Wooden shoes/ Clogs
Wooden shoes, also known as clogs, are typical Dutch footwear made from wood. The word almost implies the object, and The Oxford english dictionary defines the word clog as thick piece of wood. Nobody actually exactly knows where they came from. The oldest found clogs were found in Holland near Amsterdam. In history, many cultures from around the world wore or wear clogs.
Wooden shoes are around for as long as we can remember. Nowadays they are mainly kept for decorative purposes. In some countries they are still worn by farmers but have changed a lot from the older models. Wooden shoes can be used as ornaments on a wall or table, planters, key chains and so on.
In the 70’s and 80’s fashion clogs became popular in some European countries. The clogs were worn by man as a fashion statement. Fashion clogs were much more comfortable than regular wooden clogs that we’re traditionally worn in Holland.