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Daemon
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Clogs

Clogs are shoes or sandals that are made entirely of wood or have wooden soles and leather uppers. They are associated with the Netherlands and Sweden, where they are considered part of the national dress. In England, clogs were traditionally made of alder and were commonly worn by all classes throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. The Lancashire cotton mill workers habitually wore clogs to avoid slipping on the wet floors in the cotton mills. How are clogs used in some styles of dance? More...
rogermue
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Rohini P Sharmaa
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'Khadau' is the name given to slippers/footwear made out of wood in India. The art of making them has over the years reached new dimensions. Even today Khadaus are wore by temple priests or people who visit temples, as any other form of footwear is considered as 'impure' in religious places. Khadaus have great significance for ones health as it aids kinds of acupressure. I suppose all sorts of wooden footwear will have some benefits.
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rogermue
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Hi Sastrecillo, doesn't the link work?
striker
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must be cold in the winter
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must be cold in the winter
ChristopherJohnson
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I would wear such shoes in wet and muddy weather.
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These are my dancing clogs (Lancashire-style clogs). Sorry for the size of the picture - I couldn't persuade Flickr to let me have
any of the smaller versions.

They are very comfortable, and very warm - much better than most boots in the winter.



This is probably the most famous clog-morris team still dancing (the black faces are
because the members used to all be coal-miners). (Click here for a demo.)




It's also still popular in the north-east too.

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
rogermue
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What dialect do they speak in this video? It seems to be a new
language to me.
NeuroticHellFem
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rogermue wrote:

I honestly wasn't expecting the dancers to get up on their toes in clogs, but they did it!

This article was more interesting than I thought it would be. We've all become so used to rubber & plastic, but wooden clogs are certainly practical. I loved the gallery.



Albarca from Spain
Are these supposed to stop the wearer from tripping over like a three-legged stool?



Paduka from India
If I'd seen this discarded by the side of the road, I'd assume it was the door to a small carved cabinet. How beautiful!



Tai-Ping boots from China
These are so beautiful, I want them! At least they're not made for bound feet.



Takunya from Turkey
Is that a mother of pearl inlay? I want them! I want them! I want them!

[EDIT:] I don't know why the pics are so big, sorry!


When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
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The Clog Dance is said to be the fore-runner of the Folk Dance. The Lancashire Clog, [North England] which is a more complicated dance form than that of the levee clog dancers. The clog dancemade some contributions to Tap dance as well. In the 1520's the Italians referred to it as "des sabots". The word "clog" is Gaelic and means "time".



The most difficult of the Irish (British Isles) clogs are the Irish Jigs, Hornpipes and Reels. In some of these the feet can tap the floor more than seventy times in fifteen seconds. In clog dancing, no thought is given to facial, line expressions and the arms are kept motionless. clog contests in the 19th. century would have the judges sit behind
a screen or under the dance floor, judging the sounds rather than the body movements of the dancers. Originally this dance was performed in wooden shoes called clogs, but later would be performed in wooden soled shoes. During the 1760s' clog dancing would find it's way to the Appalacian Mountan Area's thru the immagrant's who migrated there. Thru this diversification of dance cultures mixing, the American Clog dance (aka: Hillbily Tap Dance) would be born becoming a part of many American dance forms.

http://www.streetswing.com/histmain/z3clog1.htm
johnfl
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Does anyone remember around the early sixties when everyone wore go-aheads?
johnfl
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So many diff shoes. it`s a wonder how they stayed on your foot, maybe it`s all in the way you walk. Your gait?(gate)
Stvn
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Link to all kind of clogs. From rubber to Fashion.
http://www.clogs-online.com/garden-clogs.html
Fredric-frank Myers
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I love my clogs. Probably the best alternative for exercising ones feet and should be done about once every other week.....
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