Sven Clogs Review and Giveaway!

If you read about my clog obsession here, then it should come as no surprise that I felt like I won the lottery when the good people at Sven contacted me. They sent me two pairs of fabulous clogs of my choice and offered to give away a free pair to one lucky Queso Suizo reader!

Disclosure: I did not receive any monetary compensation for writing the following review, nor did I agree to write a review after receiving these clogs through the courtesy of Sven. These thoughts are 100% my own, and I am happy to endorse this Made in USA company! The giveaway is sponsored by Sven Clogs. 

First, let me say that I think clogs are such versatile footwear. You can dress them up or down, and paired with tights, you can even wear them in winter (OK, San Diego winter). But, I think they are the most fun to wear with shorts and skirts during summertime.

Thrifted top, American Apparel chambray shorts, and Sven clogs style 1823 in yellow smooth leather with brown base
Thrifted top, American Apparel skirt, and Sven clogs style 111-83 in Honey Nu Buc with double-dipped base
Now, on to the pros and cons...

Pros:
*Most clog styles are completely customizable. You can choose between a natural, brown, or black base. Upon inquiring about another style, I also discovered that you can get an even darker brown base by requesting a "double-dipped" base. You can also choose between patent leather, Nu Buc, smooth leather, metallic leather, or suede, all in a variety of colors. Want a two-tone look? Just call the company after you place your order to explain the details of what you'd like.
*Choose your style based on three different heel heights.
*The Nu Buc is so smooth and comfy, I didn't need to break in the honey-colored pair. 
*Super comfy soles, as well. I walked nearly a mile in the high heel clogs (Mary Jane Peep Toe style 111-83) to a local library and back.

Cons: 
*Too many choices! ;)
*The smooth leather is pretty stiff and the inside is pretty rough. I will definitely have to break in the yellow pair.
*Style 1823 (the small weave sandal) has a couple of rivets where the front part of the ankle strap attaches to the back part that protrude just enough to make it uncomfortable. If you look closely in the first picture collage of this post, you'll see that I added some cushy strips to cover the rivets.
*For those with thinner ankles, you'll find that you have to buckle the strap on the tightest setting, which leaves lots of extra ankle strap flapping around. Luckily, you can remedy this by discussing your ankle measurements with a Sven representative after placing your order.
*Pricey (women's low heel styles start at $170 retail), but then again, it's worth it when you think about how your purchase is supporting American jobs!

FYI:
*Sven makes their clogs with two kinds of bases, an Austrian one and a Swedish one. Both pairs I got use the Austrian base. Don't overlook the Swedish base, called the Brittany on the Sven site. If I were to do it all over again, I would go for the small weave sandal in the Swedish base rather than the Austrian base.
*Sven will be having a sale on Fab.com starting June 24 for 3 days only. Don't miss out! The small weave sandal will be available!
*Update: If you like that small weave sandal, but don't want the particular ankle strap shown, call Sven and discuss swapping out for a different strap.

Now, onto the giveaway. Good luck!

This giveaway is sponsored by Sven. The prize is one pair of clogs, your choice, except for the boot styles. You may choose between women's, men's, and children's styles. Open to U.S. as well as international residents.

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51 comments

  1. I love Sven Style # 141-83!! I would get a natural base with smooth leather finish in camel. It would work for summer and be THE perfect shoe for a Chicago city fall! (plus, I need new shoes since my feet are a 1/2 size bigger now after baby...???) :)
    Love your blog Mandy! I never comment, but I always read it! :)

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    1. 1/2 size bigger, what??? That happened to my mom! Thanks for reading, Jenn! By the way, I am eyeing a similar style (#4183). It's the diamond strap, but open toe. I am thinking I'll save up for a pair in black base, bronze or pewter toe, and black nu buc T strap and ankle strap!!

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    2. Do the Sven clogs get funky due to not wearing socks with them? I really want to get the #119-83 peep toe clog, rust nu buc with double dipped base.

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    3. Hi, Tabitha, if you are reading this, I am so sorry I missed this comment and never replied. They do NOT get funky. The wood absorbs sweat and stink!

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  2. The cleopatra sandal high clog is very cute. Love that mustard color too!

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    1. I had not noticed this style. Agreed, very cute! Did you notice the cleopatra weave? Also a beauty!

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  3. Small Weave Kiwi Color is cute too. I love that you're still blogging :)

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    1. I love that you love that I am still blogging ;)

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  4. Your shoes are so cute. You look great. No one could guess that you had a baby just six months ago.

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  5. i like this http://www.svensclogs.com/womens-clogs/low-heel-clog/2-buckle-sandal-low-heel-189.html

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  6. I especially like your brown pair, but my style of choice would be #5083 in taupe or camel with a brown base.

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    1. G - I had not seen that style. Love them! taupe is a great color!

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  7. http://www.svensclogs.com/womens-clogs/high-heel-clogs/bronze-cleopatra-weave-3-clog-new-sven-style-124-83.html

    after looking again, i love these clogs! perfect for summer. (and after the day i've had with the baby, i need a pair of fun shoes!!! hehe)

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    1. OMG! Beautiful! Did you see this style in snakeskin? So fashion-forward...

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  8. i love the diamond 3 strap clog in red. http://www.svensclogs.com/womens-clogs/medium-heel-clogs/diamond-3-strap-clog-2-3-4-medium-heel-non-bendable-style-6123.html

    fun color and with a 2 year old, i'm into a slip on style!

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    1. Slip-on style is a good call! ;)

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  9. ps...for the tweet, I RT'ed your tweet, (@steadyhappy)...just wanted to clarify! ;) thanks!

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  10. I love the peep toe 111-83, not sure about the color - I love them all.

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  11. Open Toe with ankle strap (med. heel): I would get these in Navy, Fawn, Dark Olive and Stone Suede with a natural base. This way I could have a pair for every outfit, rather than wearing my black ones everyday like I am currently doing.

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    1. Haha! I got the honey color because they are so neutral, but now I am thinking I need a black pair!

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  12. I am a clog lover, as well. FYI - you are so cute!!!

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    1. Thanks, Wesley! I have been a clog lover for a long time, but have owned very few. Now after getting these Sven clogs, I fear a collection is about to begin! ;)

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  13. I'm completely obsessed with Sven clogs. Their clogs with the austrian base are the only clogs that fit my narrow skinny feet!

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    1. I am saving up for my next pair! have you tried the swedish base? Is it too wide for you?

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  14. I've visited the Sven site to buy a pair but there so many to choose from that I always go away to think about it some more. I remember seeing the diamond strap clog done in two tones of blue, which looked great. Great tip about the double dip base.

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    1. I totally understand. I saw two tones of blue on that sandal as well, on their facebook page. It looks great!

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  15. I covet the open-toe t-straps in pewter metallic... So pretty!

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  16. The Pineapple - Side Slit Clog would be perfect with shorts and jeans, and even a pretty floral sundress.

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  17. Hi i would go for a kiltie with braid 112-63 on a low natural bendable base and metallic silver leather. Thanks, Radmila, rada76@Mail.ru

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  18. How adorable are you in the clogs! OMG! Love a great made in USA company too...I am not much a clog wearer but MAN you are rocking them to perfection!!!

    PS..have you ever tried the Rockstar Skinny white jeans by Old Navy? They are cheapie but fit REALLY great..I have a pair as well as an expensive pair and rotate them in and out...just a thought since you said you were having a tough time finding a pair!
    Happy weekend.
    C

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    1. Thanks, Carly! Old Navy, huh? I'm intrigued ;)

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  19. Knot Bow Clogs in Gold metallics 130-83 are awesome! I'd wear them with all white outifts and light jeans...

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    1. Yes! I love those in the mushroom color too!

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  20. I grew up wearing an old pair of clogs that my friend's sister had outgrown, they were my go-to for YEARS! These are gorgeous shoes, I would love a pair of the 3 1/4" Front Seam clogs, size 36, natural base, and red nu buc leather. So pretty!!!

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  21. I'll be tweeting about this contest in just a second - so great!

    I love, love, love the Cleopatra Sandal Clog. I could totally get away with wearing the pair at work and they'd be perfect for the weekend.

    xoxo, Cath

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    1. thanks for tweeting! Yes, I love that you can dress the Cleopatra for work or play!

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  22. WHAAAT? Girl, those are cuuute!
    I love, love love the Mary Jane 3" - I'd probably get it in metallic leather (hard to pick: bronze? pewter?) or maybe purple suede! Gorg!

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    1. I can totally see you wearing the MJs in purple suede!!

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  23. I like these with a pair of skinny jeans!

    http://www.svensclogs.com/clog-boots-slippers/new-11-clog-boot-shearling-leather-with-double-straps-medium-austrian-base-style-9223-11.html

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    1. The boot styles are awesome, huh?

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  24. can't believe i missed this!!!! your cute looks sold me on clogs i think!

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    1. I'm sad you missed out! Glad I made a convert out of you ;)

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  25. Firstly, congratulations on getting these clogs. The color and the design are fabulous. I liked that part of the post which spoke about customization of clogs. Undoubtedly there is a lot of confusion as to which clogs one ought to choose. Should it have Austrian or Swedish bases as both of them are equally popular. I personally prefer keeping a pair of Swedish wooden clogs myself for outings and other purposes.

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