Of all the comfortable footwear styles to dominate recent fashion, few could have anticipated the chic return of clogs. Leave your quarantine Crocs at the door—we’re talking about a slightly dressier slip-on here.
The buzziest clog re-emergence dates to Paris Fashion Week last year, when Hermès sent its entire spring 2021 collection down the runway paired with leather clogs. The style proved almost as hard to find as a Birkin, selling out immediately. Fast forward nearly a year to Copenhagen Fashion Week’s Spring 2022 shows, and around half of Ganni’s models appeared in the brand’s version of a studded, buckled clog. In between, brands from Simon Miller to Brother Vellies have released their own versions.
These examples prove what clogs loyalists have been preaching outside of runway cycles for years: The best clogs are chicer than you may have expected—and they’re here to stay. In runway styling, the wooden-soled Dutch-born shoes are a grounded complement to suiting separates and dresses. For everyday wear, they’re an effortless addition to jeans and a sweater. If you’re ready to reconsider the style, we selected the ten best clogs to walk you through the rest of 2021 and beyond.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US