Published on March 12th, 2014 | by Kirsten Borrink1
Troentorp Audobon Clog Review | Louise’s Review
Troentorp Audobon courtesy of TroentorpUSA.com. Reviewed by Kirsten's friend, Louise.
When we hear the word "clogs", we immediately think of Scandinavian dancers around a Maypole or of Dutch folkloric figures clomping among tulips in windmill shadows. We think of our European forefathers in heavy, wooden footwear. We think of farmers and working class toilers. The Troentorp clog, a handcrafted and genuine product of Sweden, shatters all our myths of traditional discomfort and utility, in favor of style and contour. Tropentorp features leather, light-weight wood, and hand craftsmanship. The company has enjoyed a strong presence in Sweden with over one hundred years in the market.
As a young child, I remember wearing Troentorp clogs at my grandparents' summer house on Hjälmaren near Örebro. I used to slip them on and run around all day in my wooden shoes. Everyone did.
When I discovered the updated shoe in America as an adult, I immediately became excited to try them again. I was delighted by all the choices in styles and colors. After two minutes in my new Cola Brown Audobons, I was immediately re-smitten. This is not a clog! This a comfortable and stylish shoe. Unlike my first childhood pairs, these have laces, a contoured footbed and arch support that molds to the foot. They come in attractive designs and trendy colors. I can even wear these to work! I'm ready for warmer weather so I can, once again, slip them on and run around all day in my new favorite pair of wooden shoes!
När vi hör ordet "träskor", tänker vi genast på skandinaviska dansare runt en majstång eller på holländska folkloristiska arbetare som stampar ibland tulpaner i väderkvarn skuggor.
Som ett barn, minns jag mina Troentorp träskor på mina morföräldrars sommarhus på Hjälmaren nära Örebro. Jag brukade glida dem på och springa runt hela dagen i mina träskor. Alla gjorde vi på så vis.
Som vuxen är jag förtjust över alla val i stilar och färger. Detta är inte en träsko! Detta är en bekväm och elegant sko.