When you think about clogs, most of you would say…Scandinavia! and you are absolutely right. However, few people know that wooden clogs were also used in most European countries by both men and women. Each country had their own designs and materials but basically, they were made of wood and worn by peasants. In Galicia, clogs are called Zocos and were widely used in the countryside until the arrival of more modern footwear like rain/rubber boots. Through the years, design has evolved into more sophisticated styles and materials. A good example is Elena Ferro, an artisan clog maker in Merza, Pontevedra, who is shaking up the concept of clogs by creating fun and fashionable styles.
Want to try some of her clogs? I’m sure you will find your own style here: http://elenaferro.com/es/content/16-galerias