Swedish Hasbeens x
I was aware of fashion from a very early age …rolling down my hated knee socks in primary school in longing of cute ankle ones – and lusting over those nearly not there socks with the pom-pom at the back? Sigh. And there was the utter object of my desire..navy blue clogs. I’d watch those lucky girls nonchalantly flick them off to do cartwheels on the grass..before sliding them back on and jauntily walking off with that bone dry rhythm. I knew it was wrong to be fiddling with a buckle.
Time has made a difference..and I just got me some new summer shoes…CLOGS! A long held desire has been appeased and a wrong has finally been righted..Do you know the brand Swedish Hasbeens? They have a lovely story..(although it has given me visions of Anita lighting up a four-legged beast from the desert)..
The designs are delicious…
A clunky shoe that’s elegant..want this one. Love this colour – they also do in canary yellow! Want these. And some more retro style ads from their website:
I went for simplicity and a lower heel – I’ve never worn Hasbeens before and I suspect a wooden sole takes a bit of getting used to, also I was ordering off the internet…and truth be told – I’m not too good on really high heels and I want these as regular day shoes..the colour is divine…not white, but a soft, buttermilk.. they’ll go with everything..
But if they suit…and they become my best-ever-summer-shoe-purchase-since-the-arrival-of-flatforms..guess where they’ve opened their first UK shop? Only in Hanbury street in Spitalfields…I hear a siren call..
Laters, Kate x
P.S. Tip from Anna, the half-Swedish girl who knows..to wear them in (the leather is good n strong) start wearing them in the house with extra thick socks!
Congratulations! My birthday is in 2 days and I was JUST thinking in car the on my way to work that clogs would make a great birthday gift again this year. Last year (at my request) my husband bought the red version of the sandal clogs (featured in the photo just below the one with the green suitcase). I love them and their “bone dry rhythm,” and get compliments every time I wear them. Must alert the children to direct their father away from the heart-shaped pendants and toward the Hasbeens…
Happy Birthday!! have you seen their silver ones as well? truly delicious.the perfect birthday present.. x
I love my Hasbeens!! I splurged and bought myself the military boots. Best. Purchase. Ever!! Totally worth every penny and I am saving for another pair, hopefully one of the fun retro shoes 🙂
Really good to hear..they caught my eye on the website. Did they take a while to wear in? Having never worn a wooden sole I’m quite curious..having said that, can’t help but feel a wooden sole is perfect for summer and additional fluids..ho hum x
I haven’t actually been able to wear them as much as I would like since I got them in the fall and we have had a horribly long messy winter. The first couple of times I wore them they were pretty stiff and it did take a little to get used to the wooden soles, but the leather is softening up quite nicely and I love the soles the more I wear them. The thing you have to get used to is that the sole has no flex at all, but they are very comfortable.
Wore mine for the frist time yesterday..took a little getting used to..but, oh my! That sound! Wore them on virgin winter skin, first time no socks..and did the school run and back. I was impressed.
They only get better 🙂
When I look at the shoes on their own, I’m not a fan. But styled, like have been in the vintage posters and they are too cute! The right outfit can really change the appearance of a fashion item.
I think they’re something that grow on you..they’ll play on your mind..and you’ll give in!! x
Love the high heel clogs!
Why am I not surprised? Got your name all over them! x
your blog is cute! 🙂
Goodness, Spitalfields truly is calling you back. GRATEFUL for the shoutout for lovely practical heels. Hmm, wonder how long they would take to get to Germany? Maybe a road trip might be in order too. For shoes.
A little secret. Try Amazon..amazing prices at the mo…
Done! I detest having little feet… makes shopping online even harder…
Ah lovely Hasbeens! I like my flats, but I find the ‘super high’ easier to wear (they feel less flat footed to walk in), just a thought if you struggle with the lower ones. They are all lovely though!
I have been very pleasantly surprised..I think the wooden sole works a bit like the old scoll shoes..they almost mould to your feet? Am one happy girl! xxx
I love these shoes! I have a pair & they are fabulous!