dansko clogs! I have worn them for years and totally agree that they are worth the $. I wear them without socks with ankle length jeans in spring and fall and with socks all winter. My sister says I'm not stylish and my eye doctor made a comment once but I don't care. I LOVE my dansko's! Great find Sophie!

  3. OOOH!! What a good story!! Talk About meant to be!!
    Love them!!!
    Have a pretty day!

  4. I wore clogs for most of my teenage years and found them really comfortable and great with jeans! I haven't thought about them much but you have inspired me to be on the lookout. Sounds like you have some shopping savvy sisters! LOVE Nordstoms Rack!

    Just found your blog and love it! Your kids are beautiful! :)


  5. BTW...couldn't find your "Followers" button!


  6. Score! Love when you can find what you're looking for at a great price! Enjoy them... they're super cute :) I think I'll put your family in charge of my next shopping "hunt." They're on it!

  7. Ahhh! That's awesome mom!!! Awesome!!! Love dat Diddle. I didn't love these shoes when you texted them to me but, on that model, I can picture the cuteness. And they'll be perfect on you! Should I get some? I am a mom after all.

  8. So fun...never ever tried a pair on...and never ever remember seeing them on your feet? I will have to see what you mean one day! Do you wear socks? lol

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  10. I saw a young gal wearing a pair of brown clogs in NYC walking through Central Park. Someone told me about this type of footwear and how supportive they were. I spoke with the gal in the park and she raved about the comfort. She actually started explaining all about the clog and its rocker motion it gives. She was not wearing socks with them. I did ask about blister issue's with the current humid heat that has plagued us this summer and wearing such a firm shoe. She said she never had an issue. She did say that it as was nice to slip out of them for a moment to let the feet dry out a bit.