If you were lucky enough to have grown up in the ’80s, or if you can’t get enough of this decade’s style, you’ll be happy to hear that clogs are the big shoe trend in 2021. In fact, thanks to the French luxury fashion house Hermès, the Swedish chunky mules with a wood base are back again, and this time, they are chicer than ever.
Clogs, the ugly shoes we love and hate
The Scandinavian clogs, or sabots, date back to the 1200s, but the clean, minimalistic design makes the practical footwear feel modern. This is why fashion designers have revisited these traditional wooden shoes over and over again. In 2007, the Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf presented heeled clogs in their A/W collection. A few years later, Chanel and Louis Vuitton brought the clogs back for S/S 2010. In other words; these comfortable “ugly shoes” are timeless and seasonless, being worn both in summer and in winter, with thick socks. Now, Hermès had all the models run down the catwalk wearing clogs at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2021.
Clogs, comfortable as we want now.
Following our new normal status, where comfort is a must, other fashion designers have also presented fashionable clogs in their latest collections. The LA-based Rosetta Getty, famous for her elevated looks, revisited the Scandinavian clogs giving them a clean Bauhaus take. Likewise, Jacquemus, Céline, Bottega Veneta, and Marni confirmed in their spring/summer collections that clogs are the big shoe trend in 2021.
Clogs are still a relatively novel choice of an everyday shoe in comparison to, say, a simple tennis shoe, but that’s the beauty of them.Rosetta Getty
You can wear the versatile clogs with basically everything; they look great with suits, dresses, chic midi skirts, jeans, leather, or knitwear separates, you name it. Instead of wearing sneakers every day, now you can alternate your smart outfit with clogs.
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Check the highlights of Milan Fashion Week S/S21 in the video below to see what we’ll wear next season.