Has any shoe had a better redemption arc than the clog? Once ridiculed, diminished to the corners of The Sound of Music or what your dad would wear to garden in, the clog has made a serious comeback, in large part thanks to Birkenstock. The Boston, one of the footwear brands longest-running styles, even became one of the most-searched for items last year on Lyst.
After a series of collabs and crossovers, the Boston Clog has cemented itself in the Clog Hall of Fame – alongside the humble Croc (now also overwhelmingly popular). Clogs have gone full circle, and luxury fashion houses want in. From Balenciaga’s infamous Crocs to Gucci’s monogrammed rubber mules, there’s a clog for everyone nowadays. Take a look.
PRADA FOAM RUBBER MULES – £450 / US $548
BIRKENSTOCK BOSTON SUEDE STÜSSY – £145 / US $177
BOTTEGA VENETA FLASH RUBBER CLOGS – £370 / US $451
BIRKENSTOCK SUPER-BIRKI – £55 / US $67
GUCCI LOGO PERFORATED RUBBER CLOGS – £325 / US $396
OFF WHITE 40MM METEOR RUBBER CLOGS – £330 / US $402
HUNTER PLAY CLOGS – £55 / US $67
BALENCIAGA POOL CROCS – £415 / US $505
CLASSIC CROCS – £40 / US $49
ROMBAUT BOCCACCIO CHUNKY MULE – £235 / US $286
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