Clogs Are a Fall Must-Have

Plus, you can wear them year-round.

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Welcome to the world of trendy fall footwear: a land free of heels and chock-full of comfortable, wearable staples you can rely on for months. The most comfortable of these are clogs, the retro-inspired, often backless silhouette known for chunky details that will leave you blister-free around the ankles. This season, the best clogs are the ones you can wear daily—and they're surprisingly trendy, too. 

"Clogs are effortless and for everyone," says stylist Forza Mike on why she thinks the style is trending now. "Dressy, sporty, or waterproof—whether you crave an attention-seeking shoe or choose to play it safe—there is a clog for you, and I can assure you, it's comfortable." A factor that's key when considering the rise of the clog. While platform heels have been popular in the past, the fashion set has shifted gears in recent seasons. The height has stayed, but the discomfort has been eliminated. In Mike's mind, clogs are the "perfect lazy fashion IT girl shoe." That is to say, they require little effort to look chic."

For one, they showed up on the runways of top brands like Chloé for the Fall/Winter 2023 season. They were made from smooth leather without the typical large buckles or studs at the sides. The studs were back at Etro, but this time, the clogs featured a pointier toe and lateral cutouts along the top to show off your socks. They also popped up at Loewe, who showed neon orange-hued versions with a pillowy, cloud-like silhouette. 


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Off the runway, celebrities like Sara Jessica Parker and Kendall Jenner have opted for the viral Birkenstock Bostons. This suede iteration has been difficult for the brand to keep in stock. The one-time favorite of chefs everywhere, Bostons have become an unlikely favorite of fashion's trendiest insiders. Ahead, we rounded up the best clogs for you to shop right now. Slip into a pair of your favorites and never (ever) take them off. 

Meet The Expert

Forza Mike
Forza Mike

Forza Mike, otherwise known as Mike, is a New York-based fashion stylist and image consultant. She specializes in celebrity, editorial, and advertising. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue Mexico, and Rolling Stone.

Fashion E-Commerce Editor

Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.