I thought it was about time I shared with you my new pair of Swedish hasbeens. Inspired by the Eurovision Song Contest, Sweden and Abba, I thought that a pair of clogs (or Toffels as they are apparently known) would make a good alternative for spring and summer to my Melissa ballerina pumps which I have worn pretty much non stop for the last few years. I love their chunky style great for dressing down dresses for the daytime.
Swedish hasbeens are handmade using the same craftmanship as was used in the 70’s. They are also made from natural materials including natural grain leather and a wooden sole. I love that they also come with a handy leaflet that gives tips on how to look after them and preserve their life. I followed the instructions to treat them with a little olive oil to help them resist dirt and water.
It is great to have a natural coloured pair of shoes to wear with lighter summer clothes but they also go well with black casual clothes. I was in desparate need of comfortable and reasonably flat shoes for day to day wear which involves walking children to school (usually at high speed because we are late!) and these seemed like the perfect answer.
My initial impressions were that they looked great but were not hundred percent comfy with the leather digging into my foot on one side. The instruction leaflet I received with them advised
Don’t get mad. The natural grain leather will soften and stretch with wear and one day will fit like a glove, a foot glove.
This was absolutely correct and after only one day of wearing them around the house, I have to say they are super comfortable. I have managed to wear them for the high speed school run and not a single blister which is unheard of for me with new shoes. I tend to like wearing bare feet most of the time around the house and these shoes are now almost comparable to bare feet for me.
Although I have worn my Swedish Hasbeens, I haven’t managed to take an outfit photo of them yet but hope to do so over the weekend, when I will be giving them the ultimate trial of walking round the markets of London.
What are you up to for the bank holiday weekend? I am definitely keeping my fingers crossed for some beautiful sunshine.
With warmest wishesPin It