From Our Editors
Toes wiggle cheerily against the squishy polyurethane soles of Dansko footwear, which fills the shelves of Clogkingdom.com with comfortable Danish ingenuity. Inside the site’s brick-and-mortar storefront, The Clog Shop in Oceanside, New York, founder Jeffrey Levine leads patrons to fresh styles of the no-nonsense footwear he originally supplied to doctors and nurses in New York City hospitals. In-store and online, miniature feet march along in pairs of Dankso kids' clogs in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials, and pairs of Birkenstock sandals which showcase feet proudly in thong, clog, and Arizona-style straps. Alongside kicks from other designers such as Ecco, Earth, and Minnetonka, hiking shoes from Keen beg patrons to scale challenging mountain ranges and daunting out-of-order escalators with sturdy strips of leather and patches of mesh for ventilation.