Wooden shoes are waterresistant which is perfect for the moistures Dutch climate. Walking through wet gras is not a problem, your feet stay nice and dry.
Wood insulates very well, making wooden shoes warm footwear in the winter. During hot summer days you have the opposite effect: the insulating effect of the wooden shoes keeps your feet nice and cool.
Wooden shoes are perfect safety shoes. When you work with heavy animals it will be no problem if they stand on your feet. You are also protected from dropping tools. wooden shoes have been tested to withstand a pressure of 300 kg. (660 lbs)
When there are sharp objects on the ground, clogs are perfect. There is no risk that nails or other sharp things pierce your shoes. (And feet) The wood of the clog protects you from all kind of sharp things.
Wooden shoes are ideal as slippers for around the house. They are easy to put on and off. When, for example, you have to take out the garbage, you quickly put on your clogs.
When your clogs are worn out, you can give them a second life by using them as a planter. make sure there is a hole at the bottom so that the water can run out.
Do you suffer from sweaty feet? or do you know people with sweaty feet? Then this is the solution. The wood of the clog isolates, so your feet stay at body temperature. You will never get sweaty feet with wooden shoes.
Wooden shoes have got a orthopedic footbed. It provides good support, resulting in a healthy posture. People that need to stand a lot for their job like doctors, nurses, receptionists, chefs, cassieres etc. are often big fans of clogs because of this reason.
People have started wearing clogs out of poverty. Leather is a relatively expensive raw material. Wood was available everywhere, and when the tools became good enough to hollow the wood, people began to wear wooden shoes. In the past, the families were a lot bigger than now, and you can imagine that it saves a lot of money when you let your children walk on clogs.