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Wooden Shoes as a Safety Shoe Is it Safe to Work with Clogs?

Wooden Shoes as a Safety Shoe, Is it Really Safe to Work with Clogs?

droping axe test

The clog has been used for centuries as a safety shoe in the Netherlands. And has proven itself in those years as a perfect foot protector. The safety that a wooden shoe offers is great. For example,

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Roof ridge decorations / facade signs, why are these things on the roofs in Holland?

facade decorations holland

When you walk around the island of Marken, you also have to look upwards from time to time. The roofs are decorated with so-called "makelaars." What is the story behind these things? what are they for?

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How to fit a wooden shoe, what size clog do I need

wooden shoe fitting

Every day hundreds of people try out the clogs in our store. Of course they want the right size. How does this work with clogs? A clog must not be too tight. When you take them too small, you get pain at your feet. 

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The origin of the Dutch kissing couple, what is the story?

Giant Kissing Couple

Everyone who have visited the Netherlands remembers them, the Dutch kissing couple. In the last years it has become a true symbol of Dutch love. It has a typical Dutch appearance through Dutch clothes, and everyone loves love. Every day people take pictures in our wooden shoe factory. A popular pose among couples is always "the kissing couple." It is very simple:

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Why do some wooden shoes have pointy noses?

Many people think that all clogs have pointy noses. That is certainly not the case, most people wear clogs with round noses. Why are the wooden shoes always shown with sharp points? This is probably due to the appearance of the traditional Dutch fishing villages for foreigners.

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