It is now possible to buy a variety of women’s clogs online thanks to our huge selection of natural rubber waterproof footwear here at Wellies Online. Clogs today add another element to your sophisticated wardrobe. Originally, clogs were not made from rubber, nor were they merely an addition to someone’s wardrobe. They were the essential footwear for many in the Netherlands, where clogs were born. While you can buy a variety of different clogs from Wellies Online today, here is the history behind them.
The History of Clogs
It has been hard to trace the history of clogs because the Dutch would often throw their wooden clogs into the fire when they were worn out. The oldest clogs date back to the early thirteenth century. The first clogs were constructed from alder wood and were worn by farmers because they were easy to put on and take off and they were also easy to clean. During the Industrial Age in Europe, factory workers wore clogs because the wood protected the feet from sharp or falling objects.
Wooden clogs were made from fresh wood; poplar, willow, and alder have been the most popular choices. Farmers in small villages in the Netherlands still wear clogs to this day. Wooden versions of this popular footwear are still made and worn across Europe. However, they are not worn in factories anymore. The European Union made wearing clogs illegal in the workplace beginning in 1995. Still, nearly six million pairs of wooden clogs are sold in the Netherlands each year.
Modern day clogs are not much different than the originals although women’s clogs these days come in a variety of different materials. Rubber and even plastic are common today as clogs have become more of a fashion statement than footwear built on necessity. To include them in your wardrobe, you can buy clogs conveniently from home at Wellies Online.
We are Australia’s leader in waterproof footwear and have been for nearly a decade. With our distribution warehouse in Melbourne, we deliver across the country and offer Australians a variety of footwear options. The Oliver Rose black clog, for example, is one of those options. Like all of our waterproof footwear, Oliver Rose clogs are made from natural rubber. They are 100 percent waterproof and offer an internal stabiliser to provide strong foot support. The lining is made of Neoprene, which absorbs sweat to keep feet dry. The outsole is also constructed of rubber and provides resistance on wet surfaces, so you do not slip.
At Wellies Online, we offer you the leading brands including Pipduck, Bogs, Thomas Cook, and Otway to name just a few. Not only will you find the best in clogs and gumboots, but you can also choose from quality rainwear and other accessories. We also guarantee that you will find the best prices on all of our brand name products. To find the best in rubber clogs online, please visit us at www.wellies.com.au today.