A clog is a style of footwear featuring a closed toe, open back and a platform sole traditionally fashioned from wood. The soles of clogs are now made from a variety of materials. Clogs are also known as mules, but the difference between clogs and mules is that, while a mule can have any kind of heel (stiletto, kitten, etc.), the heel of a clog is a platform-type heel, and the soles are thick and sturdy. Clogs are associated with the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Sweden as part of the touristic “Holland”/Sweden image, where they are seen as a form of national dress. Because of this, Dutch people are sometimes called cloggies, that is, “clog-wearers”. In Dutch, clogs are known as klompen. I love this DKNYC – Elim Peep Toe Clog ($124) pictured above! It has a modern feel and yet maintains the traditional charm of the clog shoe with the wooden heel and platform. Do you have a favorite pair of clogs you own?