Dutch HOLLAND Netherlands
Wooden Shoe KLOMP CLOG
Hand Crafted SOUVENIR
Approximately 3 million pairs of klompen are made each year.
They are sold throughout the Netherlands.
A large part of the market is for tourist souvenirs,
though some Dutch people,
still wear them for everyday use.
Outside the tourist industry,
klompen can be found in local tool shops,
local tourist shops and garden centers.
The traditional all-wooden Dutch clogs
have been officially accredited as safety shoes with the CE mark
and can withstand almost any penetration
including sharp objects and concentrated acids.
They are actually safer than steel-capped protective shoes
in some circumstances,
as the wood cracks rather than dents in extreme accidents,
allowing easy removal of the clog
and not continued pressure on the toes
by the (edge of the) steel nose.
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