Clogs Are the So-Bad-They’re-Good Shoes You Need This Summer

Clogs are hilarious shoes. There has never once been, in the history of ever, a clog that was sleek. A clog that was polished. A clog that was, by all conventional standards of dress, really damn cool. But in today’s fashion, being uncool is cooler than being actually cool. And with that ideal comes the clog (or a mule, or a close-toed sandal—all siblings). They’re functional, they’re comfortable—they’re everything fashion used to tell us a shoe shouldn’t be. We say: Fashion rules be damned. Clogs are the chunky dad shoe of summer. Stock up now.

BIRKENSTOCK

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Boston

Because you can’t beat a classic.

$130, zappos.com

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TOPMAN

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Roli Mules

The chunkiness of a Birkenstock is a staple, but these are a little narrower, if that’s what you need in a shoe.

$60, topman.com

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TEVA

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Ember Moc

These barley count as clogs (the back portion folds down underfoot, if desired) but it doesn’t matter. Have you worn them to the grocery store on a Saturday morning yet? It will change you.

$75 teva.com

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DR. MARTENS

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Jorge

Clogs are defined by the same thing this Doc is: kind of a shoe, kind of a sandal. All kinds of good.

$100, drmartens.com

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CAMPER

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EDO Close-Toed Sandal

Now you know: Shoes can be both offensively purple and envy-inducingly stylish at the same time.

$170, urbanoutfitters.com

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MALIBU + MISSONI

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Colony Woven Dégradé Nylon-Webbing Sandals

For when open-toed sandals are just too damn much.

$175, mrporter.com

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CAMINANDO

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Native Buckle Sandal 

For when you want your clog to really be a slipper.

$180, kith.com

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FEIT

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Hand-Sewn Mule

For those who can’t fathom a true clog being stylish, Feit’s mule version is a little more digestible.

$400 feitdirect.com

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GUCCI

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Horsebit Sandals

They’re like high-fashion Crocs. Who could’ve dreamt such a thing?

$695, mrporter.com

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DRIES VAN NOTEN

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Embroidered Velvet Sandals

Velvet Dries Van Noten slip-ons. It cannot possibly get any better.

$820, mrporter.com

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