It was a surprise to anyone watching the Spring/Summer 2021 shows when out strolled, at Hermes, the unlikeliest pair of shoes to become an It style: clogs.
Out of nowhere, desire was ignited for what can, quite objectively, be called the unsexiest style of shoe possible. The elegant, graceful calfskin renditions on the Hermes runways were, by numerous reports, sold out in quick order.
Of course, comfort is not a new idea. The last year has seen brands and designers double down on what we wear to feel good in – whether as an arching way of thinking about fashion or the specifics of what to wear while at home.
Thanks to fashion designers, even something as practical as the clog is getting a rethink. Now, there are places to walk (or clip-clop) these clogs. If you haven’t jumped on the trend yet, sooner the better. Here are our picks.