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Although I grew up in Switzerland we would spend the summer months in Sweden and the many months there are my best childhood memories.
It was a very special feeling arriving outside our summer house just at dawn after a whole night of driving. Entering the house that had a very special smell after being left uninhabited for most part of the year. Finding my "summer toys" and remembering all the fun I had with them last summer and the excitement of the few months to come... and my clogs, the summer footwear (until I grew out of them). They were best after a few summers wearing, new ones were never that comfortable. Or where they ever comfortable? I know I almost broke my ankle in them a few times as they were worn during all childhood activities from climbing trees to fishing crabs.
My boyfriend (from Belgium) saw Swedish clogs for the first time this summer and he thought they were some of the most ugly footgear he had ever laid eyes on. I have a pair of mine at my parents house and just like when I was a child I tend to wear mostly clogs when I visit them during the summer months. I tried asking him at different times during our stay there "...you still think they are ugly?" ...are they really that bad?" etc. Hoping he would change his mind... but I found myself asking are they really as ugly as he says, am I just blinded by my childhood nostalgia induced love for them?
What do you think?
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