I am in the midst of end of the school year craziness — exams, grades, packing up, awards assemblies, and commencement. Busy time for all teachers! As this is my last year being an official teacher (embracing the change and BEING BOLD!), I am even more swamped with deadlines, boxes, and goodbye. So instead of my normal blog post, Ali to the rescue! Thank you, Contributing Editor!


Have you ever dreamed of a Flip Flop – Clog hybrid?  If so, FLOGGS may be the shoes for you.  FLOGG is a revolutionary new category of footwear -inspired by the laid back California lifestyle and invented for all women who want to feel good and look fantastic without sacrificing design for comfort.
In the 1970’s the womens’ liberation movement was born. The quest for equality in society made women also yearn for freedom of expression in their clothing. The Europeans influenced American fashion with sexualized glamour, style icons Jane Birkin, Bianca Jagger, Brigit Bardot & Farrah Fawcett made miniskirts and platforms popular silhouettes that keep re-appearing on today modern catwalks.

I love the Cassie:

Swedish clog / high heel / birkenstock

Swedish clog / high heel / birkenstock



Now with FLOGG, retro classic shapes are made more comfortable with the flip flop EVA component.   The cushioned material (ethylene vinyl acetate, or EVA) lays on top of the sturdy natural wood platform. There’s also built in arch support inside of the shoe!

The cushion makes them a great choice for walking around the city or hanging at the beach.  I’m not a fan of being held back by my footwear, but I’m also unwilling to wear running shoes to get around.  For that reason, FLOGGS are an awesome walking companion.

If you want to learn more about how your feet change over time, and how shoes can help to maintain the integrity of your feet, check out this post about FLOGGS with advice from a podiatrist.

I have the Melanie platform sandal in silver.  MULTIPLE people have stopped me on the street (and at Barneys — which means that they are avant garde, cutting edge and cool) asking about my shoes.  They are hip, super comfortable, easy to wear with your whole summer wardrobe.  And, they are very well priced ranging from approx $89-$149. Say what?

The Melanie.

The Melanie in silver. A little sparkle to any outfit.

Printed Melanie.

Printed Melanie. More of a neutral print to go with anything! More prints the better.

Gold Melanie.

Gold Melanie. 14K love.

Printed Forte II

Printed Forte II. Take a look at the support for your foot. A spa pedicure for your special toes and feet. Who needs orthodics when you have these?

So check out more information on FLOGGS on facebook or on instagram. And if interested in purchasing them, they are sold at Shopbop, Lori’s Shoes, Nordstrom, Koko & Palenki, Heels.com, and DNA Footwear. They are honestly a perfect hybrid between flipflop and clog! Great for running errands outside without looking too schleppy! Have a great week!

Ali Berlin

Josie Girl


    • I myself, am excited to try them out too! Not necessarily my style of shoe, but I love clogs and I love flip flops…so you never know!

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