Clogs are back and they’re having a fashion moment. Truthfully, while everyone seems to be swooning over open back shoes with wooden soles, those in the “fashion know” forgot an item. Crocs. Yep, Crocs are clogs. I know, mind blown. Crocs have been plodding along for quite a while now, and they’ve gone from something you toss in a microwave to show off the destruction on Reddit, to a covetable item.
The wooden bottomed shoes that were so popular in the ‘60s, ‘70s and early ‘80s started to sneak their way into popularity in the mid-aughts via the moms of Brooklyn. Those hipster moms worshipped at the altar of the pricey Hasbeen clogs, and the rest of America caught up with them. Now you can find clogs for men at every price point. You’ll also find that the term “clogs” and “mules” can be used interchangeably, but they’re the same shoe.
Guys are showing off their clogs and clog collections all over Instagram. Clogs for men are paired with shorts, jeans, khakis, and joggers. Chefs and most people working in the kitchen wear clogs while working. They do that because standing on your feet for over eight hours can be a brutal experience, and clogs for men are comfortable and durable.
If you’ve been thinking about adding a pair of clogs for men to your footwear collection, we’ve done the research and rounded up a great selection below. We’ve got thick-lined clogs for men, clogs for men that show off team spirit, and clogs for men that were designed for kicking it around the house.
1. Crocs Classic Lined Bleach Dye Clog
With so many Crocs to choose from, it was hard to narrow down one model to showcase in this clogs for men roundup. This Classic Lined Bleach Dye Clog is one of their newest models. The tie-dye top has holes to place jibbitz in and the clog is lined in faux Sherpa to keep feet warm on inclement days. Crocs are everywhere these days, which is why we had no choice but to give them top marks in our round-up.
2. Troentorps Clogs Da Vinci Vegan
Troentorps has been making Swedish clogs since the early 1900s, and they have a variety of clogs for men to choose from. They took their Da Vinci model, a classic clog style, and made it vegan. These clogs for men are a collaboration between Troentorps and Good Guys Don’t Wear Leather. These vegan leather clogs are lined in microfiber for extra comfort, are waterproof and have an anatomically correct footbed with arch support built into the sole. The outer sole is made with Griptech PU for additional comfort and to prevent slippage.
3. Dansko Karl Antique Brown
Dansko clogs are so well known, one would think they’ve been around forever, but they’ve only been available for sale since the 1990s. These clogs for men can be found in resto kitchens around the world. If they can stand what goes on in the kitchen, they can handle a commute. They have a reinforced toe-box, anatomically correct PU insole, padded instep collar and a built-in anti-rocker bottom.
4. Birkenstock Boston Shearling Lined Clog
One may think that Birkenstock just makes sandals, but they do have a line of clogs too. Get prepped for winter with their faux shearling-lined suede clogs. They’re made with the brand’s famous contoured cork footbed and have a grippy rubber outsole.
5. Skechers Sport Men’s Equalizer Coast to Coast Mule
BEST DAD CLOG
They look just like the sneakers that dad wears to do his mall walk. The uppers are tonal mesh with suede trim. Skechers clogs or mules have a cushy memory foam insole, rubber traction outsole, and come in five colors.
6. Merrell Men’s Encore Bypass 2 Moccasin
Merrell makes awesome walking, hiking and outdoor boots and shoes. They’re a brand that packs comfort inside the shoe and offer utilitarian style outside, which is a polite way of saying their stuff is awesome but ugly looking. Total dad shoe. This pair of clogs for men has a breathable mesh upper that’s trimmed in leather. Inside it has a molded nylon arch support, removable comfort footbed that absorbs shock, and an air cushion in the heel that provides stability and extra comfort.
7. Reef Cushion Sage Wool
BEST MINIMALIST DESIGN
Sleek and low-slung like a European car, Reef’s clogs for men have a premium wool upper, vegan leather heel strap, and a squishy footbed with built-in arch support.
8. Paul Stuart Suede Espadrille Mules
BEST FOR VACAY
These sophisticated clogs for men have a dark navy suede upper with a braided just trim that gives it an overall jaunty espadrille —hello holiday feel. These clogs are leather lined and have a rubber outsole.
9. Foco Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sherpa-Lined Clog
BEST TEAM SPIRIT
Foco makes a variety of shoes that show off your team spirit. Football season brings out their professional and college team clogs for men. Each team is done in a buffalo plaid with the team’s logo and name on the top of the clog.
10. Western Chief Men’s Rodge Slipper
BEST FOR CHILLAXING
Up your loungewear game with these stay-at-home clogs. They have a microsuede upper, nifty topstitching and are lined in faux Sherpa. Try them with joggers or sweatpants.
11. L.L. Bean Men’s Comfort Mocs, Leather Slides
BEST CLOG -LOAFER COMBO
The front of L.L. Beans clogs could be mistaken for a loafer or driving moc; they’re dressy enough to hit the office. They’re light, flexible and have an anatomically designed EVA sock liner, and sturdy rubber outsole.
12. Moncler Mon Faux Shearling-Lined Suede Clogs
BEST AFFORDABLE DESIGNER
Premium skiwear brand Moncler’s suede clogs are really spiffy looking. They have a gleaming metal buckle on the side and are lined in thick, cushy faux shearling.