The traditional Swedish clog is a hard-wearing and long-lasting work shoe. We pride ourselves on retaining this level of quality and durability in our clogs today. Look after your clogs and they'll look after you. Here's how:
Our wooden bases are made using Alder and Birch wood so, just as each tree is unique, so is each pair of clogs. Shades of wood will vary and natural grains will differ from pair to pair.
Although the wood is strong, it needs to be treated with care:
Avoid wearing on very wet days as this may weaken the structure of the base over time. Be careful not to drop or knock your clogs on hard surfaces as they can chip. Feeding the wood with olive oil is a wonderful, natural trick that helps to nourish the wood and add extra protection. If your wooden sole does get marked or chipped, you can gently sand the wood with a fine sandpaper. Bigger chips can be simply glued back into place with a wood glue.
Leather is a natural material whose appearance will evolve with time and wear.
Our leather is dyed using environmentally friendly methods, most of the collection is dyed using natural vegetable dyes. Natural leather styles are made with untreated leather. These Natural leather styles will darken over time to a sun-kissed complexion. Rubbing a little olive oil evenly into the leather will instantly change the colour to a darker shade and add further protection against dirt and water. This method is not appropriate for metallic leathers, nubuck or suede.
For metallic, nubuck and suede styles there are many products such as leather balsams and sprays that will add further protection. We encourage you to get advice before you buy. Make sure to always do a test patch first as some products can alter the appearance of the leather.
Exposure to very wet weather stretches the leather over time, so avoid showers when possible! Most marks can be removed with a damp cloth.