Wooden Shoes, Amsterdam
The wooden shoe has been worn since the Dark Ages throughout Europe (news to me, I only thought the Dutch wore them!). People still wear wooden shoes in Holland because of the swampy ground, and also because there is an ample amount of the wood needed to manufacture them (willows and poplars).
~ The orthopedic shape of the wooden shoe - 'clog' - supports your feet very well
~ They are hygienic. The wood absorbs sweat
~ Wooden shoes are safe as the hard wood provides good protection
Dutch wooden shoes are recognised all over the world and make an excellent gift.
And now Anita (La_Holandesa) is showing some traditional Dutch costumes.....
But uhhh, where have the wooden shoes gone Anita??? Hahaha. Thanks Anita, you made me laugh a lot, it was great meeting you!
Yes, its true. Everyone here sits in wooden shoes whenever they have the opportunity. I know its true because we had to wait in a line to get our picture taken in these shoes.
Time for a demonstration :
Anita (La_Holandesa) will be the model for some typical Dutch images. She starts by showing you a beautiful pair of wooden shoes.....