The internet is a funny place. We’ve seen a lot of comments out there from people speculating that Stegmann has moved its factory to Romania or Poland, or some other locale and that the quality has changed. This always makes us laugh a little, because as the exclusive US importer of Stegmann clogs, we often visit the factory locations in Europe. We can confirm that we’ve never made shoes in Romania – however, we’re sure it would be a lovely place to visit.
What we can tell you with certainty is that the wool felt clogs uppers are made in Austria using wool from Tyrolian sheep. Tyrol is a region in Western Austria famous for its towering alps, luxury ski resorts and very happy sheep. The cork soles are made just across the alps, in Germany. There's a few German factories that have always been very good at making cork soles, and we use only the best. Now this is where it gets interesting…
Importing shoes is complex, and without giving away too much of the magic, we can tell you that our wool felt clogs arrive in the USA as components that still need a little finesse. This is where good old American industry comes into play. Each and every pair of our wool felt clogs are assembled and finished in Missouri. That’s right! The best way to ensure we’re providing the highest quality product is by having an American craftsman or woman put on the finishing touches.
In this video, you can watch Stegmann clogs being built by hand at our facility in Missouri.
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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 - This fit is similar to what you may be familiar with from the 90’s and early 2000’s Stegmann wool clogs. Our American Fit is a Medium (B) width clog and runs true to size for most. Please make note of the custom fit tips in blue on each product page. They will provide more specific information on fit and a summary of feedback from our customers.
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.