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From: linda murtaugh <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] Clogs - HI Cities
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 23:42:07 -0700
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Neat!! I had pictured clogs as being the Dutch variety - alltogether
wooden, not leather upper. I've had wooden clogs with leather uppers
(fashion statement sort of thing) -
On Aug 13, 2005, at 10:03 AM, Geo. wrote:
> I feel as old as Methuselah sometimes, Sue. <lol>
> Clogs are seemingly still popular for clog-dancing competitions. This
> http://www.morrismen.saddleworth.org.uk/clog.html says that clogs are
> still worn as safety shoes in some industries. It also has photos of a
> pair of dancing clogs, one of which shows the soles with the iron
> caulkers. As I said earlier, those I wore were of the ankle-boot type.
> My sisters wore clogs similar to those in the photo but without the
> bells. The toes were more rounded as well.
> Linda - George must be as old as Methuselah .. :-))))) .........
> I've lived
> a very long time on this planet & I've never seen clogs being worn
> in my
> lifetime ... I honestly thought they were a "thing of the past" ...
> obviously wrong, eh ... ;-) .....
> Very interesting, George. Were clogs the footwear of choice for
> - Or were there other choices?
> I don't recall anyone here wearing clogs ("back then") - I had
> when I was young - oxfords and "mary janes" - and I always had to
> "taps" on the heels because I wore them down unevenly - but the taps
> only covered a small space on the edge of the heel -
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