Clog-Blog

Wuthering Heights

Posted on October 10, 2013 by Suecos EN

It may seem like heels make you look taller and more stylised, but they can also cause tendon ruptures, bunions, hammertoes, fractures, tendinitis and severe damage to ligaments.
Here at Suecos® we don't expect you to quit using your beloved heels, or that you wear flats to the opera, but we do want to give you a choice… The choice to rest your feet after a romantic dinner, a long party, or a neverending wedding.
A couple of years ago, researchers at Harvard University found that using heels of 5cm of height or more can increase stress on the inner part of the knee by 32%. This disproportionate stress (if compared to using flat shoes) forces knees and hips to absorb additional impact by trying to keep the body stable when in forward motion.
According to new research in England, using heels shortens muscle fibers on the calves and increases rigidness in the Achilles Heel.
So what can we do to reduce the stress caused by heels?
To begin with, we shouldn't be barefoot or use completely flat shoes for long, since the difference in angle and height of the foot varies too drastically, and in the case of flat shoes, the instep of the foot is in tension too. The best thing to do would be to use a type of shoe that has a bit of a heel (1-2 cm) so that it helps absorb the shock while walking and standing up for long periods of time.

Our Suecos® are made of a soft and shock-absorbent material, giving the knees, hips and back the support they need. Their interior texture helps massage the foot, stimulating the circulation and producing a pleasant sensation while walking. If you have any kind of foot problem, our material if comfortably adapted to the shape of your feet, making the clog comfortable and stable to wear.
What are you waiting for, then? Go put on a pair of Freya ballerinas!

Posted in fashion

Pantone picks 2013 color

Posted on January 10, 2013 by Suecos EN

Each year Pantone picks the colour of the year. For 2013 they have selected… Emerald Green!!!
Could it be that they got inspired by our Green Oden?

Posted in fashion

Our inspiration boards

Posted on November 21, 2012 by Suecos EN

Why does work wear have to be boring?

Here at Suecos® we believe that you can be fabulous in all aspects of life. Having fun with fashion also includes your professional attire: from the socks you wear with your Suecos®, to the coat you mix-and-match with your uniform on your way to work.

From our labs we’ve been having a lot of fun creating these looks, so that we can inspire you as a professional but also to inspire ourselves as designers! We strongly believe that creativity should be present in every moment of your life, and that’s why we encourage you to create your own look and send us a picture. It’s not necessary to work in the fashion industry to be a fashionista, you just have to be a PROFASHIONAL.

 

If you want to check out more looks, don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest, where we’ll keep on sharing ideas and inspiration for the modern professional.

Posted in fashion, inspiration

Around Barcelona's pharmacies

Posted on November 20, 2012 by Suecos EN

One of the things that we like the most is to meet the professionals who use our nursing shoes, chef shoes and sanitary clogs. Not too long ago, we had the pleasure to pay a visit to Olivia and Marcos, who not only wear Suecos® on a daily basis, but also sell them on their pharmacy!

Their shop is located in the charming nieghborhood of Gràcia, in Barcelona, and they almost know every costumer by their first name, something that rarely every happens in big cities nowadays.
Even though we live in a fast-paced world, some people are still looking our for their health, and one of the biggest concerns for us is to take care of your feet, who have to support you all day long. If you can walk more comfortably, why not start now?

Pharmacy in Barcelona to buy nursing shoes

So now you know: If you're ever lost in Barcelona and need anything for your health, don't doubt on stoping by Olivia and Marco's pharmacy!
On that same note… Don't you think they look awesome in their black and white Thor?

Posted in Archive, Health

Walking is good for our bodies...

Posted on November 07, 2012 by Suecos EN


... and also helps us to strengthen our memory.

A study by Professor Kirk I. Erickson of the University of Pittsburgh of about 300 seniors assures us that walking long distances helps reduce brain atrophy in patients with Alzheimer's disease in its early stages.

The hippocampus region of the brain tends to shrink slightly with age, but thanks to regular exercise cerebral gray matter tends to shrink less.

Research conducted between 1998 and 2008 confirmed in 2004 that patients who walked around 10km a week had better cognitive abilities and reduced chances of developing Alzheimer's disease by up to 50%.

We suggest a few tips to start walking long distances:

- Stretch the spine sideways and backwards with the head aligned with your spine.
- When walking, swing your arms in order to keep the pace of the movement.
- Supports the heel first and then the rest of the foot to make contact with the ground.
- Always carry a bottle of water to hydrate.
- Use safe and comfortable shoes to avoid slipping.

Alzheimer's currently affects 26 million people so a preventive cure as walking can help us in the future to avoid this evil.


Posted in Archive, Health

Athlete's Foot: How To Prevent It

Posted on October 04, 2012 by Suecos EN

 

We're sure you've heard about athlete's foot, right? Could be because you've had it yourself or simply because it is a very common infection and you just simply seem to know it. Here are some news for you: potentially everyone is exposed to this infection.

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection of the skin on the feet. Symptoms of athlete's foot can vary from mild to severe and include peeling, cracking, and scaling on the bottoms of the feet and between the toes; itching or burning; and a slight odor.

There are three types of athlete's foot:

·      Toe web (interdigital) infection usually occurs between the fourth and fifth toes.
·      Moccasin-type infection affects the sole or heel.
·      Vesicular infection (blisters) usually occurs on the skin of the instep but may also develop between the toes, on the heel, or on the sole or top of the foot.

Some people are more susceptible than others to athlete's foot. Athlete's foot is treated with anti-fungal medicines, which are available in topical form (applied directly to the skin) or as pills. The condition tends to recur, even after successful treatment.
Even if everyone is at risk of getting infected, there are many things you can do to prevent it. Here at Suecos® we really care about your health and we've broken this down to a couple of points:

·      Reduce foot perspiration by using talcum powder on your feet.
·      Wash your feet thoroughly every day, particularly between your toes.
·      Avoid wearing tight-fitting footwear, particularly during the summer.
·      Do not put on socks, tights or stockings before your feet are completely dry.
·      Change your socks, stockings or tights regularly.
·      If possible, wear pool slippers or anti-bacterial shoes, just like our clogs at Suecos®.
·      Alternating footwear can help ensure that you wear dry shoes at all times.
·      Avoid borrowing shoes to lower the risk of spreading the infection.
·      Wash your towels and bedding frequently.

It's easy to comply with these simple steps to ensure you're going to be healthy, from head to toe!

Do you have a home remedy to prevent this type of infection? Tell us!

Our Loki model are perfect for communal showers, pools and public wet spaces!


Posted in Health

ProFASHIONal, who?

Posted on September 20, 2012 by Suecos EN

Lately we’ve been thinking about the relationship between work wear and fashion. It seems that in the current market, these two concepts are not compatible, but then we think about out professionals, we see creative, passionate people with highly rewarding jobs that are also highly demanding.

We also understand that most of these jobs, whether you’re a nurse, a doctor, a chef or a beautician, require the use of uniforms. In almost all cases, boring uniforms. We’ve been asking ourselves: why do uniforms have to be boring if our professionals are not boring? The way we dress, even at our work place, should be a reflection of who we are, and since we know you’re an amazing professional we want you to look like an amazing profashional.

What is a profashional then? Well, a profashional is you, dear reader. You are concerned about your health, your performance, about doing your very best and looking your very best.

Suecos® has teamed with the best designers to develop models that will not only help you feel great during your working hours but to also look incredible while you do so thanks to our sleeker designs and playful colors.

We recently went out to shoot our latest look book, and we were thinking about you all the time: we want you to see yourself reflected in them, so that we encourage you to send us your picture and so that we can start building an amazing community of profashionals like you.

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