While the vast majority of footwear is manufactured overseas, a skilled shoemakers continue to craft stylish looks here in the States.
Los Angeles, in particular, has become a haven for artisans, such as longtime designer Calleen Cordero and newer brands including Zuzii and Bryr Studio, which specialize in the classic clog, though with definitive style twists.
Below are several made-in-America clogs that explore current trends such as menswear influences, the ever-popular mule and unexpected metallics. And all of them are available to buy now.
1. Bryr Studio Sofie Bootie
Bryr Studio has put a menswear spin on the classic wooden clog look with this kiltie-embellished laceup style.
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2. Zuzii Slide Clog
Zuzii offers made-to-order sandals utilizing wood bottoms carved by artisans in Europe and fine Italian leathers. This pastel mauve suede slide is sure to be a hit this season.
3. Salpy Greta Mule
Handcrafted in Southern California, Salpy’s Greta style features a carved wood heel and comes with a range of luxurious uppers, including this camel-colored calf hair.
4. Sbicca Logan clog
As a nearly 100-year-old company, California-based Sbicca has a long history of crafting boho-chic footwear such as this chunky sandal style.
5. Sven Strappy Sandal
Based in Minnesota, the Sven brand is a master at winter clog boots but also has a wide selection of sandals. Case in point: this unique metallic style with straps that go from thin to wide.
6. Calleen Cordero Kimi Clog
This glittery navy retro slide from L.A.-based designer Calleen Cordero pairs well with flared denim looks.
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