Made in Europe, Built in America

September 28, 2017

Made in Europe, Built in America

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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Size Guide

**Current sizing may be different than in the past, please check for your correct size before ordering**

Stegmann wool felt clogs are felted on a European last, which results in a more generous fit. They will also loosen slightly with long term wear as the felt compresses. 

The Stegmann clogs of today may be wider than styles you have bought in the past. For that reason we recommend that Women purchase a half size to a full size smaller if your foot is narrow. For Men we recommend purchasing your normal size, or sizing down 1/2 size if you have a narrow foot or prefer a snug fit. Please see the chart below for more detail. 

Wool Clogs Size Recommendations:

 

Leather Clog Size Recommendations:

Our leather clogs are made with the same cork soles as our classic wool clogs. The leather uppers are built a bit truer to size and fit a bit more snugly than the wool felt. For that reason we recommend sizing up if you are between sizes, or buying your normal whole size. Please see below for more detail. 

 

  Old vs New Clog Dimensions:

If you're looking to replace an older pair of Stegmann Clogs with the same size, we've provided all of the sole dimensions for you below. Many of our loyal, long time customers tell us the fit has changed a bit over the years, so we provided these charts so you can be certain you're getting the same size clogs as the old pair you love. Simply measure the widest and longest points on the bottom of the shoe to match with our measurements. As a rule: when in doubt, size down in wool felt, and size up in leather.