The Return of the 70’s-inspired Clog



Swedish Clogs by MIA Shoes


I love me a good clog for two reasons: my mother was a hippie and always sported a pair with sexy cut-off shorts or funky bell bottoms, making me fall in love with their easy, breezy style. What’s more, I’m of Scandinavian decent (on my mother’s side,) where clogs aren’t just fashionable; wearing them is a way of life. So, I guess you could say my love of clogs is “in the jeans,” but they go with way more than just that…

Just ask the stylish crew over at “MIA Shoes.” The company is nailing the trend (yet again,) by bringing back its original 70’s-inspired Swedish Clog that originally made them famous. The beautifully crafted, Italian leather shoe (made of alder-wood to accommodate the foot for a great fit) is cool, comfortable and classy. They come in a variety of different colors and styles, perfect for any fashionista’s wardrobe.

Expressing the clog trend for “Shireen’s Favorite Things” was fun and funky with fashions and accessories from one of my favorite on-line stores, “Haute Glam Boutique.” Showcasing the versatility of the shoes was simple by pairing them with a variety of looks: a feminine sundress, funky wide-legged leopard pants and two eye-popping rompers. For me, it was all about channeling those hot outfits my mom wore so effortlessly all those years ago.

The SurfComber on South Beach was the perfect backdrop for “The Return of the 70’s-inspired Clog,” with its fabulous lobby, which is this great mix of art and furniture; evoking a hippie-slash-bohemian vibe. The clog trend isn’t just stylish, it’s so darn comfy you’ll never want to take them off and that’s why they’re one of my favorite things.


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I love sporting the clog trend on the weekend when I’m just lounging around or when I’m out to lunch/brunch, but still keeping things fashionable. Also, over the last three weeks I’ve been hobbling around on crutches after knee surgery and the Swedish Clog has been my go-to shoe! Clogs and crutches? Bring it on, baby!

The flat sound of my wooden clogs on the cobblestones, deep, hollow, and powerful, is the note I seek in my painting.John Paul Gauguin
Editor: Matthew Auerbach
Photographer: James Woodley
Producer: Shireen Sandoval
On-site Producer: Jessie Rosario
Stylist: Jackie Kay Mua/Hair: Odett Hernandez
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