I received my first pair of clogs back in July 2012 when Sandgrens use to be called Ugglebo. You can read all about my Bali Clogs and see the summertime style I chose.
For this review, I wanted to go with something different, something out of the norm for me. So I choose the Rome style in this rich deep red color called cognac. I really liked the darker stain on the heal instead of the natural color look that they have on some of their clogs. When I received the clogs, I fell in love with the color. This is definitely not a color I would normally buy for myself, I usually go for neutral colors, but I am so glad I decided to go bold. They can be dressed up or down and still look great.
The Rome style of clogs features a medium-heel Swedish Alder wood base, vegetable leather, and the leather is fastened with brass nail heads. The heel height is just right for me. I never wear heals, and this is not too high that it makes me stumble. Because they use only 100% leather, it is very stiff, making it hard to conform to your foot. The sizes do run small so I would suggest to order up a size for comfortability. I do like the deep grooves on the bottom of the clog. You don’t really think about the bottom of your shoes, but I do hate when your shoes are smooth and slippery making it difficult walking around until broken in. These clogs, like my first pair, are very well made and look great!