Sandgrens Clogs has been making the best handmade mules, Swedish clogs for women, wood clogs, wood shoes and clog boots since 1846.
I received the Rio Grande Low Heel in Black for the purpose of this review. RV $99
I love the authenticity of these clogs. You can absolutely tell that they are handmade the traditional way. The leather is high quality and shows the staples that attaches it to the shoe. If you are not familiar with Swedish Clogs you may not like that look, but it is how they make them. The wood is carved just right for comfort and ease of use! There is nothing worse than wearing show that feels slick on the bottom, these have a lot of grip as you can see in the picture above.
Before working from home again, I stood all day long in a salon and had to choose fashionable flat shoes over heels for the simple fact that I needed to make it through the day. The heel on this Rio Grande is just right for me, the higher the heel the less the amount of time I can stand to wear them. This heel height is perfect for all day wear with dresses, jeans, shorts or skirts! For those who can rock a heel no matter where or for how long, The Rio Grande does come in a higher heel also.
Aside from the heel, the clog itself is comfortable. The Alder Wood base is actually a lot softer than you would think. I thought it might be hard on the feet, well you know , standing on wood. That is not the case, they feel almost cushion like in my opinion. The leather straps are set just right so that my pinky toe is not being rubbed against constantly. That is a huge plus! A lot of my shoes this style just sit in my closet because they literally cut off circulation to my pinky toe, not because they are not wide enough, but because the strap is in an odd place.
Sandgrens’ Rio Grande mules come on a low-heel Swedish Alder wood base with world famous Horween Nubuc leather. The leather is fastened with staples, providing a cute and classic look.
The Rio Grande clogs come in five colors: black, denim, rust, stone and yellow
Heel height: 1.75”
Sizes are listed in EU so make sure you use their Size Chart before ordering. Not all of their shoes and boots run true to size. I had originally ordered the equivalent to a 6 and had to exchange for a 7. The exchange was effortless and I had no issues at all.
The craftsmanship and style is something that I have not seen in a shoe/clog. There is a huge selection of clogs from classic to comfort and even boots! Sandgrens has a collection of men’s clogs also. For more information and to shop their online store please visit the Sandgrens website.