Clog-Blog

CLOGS FOR KIDS. THIS SUMMER CHOOSE LOKI!

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Suecos EU

Play, jump, run.. With Loki Kids everything is possible!

It is specially in this season when the children need a more comfortable and healthy shoes, beside fun and easy to wear. For these reasons and because at Suecos® we are also mums and dads, we have designed our model LOKI Kids or the youngest of the family. 

 

The material is soft with their feet and protect them against shocks, resistant to their daily activity. The advantages of Suecos® on the kids feet. They will love them and won’t take them off in all summer!!

 

The best? LOKI Kids is available in 4 different colors and for the whole family. Discover our range and choose SUECOS® for your summer holidays!

 

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Which clogs are suited best for your profession? – Your Suecos® clogs guide

Posted on April 15, 2015 by Ina Schumann

Suecos® clogs come in 5 different models and various colours. Use this overview to help you find which clogs are best suited for your profession and working environment.

We are specialized in work shoes in the following sectors:

  1. Medical Healthcare: work shoes for nurses, doctors and caregivers in hospitals, medical practices, laboratories, care facilities and geriatrics.
  2. Hostelry: professional shoes for the food and hotel industry, for kitchens, chefs, service staff for example waiters, room service or professional cleaning.
  3. Wellness: Professional footwear for spa, beauty & cosmetics, massage parlors.
  4. Leisure: Ideal for swimming pools, beach or simply to relax after work; great for the whole family.

Here we highlight 5 Suecos® clogs for you to compare:

THOR we recommend especially when working in the food industry or in kitchens, but also to caregivers, for example in geriatrics. Thor has a non-slip rubber outer sole for strong grip, suitable for oily and soapy surfaces such as tiles. Its heel and toe area is reinforced and the heel is also fully enclosed for extra protection. THOR Plus+ without air vents is ideal for wet areas. They can easily be combined with insoles. Thor has a classic wide fit.

ODEN has especially been designed for professionals in hospitals and medical practices but is also suited for hostelry and service as well as wellness and spa. The rubber outer sole protects on wet and dry surfaces. ODEN offers extra comfort: the shock absorbing sole allows noticeable cushioning with every step and makes them ideal for long days on your feet. You will feel like walking on air. The narrow fit is perfect for slim feet. Available in 11 colours.

SKOLL is an all-rounder work shoe suited for all sectors. They offer great value at a competitive price. The heel is partially covered around your feet and therefore can perfectly be combined with insoles. Skoll have a rather wide fit. Available in 6 colours.

NORDIC has proofed itself in all areas – healthcare such as hostelry, wellness and leisure. NORDIC’s exchangeable insole and its integrated Air-Tech™ ventilation system offer extra comfort. NORDIC partially cover your feet around the heel.

LOKI is recommended for wellness and leisure. They can be worn with an insole and have a wider fit. This model is also available in kid’s sizes and ideal for the whole family.

All Suecos® clogs are ultra-light and reduce muscular effort up to 70%. Legs, knees and your back are noticeably relieved when on your feet all day. Suecos® are also easy to clean.

Find more information about our models classified by sector and colour.

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4 professional work shoes for wellness and spa

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Ina Schumann

Are you working in the wellness sector – maybe as beautician, physiotherapist or you are working in a spa? Here are 4 proFASHIONal clogs for you, developed for those who are on their feet all day long. 

Our first recommendation of course are Oden with its rubber outer sole providing better grip. They are ultralight, ergonomic and available in 11 colours which make them easy to mix and match. Oden absorb the bodyweight and provide a relaxing feeling in feet, knees and back. It's an ideal shoe where prolonged standing or walking may tend to induce foot discomfort or lower body fatigue. They are easy to clean being resistant to dissolvent, detergents and can be chemically disinfected, for example with chlorine.

 

We also recommend the following three models:  

Skoll: an ultralight and comfortable Clog. Skoll requires up to 70% less muscle effort than regular shoes and provide a relaxing feeling in knees, legs and back. Available in 6 colours. They are easy to clean being resistant to dissolvent, detergents and can be chemically disinfected, for example with chlorine. Skoll partially covers the heel and can be combined with insoles. 

 

Nordic: A comfortable clog with exchangeable insoles and integrated Air-Tech TM system with breathable membranes. Nordic partially cover your feet around the heel.

 

Thor / Thor Plus+ : Ultralight and robust, this clog comes with enclosed heel and reinforced toe and heel area for more protection. Its non-slip rubber outer sole for maximum grip is suitable for oily and soapy surfaces. Well suited for work in wet areas.

 

 

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12 tips on how to ensure the perfect fit: a Suecos® sizing guide

Posted on October 14, 2014 by Ina Schumann

Did you know that 9 in 10 women wear shoes that are too small?

Proper selection of size and fitting are essential. This is why we have put together 12 tips to help you choose your Suecos® size correctly.

 

  1. Use our conversion chart to select the right shoe size according to your region. Start off with the size that you would normally wear. 
  2. If you pick a model that comes with an insole, choose one size bigger. Remember that insoles affect the way a shoe fits: for example our Nordic model comes with an insole and therefore has a smaller fitting than other models. Always get one size bigger if you will need an insole!
  3. If you are in between sizes, we recommend taking the bigger size rather than the smaller size. (For example if yours is EUR 37.5, get EUR 38)
  4. When trying new shoes, make sure to wear the same type of socks that you will usually wear in these shoes.
  5. Consider that your shoes should always be one thumb’s width longer than your longest toe while standing.
  6. When standing, wiggle your toes to check if there is enough space in the shoes.
  7. Avoid buying shoes that are too small. Don’t think that they will change: they won’t expand over time!
  8. Bear in mind that your feet continue growing as you get older, so your size might change.
  9. Normally your feet are at their largest in the evening, so we always recommend trying new shoes towards the end of the day.
  10. All our models have been designed following the standards for professional use in working environments. Therefore the first premise is to provide safety and stability for your feet. To achieve this, the security strap gives great support when worn at the heel. The strap will stretch over time.
  11. If you suffer any foot condition, please let your sales person know and they will indicate the best Suecos® option for you.
  12. Best tip to ensure a perfect fit: TRY THEM ON! Walk for a bit in both shoes. Do you feel the extraordinary comfort?

Read more on how to choose your Suecos® here.

 

Posted in Feet, Health, Shoes, Tips, Tricks

Socks or barefoot?

Posted on September 14, 2014 by Suecos EN

Wearing socks with sandals has been seen as a major footwear faux pas and suddenly got trendy again this year – that means if you are wearing it right. Many of us still think that even ankle-length socks with sneakers or shorts are a no-go area and especially women renounce socks for aesthetic reasons. But is that really healthy and hygienic?

You should only be barefoot in closed shoes as a last resort. Socks keep our feet dry and support personal hygiene since they can be changed quickly when feet get smelly. It’s totally normal that feet are sweating. We have about 250.000 sweat glands at the soles of the feet, which can produce up to a quarter of a litre of perspiration per day on average! Footwear, genetic disposition, emotional stress, activities and temperature have influence on how strong personal foot perspiration might be.

Here are 7 clues on how to keep your feet fresh:

  1. Washing your feet and drying them thoroughly afterwards belongs to daily hygiene; a sage bath helps in case of strong perspiration.
  2. Wear breezy footwear in summer or walk barefoot as much as possible.
  3. Make sure that your shoes are big enough; tight shoes will make you sweat more.
  4. Use fresh cotton socks and avoid synthetic materials, which don’t absorb sweat very well.
  5. Change shoes often and leave at least one day rest in between so that they can air and dry well.
  6. Make sure to also remove insoles or orthopaedic inserts from the shoes and wash them every now and then so that foot odour will disappear. Let them dry for a few days before putting them back into the shoes.
  7. Powder can help in case of strong perspiration.

If you still don’t like to wear socks in shoes try barefoot insoles or shoe liners, which you can change easily just after a few days. Absorbent and washable insoles made of terry cloth material are best. 

Another alternative are feet liners. Girls know these little socks already but there are also special models for men that can hardly be spotted when worn in shoes. But sock liners are not always ideal for ladies’ shoes and can get tiring having to adjust them all the time… Be vary of tights, they tend to be mostly uncomfortable, are not absorbent and often contain – such as insoles do – nanoparticles against unpleasant odour: chemicals whose long-term effects are still unknown.

Posted in fashion, Feet, Footcare, Shoes

Suecos® and Northern Mythology?

Posted on September 01, 2014 by Ina Schumann

Did you know that all our Suecos® models are named after Nordic Mythology? Find out what Nordic Mythology says about your favourite model. 

Suecos® cofounders Jonna and Andreas were inspired by their Viking roots not just when it came to choose the company’s logo but also when choosing their shoe model’s names. From Alva to Thor we try to always find a little bit of similarity between the particular clog and the actual corresponding character in Nordic mythology. Would you like to find out how your favourite model’s name is derived from Nordic Mythology?

All of what we relate to Nordic Mythology today has actually its origins in two transcriptions in old Icelandic language from between the 8th and 12th centuries: the EDDA. These poetic literature works tell fascinating Scandinavian sagas of gods and heroes, poetic and heroic legends and songs of uncompromisingly just Nordic Mythology. And really, to us EDDA describes the evolution of professional footwear best.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

ODEN was inspired by the father of gods Odin, the head of the Norse gods, also known as „Wodan“ or „Wotan“ His all-embracing wisdom and infinite thirst for knowledge were his most forming and important characteristics.  Many saw in him the source of wisdom and a wanderer in search of truth and knowledge. As highest god of the Vikings he was also a dreaded and powerful god of war, honoured for his strength and skill. ODEN is our most versatile shoe with its non-slip rubber outer sole (SRA) and great shock absorbing properties. It is not just super comfortable to wear but also wise foresight for your health and safety at work.

 

THOR, son of Odin equals Hercules of the Roman gods and stands for strength, consistency and reliability. He was honest, uncomplicated and stood up bravely and intensely with passion for his goals. His most important characteristic was his enormous power as glorious hero and god of war. Seafaring people such as the Vikings worshiped THOR as god of the weather and thunder. THOR withstands heavy strain and comes with extreme slip resistant outer sole (suitable for soapy and oily kitchen floors, SRC) and reinforced upper material in the toe and heel area.

Thor and LOKI were unlike each other but also inseparable. LOKI resembles Greek Prometheus, his name is also associated with “luck”. He is the clever and smart god of fire, half god and half giant; a shape shifter. He supports others as a cunning and resourceful advisor and plays tricks... LOKI is colourful, cheeky and for the whole family. 

Loki adored FREYA in unrequited love, the goddess of beauty and love, joy and fertility. Comparable to Venus of the Roman gods or the Greek Aphrodite she is the most renowned of the Norse goddesses. FREYA weeps tears of gold. Our beautiful FREYA comes in gold, silver and white, for the extra feminine touch.

FRIDA means „my love“ in old Nordic language. The name can also be seen as a modification of Freya. We love our FRIDA: uncomplicated and feminine, now available in black!

 

Our flip-flop ALVA (Swedish: Älva, for elves), makes us think of elves: mythical creatures of nature who belong to Freya, the goddess of fertility. These luminous figures or nature spirits are said to be long living or immortal with magic powers and of great beauty who live closely with nature. Elves, no matter if men or women, are youthful with distinctive pointed ears and are known to be great magicians and archers. Follow the footsteps of an elf and enjoy young and beautiful design!

 

BO was inspired by Odin’s son Baldur, the most gentle and loved of all gods of Nordic mythology. Baldur comes from the Nordic word for "the luminous" or "the shining" and is god of pureness, truth, beauty and justice. Our BO has charisma and when worn simply is „très beau“!

 

SKOLL or Skalli, is described as a giant wolf in Scandinavian mythology, who is relentlessly following the goddess of the sun across the sky making the sun hurry. The origins of the name Skalli are related to “striker” in literature. SKOLL conquers the hearts of all those, who look for exceptional cost efficiency.

 

NORDIC derives from Njörd, the patron god of sailors and fishermen. He rules over the winds at sea, oceans and fire. As god of fruitfulness Njörd bestows harvest. He is a very friendly god who embodies the calm sea and good weather. Playful seals and swans are his favourite animals and are sacred to him. He is very wealthy and generously grants goods to his followers; therefore he is also regarded as "prince of the people". NORDIC stands for comfort in every situation.

ANDOR is short for Arn Thór and means “god “ in Nordic Mythology. ANDOR is our sleek and minimalistic response to work footwear. 

 By the way, the name Suecos® is a Spanish wordplay; it means "Swedes", but also "clogs" when spelled with a "z" instead of an "s"(zuecos). Since the company was founded by two Swedes in Spain, with the idea of improving and innovating the classical "swedish clog", we couldn't think of a more perfect name.

 

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Make a difference

Posted on August 20, 2014 by Ina Schumann

Did you know that with every online purchase at Suecos® you are supporting a charity project for children in need?

With your purchase online, our charity campaign “A clog for a clog” will give a pair of protective clogs to a barefoot child through a collaborating charity. Thanks to you we have already been able to send thousands of Suecos® clogs to children in need in Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic over the past few years.

We are now planning our next project in cooperation with the NGO Infancia sin Fronteras. They advocate for basic needs to enable peaceful coexistence between nations and support to alleviate the effects of war and natural disasters on civilians with special emphasis on children and their mothers being more vulnerable in such situations. Infancia sin Fronteras are especially active in Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, Honduras, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Nigeria and Bolivia – with the aim to primarily support the socially underprivileged without any discrimination.

In doing their work they focus on following three main goals:    

  1. Stimulate awareness in society by informing, educating and mobilizing broader population groups and supporting child welfare in underdeveloped countries.    
  2. Humanitarian aid    
  3. International development cooperation through identifying relevant problems, carrying out projects, cooperation with local communities and opponents in order to improve actual living conditions; and the groundwork for developing a future for a country’s population and particularly their children.

For instance, Infancia sin Fronteras has been working in Nicaragua reaching 14.000 children in 24 development centres for over 10 years enabling free access to meals, education, medical and psychological attention. After years of hard work a variety of education possibilities have opened up to all age groups of the population: primary and elementary schools, professional education and creative craftwork. They have also worked with young mothers and consolidation of local capacities and skills.

With special thanks to Infancia sin Fronteras, Suecos® can be part of their charity project and we are very grateful to our clients: without YOU this wouldn’t be possible!

Find out more about our charity campaign "A clog for a clog".

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