Clogs

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Plain willow-wood clogs, in use every day
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Plain willow-wood clogs, in use every day

A clog is a type of shoe or sandal. Clogs were widely worn by workers as protective clothing in factories, mines and farms.

A form of tap dancing using clogs is called clogging.

Traditional clogs were made out of wood and are associated with Holland where they are seen as a form of national dress. Generally, they are no longer worn in everyday use in Holland but are available in many tourist shops. Wearing clogs is considered healthy for the feet.

Nowadays, the term clogs is used to refer to comfortable slip-on shoes. They are often made out of leather, but some clogs keep the bottom part out of wood. All-rubber clogs are often worn while gardening, because they can be easily hosed off and allowed to air-dry.

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