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...
*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.
*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!
*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.