Clog on: why the slip-on shoe is the style of the season

We're clogging on for the new WFH-chic

White Clog Hermès
Clogs, £760, by Hermès. Fashion: Jason Hughes
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As we’re spending more time indoors, it’s no surprise that house shoes, from slippers to sliders, have been given a haute update by a number of brands. Clogs, too, made a classy appearance this spring, clip-clopping across the catwalks at shows by Louis Vuitton (sculpted and rounded), Bally (sleek and studded) and Molly Goddard (green, red and black), but it was Hermès’ take on the chunky, slip-on silhouette, that had real orthopaedic oomph.

Creative director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski set out to prove that shuffling around at home can still be chic, teaming every Hermès runway look with a pair of organically hued beechwood clogs.

Clog Wallpaper* March issue cover

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Featuring an ‘H’ on the calfskin upper, and palladium-finish metal stud details, the clogs looked dreamy whether paired with caramel-toned leather shorts, impeccably white relaxed tailoring or foulard silk shirts. The French luxury maison’s focus on comfort aligns with our desire for sensory pleasure and domestically suited feelgood fashion; high heels are being usurped by footwear that’s versatile enough for both Zoom meetings and moments of relaxation. We've taken such comfort in the clog, in terms of fashion trends of 2021, that it even features on the newsstand cover of the March 2021 issue of Wallpaper* (W*263), our seasonal Style issue.

So, just as yoga, meditation and a cold shower are conducive to stay-at-home serenity, think of investing in a pair of Hermès’ clogs as a spot of self-care for the sole.

Clog Hermès

Hermès S/S 2021

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 A version of this article originally appeared in the March 2021 issue of Wallpaper* (W*263)