If you ever teased your mom about her go-to gardening shoes, you may want to call her up and apologize, because clogs are officially "cool" again.
In recent years we’ve seen plenty of these “ugly” shoes make their way into the mainstream. Dad sneakers and Birkenstocks were once considered clunky and out of style, but now you'd be hard-pressed to find any trendsetter without at least one pair in their closet. And now, the same thing can be said about clogs.
They’ve long been a mainstay for nurses, restaurant workers, teachers and just about anyone whose job requires them to stand on their feet for hours on end. But now others are finally getting in on the secret. In part, it's likely thanks to this past year, when we saw comfortable items at the center of many of the biggest fashion trends. And considering that clogs are basically slippers, they're a perfect fit in any wardrobe.
The classic, comfortable styles are super trendy, as evidenced by Crocs' constant bestseller status on Amazon. But there are also plenty of higher-fashion options, from sandal versions to heeled clogs, that will take your outfits from casual to chic. Below, we found 17 stylish and highly-rated pairs that you'll want to slip your feet into.
Best clogs for women, according to shoppers
With four-inch block heels, these clogs will become your new office casual favorites. Easy to pair and wear with jeans, dresses, slacks and skirts alike, you won't want to ditch these "comfortable and lightweight" clogs.
Put a little pep in your step with these clogs from Amazon that include a small block heel. Also available in a pastel yellow color, these clogs can carry you from summer to fall and can be worn during the springtime as well. Reviewed as "easy and comfortable to walk in," add these to your list of new fall go-tos.
Choose the right pair that goes perfectly with your wardrobe with this clog, available in a number of colors and patterns. "They are classic looking, but the footbed is extra comfortable," said one reviewer.
With wooden soles and studs surrounding the sides, these leather clogs scream fall. Not only are they available in a handful of autumnal colors including rich oak and port wine, reviewers rave about how perfect this clog option is for wider feet, offering a little bit more breathing room than other shoes.
"They're my new go-to shoes," said one reviewer. You can say the same with these suede slip-on clogs, that can be paired with slacks, mom jeans or a fall dress. Reviewers do recommend sizing up, as they run big.
Available in black, coral or cream sherpa colors, these vegan leather clogs serve as a glorified slipper-that you can wear into the office without receiving weird looks.
Made with 100 percent leather and their classic cork soles, these clogs from Birkenstock don't only look cute, but they're good for your feet as well. "As a nurse who spends almost 14 hours a day on my feet I am so glad I bought these," one reviewer said, adding "The cork bottom is an amazing shock absorber, the leather is durable and wipes clean every time, and the fact that it’s a strap for the back rather than a completely closed shoe is a major plus for me."
These Birks, meanwhile, are lined with soft shearling, so slipping your feet into the shoes will feel like wrapping them in a warm blanket. The best part? They have a hard sole, so, unlike your regular slippers, you can wear them just about anywhere.
This vintage-inspired clog will become a staple in your wardrobe. Available in six colors, they have an adjustable ankle strap and are made with suede and leather. If you're between sizes and want to add socks on colder days, reviewers recommend sizing up.
The lightweight slip-on shoe is partially made with carbon negative bio-based material and features the Dansko Natural Arch technology for support.
Crocs are one of the most controversial shoes out there. But no matter how you feel about them, there’s no question that they’re back with a vengeance. They’re currently the bestselling clog on Amazon and have an impressive average rating from more than 359,000 shoppers, many of which are from former haters who turned into fans after finally getting a pair.
Handmade in Sweden, these clogs combine classic style with comfort. To keep them looking their best over time, the seller recommends coating them with a protectant spray to prevent stains and water damage.
You’ll feel like a true dancing queen whenever you slip on these retro clog-inspired sandals. The heeled shoes will pair perfectly with your wide-leg jeans or a fall-friendly dress.
Made to be worn post-exercise, these recovery shoes cradle your arches to soothe tired and sore feet, ankles and knees. One Amazon reviewer, who shared she wears them during her shifts as an intensive care unit nurse, wrote they are like “walking on clouds.”
If you’re someone who runs hot, even in chilly weather, typical rubber or plastic clogs can feel suffocating. These ones have plenty of ventilation holes for breathability, so your feet won't feel swampy.