Sandgrens is known throughout the world for comfort, style and quality. This company was founded in the late 1800’s as a leather tannery in Sweden. Then moving to producing clogs in 1965. It wasn’t until the 1970’s that the clog-craze had hit America. By then, American youth had an insatiable demand for those “fun wooden shoes.” At their peak, Sandgrens were making 1,000,000 pairs of clogs per year, by far the largest clog brand and clog maker in the world. Through the economic downfall and wooden clogs losing it’s fashion appeal, Sandgrens continued working and making their clogs. Today they might not be the biggest clog manufacturer, but they still offer the highest quality clogs one can buy.
When I received the Sandgrens, Manhattan Clog Boots, my eyes light up like it was Christmas morning. I have always been a fan of companies that have such deep roots, like Sandgrens. Building their company up and admitting that they might not be number one in the world as they once were, but they still have the best quality product. The attention to detail on these clogs is something that you may not ever see again in your lifetime. They are the Oscar de la Renta of Clogs and the Stuart Weitzman’s of design. The quality is absolutely unmatched of any pair of boot clogs, I have ever owned, and I have owned many.
When it comes to comfort the Manhattan Clog Boots are a dream. One thing that you do need to understand when purchasing your first pair of Sandgrens clogs or boots, is that the clogs fit a bit differently than the boots. Sandgrens clogs are all handcrafted, so when picking your perfect size, you have to take in account a couple of things, like the style of the shoe you are purchasing. Since you have these variables, Sandgrens has come up with their own sizing chart. I wear a 7.5 and received a received a size 39. These fit perfectly! If you’re still not sure after looking at their size chart, they do offer their customer service to help you find the right fit.
These clog boots come with an inside zipper and a v-cut design, featuring an adjustable strap and a sleek silver buckle. Sandgrens’ Manhattan clog boots come with a chestnut-stained base made of European lime wood. They showcase soft nubuck leather in the classic Dexter Tan color. I adore Sandgrens deep roots in history and their timeless look of their clogs, but most of all the workmanship and quality is so unmatched. The best part about all of their products is that you’re not going to find price tags that are so outrageous you can’t afford them. This pair of Manhattan Cog Boots are $279.00, which is not a bad price at all. I can say I can see these boots lasting for years! I have worn them since receiving them a couple of weeks ago and I have seen to wear on the sole of the clog or any place else.