In loving defense of the humble, comfy clog
Stilettos? Sandals? Ballet flats? Nope.
Shoe designer Christian Louboutin once remarked, "I hate the whole concept of the clog! It's fake, it's ugly, and it's not even comfortable!"
Yes, heels have their place, but right now that place is in my closet. Will heels clomp through the snow, the slush, the ice of March? I think not, Monsieur Louboutin.
A solid investment? You bet. Clogs can range from $75 to $100 new, and I've found several pair in my thrift haunts. I've never had a clog regret, never cringed upon putting them on. I have only sighed with gratitude and relief at the comfort.
Beauty? Well, maybe not. But I do know one thing: Painful arches have never left my countenance anything but miserable. Now that simply is not a good look for me.
Happy, sloggy March, dear readers. Enjoy your gritty journeys.
"Budget Vogue " appears here the first Sunday of each month. Susan Dromey Heeter's other column, "Down to Earth," appears the third Tuesday of the month in the Union Leader's At Home section. Email her at email@example.com.
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