Smokey likes to solve a problem by buying a car. I prefer to knit a solution.

Although today's post is about something I had to buy to accommodate my knitted solution.

I think I have mentioned that I live in Merrell clogs. Several different pairs and colors over the years.

Merrell mesh

So comfortable, plus there is a slight heel counter at the back so that my arch supports stay in place. The downside is that, although these are perfect for three seasons, the mesh is not very warm in the the winter.

I have made thick socks either from worsted weight sock yarn or by double-stranding sock yarn. These socks are toasty warm (well, the ones from Berrocco Vintage are not nearly as warm as the ones from all wool, but work with me here, m'kay?) but rather too thick to fit comfortably into my clogs (or shoes, for that matter).

Inspiration struck — I need a pair of winter clogs! Leather for warmth, rather than mesh, and a half size bigger to allow clearance for the socks. Zappo's to the rescue!

Behold, the clogs I found:

Merrell leather 1

As I was about to click on "Submit order" I noticed a similar pair in the sidebar that said Suregrip. Huh. Given my uneasy relationship with gravity, I thought to check them out.

Behold the clogs I actually bought:


Merrell grip sole


Merrell leather
I be stylin' and warm and sure on my feet this winter!

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0 Responses to Smokey likes to solve a problem by buying a car. I prefer to knit a solution.

  1. Carole says:

    Anything to keep you safe and warm!

  2. Mary Jo says:

    I totally understand wearing clogs. I wear clogs from different companies, mostly Naot. My winter clogs are fleece lined, but I’ll have to look for these because I still slip. Thanks for passing these on.

  3. k says:

    That was weird. I’m wearing the top pair, even as we speak. “Why are my shoes on the internet?”

  4. marylou says:

    May have to replace my Haflingers.

  5. claire says:

    Have you ever used yaktrax
    A friend that lives in Missouri where ice and snow are a terrible problem swears by them

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