A few months ago Ugglebo Clogs contacted me and asked whether I’d be interested in “testdriving” a pair of their famous clogs. I was a little hesitant to agree at first because clogs aren’t exactly in my scheme of prey when shopping for shoes. But I went to their website anyway, took a look at their products and instantly fell in love with the Seattle Mid Shearling Boot. A few days later a big package from Sweden arrived on my doorstep.
Ugglebo Clogs Seattle Mid Shearling Boots
Ugglebo Clogs is a Swedish Clog company that focuses on providing traditional clogs, high-fashion clogs and clog boots. They started creating clogs during the 1960′s and 70′s and the company was officially founded in 1965 by Sven Carlsson.
Ugglebo focuses on the legacy of the Swedish clog making industry while incorporating a contemporary approach to its collections. Each clog is still crafted by hand, using the time-honored techniques and luxurious materials. Ugglebo Clogs aims to craft their footwear using the finest leathers, wooden bases, and metal hardware available.
My Ugglebo Clogs
Sorry for the bad lighting, guys. These photos were shot on a very gloomy day about 20 minutes before nightfall set in, so the light was pretty crappy in the first place and almost gone already in the second, but I hope you still get a good grasp of how the Ugglebo boots look in real life.
When I first put them on it was like a sensory contradiction. The shearling lining was warm, soft and cozy, it felt like slipping into a cloud, while the wooden platform made the boot feel very heavy and stiff at the same time.
Walking in clogs as I learned from my experience takes some time and effort because the sole doesn’t bend which feels awkward at first and makes climbing stairs a bit dangerous, but it’s nothing too serious and surely no unsolvable quest. I quickly adjusted after wearing my boots for a few quick errands.
Unfortunately due to the mild winter we’re experiencing here I couldn’t fully test them under extreme cold weather conditions yet. There was no walking or playing in the snow and no freezing temperatures though I’m very positive the shearling lining would keep my feet toasty warm and me pleasantly happy when we’re being hit by a blizzard the next time.
I love my Uggleboo shearling clog boots! I never thought I’d like or wear them as much as I do. Sure they’re a bit tricky to combine with and probably only suitable for the colder seasons due to the shearling lining, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be having these boots for a long time and they’ll be lifesavers during the next cold winter.
Oooh, and did I mention the “Seattle” boots ($289) come in a non-shearling version as well? I also like the casual coolness of the studded “Philly” ankle boot clogs ($259). Visit Ugglebo Clogs and see if anything tickles your fancy!
- Superb quality & manufacturing. These are handmade shoes, people!
- Very warm and super comfy boots.
- Everyone commented on the cuteness of these boots whenever I had them on.
- Price! Might only be a worthwhile investment for die-hard clog fans.
- Heaviness of the boots! It’s in the nature of real wood clogs to be rigid and heavy though, so don’t buy if you’re looking for lightweight boots!
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(The boots have been provided to me for review)