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“I hate the whole concept of the clog!” Christian Louboutin unapologetically declared to the New Yorker in 2011. The shoe icon went on to compare the comfortable shoe to an equally comfortable relationship. "'Comfy’—that’s one of the worst words!" And hey, we get it: Clogs have earned the reputation of being a nurse's go-to shoe or something your wild aunt Judy wears to the family reunion. But for the Spring season, designers like Hermes and Louis Vuitton showcased different styles and gave them new life. Brands like Dior and Chanel have evergreen styles of the shoe because they believe in them so much. Today, this modest shoe is a wardrobe essential. Style with a loose-fitting pant, sundress, or denim cutoffs - no matter how you wear, the effect will always feel effortless. And just like that, clogs have clomped their way back into our hearts. Snag yourself a cute pair from the 10 below.
The bandana print of our dreams! This two-tone, mixed print style from Villa Rouge will always put you in a good mood.
Pro top: This woven style from Everlane runs a bit small so be sure to grab a half size up.
If you want color, but not too much, in your footwear, this olive green pair is the ideal pick. It has a soft and gentle look that complements the wood, so it looks less clunky than your traditional black or brown option.
Your gardening dreams come true! Take a cue from our Fashion Editor, Sara Holzman, and wear this pair with a lightweight jumpsuit to offset the heavy rubber makeup of the shoe.
Looking for some extra height? Try this white platform pair from Lucky Brand and show some serious leg.
These classically styled clogs will keep you comfortable and stylish from day to night.
These vintage-inspired clogs kick up the chicness level up a few notches.
These creme shearling clogs are a pure dream. They're sure to keep your feet warm while making you feel like you're walking on clouds.
Try this flat style in grapefruit from Brother Vellies for a fun, western take,
For the clog newbie, go with this quintessential Swedish staple. The black will prove to be the wardrobe workhorse you didn't even know you needed.
A worthy addition to your shoe arsenal, this jeweled style will stand the test of time. Slide into them with a midi skirt or a side-slit jean.