Clogs have a rigid, sometimes wooden, shoe sole. Once worn by factory workers for protection, today’s clogs are a modern interpretation, typically trading the wooden shoe soles for cork soles, rubber soles, or plastic soles. Longtime favorites in Scandinavian countries, leather-upper clogs are widely popular now, and come in an open-back shoe style (also known as mules), sling-back style, or closed-back version.
For the most flattering boots, make sure they don’t cut off your leg at its thickest point. Most women’s legs are narrowest right under the knees, and knee boots are generally very easy to wear. A boot with a bit of stretch can make heavy ankles and calves appear narrower.
Flats are the perfect footwear with narrow pants or cropped pants, with short skirts or long skirts. If you want to wear them with mid-length skirts, choose flats with a slight lift in the heel.