You see them almost everywhere. In professional or leisure environments, clogs are a popular shoe worn by people all over the world. Clogs are a classic shoe style that continually tops the must-have fashion trends.
Clogs have been around for centuries. Since their first introduction in the 1300s as essential footwear for farmers in Holland, clogs have continued to dominate the shoe industry. Today, clogs are not only superior footwear for work environments, but they are also highly popular for day-to-day wear as well.
One of the many reasons that clogs continue to be a preferred footwear choice is that they meet the needs of people who are on their feet all day. Hospital staff, teachers, childcare workers, cashiers, and other employees who stand most of the day choose clogs for due to the numerous benefits. Here are the top five reasons why clogs are good for your feet.Good Arch Support
Clogs are made with a contoured arch to provide maximum support to the curve of your feet. Supporting the foot’s natural arch is essential to reduce strain on the bottom of your feet. By supporting the arch, there is also less pain and stress on the ankles, legs, knees, and lower back muscles.
The arch design also supports the plantar fascia, a band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes. Overstraining the plantar fascia can result in a painful condition known as plantar fasciitis. Clogs help alleviate strain and lower the risk of putting undue stress on the plantar fascia and other soft tissues in the feet.Provide Maximum Stability and Support
Clog soles are made of lightweight natural materials that cushion and mold to the bottom of your feet for balanced, stable support of the whole foot. The sole is also especially designed to allow for better weight distribution so that there’s less risk of rolling your foot or overstretching the connective tissues. The carefully designed, stable shoe bottom naturally absorbs shock while you’re walking. It provides a supportive surface to reduce pain and discomfort when standing for long periods as well.Form Fitting
Most clogs are made with natural materials that mold to the unique shape of your foot. This helps lower the risk of your feet sliding around or rubbing uncomfortably against the materials while walking. That means it’s less likely you’ll suffer injuries or issues like blisters, calluses, corns, and friction burns.Spacious, Protective Closed Toe
Clogs are designed with a rounded, closed-toe front to allow ample room for your toes. This wider style allows the front part of your feet and toes to sit in their natural position inside the shoe. This eliminates the risk of pinching to your extremities. Narrowed shoes confine the front of your feet and force the toes into unnatural positions, which causes blisters, bunions, and other painful bone deformities and skin issues.
The closed-toe style front also protects the toes from injuries caused by falling objects or stubbing your toes. In professions or daily activities where there is a risk that something could harm your feet, the closed style will help keep your feet safe.Odor and Sweat Absorbing
Clogs are made of natural materials that let air into the shoes, so your feet stay dry and cool. The breathable materials reduce moisture build-up inside the shoe, which can lead to bacterial growth and skin breakdown. By absorbing the feet’s sweat, clogs reduce embarrassing odors caused by perspiration and dirt build-up. Clogs can also help limit perspiration because your shoes are ventilated.
Clogs have been around for centuries, and it doesn’t seem like they’re going anywhere! Whether you choose to wear clogs for professional or personal reasons, this timeless style has stood the test of time. Their unique design provides numerous benefits, making it the ideal footwear for work and leisure activities.
Our clogs come in a variety of colors and patterns to suit your style. They are easy to slip on and can be worn at almost any event. The superior quality of the craftsmanship and materials make clogs a must-have shoe for anyone who wants attractive and supportive footwear.
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As of September 2019 Stegmann is now offering American (medium) Fit in all wool styles and Euro (wide) Fit in women’s wool clogs in select styles.
American (Medium) Fit - Our American Fit is a Medium (B) width clog and runs true to size, so we recommend you order your regular shoe size. This fit is similar to what you may be familiar with from the 90’s and early 2000’s Stegmann wool clogs.
Euro (Wide) Fit - Our Euro fit is a Wide Width (D) clog and runs large. If you have wide feet, need extra room in your shoes, or plan to wear thick socks, you might prefer our European width. If you have wide feet you should order your normal size; women with medium feet should size down a half size as they do run large. For the last several years, this is the only width that has been available from Stegmann in the USA. This clog is felted using a European last that results in a more spacious fitting clog.
Our Men’s wool clogs run true to size, but we recommend sizing down a half size for narrow feet.
Our leather clogs fit true to size and will loosen only slightly with wear. Leather is available in US Whole sizes only. If you are between sizes we recommend sizing up. If you prefer a very snug fit or have a narrow foot you may consider sizing down.