UPDATE 7/1/15: Giveaway is now closed, and a winner has been randomly chosen! Scroll down to find out who!
Midsummer is Scandinavia’s most popular festival. A traditional celebration of the Summer solstice, Midsummer is the longest day of the year. In mid-June, school is out and nature has burst into life. It seems like the sun never sets. In fact, in the north of Sweden it doesn’t, and in the south only for an hour or two. The air is filled with the fresh scent of flowers, music, and laughter as people celebrate the long hours of sunlight.
What better time could there be to talk about Sweden’s most popular footwear, the clog? As is the case each spring, clogs are making a comeback. From sky-scraping platforms to wooden flatforms to the original style with fashion-forward accents, clogs are a must-have.
To celebrate Midsummer, Cape Clogs is giving you the chance to win a pair of clogs of your choice! They also sent me a pair to review so you can see for yourself how they look and feel. Read on for the details.
Cape Clogs has a long history of making clogs that began over 150 years ago. Six generations later, the clog manufacturing process has been preserved and refined to produce the modern clogs they sell today. They have a clog to fit every personality, and each pair is designed to provide all-day comfort, support and durability. Each shoe is handmade so no two clogs are exactly alike.
Cape Clogs ‘Herringbone’ Sandal
Cape Clogs sent me the Herringbone for review. Soft nubuck leather upper is stapled onto a 3-inch heel on a lightweight footbed made of Northern Europe Alder wood. A non-slip rubber bottom adds stability and safety for walking on various surfaces. Not your typical-looking clogs, right? That’s exactly why I love them.
Trendy wood heel
There’s something about a modern style made out of natural and traditional materials. I’m a sucker for wooden heels. And I’m not alone! Footwear with wooden heels is a recurring trend that is hotter than ever this summer.
Right out of the box I knew it was the perfect clog for a non-clog-wearing girlie-girl like me. The surprisingly graceful arch and chic buckle strap lend the usually clunky style a more refined quality.
These clog sandals will give any outfit a springtime punch up. I think they would look super-cute with a skater dress or jean cutoffs and a peasant top.
High quality and durable
I can tell these shoes are well-made from touching them and trying them on. The leather is supple yet strong and the wooden footbed is expertly carved without any jagged edges. A thin heel cushion and big toe indentation help cradle the foot for comfort. I thought that little spot for the toe was so clever!
But, they’re a little narrow…
As you can see, the quality and styling of these shoes is impeccable. I only wish my feet were a little more narrow. *sigh* If you have even slightly wide feet, you’d be wise to order up a half-size. I had to cram my feet in these shoes just to get my entire foot on the footbed.
All in all, these clogs are a cute addition to any summer wardrobe. They will just as easily dress up a casual jumper as balance out a sexy maxi dress. Just be sure you get them in a size that fits!
GIVEAWAY: Win a Pair of Cape Clogs
And now, dear readers, I have a special treat for you! Cape Clogs wants to help you celebrate Midsummer with a fabulous giveaway. Win your very own pair of clogs, of your choice!
How to enter the giveaway:
- Visit www.capeclogs.com and find the style you want to win. (Pick any pair except for the Chanel and Cougar / VASA BOOTS)
- Return to this post and leave a comment about the pair you want to wear all summer long. Make sure you include your email address so you can be contacted if you win!
- Earn extra giveaway entries! Share this post on social media. Leave a comment on this post each time to help me keep count. (maximum 1 extra entry per day) To share, click one of the social media share buttons on this post, or click to Tweet:
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Giveaway ends June 30 at 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments, and notified via email.
**UPDATE 7/1/15: We have a winner! Comment #20 was chosen at random, and that means JANETFAYE you’ve won this Cape Clogs giveaway! I’ll email you shortly to coordinate getting your Wooly Midnight Clogs to you. Thanks to everyone who participated!