Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Clogs vs. Choos - You be the Judge

I swear Lydia is going to be the end of me. I am ALL about her new 'do, her purchase of yoga pants for the purpose of doing yoga and her Wii Fit activities (myself, I just do the Zen balance game by putting our huge Encyclopedia Britannica on the Wii board and walk away. The Wii always puts up this message: "Your weight has changed significantly since your last use. Would you like to continue?" Oh, even yesser I want to continue. I now weigh 42 pound or whatever that book weighs, and I ROCK that game. Wii compliments me on how still I can sit and how well I meditate, and I'm really over at my desk writing this and eating a donut. And that's how you play Wii.) But then this happened:

Lydia: I wore a skirt today!
[CLICK]
[phone rings again]
Lydia: Sorry. I think my phone just died of shock.
Kate: What?! You in a skirt? That's fantastic!
Lydia: Yep! A cute jean skirt from Old Navy (I bought it last week when I was getting new yoga pants for $12!!) -- and Thumbelina was like "Wow Mommy. I looooooove your skirt! I wish I had one just like that but in a much much smaller size." -- and a cute black top, black opaque tights, clogs and I showered and --
Kate: Wait. I'm sorry. What?
Lydia: I showered.
Kate: Gotcha. Right before that part...
Lydia: Clogs? They --
[CLICK]
[phone rings again]
Kate: Now you just killed my phone too.
Lydia: Any. Way. So these cute black clo--
Kate: No, sister. Stop there. Don't say that word to me.
Lydia: What? You mean, clog-
[confused silence]
Lydia: But they were cute.
Kate: No. Impossible.
Lydia: No. They're not like frumpy clogs --
Kate: OK, you must stop. Unless you are either Dutch, or performing in some Heritage Day festival with the wooden ones with the pointy tips, I cannot have a discussion with you about clogs. You might as well smoosh your feet into really thick mud and then let it dry and pretend those are shoes
Lydia: Suck it, fancy. These are special clogs. They're --
Kate: By special, do you mean orthopedic?
Lydia: Well, yes. Actually they are orthopedic.
Kate: They may as well be geriatric. They are orthopedic clogs, Lydia. They have to go.
Lydia: Haha...you'd like them. They're cute. And, HELLO, I wore a skirt.
Kate: OK, you get a pass for this one. ONE. Promise me you won't buy PajamaJeans.
Lydia: No way. They'd go awesome with my CLOGS!
Kate: I have to hang up now. You're hurting me.
Lydia: You know what doesn't hurt? My feet. Cuz I'm wearing clogs.
Kate: Can you stop saying that word?
Lydia: (singing) Cloggitty clog! CLOGTASTIC! Clogriffic! Clooooogggs!
Kate: Seriously? I'm going to write about this and embarrass you.
Lydia: Bring it on, Choo. They're totally going to be on my side.

Kate: OK, we'll let them vote. If you win, I'll sacrifice a pair of shoes. If I win, the clogs go.
Lydia: First of all - which pair of clogs? I have three!
Kate: [sigh] You're not kidding, are you?
Lydia: No! I love them! And I bet I'll win and I'll get to keep my clogs. You know why? One word: PITY.
Kate: Crap. You may be right.



And now, for the Major Motion Picture Event! Grab some popcorn moms...this is epic.






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39 comments:

  1. I'm all for comfort, but clogs? I seriously think they're the worst invention ever! Well for feet anyways. Cook-top stoves are on the top of my worst invention ever list.

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  2. I'm with Lydia, I love my clogs. I have collapsing arches and can't wear heels. :(

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  3. I wouldn't say I am for clogs but heels are one of the prettiest and worst inventions ever. I buy them because they are beautiful, then wear them once and they spend an eternity in my closet with the rest of the painful shoes. I really don't understand the purpose of wearing them everyday. Sorry Kate!

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  4. MMM if I could fit into fancy shoes these days I would ... the only time wore clogs was when I was in junior high, and when I was pregnant with my first and couldn't bend down to put my shoes on or take them off ....

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  5. I have fab pair of furry clogs! I wear them all the time. Those Jimmy Choos scare me.

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  6. I chase after kids and run up and down stairs all day. Heels are just not happening:0) sorry Kate

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  7. no clogs, if you don't want to wear heals but some cute ballet flat's!

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  8. woops that was supposed to say buy...

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  9. I am SO with Lydia on this one. I needed to buy a nice outfit last month to wear to our company Christmas party (dressy casual), and I bought some fancy CLOGS to go. They were super cute!

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  10. Clogs are SO awful and ugly, but I am with Lydia on this one. The fact that she wore a skirt and matching clogs (not sneakers) says super cute. Maybe it's a Colorado thing I have grown accustomed to, along with my yoga pants and sneakers being acceptable for pretty much every single situation(excludes only weddings, funerals and it's even OK at some weddings)....

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  11. CLoooogs! Been wearing them daily since I was a ballet student, and now wear them as an aspiring surgeon med student. 20 years of clog wearing, and I'll never stop!

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  12. Do high heel clogs count? I love them but the flat clogs gotta go- agree ballet flats any day!

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  13. I agree that Clogs rock. Er, almost.

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  14. I have to vote for Lydia. I used to be like Kate and thought heels were the only way to go, until I had my kids AND started having tendon problems in my feet. I still occasionally torture myself with a fancy heel, but for the most part opt for something a bit more comfy. Those clogs Lydia bought ARE real cute! By the way, I looooove your blog girls. It puts a smile on my face everyday and so look forward to reading it every morning. You guys are great.

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  15. I have to go with Lydia. What the ob-gyn doesn't tell you before you get pregnant is that All you tendons and stuff soften with the baby making parts. Then your feet change shape, and the heels have to go. There are cute clogs out there, but I only buy a brand designed for nurses. 3 years ago I bought a darling pair of high heeled pink sandals that I have never worn. Out in the boonies, the name brand shoes you young things discuss are only words.

    Aunt Mary

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  16. yep, one more vote for Lydia. Though I'm not the biggest fan of clogs, I've got to go with comfort over the fashionable-but-torturous.

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  17. I'm a bit late in commenting, but there is NOTHING cute about clogs. Even the name is hideous. If you're not talented enough to wear high heels, go with ballet flats. But don't embarrass our gender wearing those C-ruddy L-ooking O-ld G-eriatric S-hoes!!!

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  18. OMG, this is so funny! I have bad foot problems (thank you, kid 1, 2 and 3 -- oh yeah, and those extra donuts) so live in my white sneakers. Not even cute Keds, because they kill me. Thick soled sneakers. Then I discovered Dansko's -- yes, fancy clogs -- and they are about the closest I can come to nice shoes. So I never wear dresses or skirts. And my girlfriends give me hell for it!! So you rock it, Lydia.

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  19. I have to agree with Kate on this one. The clogs have to go. There is no such thing as a cute or fancy clog. They shouldn't even qualify as footwear. I love my heels & wear them all the time. I'd rather show up at school for lunch with my kids looking overdressed in heels than looking like I just rolled out of bed in sweats & unkempt hair. The word comfortable is just as bad as clogs.

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  20. Clark's, Merrill, Dansko & SOFFT make nice shoes that are comfortable and stylish. I was wearing 4 inch heels 40 years ago. I now have RA and the bones in the balls of feet are falling, not the arches. Clogs don't support you foot properly. A ballet flat with proper support or a loafer works better.

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  21. i just found your blog. i am laughing so hard i am crying. you guys are hilarious!!!

    and i love clogs!

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  22. This is wayyyyyy late... but heels. With Kate. Any day. Higher the better. I am six months pregnant and people were taking bets how long I could last in them. Well 6 months and counting I am still wearing them. Comfort is good, don't get me wrong, but I am more comfortable in a well made pair of heels than a pair of ugly flats any day. Don't even get me started on CROCS...

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  23. i used to be a heels girl, but now? clogs all the way. or wedges, which rock: they are the marriage of clogs AND heels.

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  24. I have to go with clogs also but I wear Birks everyday so I am probably not the best to ask.

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  25. CLOGS! (I can't wear heels since I broke my ankle almost 20 yrs ago!)

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  26. I'm a ballet flat girl, but I did don the clogs while preggo :) I've never been able to wear heals, and I do admit to being slightly envious of those who can wear them.

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  27. Late response but I only recently found this little piece of Mommy heaven called your blog. LOVE IT!!

    Anyway, I'm afraid I'd probably get voted outta here if you saw what I am wearing on my feet right now. Slippers that I got for Christmas last year that are so badly falling apart the seams have ripped halfway around and all the layers of the inside keep falling out so that every time I sit down I have to stuff them back in. The fake fur is no longer a color that can be identified and wait for it ... they are clog style slip ons!!

    I love to look at the pretty shoes and wish I could wear them but even if I hadn't worked in a shoe store and seen what happens to little old lady feet that have been stuffed into heels for too many years and now have nightmares from sights that can't be unseen ... since having two children my feet have doubled in size width wise and they just don't make pretty shoes for fat feet.

    Sigh, I wish.

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  28. Clogs!! I hated Uggs until I tried them on, now I love them, same with clogs, I thought, no way I would ever wear those, but ...LOVE THEM! I still can't wrap my mind around crocs though...hey, instead of someone giving up their beloved shoes, why doesn't the "loser" have to wear the "winning" shoes for a day?

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  29. OMFG. CLOGS!!! Dansko clogs...FTW!!!! I need to go to the chiropractor just THINKING of wearing heels!!!

    (so what if i am getting to this a year and a half after you girls wrote this rant of awesomeness?!)

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  30. Clogs all the way. Danskos are clogtastic!!!

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  31. I love shoes. L-O-V-E them. And then I had baby #1 and carrying his 24 pounds in 4 inch heels is not working. And now I am on pregnancy #2 and unless you are Posh Spice - who the hell rocks stilletos when you look like a beached whale. So I wave to my beauties every morning and put on clarks. Not clogs but certainly not cute. I am with Kate on this one -especially when I finally have toddling toddlers...Back be damned...

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  32. Two words: happy medium. There are so many options between clogs and high heels, it makes the head spin. John Fluevog, Remix, Thierry Rabotin, Gentle Souls, Corso Como, Cordani...or, if you're really into the "comfort shoe" thing, non-clog Danskos, Clarks, Born, Merrell, Sofft, Keen...believe me, you do NOT have to sacrifice comfort for aesthetics or vice versa. "Yes," you might say, "but aren't a lot of those brands expensive?" Sure, if you're paying retail price. Not so much, if you're shopping consignment stores or eBay. Just saying...

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  33. OK, first of all, Christina, in all sisterhood and everything, when it comes to shoes, there is no "happy medium". It's either Fierce or Frump! Now, obviously, the key here is to Fierce up the Frumps, not to frump down the fierce. For instance, I have purchased a pair of clogs but they have the University of Texas logo on them and they are burnt orange to boot. However, since I live in Houston, I can so totally rock the look about 3 months of the year when it's cold enough to do something with your socks other than make puppets out of them in order to annoy and disgust your stepchildren. But on the upside, it's hilarifying (hilarious and horrifying at the same time!). So, Frump or Fierce, the lesson here is to ROCK YOUR LOOK regardless of what it might be. In the meantime, COME ON 5:00 cuz I'm so done with this day and I need a drink!

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  34. No person in the world should wear clogs. It is a slippery slop to crocs and I can 't support that abomination to fashion. I am with Kate's Choos ...if you are going to wear flats, at least make them fashionable and cute (and no, clogs can not be cute)

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  35. Instead of clogs, maybe comfy flats?

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  36. The only times I've worn heels was on special occasions like my high school prom and winter formal and my wedding. And they were not nearly as high as Kate's Jimmy Choos (I couldn't walk in those) and they still made my feet hurt. So I guess I'm on team clogs. Even though Lydia's clogs do look kinda like old lady shoes, and therefore I wouldn't wear them either (since I'm only 24). I do wear slip-on Sketcher sneakers though, and my 45-year-old mother-in-law has the same ones, so who am I to judge? :-)

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