A New Pair of Shoes
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+ Comments A New Pair of Shoes - 2006-01-17 09:00:00
Traditionally a work shoe worn in the Industrial Revolution, Dutch clogs (Klompen) are cheap and durable, made from alder, birch, sycamore, willow or beech. Although clogs and wooden soled shoes have had brief moments in fashion (e.g. the 16th century when ruffeled clothes also seemed like a good idea...) they were the traditional footwear of the poor and those who wore them for protection in factories, mines and farms.